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Shower cupcakes

27 May

all 4 cupcakes 030213In an effort to make these all easier to find, I’ll list here all the links to the recipes for the cupcakes I made for my bridal shower. I didn’t realize how crazy I was until I started to make my third or fourth frosting. They were a definite hit. I know you aren’t supposed to do much at all for your own shower, but I love to bake and everyone raved about my cupcakes, so I think they let it slide. I also couldn’t see spending the money when I could use the time to work on some recipes. Much thanks to my fiance and his lab for being my taste testers as I made several variations of the cakes and frostings the week before the shower so when 30 ladies at them, I knew I was giving them something good.

The biggest hits were the peanut butter and caramel frosting because they seemed a little more luxurious. I’ve had to resist making more and more of the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes just for myself.

Vanilla Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake

Buttercream frosting (with peanut butter and strawberry variations)

Cream cheese frosting (with caramel and raspberry variations)


Cream Cheese Frosting

27 May

raspberry frosted chocolate cupcakes 030213 caramel frosted vanilla cupcake 030213This is the first frosting that I used for my massive batch of cupcakes. I previously my salted caramel frosting recipe, which I took into account this time for my frosting. The caramel was made the same way, but I made a slightly different large batch of cream cheese frosting. I split it in half and added either caramel or raspberry jam and then adjusted the final product with milk or powdered sugar to get the desired consistency.

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Basic Buttercream frosting

27 May

peanut butter frosting strawberry frosted vanilla cupcake 030213I also made a basic buttercream with add ins of peanut butter and strawberry jam for the shower cupcakes.

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Vanilla Cupcakes

3 May

vanilla cupcakes baked 030113vanilla cupcakes before bakeContinuing my bridal shower cupcake spectacular, here are the vanilla cupcakes I used! These were topped with caramel cream cheese frosting and strawberry buttercream frosting. I’ll have a picture of all of them in one of the frosting posts.

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Chocolate Cupcakes

15 Apr

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I had my bridal shower last month with my side of the family and I offered to make some cupcakes for it. I ended up making about 100 mini cupcakes (for about 30 women) and only a had a few left at the end! The favorites were chocolate with peanut butter frosting and vanilla with caramel frosting. I also made chocolate with raspberry frosting and vanilla with strawberry frosting. I’m going to be posting these in 4 posts- one for the chocolate cupcake base, one for the vanilla cupcake base, and one for each type (buttercream and cream cheese) frosting. Some pretty pictures should be showing up in the other posts too!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosted Brownie Cupcakes

3 Mar

cookie dough brownie cupcakes

Yeah, that’s right. You just read that title. My fiance challenged me to make something chocolate, cookie, bar, and cupcake like. This seemed to be my best compromise and apparently was the biggest hit yet.

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

7 Oct

Ah, the recipe that started it all. I pulled recipes from three different websites (at least!) to make these cupcakes after my fiancee requested cupcakes with Oreo truffles that I’d previously made inside. I realized how hard it would be to refind all of those recipes to make them again, so I finally broke and decided to start blogging my recipes.

Unfortunately, these were all eaten up before I could take some pictures, but they looked similar to the ones fromĀ love in the oven, where I gathered together some of the recipes and ideas.

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