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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Margarita Cupcakes

It's Ocho de Mayo, but margarita cupcakes are great for parties any time of the year. Cupcake Queen made these cupcakes.

Margarita/Cinco de Mayo
Tequila-lime cake with tequila-lime frosting, decorated with a lime fruit slice. Cake and frosting recipes from Brown Eyed Baker

Monday, April 25, 2016

Prince Cupcakes


Prince Rogers Nelson has died.  He was an artist who has inspired to be more creative and authentic. I was looking for Prince Cupcakes on Flickr and I found Purple Rain and Raspberry Beret cupcakes.  BTW, I wrote a little something about Prince on my personal blog.

Prince Cupcakes
Prince Cupcakes
Purple Rain Cupcakes IC: Music
Raspberry Beret Cupcakes
Raspberry Beret Cupcakes

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Little Piggy Cupcakes


Beautiful marzipan pigs on top of chocolate cupcakes.

Friday, April 08, 2016

2016 Movie Themed Cupcakes

When I'm not eating cupcakes, I'm watching movies and reviewing them for the local paper.  Here are some cupcakes that represent that crossover love from so far this year:


















Tuesday, April 05, 2016

2016 Presidential Campaign Cupcakes

My current obsession is with the 2016 Presidential Campaign, so I thought I'd merge that with my constant obsession - Cupcakes!  Look at the yummy, funny and sometimes crazy images I found online on the subject here.  For some reason, it was harder to find cupcakes related to the Republican frontrunners than for the Liberals...not sure what that means...












 

 


Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Kinda Sorta Recipe For White Russian Cupcakes



I have had a sip of a White Russian cocktail once. My first boss when I was an internal auditor was having one while we were waiting on a flight in the Delta lounge. I thought it was early to drink, but he said it was afternoon in Cincinnati. For the uninitiated, a White Russian is a cocktail with vodka, coffee liqueur (usually Kahlua), and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Although I like the ingredients, I always thought that a White Russian is too sweet for an alcoholic drink, but it's probably perfect for a cupcake recipe.

Apparently a recipe for White Russian cupcakes from 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery has gone viral, so it makes sense that I post it on Cupcakes Take the Cake. BTW, Kahlua is not gluten-free, so this is a NOT a gluten-free cupcake recipe. Owner doesn't give out the full recipe, in the Facebook post. However, she gives enough information for a cupcake baker to create these popular cupcakes. This is great because not everyone lives in Potsdam, New York.

White Russian Cupcakes

  • Start with a vanilla cupcake recipe 
  • Add White Russian Liquor and coffee to the batter. 
  • They are filled with a White Russian Mousse 
  • Topped with a White Russian Frosting (Probably a buttercream frosting. I would substitute vanilla extract for the chocolate liqueur)

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Baby Boy Blue Shower Cupcakes

My sister is having a baby boy this spring. I don't know if there will be blue cupcakes at her shower, but these cupcakes are cute.
Baby boy cupcakes

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mardi Gras Pancakes Using Krusteaz Pancake Mix

Yesterday was #pancakeday which is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday where people celebrate by eating pancakes. I made Mardi Gras pancakes using Krusteaz. Mardi Gras For the pancake batter, I added cinnamon, pecans, a dollop of sour cream. Mardi Gras colors are typically purple, gold and green. To make the pancakes festive, I added green sugar sprinkles that I had leftover from Christmas.