Monday, March 5, 2012

Butterfly cupcakes and some fun news


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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

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

Sandi said...

Congratulations! Looks like a great issue — to get your section AND transform my life in 7 steps!

March 5, 2012 12:11 AM
Lyndsi said...

Love it! I’ll have to check these out. What a great spring project w/ the kiddos. Thanks!

March 5, 2012 12:18 AM
Reba said...

Congratulations! I will have to make sure that I “borrow” that copy from my Mom when she gets it!

March 5, 2012 12:22 AM
Tamara said...

Congrats. This is great!! Those cupcakes are too cute as well!

March 5, 2012 12:23 AM
daphne said...

you are genius!!! congrats!

March 5, 2012 12:24 AM
Kristen said...

Congratulations! They look cool

March 5, 2012 12:25 AM
Angel said...

Awesome. You’re awesome.

March 5, 2012 12:25 AM
Lindsey said...

So awesome! Being recognized for doing something you love and are great at!

March 5, 2012 12:27 AM
karen said...

I’ve had that pasta (or a version of it) & it’s amazing…

Now, if my magazine would just hurry up & get here… (tapping foot impatiently…lol)

March 5, 2012 12:27 AM
karen said...

p.s. you’re one of my greatest inspirations & heroes! :)

March 5, 2012 12:28 AM
Miss said...

That is super exciting and how pretty you look! So happy for you.

March 5, 2012 12:28 AM
Sue said...

So exciting! Congrats!

March 5, 2012 12:34 AM
13 said...

Congrats!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!

March 5, 2012 12:35 AM
Jamie said...

Congratulations! Very cool!

March 5, 2012 12:37 AM
Magdalena Vargas said...

These look so cute & fun to make!!! Congrats to you!!! :)

March 5, 2012 12:38 AM
Amanda said...

Congratulations! That is so cool!

March 5, 2012 12:47 AM
Ronja said...

They looks so beautiful! Congrates!
xoxo Ronja

March 5, 2012 12:53 AM
jaimey said...

that’s awesome! Congrats! And very cute cuppies! :)

March 5, 2012 12:58 AM
Corina said...

That’s awesome! You deserve it. Your creations made me smile :)

March 5, 2012 01:19 AM
Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

I am going to think it’s so weird if I hear of a magazine that has not featured you. I am thrilled that I also subscribe to Woman’s Day. Let me know if you get word that the California Woman’s Day cover is different than your cover and I will mail you my copy.

March 5, 2012 01:22 AM
Nicole said...

Congrats Angie !

March 5, 2012 01:23 AM
Jessica @ bake me away! said...

Those are so fun, and congrats!

March 5, 2012 01:26 AM
tinajo said...

These are just wonderful! :-)

March 5, 2012 01:42 AM
Wendi Dougherty said...

Congratulations on all of your success Angie! So awesome! I hope to be right there with you someday. : )

March 5, 2012 01:43 AM
Janelle said...

They are really gorgeous!! Well done =) We can’t get that mag in the UK, but if I was stateside, I would be buying it!!

March 5, 2012 02:36 AM
aussiemarina said...

awwwwwwwww congrats bakerella……they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet !

i wish i could get a signed copy………….we won’t get that copy here in australia ! :(

March 5, 2012 02:45 AM
Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

The butterflies are very springy and cute. Another very cute and original idea. WooHoo! :)

March 5, 2012 03:10 AM
Mer said...

Another Aussie who won’t be able to buy it. :(
They look amazing and would be great for my daughters birthday later in the year.
Well done Angie.

March 5, 2012 03:10 AM
Jan J. said...

Wow, Madame Editor! How cool is that?! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the article and all that follow. You are really getting around these days and well deserved.

March 5, 2012 03:13 AM
Lafleche Masse said...

Those are so cute. CONGRATS on your feature, Angie!!
You must be so proud…!

March 5, 2012 03:26 AM
Angie F. said...

Love it! Super awesome. :)

March 5, 2012 03:26 AM
PupCakes said...

What a perfectly wonderful bit of news! The only problem is that you and your cupcakes should have been gracing the cover, side wave and all. I will forgive them and buy the issue anyway.

You deserve every morsel of success! You are one in a million and it is your turn to shine!

Stay well and keep creating because we all adore you!

March 5, 2012 03:39 AM
sunny said...

Holy Cow that’s awesome. By the way you are cute as a button. Lovely cupcakes too.

March 5, 2012 03:46 AM
Tracie said...

Wonderful news! And the butterflies are awesome. It’s never too early for cute things to celebrate Spring!

March 5, 2012 04:47 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Oh how amazing! Congratulations times a kajillion, Angie! I’ll be subscribing now to see more of you (great photo btw) and your awesome creations!
And those butterflies – perfect. Beautiful, and perfect. You never fail to inspire me!

March 5, 2012 06:00 AM
Becki M said...

Aww these are just adorable!! And I’m loving the look of this magazine…do you know if it’s available to purchase in the UK? I live in England and I WANT ONE!! ;-) x x

March 5, 2012 06:16 AM
koren lynch said...


March 5, 2012 06:50 AM
Denise said...

How exciting! These are so cute! I think they will be perfect for me to make for Easter for classrooms. I was looking for something to make! I could even take two wings and add a circle to create a bunny. I’ll be getting one.

March 5, 2012 07:22 AM
Breenah said...

I just got this in the mail and haven’t had time to read it yet! So excited to see you in there :)

March 5, 2012 07:25 AM
shelly (cookies and cups) said...

How exciting!!! Congrats :) Can’t wait to pick up a copy !

March 5, 2012 07:35 AM
Lori from Port Perry said...

Sounds like the Universe is once again calling you out of your comfort zone and putting you in the spotlight! Shine on! Enjoy the ride…you have worked for it even though you didn’t know this was what you were working towards.
Sincerely, Lori from Port Perry

March 5, 2012 07:37 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

so fun, and how surreal it must be to see yourself on stuff in the store!

March 5, 2012 07:46 AM
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. said...


March 5, 2012 07:49 AM
Connie said...

Yea! I am really excited! I want this magazine now! :) Congratulations! I cannot imagine how busy you must be with all you do! Those cupcakes are so cute, cannot wait to try them!

March 5, 2012 07:58 AM
Anita said...

Congratulations! These are just adorable! :)

March 5, 2012 07:59 AM
Heidi said...

Fun cupcakes and you’re in Woman’s Day! You should be on the cover!

March 5, 2012 08:00 AM
jenny - Sugar Loco said...

Congrats to you!!! That’s so much fun.

March 5, 2012 08:00 AM
Miss Margarita said...


March 5, 2012 08:17 AM
Holly W said...

Congratulations! That’s so exciting. And the cupcakes look cuuuuute!!

March 5, 2012 08:29 AM
Kim Henrichs said...

Congrats! Those are adorable.

March 5, 2012 08:39 AM
K. Henderson said...

That is just too cool! How wonderful for you!

March 5, 2012 08:41 AM
diane said...


March 5, 2012 08:47 AM
Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) said...


March 5, 2012 09:00 AM
Amanda said...

That is fantastic!!! They could not have chosen a better person to do this!!! So excited to see all of the amazing creations you will share! Off to buy a subscription…

March 5, 2012 09:03 AM
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

I’m so excited, Angie!!! I can’t wait to see all of your upcoming features!

March 5, 2012 09:07 AM
greenbean said...

Wow. So much is unfolding for you and it’s so fun to watch!

March 5, 2012 09:11 AM
Cookbook Queen said...

Obviously going to subscribe NOW!! So cool Angie…you totally deserve it.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

March 5, 2012 09:22 AM
Stephie said...

That’s SO awesome! I have this issue too but I haven’t read it, can’t wait to dive in now. Congratulations on this (and everything really), so happy to see you (and your creativity) in so many places. Always makes me smile.

March 5, 2012 09:29 AM
keecam said...

WHOOT WHOOT for you Angie! Another super adventure for you to show your God given talents! Bless you for sharing it with all of us :) Love ALL your wonderfulness and the shirt/dress you are wearing in your pic with the polka dots is so cute too! I think you are just cute inside and out :) I bet you have sweet custard inside of you-hehe Thanks you for keeping connected with all of us Bakerella wannabees-we LOVE u to reese’s pieces! <3

March 5, 2012 09:30 AM
Justine said...

Normally, I’m not a baker – but I AM a designer & (very) ametur photography (with a mild addiction to iPhone camera apps, but I digress…) so I snapped a shot of myself, right after I opened your e-mail, today, to see the picture of these delightful, sunny creations. And I even posted it on my Flickr site (via Instagram) as a precursor to pinning your grand news & my slightly embarrassing mugshot…or, since this is cupcakes, would that be CUPshot? ;) Gratz on the news, couldn’t happen to a nicer baker :D
link to

March 5, 2012 09:31 AM
Justine said...

P.S. See? I didn’t kid’s your luscious cupcakes..and my silly grin they inspired LOL
link to

March 5, 2012 09:36 AM
Bonni said...

Another home run, well done. I have also dipped mini cupcakes in the candy melts and org cupcakes for that matter. They leave a very nice and polished finished. And who doesn’t like chocolate dipped cupcakes

March 5, 2012 10:17 AM
Tickled Red said...

Wahoo!! Congrats sweetie, that is awesome news. By th way it is never to early for spring in my book, I just love your butterfly cupcakes. {{hugs}}

March 5, 2012 10:26 AM
Lucie Mewes said...


You have such talent! I haven’t found mine yet, but you inspire me to whimsy.

My niece (at college) is getting a cake pop kit for her birthday!

All the best to you!

March 5, 2012 10:28 AM
Dina said...

Super cute ! I’m going to buy that issue for sure. Please let us know when you will be in the Women’s Day again so I can get those issues too. P.S. I love pinks and oranges-great butterflies.

March 5, 2012 10:51 AM
pjmesser said...

You are the best :)

March 5, 2012 10:54 AM
MINDY1 said...

Oh how sweet are those cupcakes-nice and cheery :D

March 5, 2012 11:06 AM
Jenniffer at Cup a Dee Cakes said...

This is such great news – congratulations Angie!

March 5, 2012 11:32 AM
Dawn said...

Awesome! Congratulations! I’ve followed your blog for years and (like so many others, I’m sure) kinda feel like I know you! So I couldn’t be more thrilled about all of your recent successes. They couldn’t be happening to a nicer person!

March 5, 2012 11:35 AM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I Love these Bakerella! I’m sooo ready for Spring…these are sure to bring happy smiles! :o)

March 5, 2012 11:43 AM
Megan Davey said...

I am so happy for you! How exciting!!!

March 5, 2012 11:45 AM
Brandi Johnson said...

That Bakerella, always thinking outside the box! Thank you for being such an inspiration and invoking creativity for my passion creating Cake Pops! Can’t wait to buy the Women’s Day Issue! <3

March 5, 2012 11:55 AM
Lara said...

I didn’t know you had a real name! ;) I guess I better go buy this issue now — to make those CUTE butterflies and that pasta too! :) Thanks Bakerella!

March 5, 2012 12:01 PM
AmyB said...

Super cute & easy! Great idea…thanks!

March 5, 2012 12:07 PM
Maeve said...

Too cute!! You are so awesome!!

March 5, 2012 12:34 PM
cecedon said...

Congratulations, it’s very well deserved! I love the magazine and you are a perfect fit!

March 5, 2012 12:36 PM
Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

And, to answer your question, it is never too early to be thinking of spring :-)

March 5, 2012 12:48 PM
Karola said...

Congrats! They look beautiful :)

March 5, 2012 01:06 PM
Dawn Wilson said...

Woo Hoo! I am going to buy the magazine ’cause you are in it!

March 5, 2012 01:21 PM
The Whole Bag of Chips said...

GASP!! How exciting is *that*!?!!
Congratulations!! I DO get Women’s Day…can’t wait to see it in person!
The Whole Bag of Chips

March 5, 2012 01:25 PM
Grace V. said...

OOH! Congrats! Cute cupcakes! So going to make these!!!

March 5, 2012 01:25 PM
Sabrina said...

Oh wow, that’s so cool! Congrats!

March 5, 2012 01:33 PM
Beckie said...

Congratulations! The butterflies are just so cute.

March 5, 2012 02:34 PM
Linda said...

Awesome and exciting!

March 5, 2012 03:33 PM
Eftychia said...

Clever idea!!

March 5, 2012 03:47 PM
Carrie said...

Cute! Even better, you can take them off of the cupcake for edible fingernails!

March 5, 2012 03:57 PM
LucyExpress said...

Looks delicious! And congrats for you!

March 5, 2012 04:13 PM
Dee said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor! Gotta run to the store and pick up this issue now :)

March 5, 2012 05:29 PM
Hazel from Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Congrats! They look beautiful.

March 5, 2012 05:46 PM
shannon said...

Ohhh I just love those – anyone know where i can get this magazine in New Zealand. I can’t find it anywhere. Or anyone know where a store in the US is that will ship it to NZ

The kids and I just love making all the fun stuff you keep showing us

March 5, 2012 06:00 PM
Barbara said...

Congratulations!! I grew up reading this magazine and now I have a reason to start buying it for myself! So happy for you!!

March 5, 2012 06:08 PM
Julius said...

Very good ! They look so well – Good luck. Very nice blog you hvae here.

March 5, 2012 06:27 PM
Anonymous said...

great job on the cupcakes i love your website keep up the good work :)

March 5, 2012 07:23 PM
Jenna said...

Congratulations! Those cupcakes look amazing too.

March 5, 2012 07:30 PM
Holly said...

Holy Crow..these butterflies are so beautiful! Terrific job! Any way you would share with me how to make those wings using the back of a plastic spoon?I’d sure love to make these for my fellow co-workers!
Congrats on the Woman’s Day Magazine as well ! ! ! Yahoooooooooo! ! ! !

March 5, 2012 08:20 PM
AMy Yasneski said...

Congrats on the magazine! Love theses cute cupcakes! You have such a great creative mind!

March 5, 2012 09:14 PM
Jen M O said...


March 5, 2012 09:57 PM
Alice said...

Wow! Looks super duperlicious and very colorful. Congratulations!

March 5, 2012 11:51 PM
Sara said...

Congrats on the feature! I’ve been following you for quite a few years now and it’s been great to see your progression. So many great ideas and I’m glad the world can appreciate them! much love your way!

March 6, 2012 12:57 AM
Rima said...

Super super excited for you!! Great things happen to great people!!

March 6, 2012 02:01 AM
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