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Friday, October 1, 2010

My Favorite Cupcake Books

I highly recommend these EXCELLENT cupcake books. This series of books containing adorable cupcake designs gives clear and (sometimes) simple designs. In the second book, that I recently purchased, What's New Cupcake?, to show that a cupcake design is very simple, there is an easy recognizable EZ symbol. I got the first book, Hello, Cupcake!, for Christmas a couple years ago. Ever since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed having it around!!! So, next time you see one of these books at the store, go ahead and buy it!!! It's amazing! It's a purchase you won't forget!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Favorite Cupcake Spots

I have been to SO many places with good cupcakes, but these are a few of my favorites.

Baked has won numerous awards for their baked goods. Check out the website at They have all kinds of different flavors, including red velvet (one of my favorites). I went here in Charlesron, SC, but there is also one in New York.

American Cupcake in San Francisco, CA is amazing! The whole experience when you walk in is wonderful. All the chairs and tables are white and there are color changing lights on the ceiling. It looks so great and modern! I love the feel!!! When I went there, I got a wonderful pixie stix cupcake. It was so yummy! To find a menu of flavors, go to

If you're looking for an amazing cake base with the perfect amount of sweet frosting, I suggest you check out Sugar in Charleston, SC. The frosting is very rich, but there is just enough of it (no more, no less). It's great!!! Check out Sugar at

People always say "save the best for last", so I did. My ultimate favorite cupcakery is Cupcake in Charleston, SC. I absolutely adore the owner behind the yummy cupcake goodness!!!!!!! If you want the best cupcake you've ever had, go to this bakery. Visit the website at If you end up going to this bakery, you won't be let down. I just want to stress the fact that their cupcakes are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Try them and you will be amazed. There's only one'll compare every other cupcake to the cupcakes from Cupcake. Next time you're near a Cupcake location, stop by and enjoy a cupcake and the fun atmosphere!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Adorable Owl Cupcakes

I was looking at cupcake pictures the other day, and realized that owl cupcakes are one of many popular cupcakes made. I absolutely adore these. Check them out!!!

Cupcake Events

In this post, I'm going to write about festive ways to add fun to a party or event.

In weddings, you can use a variety of fun cupcake designs to make a master piece. I would suggest using a delicious cake a frosting combo with sprinkles that look like pearls. You can purchase these in white and gold. If you pick a dark colored frosting, you probably will want to use white. If you are using a lighter color, gold pearls will show up better. In addition to pearls, I'd add some colorful fondant or gum paste flowers.

This is my birthday cupcake from last year!
If you are planning a birthday party, I would get a giant cupcake pan. You can purchase one from a local baking store. You can also find one from a local cupcakery. Last year for my birthday, I for my cake from Cupcake in Charleston, SC. 

Another festive idea, would be to put together a simple, but amazing cupcake display. There are so many options like caterpillars or even a cupcake barn or jungle full of animals. So if there's a party coming up, don't hesitate to volunteer for the dessert!!!

Apple Cupcakes At My Grandma's House

I recently made some apple cupcakes like these at my Grandma's house. I made the cake vanilla and the frosting vanilla, but I decorated it like an apple. I got this recipe from a cupcake book called What's New, Cupcake? (a sequel of Hello, Cupcake!). My apples were red, but you could choose any color of sprinkles to use. The recipe called for donuts, but me and my cousin (the bakers) skipped that step to make the process easier. We covered the cupcake with frosting, then dipped it into a bowl of red sprinkles. We used a Tootsie Rolls and a green Laffy Taffy to make the stem and leave.

Pupcakes For My Pups

This is my dog, Casseque.
I made dog cupcakes today!!! I made my own recipe and my dogs enjoyed it. All you do is blend the ingredients together for 1 minute and pour them in the cupcake pan. Bake the pupcakes on 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Use an apple corer and core out the center of the cupcake and drizzle honey in the hole and on top of the cupcake.

This is my other dog, Julie.
3 cups flour

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 egg

2 cups of water

3 tablespoons peanut butter

3 tablespoons honey


My Dream Mixer

I want this mixer so bad! I absolutely LOVE it!!! There's only one problem. It's $350 dollars! I guess I'll wait until I have a cupcake shop!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cupcake Shopping

These cupcakes were decorated with fondant!
Today I went shopping (the next best thing in the world after cupcakes)!!! I went to Michael's (a craft store). I ended up getting a few things including colorful sugar sprinkles and cupcake liners. I was thinking about getting a cupcake stand that could hold 13 cupcakes, but I thought I might wait and get a white cupcake stand beacause Michael's only sold metal. Also, I got my first pack of fondant!!!! I got white, but they sold many different colors.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nutella Cupcake Recipe

The nutella cupcakes were GREAT (as you know)!!!! So, I just used a common yellow cake recipe and added nutella frosting from

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nutella Cupcakes

The Nutella cupcakes turned out perfect. I absolutely loved them, and it's definitely a 5 out of 5 star recipe! I'm will make them again as soon as I can!!!! Keep in touch for the recipe.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cupcake Erasers

Check out these super cute cupcake erasers!!! I have one that's a vanilla cake with light pink frosting and to tell you the truth, I can't bring myself to actually use it!!!! It's just too cute! So, I added it to my cupcake shrine!!!! :-)

Beach Cupcakes

I made beach cupcakes today! I'll post the recipe later. It was really easy and they turned out GREAT!!!!

My aunt's friend commented shortly after she posted a picture of the cupcakes. She said, if we add chocolate chips to the water part, we could call it the Gulf Coast Cupcake!!!! The chocolate chips would represent tarballs!!!!

-Cupcake Girl

The Unrepentant Carbivore: Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

The Unrepentant Carbivore: Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup Nutella
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
Place the confectioners' sugar, Nutella, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.




Hey!!!! Guess what? I got a new website!!! Check it out at!!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Hey! This post is about tomorrow. Tomorrow, my aunt is coming over and we are going to make cupcakes. We are still thinking about which kinds we want to do, but now it's between these flavors:

  • Nutella Layered
  • Beach
  • Vanilla Sprinkled

We will post pics and blog about the result after we make them, so check the blog later!!!

Website Coming Soon!

As soon as possible, a website will be coming out with information about my dream cupcake shop! I'll post an entry later confirming the the new website and I'll post a link to it. Keep in touch to see the website!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cupcake Necklace

I used to have one of these, but after wearing it everyday for months, it broke. Hopefully, I'm going to go get it fixed soon. Isn't it adorable? Mine was a hot pink cupcake with vanilla frosting, chocolate fudge, and sprinkles. Check them out at!/Categories

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I recently made Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and my little sister LOVED them! It was a whole lot simpler than it sounds and looks. All you have to do is place the flat end of the ice cream cone in the cupcake pan. The cones are smaller than the holders in the pan, but I didn't have any problems with that. Then, I filled the cones 3/4 of the way (a full ice cream scoop) with batter and put them in the oven on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Finally, frost and decorate the cupcakes. I would recommend using white frosting, fudge, and sprinkles to mimic the look of a real ice cream. This recipe is great for birthdays! :-) The picture at the top looks a lot like mine turned out. Later, I'll post pictures of mine. So keep checking my blog for updates!

DC Cupcakes

DC Cupcakes

If you click on the link above, you can get instant access to sneak peeks and previews to the original Tlc show DC Cupcakes. The show is about two sisters who leave their jobs to follow their dream of cupcake making. They set up a shop in Washington, DC and turned it into a very successful business. 

I absolutely LOVED the premiere of DC Cupcakes! The first episode was about Valentine's Day madness. Red velvet is the top seller on Valentine's Day, so they had to make a ton of those. To add to the chaos, they took an order for a 1,000 cupcake display for the St. Jude's Foundation that had to have a Marti Gras theme. The cupcake display ended up falling apart, and they had to remake the Marti Grascupcake mask. The second episode was about a charity for dogs. The sisters had to design a dog shaped cupcake display (with a friend's help) to bring to the event. I am definitely looking forward to upcoming shows and can't wait!!! To catch reruns, check the schedule below....

Click Here For A Rerun Schedule

Click on the link below to see the sisters and owners of Georgetown Cupcake.

Sisters- Catherine and Sophie

Click on the link below to see a variety of the cupcakes sold at Georgetown Cupcake.

Cupcake Variety

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is the recipe we used, but ours didn't quite turn out so good.
Hey! Friday didn't turn out how it was planned, but I still had a blast!!! I went to my aunt's house to make a cake, instead of cupcake day. Cupcake day will be postponed until next week. The cake was cherry chocolate and it turned out great. Though I had fun today, I was still remided why I love cupcakes. We had a few cake disasters. One cake layer fell apart (that would never happen with a cupcake). The cake still tasted GREAT though!!! It had a cherry/sour cream frosting and a creamy chocolate base. YUM!!!! Also, the cake was topped with chocolate dipped cherries. I have plans to turn the cake recipe into a cupcake recipe soon, so I'll blog after the results. :-)

Cupcake Lip Balm

For my last birthday, my sister gave me cupcake lip gloss. It's a little pricey, but it's the best lip gloss I've ever had and trust   me, I've had a LOT! It's about ten dollars. It smells GREAT and it would last a long time. I've had mine for about a year. Check it out at the link below!

Click Here To Look At Cupcake Lip Gloss

Cupcake Bank

What's a better way to save money than in a cupcake bank? I got a cute cupcake bank from Urban Outfitters in Atlanta, GA. The price ranges from ten to fifteen dollars depending on where you buy it. Look it up! I'm sure you'd enjoy saving money in this money savor. Even I do and it's not one of my favorite things to do! :-P Check it out! type in cupcake bank in your google task bar and browse!

Frosting Filled Cupcakes

One day when I was at my Grandma's house, she made me, my sisters, and my cousin cupcakes. My cousin had a great idea! She wanted to make the cupcakes frosting filled! So we carefully took a knife and cut a circle in the middle of the cupcake, but not all the way to the bottom. Then, we carved the circle out with a spoon and filled the hole with chocolate frosting (it doesn't have to be chocolate obviously). Finally, we replaced the top back on and it was done!!! Another way to do it was to buy the frosting in a can that comes with a frosting tip and just stick the tip in the center of the top of the cupcake and squeeze the tip to make the frosting come out. I love these cupcakes because they are just as good as normal cupcakes, but the are a LOT cleaner and not as messy unless you add more frosting on top (i wouldn't suggest you do so, but some people would disagree).

Giant Cupcake Liner

I've never seen one of these and I thought it was kind of interesting. If your looking for a large flower pot, mini sandbox, mini wading pool, or a creative pet bed, check this out....

Cupcake Bath Bombs

Oh my cupcake!!! I just found these amazing cupcake bath bombs. I'm totally going to make these later! Check out the video at the link below. You're guarantied to love them!

Click Here To Watch A Video For Making Cupcake Bath Bombs

Cupcake Utensils

My aunt gave me the idea to blog about utensils, so that is what I'll do.

A basic and semi necessary tool used with cupcakes is a frosting/piping bag. You can buy a disposable one ($7-30 per pack) or one that can be used over and over. The reusable bag ($7) costs more, but I would suggest buying it instead of a disposable bag. You can buy frosting tips ($2) for both kinds of bags. Different tips can be used for different things, such as, leaves, words, or flowers. Of course, if you don't want to buy a bag, I have a trick you can try that uses household items. All you have to do is take a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off of one of the bottom corners. Remember to cut the tip off AFTER you fill the bag with heaping spoons of frosting. It just makes it a lot easier.

Another tool that make frosting easier is a frosting knife ($3-12). I recently purchased one. It gives the cupcake a smooth surface. It's not very necessary, but it's nice to have around.

Another great thing to buy for cupcake making is a pack of silicone cup liners ($10-15 per pack). You end up buying so many disposable liners, that it ends up being a small fortune. Well, one way to stop wasting money is to buy silicone liners that can be reused. They are very convenient! I'd go to the store right now and buy them if I were you. I highly suggest purchasing a pack or two.

If you are making cupcakes for a special occasion, I would buy a cupcake stand. You can buy a reusable ($5-32) or a disposable stand ($7-15). You can easily display multiple cupcake at a time on a stand, or if you just want to display a few, you can buy a cupcake pedestal ($10-18 both pack and individual).

Have you ever had a hard time transporting cupcakes? Buy a cupcake carrier that can hold multiple cupcakes ($15-20). Or, if you just have to carry one, you can use a smaller holder that only holds one cupcake ($3-5).

Cupcake Lip Gloss

hese are REALLY cute cupcake lip glosses!!! I have one, but it looks different from these (same company though). These can be purchased from Urban Outfitters. I got mine from Hollipops (in Charleston, SC). The four pack is ten dollars, but you can find them at other stores that sell them separately for a lower price. There are also more designs, these are only four of the many. Click on the link below to take a look at these sweet treats!

Sunflower Cupcakes

I made these one day for fun. It was a while ago so if I made them again today, they would look a lot better than the picture to the right. This photo was taken before I was a very skilled baker :-) about a year or two ago. Also, the photo quality isn't so great. The photo at the bottom of this post is one off the internet. They were really fun to make! All you have to do was make the cupcakes (just how you normally would). Then, you put a thin layer of green frosting on top of the cupcake and stick an Oreo (normal size) on the top of the frosting. You can stick it to the cupcake with frosting. After that, you can use a frosting bag (or a Ziploc bag with a hole cut in one bottom corner) with vanilla frosting (dyed yellow) in it to create the petals around the Oreo. Finally, you do the same thing, except with green frosting to make a leave on the side of your flower. You can get the right shades of yellow and green using food dye. For more skilled bakers, you can even put a lady bug on top. You use a red m&m and draw details with black frosting.

All About "Cupcake Girl"

I live in Charleston, SC and LOVE cupcakes. There all I can think about! I enjoy eating them, but most of all I like to make them! When I get older, my only dream is that I will be able to own a cupcake shop. I've already started making and creating flavors, designing my logo, and deciding which cities I would prefer to place the shops in. One day, me and my aunt were talking about my cupcake future and I mentioned a blog. That's when I looked into starting one of my very own because I had followed cupcake blogs before and found them fun and useful.

Cupcake Girl

Hi! I'm Cupcake Girl! I LOVE cupcakes and decided a fun way to display all of my cupcake ideas would be to create a blog. In this blog, you will find recipes, pictures, and other cute cupcake things. Enjoy!!!