Since today is my birthday, I’m loving all things lovely, yummy, and sweet. Just so happens that all three adjectives perfectly describe one of my favorite things: Cupcakes! Here are my all-time favorite cupcake recipes, designs, sources, & serving ideas.
1. Orange-Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Candied Citrus
The perfect mix of sweet and tart, and the cheery design is so irresistible. Click here for the recipe.
2. Chrysanthemum Cupcakes
These yellow & green cupcakes are perfect for a shower, birthday, or any spring fling.
3. Brownie Heart Cupcakes
Seduce your Valentine with chocolate. Click here for the recipe.
4. White Domed Cupcakes by Le Cupcake
These stunners are by the cupcake artist Kylie Lambert. See loads more of her gorgeous work on her Flickr page.
5. Engraved Cupcakes by Le Cupcake
More eye candy from Le Cupcake.
6. Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Multicolored Frosting
A rainbow of frosting. Click here for instructions and recipe.
7. Oh Baby Baby Cupcake Set
A baby shower’s not complete without cupcakes, and this kit by Meri Meri makes adorable cupcakes a snap to create. Includes 24 cases & toppers.
8. Sprinkles Cupcake Tray
Sprinkles Cupcakes mastered the art of the sophisticated cupcake, and they help you recreate the look at home with their Cupcake Tray. Choose the tray that matches your party’s theme, and line up one dozen cupcakes for a chic presentation.
9. Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes
In her new book, the queen of cupcakes shares her tips and recipes for showstopping cupcakes. If I know Martha, this is sure to become the cupcake-lover’s bible. Pre-order at Amazon.
10. Cupcake Tags
Here’s a unique little DIY bonus: one of my fave bloggers Ez, from Creature Comfort, posted these super cute cupcake tags. Download the templates and use them for the most delish gift tags, place cards, and birthday garlands.