Butterfly cupcakes and some fun news

Butterfly-cupcakes

Is it too early for spring? I hope not because I want to tell you about these cute butterfly cupcakes.

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They’re decorated with candy coating and a little creativity.

I’m sure you guys know I keep a lot of candy coating around for cake pops. But I also like to use it in plastic molds to easily make shapes for decoration.

Recently, I made mini chocolates with different candy coating colors and square candy molds. But don’t think you always have to buy a candy mold when you want to make shapes with coatings. An everyday item can do the trick just as well. Remember way back when I made these puppy pops using plastic spoons for puppy dog ears?

Well, I thought it would be fun to use that same concept again, but this time, using the candy as the main attraction for butterfly wings.

Oh, but I guess I should tell you. I didn’t create these for the blog and I don’t have the how-to listed below.

I know. That’s mean. I’m sorry to tease like that, but I just wanted to give you a heads up about something new.

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These cupcakes are for the April issue of Woman’s Day on stands now. And I’m so excited about it.

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See. Yep. That’s my little head up there.

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And look under contributing editors. Umm. Angie? I guess that’s me and it feels really strange to be listed – but I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled.

So if you subscribe to Woman’s Day magazine, be warned – you might see me pop up in an issue from time to time throughout the year.

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Hi. Yeah – this is kinda crazy. And fun. And just another part of this wild adventure that blogging and baking has taken me on.

Hope you guys like the cupcakes.

Additional credits: Photography – Romula Yanes, Philip Friedman; Food Styling – Stephana Bottom, Woman’s Day; Prop Styling – Amy Wilson. Cover: Jonny Valiant, photographer, Maggie Ruggerio, food styling and Cindy DiPrima, prop styling.

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Here’s the cover if you want to grab the April issue.

And now – I think I need to go make this pasta.