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Year of Cupcakes

During this past year I have made many many cupcakes. It’s been great fun. Let’s review them, shall we?

I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos. I will be buying a new camera soon!

I was asked to make the wedding cake and cupcakes foWedding2r my friends wedding, which was kind of stressful but also a lot of fun. The cake didn’t come out as pretty as I wanted it to, but I think the cupcakes were fantastic. For the wedding cake, I used a White Almond Sour Cream Wedding Cake recipe, with an apricot and almond filling and buttercream frosting. It was pretty freaking tasty! The purple cupcakes are Double Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with a Raspberry Buttercream frosting. The reception was at a vineyard, so I tried to make the frosting a grape-y purple.

The other cupcakes were the best ever! The are Carrot Cakes with a Crusting Cream Cheese Buttercream frosting. I think they were the most popular cupcakes, because they are seriously delicious.

 

Later sweet16in the year I was asked to make cupcakes for a Sweet 16 party. I decided to use the White Almond Sour Cream Wedding Cake recipe and Double Chocolate Raspberry that I had used before, and make both in cupcake form. Did it work out well? You bet it did! I tried to match the frosting colors to the birthday girl’s invitation. Some of the white ones are frosted with a simple buttercream frosting, and the other half I cheated a little and used chocolate store-bought frosting. The Chocolate Raspberry ones have the Raspberry Buttercream that I used for the wedding. Noticing the trend here? I found a few recipes that I loved, and decided to keep using them.

 

 

The last big cupcake day was Christmas Eve. My family loves Christmas Eve, it’s our big holiday event. I wanted to use the awesome cupcake tree that I had bought for the Sweet 16 (it holds 38 cupcakes!!) so I volunteered to make cupcakes for Christmas Eve. I had to work all of the days leading up to Christmas, so I was lazy and only made one flavor, the White Almond Sour Cream cupcakes again! I think they are my favorite. I was lazy with frosting again too, and used the Pillsbury Easy Frost cans of frosting. But it’s alright, because they were delicious and pretty!

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I let my brother and friends decorate them, for extra festivity funtimes. In case you were wondering, the other treats on the table are:

Pumpkin Cookies, Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, and Cheesecake Squares.

Hopefully this year brings me a lot more awesome recipes to share. I’m at a new job, in a new state, and with new inspirations. Also, I need to keep this site updated for school. So look forward to actual recipes!