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DIY Mini Cupcakes

citrus-cream-cheese-frosting-cupcakes-2citrus-cream-cheese-frosting-cupckakes-1I realized this morning that I never posted on the adorable little mini cupcakes I concocted from scratch for our good friends’ engagement party. The Mister and I planned the engagement party at a local boutique hotel called the Mosaic that was the perfect size to accommodate the guest list, and had the most delicious food. However, I had this vision of creating beautiful little bite-sized cupcakes for guests to nibble on for dessert that I was intent on carrying out. And by intent, I mean obsessive-compulsive.  {Sidenote: These would be a great DIY favor, or part of a dessert bar / candy table display!}

Armed with my newly acquired KitchenAid Mixer and mechanical piping tools, I began my ambitious journey to create the perfect mini cupcakes. Blind optimism carried me into my cupcake quest, but it took sheer determination, sleep deprivation and tears of frustration to get me out of it. Tweaking old recipes, adding new ingredients and learning how to use a mechanical frosting piper definitely took its toll. Continue reading

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Cupcake Couture

cupcake-couture-wrappersI stumbled across the cutest, totally fabulous and most unnecessary way to dress up your cupcakes: Cupcake Wrapture. I was searching for cupcake ideas while writing an article about 1st Birthday Cupcakes, and fell in l-o-v-e with the adorable little designs that you can buy to dress up your cupcakes.

They offer a rainbow of plain colors and charge $5 – $9 for a set of 12 cupcake wraps. It’s not cheap if you’re baking a bunch of cupcakes, but it also has the potential to make a really adorable impact if you’re putting your cupcakes on cupcake-couture-seasonal-coverdisplay for a party. Or, splurge on these for a wedding cupcake stand where it will make a fun style statement.

Crafty girls can easily create their own cupcake covers, but in today’s busy world, who really has time for that?

Plain Cupcake Covers, $5

Patterned & Seasonal Covers, $6.50

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