Winter Cupcakes: Cupcake Tuesday

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Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday! I’m so glad to have you! If you are new, you can find all my cupcake designs and recipes on the Cupcake Heaven page.

Well, it’s still snowing here, we have about a foot on the ground. And I hear there is more coming this week. We get this wonderful lake effect snow here in Northwest Indiana. If the snow comes off the lake, just right, we get dumped on.

I don’t mind it “most” of the time…at least it gives me somewhere fun to film my cupcakes.

Yes, I put my tall boots and gloves on and tromped through the snow to take these pictures for you. I just had to share…

Before I tell you about the cupcakes, I need to know something.

Should I continue doing Cupcake Tuesday?

Over the last couple of months, the number of bloggers linking up to Cupcake Tuesday has slowly been decreasing. I’m not really sure why. Are there less bloggers baking cupcakes? Was everyone busy over the holidays?

I will continue to bake and share cupcakes, I’m just not sure if I need to continue to add the linky.

Can you help? Please!

Now, let’s talk about these Winter Cupcakes! These were a little more difficult than I had anticipated, but it was my own fault. Last week, our microwave bit the dust, so to melt the chocolate I had to warm it on the stove. I’m not sure if I heated it to much, or the consistency was just different than what I’m used to, but the chocolate kept clogging the bottle tip. So then I tried a decorator bag with no tip, same thing…and the same with a tip.

I’m not trying to scare you from trying these, I think “usually” they are pretty simple, maybe it just wasn’t my day.

I also made some beautiful Meringue Snowflakes to share on Cupcake Chronicles and they cracked. I will try those again later today with fresh new Meringue Powder, and hopefully have better luck.

Snowflake Cupcakes…

Melt chocolate and place in bottle or bag. Squeeze chocolate onto wax paper in snowflake designs, quickly add Edible Glitter, sugar pearls or sprinkles.

Let dry until completely set {about 30 minutes}

Frost cupcake {I used Buttercream, tinted a light blue and piped on with a Giant Tip} sprinkle with Edible Glitter and add the Snowflake.

Snowball Cupcakes…

Frost cupcake with White Buttercream, heaping the frosting up in the center. Roll edges and then the middle in white jimmie sprinkles.

Cupcake Wrapper…

I used these cupcake wrappers as a pattern, and traced them onto white and blue cardstock paper. Cutting the upper edge with a slight curve. Then I used a hole punch to add a little design. Taped the edges together to form the wrapper and placed the cupcake in.

Snowflake Tree…

Frost the cupcake, and start with a large snowflake, and carefully add smaller sizes with a dab of frosting in between each snowflake to hold them together.

I just had to share a little more of our snow with you. Do you have snow at your house? Myra shared a recipe for Snow Cream, have you heard of it? I have never made it, considering we have two feet of snow coming tomorrow, maybe I should.

Did you see all the cute Snowman Cupcake ideas I featured on Cupcake Corner?  Fun ideas to fill your snow days!

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!


  1. I just discovered your articles/blogs on cupcakes. It has been snowing here tonight…..can’t wait to try your “snowflake” cupcakes. They are sooooo cool looking! Thanks for all the information and pictures. I look forward to each email!

    1. Thanks Teddi! Let me know how your snowflakes turn out.
      Stay warm in the snow!

  2. Victoria W. says:

    Your cupcakes are always so beautiful and/or cute!!

    They make my Tuesday–even tho I am not a cupcake maker/decorator!!

  3. I really enjoy your Cupcake Tuesday 🙂 I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas and I save each email so I can refer to them later. The holidays were really busy for us, and I’m due next month, so not doing quite as much baking as I normally do. But I definitely will link up soon if you continue your linky 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! I totally understand how the holidays keep everyone busy. Well wishes for the new baby 🙂

  4. I also love Cupcake Tuesday. I don’t have a blog but I love reading yours….

  5. I love cupcake Tuesday. Please continue!

  6. Hi, Liz! I didn’t know about your site until you commented on my blog, so I’m glad you did and I found you. I love making cupcakes, so I am sure I’ll enjoy cupcake Tuesday. Thanks for hosting the fun!

      1. Hi Liz,
        I love your site and I love cupcake Tuesday. Please continue, your ideas are so inspiring!

  7. Beautiful cupcakes! You do have a lot of snow on the ground. I just recently found your blog and am loving your Cupcake Tuesdays. I will link up when I make some cupcakes worthy.

    1. We would love to have you, any cupcakes are fine. I’m sure whatever you have made are great 🙂

  8. i do like cupcake tues, i’ve linked up quite a bit!!! and the others ideas have been great too….do you think the contests generated more posting and/or links??

    1. Thanks Michelle! I know you do link up, I appreciate that. Seems like since the last Cupcake Challenge, links have been going down hill. You know…it’s all trial and error and hopefully success when it comes to blogging 🙂

  9. I love cupcake Tuesday and have found lots of ideas from here and through the links. But shame on me for never having linked up. I should, right?! I just made some winter snowflake cupcakes for a wedding. I’ll post on my blog later today and figure out how to do this linking thing!

    1. I’m so glad to hear you love Cupcake Tuesday! I’m happy to help you link up, if you have trouble.
      Thanks Andrea!

  10. I love cupcake Tuesday! I get a lot of ideas from you Liz. I do make cupcakes but most of the time are not with a season theme :).That’s why I do not link them here

    1. Thanks Kathia…ANY cupcakes are fine…they don’t have to be a season theme. I just follow the seasons myself, because I enjoy it.
      I hope you will join us!

  11. Those are amazing! So perfect for the weather all over the country, too!


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