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!
For a sweet treat that cuts back on calories, fat, and sugar, bake a batch of light and airy low-calorie red velvet cupcakes. While there's still a tablespoon of agave nectar used, the high-sugar content of traditional cupcakes is brought down with the addition of Stevia to the mix. This recipe only makes four cupcakes total, but consider it a blessing — this way you won't be tempted to chow down on all the leftovers lurking in the kitchen.
Keep reading for this sweet Stevia cupcake recipe.
It's not all about that private 20-week ultrasound anymore! More and more parents are planning gender reveal parties to find out their baby's sex and share the excitement with family and friends through a big reveal, usually in cake form. So how is it done? Most moms and dads have their ultrasound technician write the child's sex on a slip of paper that is placed in an envelope. It's then dropped off at a bakery where a cake is baked in the appropriate color and iced to hide the news. When the parents-to-be cut into the sweet treat, they learn about their future offspring's sex. If you need inspiration for your own gender revealing cake, check out then 16 following adorable options, and happy cake cutting!
Since baby showers are often afternoon affairs, sweet treats aren't just a nice touch, they're a necessity! If cupcakes are your sugar fix of choice, you're in luck. We've uncovered some of the prettiest, most creative, and covetable cupcake ideas out there. From the simple to the superinvolved, you're sure to find inspiration for your baby shower bash right here.
Easter is this weekend, and we're rounding up all of our best ideas to make this your kids' favorite holiday ever. From printables and cute crafts to awesome gifts and, of course, lots of cupcakes, cake pops, and cookies, these (150-plus!) Easter ideas are guaranteed to spark your creativity and inspire you to make this Easter a "hoppy" one!
Carrot cake cravings can't be curbed easily, but a single slice of the store-bought classic weighs in at over 500 calories — not ideal if you're trying to get in shape. Luckily, this vegan cupcake recipe offers all the traditional flavors of carrot cake but cuts the amount of sugar and calories in half.
While this recipe isn't for everyday eating, calorie counts are much lower than more traditional recipes. Best of all, these cupcakes don't taste vegan in the slightest — they're moist, sweet, and plain delicious.
Wow your guests by learning how to make the vegan recipe after the break.
For some last-minute Easter inspiration, look no further than the beautiful sweets display created by Jenny Cookies. As a well-known designer of cakes and eye-catching dessert tables, Jenny put together a charming Easter spread filled with pastel cookies, egg-topped cupcakes, and a stunning cake covered in ribbons of frosting. As you prepare for your own holiday feast, take a look at these creative Easter sweets!
Boozy frosting? No need to say more. We've shown you how to make kiwi-melon Champagne cupcakes, and now it's time for drinks to meet dessert in a new way with alcohol-infused frosting. Host Brandi Milloy and Lisa from Sin City Cupcakes show us how to whip up the treat that you'll want to spread over cakes, cookies, cupcakes — any baked goods, really. We can't wait to try this for our next soiree, and making it is a cinch: all it calls for is sugar, dry milk, cream cheese, and your favorite alcohol. Does it get any easier than that?
Hip hop your way into Easter with a sensationally sweet cupcake treat. From tiny cakes topped with sweet little bunnies, chicks, and lamps to cupcakes featuring Cadbury eggs and birds' nests, there's cupcake inspiration for every bunny! Keep clicking to find the perfect cupcake for your Easter celebration.
When my mom took me shopping to pick out a cake for my third birthday party, I perused the cake case and almost immediately zeroed in on a pure white coconut layer cake, crowned by a single gleaming red maraschino cherry. Now, this wouldn't seem out of the ordinary, except for one key factor: I hated coconut (and still do).
Not looking to tempt a meltdown, my mom gave in and had the cake boxed up for the celebration. Later, after blowing out the candles, I refused to try even the tiniest taste, instead gobbling up the maraschino cherry with glee, sated by that single cheery cherry. Today, my mom likes to joke that she could have gotten away with just buying a jumbo-size jar of maraschino cherries, with better success for all parties involved.
So when my mom mentioned that my (much younger) brother requested a carrot cake for his birthday, I panicked slightly. Would he be expecting the carrot cake equivalent of that notorious coconut cake? Were his eyes filled with dreams of piped frosting carrots, rather than the contents within? Craftier folk might have practiced piping diminutive carrots ad nauseam until they came out with bakery-level precision. But I know my limitations: my shaky hands are capable of a clean and simple frosting job at best, so I trudged on, and held my hopes high that my brother would be wise beyond his years and enjoy the cake for its sweet and spicy flavor, rather than a deftly packaged product.