Valentine's Day is next week, which means it's time to get busy with the treat making! We're here to help with 25 simple, homemade treat ideas that will make perfect "thinking of you" gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, play-date parents, kids, or anyone on your V-Day list!
It's hard not to love a beautifully decorated cupcake. Gloria from Glorious Treats shows us how we can do just that. She explains the four most popular frosting tips that are used and includes links to her favorite frosting recipes. As a 'grand finale', she even
So, maybe you don't have time to bake crazy shapes into your cupcakes but you still want 'em to have a little pizazz. Well, hold the phone, you're in luck! This simple technique will have you seeing (or would that be eating?) rainbows in no time!
Sure, there are lots of fancy things you can do to the outside of a cupcake (make it look like modern art, fake popcorn, or even add a brainsucker or two), but you know what they say: it's the inside that counts. Learn how to bake a heart—or any shape—into a cupcake and become the coolest kid at the party!
Celia at Cookbook Archaeology needed to practice using fondant, which is what prompted her to make these modern art cupcakes. Can you guess the artist that inspired each? Answers after the jump (no peeking). Top row, left
Homemade sweets that look like turkeys but taste like heaven...now that's some fowl I'd like to devour! Any of these exceedingly clever recipes would be a fun addition to the Thanksgiving table.
Popcorn? On CUPCAKES?? Well...yes and no. It just LOOKS like popcorn. Can you guess what it really is? The sweet concoctions come to us from Stephanie Lynn, who shows us how to
What can't they create with icing? Brainsucker cupcakes are just the right intermission snack during outdoor zombie movie night, or for just for fun. The pink brainy matter wouldn't be so bad but the green fondant brainsucker may trigger the gag reflex.
The conversation in my upholstery classes often roams into the land of sweet, unusual, and delicious recipes. We spend a lot of time discussing the latest from The Smitten Kitchen. Finally I had to see it for myself. You'll love the magazine-quality photography as well as the side commentary on all sorts of cleverly turned recipes. I've actually been daydreaming about these Root Beer Float Cupcakes; a perfect portable combination of chocolate cake and a root beer float.
Would a plate of these not impress your guests? The finely cut detail just screams, "I'm a pretty sassy hostess, don't you think?" The laser cut Magnolia Mint cupcake wrapper (above) is just one of many high style wrappers you can purchase from SavOnCrafts.com.
"Girls Night Out" wrappers run 12 for $12.00...
The shelves are piled high with plastic pumpkins, and it's time to start baking. Wanna try something other than witch cutouts and sugar-sprinkled jack-o-lanterns?
I love the idea of making soap but am totally scared off by the complex-science-molten-fat part. These cupcakes are super easy to do, as technically you reshape soap as opposed to making it.
Before we start I have to say that I know the 'icing' on these is pretty lame, certainly no Bakerella creation, but that is more to do with me than the technique. I am infamously horrible at cake decoration. Every cupcake I've ever made has looked...
Everyone's favorite animated family get a fondant facelift. Veronica writes, "My niece Yana is celebrating her fourth, not fifth birthday (She's a giant!) on April 6, and as a present, I made some Simpsons cupcakes! I have never tried making traditional fondant before and was honestly intimidated by it. After 'bugging' Gel Colet with questions on gumpaste, royal icing and fondant (Thanks and sorry Gel!), I decided to not do any of the...
Besides Lego Cakes, I can’t think of a better birthday surprise for the Curbly inclined as these Color Wheel Cupcakes. They’re easy to make and even simpler to decorate!
1 2-layer-size package of red velvet, chocolate, white or yellow cake mix.
1 16-ounce can of white frosting
Candy-coated red, orange, yellow, green and blue milk chocolate pieces. Decorative sugar in the colors. Paint strips--courtesy of the paint store.