Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

When the cooler weather comes through, you know it's time to bake some pumpkin spice cupcakes! They are the epitome of autumn and have just enough sweet & spice and everything nice. The best part is having fun with the spiced cream cheese frosting on top! I went for a wacky cloud-like pattern on these cupcakes. What's more is the pumpkin spice cupcakes are incredibly moist and flavorful. Plus, the icing to cupcake ratio is perfect! Happy Autumn! [sc:adsense ] Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes from Carla's Confections Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 cup pumpkin purée 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups white whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of the Best Cupcakes EVER

Oh. The cupcake. The lovely, delicious, cupcake. That little hand-held cake just bursting with creamy, sweet goodness. LOVE. The. Cupcake. In honor of our friend the cupcake, I present to you some of the most beautious cupcakes I've come across recently. From elegant to whimsical to playful to just pain old gorgeous, I'm sure there are going to be a few here that will tickle your fancy. 1.)  Gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese filling by Ming Makes Cupcakes.  2.)  Coconut lime cupcakes by Cupcakes Garden. 3.) Sour cream fig cupcakes with cream cheese frosting by Ming Makes Cupcakes. 4.)   Chocolate cupcakes filled with blueberry cream by The Cupcake Daily Blog.  5.)  Adorable garden cupcakes by Small Bites. 6.)  Vanilla cupcakes with lemon filing and meringue frosting by … [Read more...]

5 Valentine’s Desserts Made Easy and Dressed To Impress

With Valentine's Day only three days away, you're going to need the quickest and the most impressive desserts for your loved ones. You need an easy Valentine's Day dessert plan! A quick run to the grocery store, a few minutes in the kitchen, a trip to your closet to pick out a lovely outfit and you'll be ready in no time. Okay, let's get started. 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Blissfully Domestic Probably one of the most iconic Valentine's desserts, but one of the easiest and healthiest too. Here's a step-by-step guide to making the perfect chocolate dipped strawberry. Be sure to check out the fascinating moving images too! 2. Easy Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake from Kurry Leaves Probably the easiest cakes you'll ever make. Just mix the ingredients in a microwave-safe cup … [Read more...]

Owl Cupcakes

Whoooo are you looking at??? It's owl time for this Halloween! These semi-homemade owl cupcakes will surely bring smiles to all they stare upon. In addition to them being super cute, they are quite easy to decorate too! They'd be a great project for the fledglings to help out with. [sc:adsense ] Also, here's some ideas for some adult halloween treats or even some cupcakes that fool all who look at them! Happy Whooollaween! Owl Cupcakes inspired from pinterest Ingredients 1 box of chocolate cupcake mix (I used devils food) 1 tub of chocolate icing 1.5 containers of double stuf oreos (One container makes 17 cupcakes) 1 medium package of Reeses pieces Directions Bake your cupcakes according to packaged instructions. Once cooled, spread some icing … [Read more...]

Hamburger Cupcakes {Father’s Day}

Father's Day is just around the corner! I don't know about you, but my dad loves hamburgers and cake. And it's always fun to play practical jokes on him. Father's Day is no exception. It's all about him! This Father's Day, I'm sure your dad or husband would love to receive these from you or your children. It's a very kid friendly recipe and quite easy to whip up! Let your imagination run wild and be prepared to get a laugh when he bites into a sweet hamburger! I hope all of your father's out there have a Happy Father's Day! Hamburger Cupcakes Ingredients 1 box of yellow cake mix, prepared as directed 1 box of brownie mix, prepare as directed 1-2 cups of shredded coconut 1 container of vanilla frosting green, yellow, and red food … [Read more...]

Strawberry Short (Cup) Cakes

I love serving cupcakes at parties because they are super convenient.  You have individual servings, so there is no guess work about how many you need, and cupcakes are just cute, fun and compact. But sometimes you want a dessert that's a little more dressed up.  Enter: The Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake!  All the convenience of a cupcake with the pizazz of a grown-up dessert.  And still easy to make! Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake Ingredients: One yellow cake prepared One large container whipped topping 3-4 pints of fresh strawberries, chopped 12 small/medium mason jars or clear glass tumblers Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake Directions:  Crumble cake into each jar until it is about one third full. Add a layer of strawberries, a layer of whipped topping, and another layer … [Read more...]