Hen and Chicks

As some of you know, I keep chickens.  Lots of chickens.  We just recently added to our existing flock and I’ve enjoyed watching the chicks wander around the yard while the older chickens teach them how to scratch for their food.  Keeping chickens is very rewarding and if you’re interested in adding to your flock,…

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Have a Mardi Gras party to attend?  Or hosting your own Mardi Gras theme party?  Try your hand at making these cute Mardi Gras cupcakes!

Retro Robot Cupcakes

Know someone who is a geek at heart? Or who loves robots? These cute retro robots will certainly short circuit their sweet sensors!

Pink Champagne Mimosa Cupcakes

I was able to combine two of my favorite things: cupcakes and mimosas! This idea all started because I recently heard of a new type of pink champagne I wanted to try and I’ve also been meaning to try my hand at making champagne cupcakes.  Then I decided that I may as well go that…

Sexy Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Looking for something quick and easy for Valentine’s Day?  Here are four ideas to dazzle your loved one’s sweet tooth!

Tractor Cupcakes

The design for these began when someone asked for a tractor cupcake cake. She wanted a red tractor, resembling an International tractor. I thought about it and thought individual cupcakes with tractors would be fun. So I came up with these designs. First, I did some research and drew up two different templates. I then…

Karate Cupcakes

Here are some cupcakes I made for a karate theme birthday party. The party was to take place at the dojo, and cupcakes were a less messy option than a cake. The only request given was that the karate uniforms on the cupcakes match the birthday boy’s uniform, which was black with red.

Shark Bite Cupcakes

Sharks! Theses were a request from someone who was looking for something different for her son’s birthday. I wasn’t quiet sure how this shark cupcake idea would work out, but I’m very happy with the results. I started out by frosting the cupcakes with light blue frosting and adding white details for sea foam. I…

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake with Cupcakes

A mint chocolate chip cake is quick and easy to make, and I am very pleased with how tasty it looks too! While mixing the batter I added in some chocolate chips. After putting the batter into the cake pan, and cupcake papers, I added a few more chocolate chips on top. While everything was…

Lizards of Many Colors

I’m always looking for new animal designs to put on cupcakes, so I really enjoyed making these lizards! Since lizards can change their colors I had an excuse to make these as colorful as I wanted! I first made a heavy glaze and dipped the tops of the cupcakes in it to produce a smooth…

Carrot Cake Bunnies

A cute design for Easter. I wanted to make these bunnies less ‘cartoony’. I tried to pipe a more realistic shape for more adult tastes since most kids I know don’t like carrot cake too much… since its called ‘carrot’ cake. I started out with regular carrot cake cupcakes and frosted them with cream cheese…

Football Cupcake

Football cupcakes in honor of the Super Bowl! I made yellow and chocolate cupcakes and decorated with buttercream frosting. I used a large sized grass tip to pipe grass all over the top of the cupcake. Next, I used a #8 round tip to pipe a football on top of the grass. I then outlined…

Valentine Dinosaur Cupcakes

Dinosaur cupcakes, all dressed up for Valentine’s Day! These dinosaurs are the same as in my previous dragon cupcake post, only with hearts added instead of wings. In making these cupcakes you could use a variety of colors such as hot pink, purple, light blue, yellow, and light pink. These dinosaurs can also easily be…

Polar Bears and Penguins

Two of my favorite cold weather animals, polar bears and penguins! The cake was first frosted with blue buttercream and then drizzled with white glaze around the sides. I added a ‘e’ shell border with white buttercream to give the cake a more finished look. Before adding the polar bear and penguin I sprinkled on…

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

One of my favorite cold weather cupcakes! The third cupcake in my gourmet series. I started out with an extra chocolaty cupcakes and topped them with chocolate whipped topping to give the cupcakes a creamy texture on top. Next, I drizzled chocolate syrup over all of them. Hot fudge could also be used as a…

Cuppaccino Cupcakes

These cupcakes were an experiment. I wanted to try to create a gourmet series of cupcakes. I started with ‘cappuccino’. I began with a regular chocolate cake mix. I substituted the water with strong brewed hazelnut flavored coffee. Before baking I sprinkled finely chopped hazelnuts on top of the cupcakes. After the cupcakes cooled I…

Sea Creatures Critter Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes per request for a pool party. In total there were around fifty cupcakes. I had four different designs; starfish, octopus, crab, and fish. My personal favorite is the starfish. Although, everyone else has their own favorite as well. I used bright colors for summer. The white wavy lines are there to…

Dragon Critter Cupcakes

These dragons are one of my favorite designs. Instead of having a direct forward profile like my dog, cat, and frog critter cupcakes, I decided to try laying them on their side. I’m really happy with how they turned out. To make the body and head I use a #8 round tip. The legs, tail,…

Tree Frog Critter Cupcakes

I made these tree frog cupcakes for a birthday party. These are a bit more difficult than the previous critter cupcakes I have made. After frosting the cupcakes I started decorating them by piping two large leaves with blue/green buttercream. Next, I used a #8 round tip to pipe the body and head of the…

Frog CupCake

A popular design for Spring; the frog CupCake. What I like about this design is how the frog looks at the fly like he is contemplating lunch. I have made this kupcake using a darker green frosting as the basis and using a lighter green for the outline. I prefer the lighter green with dark…