Monday, January 14, 2013

Gears of War Cupcakes

Rosanna Pansino has created another nerdtastic cupcake recipe for the video gamer in your life! As part of her Nerdy Nummies series, these Gears of War cupcakes are based on the popular video game! Check out her other Nerdy Nummies here!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Super Mario Cake Pops

Rosanna Pansino has created this easy to follow video tutorial on how to create your own Super Mario Cake Pops as part of her Nerdy Nummies series! These are sure to be a hit with the Mario lover in your life and would be an adorable party favor!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Black Cat Cupcakes

Meow! These Black Cat Cupcakes are absolutely purr-fect for any Halloween celebration! Better Homes and Gardens has posted an easy to follow how-to guide so you can bake up these adorable kitties using your own favorite cupcake recipe!

  • Using purchased or homemade cupcakes in any flavor, frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting. Cover the cupcake with chocolate sprinkles; be generous to give the impression of fur.
  • For eyes, cut a 1/8-inch-thick slice from the large end of two yellow gumdrops. Stick a short piece of shoestring licorice to the cut side of each slice to act as the cat's pupil. Press the eyes into the frosted cupcake.
  • For ears, use paring knife to cut chocolate candy coating dots into triangles. Insert ears into frosting on cupcake.
  • For whiskers, cut shoestring licorice into 1-1/2- to 2-inch lengths and arrange on cupcake. Pipe a frosting nose.

  • Friday, September 14, 2012

    How To Make: Adventure Time Cupcakes

    My younger brothers are obsessed with Adventure Time. It's an extremely popular show on Cartoon Network and Rosanna Pansino has created this amazing YouTube video as part of her "Nerdy Nummies" series so we can all make these adorable character cupcakes!

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012

    The Right Way To Eat A Cupcake

    Images via Tumblr

    Apparently, we've all been eating cupcakes the wrong way...

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Cupcake Nails Appreciation Post

    Happy Memorial Day everyone! I know most people have the day off today so why not spend some time trying to give yourself a cupcake manicure? Here's a few of the cutest nails I could find!

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    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Cupcake Bouquet Tutorial Link

    My Cake School did an awesome tutorial on how to make this gorgeous Cupcake Bouquet! The step-by-step tutorial shows you how to use various piping tips to make each of the flowers shown, plus shows takes you through the finishing steps to really make this bouquet come to life. Wouldn't this be just perfect for Mother's Day?

    See the full tutorial here!

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    Ladybug Cake Pops!

    How cute!!! These made me smile. And giggle.

    For more pics, check out!

    Saturday, February 18, 2012

    Make Your Own Sprinkles!

    Did you ever wish you could top your cupcakes with something extra special? Maybe you're sick of those waxy tasting sprinkles or thought to yourself, "Why can't these come in ______ flavor?!!" Well, your wait is over! One Good Thing By Jillee has created a tutorial on how to create your OWN sprinkles! This basic recipe can be adjusted to create any flavor/color combination you want! I'm definitely going to try to do this sprinkles don't have to be just for texture or decoration anymore!

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Egg Shell Cupcakes

    I know what you're thinking..."WHOA! This can't be real! It's totally photoshopped!" But, dear Cupcakes Take The Cake readers, I can assure you it's not! Cupcake Project created this amazing tutorial on how to create these magic treats at home! Though they include a cake recipe to use for this project you can in fact use any cake you'd like! I feel like funfetti would be fun if you were using these for Easter!

    Monday, January 02, 2012

    How to make Be My Valentine cupcakes

    Barbara Beery of Kids Cooking Shop, an online store and actual place to bring your kids to have some hands on cupcake decorating fun in Austin, Texas shows you how to make Valentine's cupcakes!

    How to Bake Mini Cakes!

    Mini cakes...could these possibly be the new cupcake trend?! Blasphemy! But, nonetheless these are too adorable! I found this on tumblr but the size of the picture makes it pretty hard to read, so here's the directions!

    In her new book, "Small-Batch Baking", Debby Maugans Nakos uses cans to make adorable single-serve cakes. Love the built in portion control!

    • 2 tbsp. butter
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 egg plus one yolk
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted twice
    • Pinch of salt
    • 5 to 6 small cans (yes, they type you buy, say, corn in) with tops and bottoms cut out, washed, labels off

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap foil around the bottom of each can. Spray inside each with nonstick spray. Place on baking sheets; set aside. Melt butter, set aside. Mix sugar, egg and egg yolk; beat until thick. Fold in vanilla. Sift flour and salt on top of mixture; fold in. Whisk 3 tbsp. of batter into melted butter, then fold butter mixture into remaining batter until blended. Fill each can halfway. Bake 15 minutes or until springy. Let cool; flip cans over; pop out. Decorate with icing and sprinkles. Makes 5 to 6.