Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Mother’s Day Cupcakes: Flowers for Mom

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Mother’s Day is drawing near! I love flowers…and I’m pretty sure most Moms do! Whether they are blooming in a pot that you painted, blooming cupcakes in a flower pot or flowers you add to the top of the cupcakes…Mom is sure to love them!

We have chatted several times about Candy Clay, the mixture with candy melts and corn syrup that you can mold like fondant, but it’s taste a whole lot better. Well now we are making easy flowers with the Candy Clay, and creating Mother’s Day Cupcakes. Read More

Cupcake Boot Camp: How to Decorate Cupcakes with Candy

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Happy Cupcake Tuesday! I’m so excited you are here! Looking for a cupcake recipe? Be sure to check out the Cupcake Heaven page, there are over 200 cupcake recipes and decorating deas!

Welcome back to Week 4 of Cupcake Boot Camp! We have covered the basics of baking cupcakes, how to add filling to cupcakes, how to make Candy Clay, and today it’s all about How to Decorate Cupcakes with Candy.

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Next to decorating cupcakes with Candy Clay, using Candy and Sprinkles are my favorite. The options are endless and truly fun!

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The candy that you use can be found in a variety of places; grocery stores, craft stores, gas stations and more. This candy is from Temptation Candy. They have hundreds if not thousands of different kinds of candy. They sell candy by flavorcandy by colorcandy by pricefavorite brandskosher candy and yes even retro candy! While you can certainly find a normal, ordinary candy selection at your local store, Temptation Candy has all of the normal candy plus the hard to find candy, perfect for decorating your cupcakes!

Today’s video shows you how to make the Gum Drop Flowers you see above as well as cupcakes decorated with candy and also Wilton Spray Mist and Sprinkles. I also show you how I organize my candy and sprinkles right in my kitchen.

In case you are having trouble seeing the video, you can view it on You Tube as well.

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During Cupcake Book Camp, we will be covering tools, techniques, how to frost cupcakes, candy clay, decorating with candy, filling cupcakes and more! We will also be wrapping up Cupcake Boot Camp with a fabulous giveaway from Wilton worth over $200, Duncan Hines mixes and frostings, candy from Temptation Candy and Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies. oh My! Book.

Week #1: Cupcake Basics

Week #2: How to add filling to a cupcake

Week #3: How to make Candy Clay

Each of these weeks has a video showing you details, if you are an email subscriber, you may have missed the video, so please pop on over to the blog and check them out!

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Disclosure: I was sent Wilton products and candy from Temptation Candy for my review. It did not by any means sway my opinion. I love Wilton products and use them every day. There are affiliate links in the post.




Mother’s Day Cupcakes and Dessert Round Up

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Mother’s Day…the one day of the year that we officially honor our Mother’s…shouldn’t it be everyday? I think so at least…how about you? So if you are baking for your Mom, or maybe yourself, I’ve put together a Mother’s Day Cupcake and Dessert Round Up for you…hang on for the sugar overload!

Some of my favorites from Cupcake Tuesday

And a few from Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter

  • Daisy Cupcakes
  • Stiletto Cupcakes
  • Cherry Almond Cupcakes
  • Cupcakes for the Baker
  • Flower Pot Cupcakes
  • Flowers

And don’t forget about the adorable Mother’s Day Cupcake Toppers!

In case cupcakes aren’t on your list, here are some yummy desserts that you may like…

Enjoy your Mother’s Day!

Linking to…Saturday Night SpecialSaturday Sevens

Purse Cupcakes a.k.a. Handbags

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Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday! Be sure to check out the ALL NEW Cupcake Heaven page! And if you are in need to a special cupcake design, use the “Be a Hero” area!

They are big…small…leather…cloth…something extra we carry around…usually jam packed full of everything except the kitchen sink…is it a Purse or a Handbag? Which do you call it?

Mine is a Purse, maybe the name is regional…you know…where you live determines what you call it. Well, whatever you call them…a Purse or Handbag, I think you are going to love these Purse Cupcakes a.k.a. Handbags! And they are going to look perfect with the Stiletto Cupcakes and the Rings that I made for Mother’s Day last year!

These little beauties have been on my list  ever since I saw them last year on The Today Show when Karen Tack first created her version. Then when I received the Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, oh my! Book, I knew I wanted to make them for Mother’s Day.

I’ve had a little stash of supplies that Wilton sent me, including their Sugar Sheets. A couple months ago, I was browsing through the 2012 Cake Decorating Yearbook, and spotted their Hip Handbags, but these were decorated with the Sugar Sheets. Even though the design was different than the others, I thought it would be fun to combine the two.

These Purse Cupcakes do take a little time, but for a special event like Mother’s Day or even a little girl’s birthday party…well worth it! Let’s get started…

  1. Unwrap 1 cupcake, trim the top flat, add a little frosting to another cupcake and place the unwrapped cupcake on top. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes
  2. With a serrated knife, trim the top cupcake about 3/4 inch, at an angle
  3. Frost cupcake with a thin layer of frosting. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add another layer of frosting, filling in all the cracks. Run an offset spatula under hot water and smooth the frosting.
  5. Color canned frosting {see notes below} and melt in microwave about 20 seconds, depending on amount of frosting. Hold cupcake by liner and dip upside down in melted frosting, let drip back into bowl, turn right side up and tap on counter to level frosting {if necessary} Place in fridge about 10 minutes or until slight set

Time to decorate…

  • For the handle: cut a piece of licorice about 4 inches long and gently push pretzel stick into end, trim pretzel stick if necessary. Push gently into top of cupcake.
  • Cut Sugar Sheets for the Purse flap and apply to cupcake
  • Embellish Purse with whatever sprinkles or frosting you like. I used a #3 tip with colored frosting and Jumbo Pearlized Sprinkles. And a #2 Tip for the black laces. For the tassel on the yellow cupcake, I cut a piece of black licorice. And for the yellow purse with orange handle, I cut out the flowers from the Sugar Sheet.
Notes: Canned frosting is best when melting, don’t use the whipped kind though, just regular vanilla works best.

Like the Purse Cupcakes? You may also like the Stiletto and Ring Cupcakes!

Stiletto Cupcakes

Ring Cupcakes

Disclosure: I received products from Wilton to try. As always, the opinions are all my own.

Linking to… Sundae Scoop

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! I’d appreciate a link back and be sure to check out the other cupcakes!

If you are reading this post in email, pop on over to check out all the cupcakes linked up to Cupcake Tuesday!

Flower Cupcakes for Mother’s Day

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It’s almost May!! Have you gotten your Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness Book?? These Flower Cupcakes are perfect for a Spring Party or Mother’s Day!

You will find a cupcake for each month that is sure to please children and adults alike! They are newly designed to make them easy and kid-friendly.

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Like these Flower Cupcakes? You may also like these…

Mother’s Day Cupcake Toppers

Flower Pot Cupcakes

And stay tuned for more Flower Cupcakes coming tomorrow for Cupcake Tuesday!

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