Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bow To The Cupcake Queen!

That's right, the girl who said baking is for chemists/math people and vowed to never be good at it, has mastered cupcakery...with the help of some amazing food blogs I have found recently. I was the host of my Sister-in-law's baby shower and instead of baking a boring cake decided it would be a good idea to bake a crap-ton of cupcakes, thinking it should be a piece of cake (pardon the pun). Well...I can tell you, even though they all turned out great, it was a LOT of work! I recommend making one batch of the same type per day, instead of several batches of four types in one day like I did. That is, unless you are a sadomasochist and like to torture yourself.


I made Red Velvet Cupcakes from a recipe I got from the Bitchin' Kitchen blog, Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, and Chocolate Cheesecake Filled Cupcakes from Sugar Plum Blog, and Rainbow cupcakes that I found in a Blogger forum. With the right tools, I was able make some awesome cupcakes that people raved over. I bought this frosting tool that kind of looks like a caulking gun and has a bunch of different tips that goes with it, this thing is essential for all your frosting needs. So, with the help of my new toy, I was able to not only make good tasting cupcakes, but pretty ones too! This tool is way easier to work with than a frosting bag, and is a must-have for any of you fellow non-girly girls. I'm honestly impressed with myself. This girl who was raised by her father, who played with bugs in the dirt since she was a toddler, and refused to wear dresses until 8th grade, made girly looking, great tasting baked goods!


 If you want to make some bad ass cupcakes, check out the links below. Don't be intimidated to do things from scratch, these little buggers are worth it. The rainbow cupcakes are way easy, all you do is make your favorite white cake batter, divide it up into small bowls, add food coloring to each of the bowls, depending what colors you want, then spoon each color into your cupcake tins and bake. After they cool, add whatever frosting you choose. So to be honest, making cupcakes from scratch was a lot of work, but If I can do it, so can you!! Plus, it feels really good to know you can create something delicious and pretty and still be a tomboy at the same time. Just take my advice and only do one type at a time...unless you want achy feet, a sore back, and tired nerves :).

*Update- Bow to the Cuppy cake boy! Warning: This is so cute, your head might explode!*



Red Velvet Cupcakes

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Chocolate Cheesecake Filled Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

25 comments:

  1. HAHAHA you made the rainbow cupcakes!! Aren't they fun?! :D

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  2. Love, love, love the Boston Cream Pie ones!!! Thank you soooooooo much!!
    ~The sister-in-law

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  3. Oh man, those look super yummy!

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  4. I love cupcakes and love baking them but I can never do the frosting right. Any tips?

    http://amystocker.blogspot.com/

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  5. Amy, you talking taste, or appearance? If it's appearance, you should get the mechanical pastry bag I talked about in this post. It's only $28 at Williams-n-Sonoma. Seriously, if I didn't have this tool, my cupcakes would have looked pretty sad :)

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  6. Drooling... Dag girl, how am I supposed to stick to my "wear the skinny dress by April" plan if you go on posting pics like these?? *sigh* Boston Creme, here I come....

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  7. I hope everyone liked the red velvet! I was so happy with how they turned out when I made them. Not sure I'd be able to handle 4 batches of cupcakes in one day - I'm the slowest baker on earth!

    - Maggie

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  8. Oooh that all look so good! I love the multi-colored ones! I did that once time using (shh) a cake mix that I dyed red, yellow and green. They were rastafarian!

    I'm so happy you liked my recipes. :) That makes me feel good.

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  9. Maggie and Emily, you guys are my inspiration. Loving all of your amazing creations!

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  10. Yum, they all look delicious! I'd probably like the red velvet best. I love red velvet cake.
    ps: The background change on the blog in general looks great too!

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  11. Thanks Julia! If you like Red Velvet, you should try the recipe in this post. They were pretty awesome.

    Glad you like the new layout! The one I had before was a redi-made template, so I wanted to create a more unique feel to my blog (after browsing other blogs to find someone else using that exact layout);)
    xo
    Candice

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  12. I'm loving that cupcake queen picture...and by "love" I mean that someone ruling the world with an army of cupcakes is probably in my top 15 biggest fears. Do you think frosting in your eye would hurt?

    Whitney

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  13. Candice, you are awesome! Love your whole theme. We should return to natural means of living. Those are some bomb looking cupcakes, your sister-in-law is lucky!

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  14. gaaahh. i'm at work and i just read this... now i want cupcakes!!! i've never had rainbow cake though. reallyreally want to try!

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  15. Cupcakes look delicious! And the video of the cuppy cake boy is funny

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  16. Cupcakes are awesome. Red velvet cake is awesome. Red velvet cupcakes are probably super awesome. I might have to give them a try sometime. If I'm ever feeling brave enough to attempt baking. :/

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  17. Found u on 20sb and responded to your cupcake q on the food group. I'm a cupcake-aholic hehe. Now following you!

    Http://justrunmego.blogspot.com

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  18. can't wait to try and make the choc w/ cheese cake ones, thanks for sharing the site where you found the recipe!

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  19. Wow well done to you! If they taste as good as they look, jackpot :-)

    Learning to make cupcakes is actually on my blog's to do list! So thanks for the links, I'll give it a try :-) Last time I tried, I ended up making banoffee pies :-p

    Also, love the tone of your article, smiled all along the post :-) Defo bookmarking you!

    Ladyohlala.com

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  22. Well, I have to say that your cupcakes are lovely! I can't wait to go home and make the tiedye ones! I'm starving now!

    And you are right, the boston Cream ones look fab!

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  23. Oh! And that video is just hillarious!

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