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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

From Simple to Sweet!

1 Oct

Hello readers,

Classic Vanilla

Today I want to share with  you a little secret. The secret to fabulous cupcakes  is decorating! Making a good cupcake isn’t that difficult, but its the decorating that gives each of your cupcakes that extra something special.

From Simple to "Sweet"!

These simple vanilla cupcakes are topped with my signature cream-cheese frosting and topped with edible sugar decorations that say “sweet”. I found these on sale at Joann’s Fabrics – they were only $2 for a pack of 12!!

Another great place to find decroation inspiration is at your local Marshalls or TJMaxx – their home goods sections always have the most adorable sprinkles at crazy affordable prices.

Yummy Chocolate Variety!

I recently made a batch of chocolate fudge cupcakes. My dilema was how to create a “variety box” with only one flavor cake. I decided to use 3 different icings, and 3 different types of decorations. One simple cupcake, turned into 3 great variations! I used cream cheese frosting and left it white, vanilla frosting and dyed it a beautiful blue, and topped the rest with my irresitable chocolate mousse. YUM! The best part about this, is you are bound to please everyone with a variety of cupcakes, and they didn’t even take long! It’s amazing what a couple of sprinkles will do for your cupcake!

Overall, be creative with your cupcakes. My golden rule is to use sprinkles sparingly (too many sprinkles can look a little tacky) and always decorate for the event. Don’t be afraid to try new things! If worst comes to worst, you don’t like it and you try again. It’s just icing 🙂 Nothing is permanent. Have fun and send me some pictures of your cupcake decorating skills!!

 

Til next time, stay sweet. xoxo