We saw these at an office birthday party the other day and thought they were copying: Blueberries for eyes, sliced strawberry for an “Oh no Mr. Bill” mouth. This will work on little kids, before they start coveting crazy sprinkles. Apply to any basic cupcake recipe.


I made these panda cupcakes for my son’s school birthday celebration and they were a huge hit with the children and teachers alike. I found the recipe on bakerella and her pictures were so cute I had to try out the recipe. I liked that they were mini cupcakes too. Bakerella’s instructions are pretty clear […]


God bless my mother-in-law, who loves her a project.  On the Saturday before Easter (though these are good for any time of year) we set out to make these adorable chick cupcakes from Martha. Here’s the deal: make any vanilla cupcake and buttercream frosting recipe you like. The frosting should be sculptable without being too […]


In keeping with the Kung Fu Panda-themed birthday party for my five-year-old last year, we put cocktail umbrellas on top of the cupcakes. There is something instantly festive (and nostalgic) about these colorful paper umbrellas. They work for food as well, in this case to differentiate between meat and vegetarian dumpling options.


I learned how to make these marshmallow skull cupcakes from my friend Jodi, who created them originally for Martha Stewart Living way back when. With a couple of shortcuts, they are surprisingly easy to recreate (the oohs and ahhs come from simply cutting marshmallow head in half and shaping them into skulls). Instead of madeleines I made […]

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