We've found some of the coolest, creepiest Halloween cookies and cake pops around, but if you like to keep your kiddie desserts old-school, check out these 15 spooky sweet cupcakes. From classic (and easy to bake or buy) cupcakes with Halloween toppers to versions featuring creative witches' hats, spiderwebs, mummies, owls, and ghosts, these cupcakes are more delightful than frightful!
Adorable filled cupcakes might seem like a project best left to the professionals, but let me reassure you that they're not; the requisite technique is actually quite easy to master (with a little guidance, of course). Follow along with this step-by-step guide and you'll be piping eye-catching filling into your favorite petite treats in next to no time.
No one loves a good old-fashioned birthday cake more than we do, but after years of planning birthday bashes for your kids, why not switch things up a bit? These 19 alternatives to a classic cake are sure to delight and surprise your guests (both young and young-at-heart), and most importantly, the birthday boy or girl!
You can always shellac frosting over your cupcakes, but learning a few simple but sophisticated techniques can give your pretty pastries a professional touch, not to mention impress your friends and family. Here are several simple but dazzling ways to decorate your cupcakes.
Why stop at one layer of mouthwatering goodness when you can have more? Start by learning how to make delicious maple cupcakes that smell and taste downright divine. Next, smother the cupcakes with dreamy homemade buttercream frosting, and, finally, top them off with candied bacon. We like to think of them as the ultimate end to a decadent brunch as they pay homage to a short stack of pancakes served with a few slices of bacon. Watch the video, and then get baking!
While the cupcake market may have reached its saturation point, it's safe to say most people aren't over the cupcake craze and are still as likely to bake a dozen at home as they were a few years ago. If you're yearning for something other than run-of-the-mill vanilla and chocolate, then take a look at these unique recipes — from vegan alternatives like pumpkin and chocolate chip cupcakes to booze-filled ones like Champagne cupcakes. Prepare to bust out the muffin tin!
If you can't possibly wait until Hostess cupcakes make their beloved return to store shelves on July 15, we have a homemade recipe that's — dare we say it — even better tasting than the iconic original. Watch as we walk you through everything from piping house-made marshmallow filling to glazing your cupcakes with a luscious ganache, then print out our recipe to get baking.
Re-create Georgetown Cupcake's signature red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting at home. Even though a bedazzled mixer isn't required, it certainly adds charm to the cupcake making process! Watch the video, then print out the recipe.
Want to know how the pros always manage to make cupcakes look just perfect? Georgetown Cupcake cofounder Sophie LaMontagne offers us some of the tricks of the trade when it comes to customizing your own homemade cupcakes. Keep watching, and learn everything from the classic swirl to a rose-shaped frosting pattern, as well as an easy recipe for all-purpose ganache topping and the secret to making your cupcakes feel extra personal.
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and whatever your weekend plans entail, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a special sweet treat. Whether you prefer a classic patriotic theme or want to get inventive with cupcakes that look like they just came off the grill, stock up on some sugar, heat up the oven, and get baking!