Happy Easter!

I made these cupcakes really quick for a fun Easter post for you all.
I think they’re cute, and great for kids after their Easter egg hunt.

I had a bunch of funfetti cupcakes left over from a previous batch, so I went with those again.
I used the same method for the Rainbow Cupcakes to ice these up.
Check back at that recipe and follow along.

For decoration, steal your kids Easter candy or any fun candies you have laying around the house.

Once you have your frosting whipped up, use your frosting fun or piping bag to pump.

Place your decorations in any order that you please. Try mixing colors so that everything pops.

And there you have it. Super super super quick Easter Cupcakes.

Sweet As A Rose

A rose is a rose is a… cupcake?
Yup – 
Whether you’re getting married this season, or just love roses, you can’t deny that
these cupcakes are stinking cute. So cute, I figured I’d share them with you all.

Shopping List:
Cake Mix
Eggs/Butter – Whatever your recipe calls for
Cupcake Liners – preferably cute ones
Suger Roses
Icing gun/piping bags

Pick out a cake mix of your choice. In our case, we’re using funfetti because..well..because why not?
Because funfetti is just as necessary as air is in my opinion. No.. ? Ok moving on..
Follow the box directions to make your cake mix. Usually just eggs, water, and oil with the occasional 
use of butter. Either way – follow your box and you can’t go wrong.

Can we just all stare at this for a minute… ? Ok great. Bake time.

For the rose toppers, you can be really crafty and make yours out of gum paste. Thats for another
day and another post, so we’ll just lazy out and use these sugar ones by Wilton. Just a few dollars at
Michaels, and will work great for this project.

For the frosting, scoop up a spoonful, actually spoonfuls, of any vanilla frosting. 
We’re not using a tip on our gun this time, but instead just using the actual nozzle.
Its the perfect size to get the round frosting we’re looking for.

Start out on the very edge, and work your way around the entire cupcake – piling it as high as you can!
Be generous. Nobody likes a frost-less cupcake.

They’re lovable already..but trust me they get cuter.

Place a single sugar rose in the center of your cupcake. 
I love the way the red pops off of the white.
Its amazing.

These make me smile.
I want to hug them.

Somewhere over the rainbow..

As you know, one of my most favorite things in this world is a cupcake. I love seeing them, eating them, and especially baking them.

I’ve been making rainbow cupcakes for a looong time now. I used to bring them into school for my birthday to give them out to the class when I was a kid.

Heres what you’ll need:

Shopping List:

Boxed cake mix (or you can make yours homemade, more power to you!)
Cupcake/cake frosting
Cupcake Liners
A Cupcake pan
Food Coloring
Plastic cups
Lots of spoons, depending on how many colors you use.
Icing gun or icing bags

Pop open your mix and follow the directions on the back. We used Betty Crocker French Vanilla. Don’t forget to preheat the oven!

Beat your batter until nice and smooth and separate into plastic cups. The amount of cups you’ll need depends on how many different colors you plan on using. We are doing 5, so 5 cups.

If you have left over, set it aside to eat with a big fat spoon while your cupcakes are baking.

Once separated, drop a few droplets of different food colorings into each cup.
Mix until desired shade.

In our case, we used: Pink, Blue, Green, Lilac, and Yellow.
Fill up your trays (don’t forget to line!) with spoonfuls of each color. A spoonful of this, a spoonful of that. Try not to use your darkest color as your dominant. You don’t want the dark color to over power and blend too much with everything else. For us, it was green.

Place into oven for the recommend time it states on your cake box. Usually anywhere from 18-25 minutes. We took ours out after 20.

While you’re waiting, you can get started on your frosting. IF you’re not into rainbow or colored frostings, don’t worry. Simple white or chocolate is fine. The real showstopper about these is the inside, anyway.

If you are coloring, just use the same method we did for the cake batter. Split up, color, mix.

Let your cupcakes cool for at least 20 minutes before frosting. Carve off any funky looking sides/corners. We over poured on some, so we had to take off a bit.

Use your frosting gun or icing bags to do up your cupcakes to your liking. Like I said, the frosting really isn’t the important part about these..so no worries if your hands aren’t frosting friendly.

When you serve these cupcakes to your guests, tell them to go ahead and take a bite! They will be happily shocked with what they see!


Tonight Me, Danny & a few friends went out to one of our favorite dessert spots..

This is such a huge huge HUGE tourist attraction.
We even had to wait an hour for our table.

The whole place is decorated with huge lamps on the ceiling, and different knick knacks on the walls.
It kind of reminds me an Alice in Wonderland basement..

Of course while we were there we got the famous Frozen Hot Chocolate!

Happy St.Patricks Day!