Tag Archives: cupcake ideas

Orange Halloween Cupcakes

13 Oct

Hello, Hello!

Hope everyone is making it through the week. Tomorrow is Friday!! Yay! Friday is wonderful all on it’s own, but tomorrow is even more exciting because I get to announce the WINNER of the fabulous McCormick Halloween Giveaway. You’ve entered, right?? Ok, good! I wouldn’t want you to miss out on this awesome gift basket of baking goodies.

I bought some really fun cupcake liners this week and thought they were perfect for  Halloween inspired cupcakes. I wanted to share some photos with you of my simple, but very yummy Orange Cream Cupcakes. My decorating style is simple and classic. I think a perfect frosting swirl and the right amount of sprinkles go a long way. What’s your decorating style? More elaborate, or simple and classic?

Enjoy the photos 🙂

I love the funky orange cupcake liner!

Orange Cream Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting - Dyed Orange for Halloween, of course!

Looking for a great Orange Cream Recipe? Check it out here! Stay Sweet, xoxo

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Fourth of July Inspiration

20 Jun

Happy Monday!

As you all know – the 4th of July is right around the corner.  I LOVE the 4th of July! Great food, a day spent at the beach or laying by the pool, lots of friends, and an evening filled with fireworks – not many things could make me happier!

It’s also a great excuse to make really adorable and festive cupcakes! Before I decide what I want to make for the 4th, I took a look online and gathered some really awesome inspiration.

Enjoy 🙂

P.S. Just click the photo and it will take you to the site where I found the photo!

American Flag Cupcakes

Patriotic Tye-Dye – So much Fun! I also LOVE the little American Flag on the top. Perfect touch!

Ice Cream and Cupcakes - Nothing more American 🙂

Ice cream cone Cupcakes. A not-so-traditional approach to the normal ideas of red and white blue cupcakes. Simple but adorable!!

Simple and Elegant

This set up is just so perfect! I love the coordinating wrappers and the small red and blue flowers. This shows a perfect balance of color without having red, white, and blue overkill.

Popsicle Cupcakes!

Red, White and Blue “Bomb Pop” Cupcakes. I love the popsicle stick for added effect!Kids will go crazy for these!

Beautiful Swirl Frosting!

3 color striped frosting! This is such a fun technique. I’ve done it a few times here and here.

Lot’s of awesome ideas, right?! I am going to do a lot of baking and experimenting tonight, so make sure you check back for my 4th of July cupcake recipe and more decorating ideas!

Have a sweet day!

Xoxo,

Jill

Classic White Cake

15 Jun

Image from weheartit.com

Ah, Wednesday. Halfway through the week – Wednesday feels good, doesn’t it?! I’d like to thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes! You sure know how to make a girl feel loved 🙂

I have to admit though, with everything going on for my birthday, I neglected to notice that it was my dear friend’s one year wedding anniversary. Such a great milestone to celebrate! And you know that no one loves a celebration as much as I do, it’s the perfect excuse for eating tons of cake (or cupcakes in my preference!)

So today, I dedicate this post to my close friend Nikki. You are inspiring, determined, and oh-so creative. Thanks for being my friend and happy ONE YEAR Anniversary! So happy for you and your hubby!

Let’s celebrate with a recipe for traditional white cake and some great cupcake decorating ideas!!

Beautiful Cake and Cupcake Display! By "Cakes and Culinary Creations"

Classic White Cupcakes (adapted recipe from Wilton)

Ingredients

• 6 cups white flour sifted

• 2 tablespoons baking powder

• 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened

• 3 cups granulated sugar

• 2 cups milk

• 2 tbs of Vanilla Extract

• 12 egg whites

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Fill cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

2. Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

3. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Set aside.

4. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Set aside.

5. With mixer at slow speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternately with milk.

6. Beat well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

7. Gently fold egg whites into batter.

8. Pour into cupcake liners.

9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

I would use any of the following frostings – depending on what mood you’re in!

Strawberry Buttercream

Classic Buttercream

Marshmallow Whip

Pinapple Cool Whip Frosting

Classic White Cupcakes with white pearls! LOVE it!

Mini White Cake Cupcakes. So Cute!

That’s all for today. Have a fabulous Wednesday, and as always, Stay Sweet!

xoxo, Jill

Sweet Tooth Inspiration

26 Apr

So Simple - So True

Every now and then, I like to browse the pages of weheartit.com to find some delcious cupcake inspiration. Please enjoy today’s really sweet photo inspirations!

Sweet Sugary Stars

I just think these blue and yellow star cupcakes are so adorable. They would be perfect for a little boy baby shower! I don’t know why, but I love the combination of light yellow and pastel blue!

Simple and Elegant

Piping frosting in the shape of a rose is a classic! These cupcakes look so delightfully elegant with the pastel decorations on each of them.

Cupcake Garden!

I am officially obsessed with this idea! Baking chocolate cupcakes in little pots and using frosting or fondant to make little sprigs of grass and leaves. It is just too adorable!! I’m making these ASAP!

Breakfast Cupcakes

These cupcakes give me a legitimate excuse to eat cupcakes for breakfast! Come on, you know you still love Fruit Loops, putting them on a cupcake is nothing short of genius!

Cookie Dough Deluxe

This reminds me that I still need to post the recipe for cookie dough frosting….I’m warning you, it’s highly addictive. I’m talking so addictive you might not get to frost your cupcakes because you ate it all. Wait..I didn’t do that 🙂

Well that’s all for today my sweets. Hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday. Stay Sweet!

xoxo, Jill

Halloween Inspiration

4 Oct

Fall is finally here! The weather in Florida is starting to cool down and I am begining to actually enjoy being outside again.

Today’s post is a collection of some Halloween inspirations. This week I will post some great Halloween and Fall inspired cupcake recipes, so make sure you check back! And don’t forget that tomorrow the winner of my Bake It Pretty give-away will be announced. You still have time to enter though – follow the link for the rules (https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/bake-it-pretty/)

For now, enjoy some baking inspiration!

Adorable Candy Corn Cupcakes

Orange Velvet Cupcakes!

Halloween Candy Dots

Spider-Web Cupcake Wrappers

Candy Corn Cupcake Wrappers

Halloween Frosting with Spiderweb wrappers

Candy Corn Cake with Buttercream Frosting!

For recipes and more pictures of the above cupcakes, follow these links (They are in the same order as the pictures.) Enjoy!

  1. http://thecurvycarrot.com/2010/09/20/candy-corn-cupcakes/
  2. http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/2010/09/orange-velvet-cupcakes-for-halloween.html
  3. http://www.bakeitpretty.com/category_116/Halloween-Shop.htm
  4. http://www.fancyflours.com/cupcake-wrapper-spider-web.html
  5. http://www.bakeitpretty.com/item_1342/Tilt-a-Whirl-Baking-Cups-in-Orange.htm
  6. http://www.wasabimon.com/archive/ghoulishly-gluten-free-halloween-cupcakes/
  7. http://iheartcuppycakes.com/2008/10/15/candy-corn-cupcakes/

Double The Fun : Cupcake Toppers

8 Sep

I usuall try to bake something on Tuesday nights. Pat plays on a pool league every tuesday, so I have some time to myself , and what better activity than baking!! Last night I made funfetti cupcakes with buttercream frosting and topped them with the mini- cupcakes from last weeks blog entry (https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/double-cup-cupcakes/).

They were so much fun to make and turned out great!! I’m already thinking of all the other ways I can use theses cute little toppers!