Monday, May 18, 2009

The Cupcake Tower

Cupcake Tower

My bestest friend’s daughter received first communion this past weekend and my friend asked me to make cupcakes for the party afterwards.

I immediately said sure. No problem. How many do you want?

She goes, “How about 50. Yeah, at least 50.”

50? Ummm… okay. Thinking in the back of my mind… How am I going to transport 50 cupcakes and still keep them as fresh as possible because I’ll have to make them the night before? And what am I going to carry them all in and put them on? Now, that may not sound like a lot to you guys, but it is when you’ve never done that many for someone else before and especially for a whole bunch of people you’ll have to look in the face if they don’t like them. I’m not a caterer, you know.… I tend to panic right before I bake. I’m weird like that

… and, then how to decorate them? What do you do for communion cupcakes anyway?

Invitation

Luckily, I still had the invitation laying around, so I just used it for inspiration.

Fondant Cut Outs

And, after visiting several stores, I finally found a 4-tier Cupcake Tower from Wilton that would hold about 36 cupcakes. That was the biggest I could find, and seeing as how I waited until the last minute… I grabbed it.

I wanted each tier to alternate with the design, so I started planning and put my math skills to work.

12 + 8 + 1 = 21 (Excellent… Martha Stewart’s One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes makes about 22.) Check! These will be chocolate cupcakes with pink tinted vanilla buttercream frosting. YUM!

10 + 6 = 16 (Yay… Half of this moist yellow cake recipe makes about 18) Perfect! These will be vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. YUM! YUM!

Note: I doubled the buttercream recipe for each of these so I would have enough… especially for the swirly ones (made with the 1M tip).

But wait… that’s 37. Perfect for the cupcake tower, but I need 50. Not enough. (I got As in math, by the way.)

So I made another batch of cupcakes by halving this Easter cupcake recipe from a few weeks ago and a chocolate cream cheese frosting. I could have doubled one of the others, but I decided to make a third kind. That way I could have people choose their favorite chocolate one. I like feedback.

Fondant Cut Outs

The night before I made the cupcakes, I made these cute little toppers. I tinted some fondant pink and used my favorite set of double-sided graduated cutters to make the shapes. These were going on the vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. They’ll really pop on white.

Fondant Cut Outs

Then, I tinted some more of the fondant a dark brown. To get it this dark, use brown and then add some violet until you get the right shade.

For the crosses, I photocopied the invitation and scaled it down until it was a size that would fit inside of the pink shape when cut out.

Then, all you have to do is roll out the fondant and cut it in rectangular shapes that match the height and width of the cross. Mine are a little uneven, but no worries.

Fondant Cut Outs
Because, you can make adjustments when you finish up the crosses. And all you do for that is remove sections from each of the four corners with a cutter until you are left with the remaining cross shape. Her invitation had edges that varied in width, so I used this tiny triangle cutter to do the job. You can just as easily use a square cutter and end up with evenly shaped sides.

Then, use a tiny dab of water on the underside of the crosses and attach them to the pink fondant cutouts. Easy.

Now I had plenty of toppers, plenty of cupcakes and plenty of frosting. But not plenty of room to showcase them. Remember, the tower only holds 36 and I now had 50 some odd cupcakes.

What to do? What to do?

Ask Martha of course. She always has an answer.

Inspiration

I found this beautiful display in my Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine (Spring 2009). They’re made of graduated hat boxes and wrapped with designs printed on card stock. Cool, huh. I got really excited and even thought about ditching the whole cupcake tower thing. She has very detailed instructions here. But, after reading, I realized they were for mini cupcakes. Nooooooo! And even though I got A’s in math, I didn’t feel like figuring out all the conversions to adjust. Yuck-o-rama.

So, I took her lead and went looking for hat boxes… in any size I could find. Which wasn’t many. I found big and round and that’s about it. So instead of stacking mine, I made two separate displays.

Communion Cupcakes

I think they came out super cute. If you look closely, the design is the same as the background in the invitation, above.

I copied the ornamental design and repeated the pattern on an 11X17 document and printed it out on heavyweight paper.

Then, I cut the paper horizontally in half in a wavy line that went in between two rows of the ornamental pattern. Does that make sense? Hope so.

Then, I trimmed off the outer edges since my printer won’t bleed the image to the edge of the paper and taped two of the pieces together to wrap around the hat box.

If I was Martha Stewart, I would have figured out precise measurements and made sure the patterns matched up at the meeting points, but I’m not and no one noticed that they were off by a hair.

Heck, no one even noticed that I used the pattern from the invitation. Bummer. I think I was more proud about that than the cupcakes.

Communion Cupcakes

And, ooooh, the cupcakes. They were so good. Especially these with the chocolate cream cheese frosting. But so were the other chocolate cupcakes with the pink buttercream… the cake was more chocolatey. It’s a draw, I guess. Notice the second set of fondant toppers I made… smaller and cuter.

Cupcakes

Check this one out. After covered in frosting I put these giant chocolate sprinkles on.

Sprinkles

A big thanks to my new friend Liz in Greece who sent them to me. I think they’re actually made in Belgium, though. Look how shiny and big they are compared to the normal chocolate sprinkles I usually find. They taste great, they come in a big box and they even have a handy pourable spout. I love ‘em!

Communion Cupcakes

And, so did she. The sprinkle ones were her favorite. She was so sweet. She almost made me tear up when she said they were the very best things I ever made for her.… then she said… except the Halloween Cake Pops … and except the Easter Basket Cupcakes. Cute. I’m just glad I made her smile.

Now… who wants a Cupcake Tower? I know. I know. I usually don’t do two giveaways in a row, but I actually liked this thing a lot!
Cupcake Tower
It’s simple and easy to use.

Cupcake Tower

It stays nested for storage and it even tilts slightly to give a better view of the cupcakes. And best of all, it was only $20 bucks! Score!

I liked it so much, I want someone else to enjoy it with me.

So, I’m gonna give away three of them.

Enter for a chance to win:
A Cupcake Tower
  • Just leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite cupcake flavor combination. I’m curious.
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m. WINNERS BELOW (recorded by the comment time stamp)
  • Three winners will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Tuesday evening on this post.

* One winner will be chosen at random, using random.org’s integer generator.

Good Luck!

Oh my gosh, all the flavors you guys listed are making me crave some cupcakes. I’d take any flavor as long as I can have one right now… even coconut. And, by the way, I’m glad to see so many of you love red velvet as much as I do. And cream cheese frosting. Yum! Okay, let’s see who won from the 3,986 entries.

A big cupcake tower congrats to:
Commenter # 1879 – James-n-Amber
Commenter # 390 – Jessica
Commenter # 1796 – Camille

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Denise said...

vanilla with strawberry mousse frosting!

denimelon at gmail dot com

May 19, 2009 11:11 PM
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Tristan's Mom said...

Personally, my favorite cupcake yet is a cupcake BROWNIE… a peanut butter cheesecake brownie, in fact. With chocolate buttercream icing. It’s a bit like a chocolate overdose, but it’s heavenly!

May 19, 2009 11:12 PM
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Heather Brandt said...

I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting…I am a chocoholic :)

heatherlbrandt(at) verizon (dot) net

May 19, 2009 11:12 PM
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bev said...

Chocolate with chocolate ganache and caramel is always a winner to me! :)

May 19, 2009 11:13 PM
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Chelsea said...

I LOVE LOVE red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!! MmmmMmmmm

May 19, 2009 11:16 PM
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mona said...

Lemon with Raspberry frosting. It is delicious!

May 19, 2009 11:16 PM
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ikho said...

i like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! yaaammm

May 19, 2009 11:21 PM
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Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

I have been looking everywhere for a good cupcake tower. This one looks great!

May 19, 2009 11:30 PM
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Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

I have been looking everywhere for a good cupcake tower. This one looks great!

May 19, 2009 11:30 PM
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MJC said...

Fave: anything mocha/coffee flavored!

May 19, 2009 11:31 PM
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Nadia said...

Lemon cupcake with matcha green tea buttercream.

Your blog is awesome!

May 19, 2009 11:32 PM
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.:heather:. said...

i love chocolate with pink buttercream frosting!!!

blondbabe_425@yahoo.com

May 19, 2009 11:33 PM
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Mary Ann said...

Love your site! You always the cutest ideas and I always appreciate that you share them with us. As far as flavor combos, I always go back for good red velvet and cream cheese. Yum!

May 19, 2009 11:34 PM
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Connie said...

Chocolate with chocolate – not original, I know, but I love it!

May 19, 2009 11:35 PM
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Mere said...

oh yea- my email is CL8N@yahoo.com

May 19, 2009 11:36 PM
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The Robinsons said...

Butterscotch cake with chocolate frosting – YUM!

May 19, 2009 11:42 PM
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Kara Cornejo said...

White cake with Vanilla frosting!!!
karacornejo@gmail.com

May 19, 2009 11:43 PM
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Nikki N. said...

I would have to say a Carrot Cake cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Yum & Yum!

soon2bmrsh at gmail dot com

May 19, 2009 11:44 PM
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Anonymous said...

Chocolate and chocolate!! :)

~Amanda~
agilbert@student.life.edu

May 19, 2009 11:45 PM
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Jenny said...

Chocolate, chocolate, chococlate!!

May 19, 2009 11:46 PM
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Chrissie said...

I’m all about chocolate with buttercream!

May 19, 2009 11:48 PM
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Angela said...

anything chocolate :)

May 19, 2009 11:50 PM
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Kwong said...

Not really original, but I love chocolate cupcakes with a rich chocolate frosting.

May 19, 2009 11:55 PM
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Lori Roberts said...

Just saw this! You are amazing!! 4:55 pacific time! Hope I made it!

May 19, 2009 11:56 PM
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Carol said...

Red velvet and cream cheese for me!

May 19, 2009 11:58 PM
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Bakerella said...

The giveaway is over and winners are announced on the post. Thanks so much for sharing your flavor faves!

May 20, 2009 02:55 AM
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SISTERART said...

i soo love choco-vanilla marble & vanilla buttercream frosting! & starts dreaming of it when i dont get to eat them..mmm..
hihi ;D

May 20, 2009 03:18 AM
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henry said...

OT, but any idea how to make a PIG cake pop? I’ve had a request from my daughter, but my pigs just don’t look so good. I need your genius!

May 20, 2009 04:24 AM
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Tiffany said...

Mmmmm… chocolate cupcakes with pistachio flavored whipped frosting. =]

May 20, 2009 07:23 AM
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Amy said...

mmmm. i LOVE anything with a sweet fruity flavor cake and BUTTERCREAM frosting!! Your CROSSES are PRECIOUS by the way! LOVE, LOVE them!!

May 20, 2009 01:28 PM
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Hacker Family said...

My favorite is red velvet with a cream cheese filling. So YUMMY!

May 20, 2009 04:18 PM
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Anonymous said...

You should make a book!!! Your pictures are beautiful! You pay such close attention to detail and all your cakes turn out perfect! Do it!!!

May 20, 2009 04:45 PM
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Alicia said...

I think those are just the sweetest things. That you thought to include not only the “theme” or cross from the invitation, but to also create the decorative paper with the same background is just fantastic. What a great friend you are…and fab baker of course!

May 20, 2009 04:58 PM
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Nikki S. said...

Omg THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

May 20, 2009 06:22 PM
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Tyson and Katie said...

Most definitely yellow cake with chocolate frosting. MMMMMMM!

May 20, 2009 07:42 PM
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Kelli said...

I love to bake & every time I make cupcakes I end up borrowing my "soon to be" mother-in-laws cupcake stand. I would sooo love to have one of my own.

penguinz80@yahoo.com

May 20, 2009 08:07 PM
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Lindsay said...

Omg, I’m dying for one of these! I have been looking for one for a party I’m planning and have only seen the metal ring ones. :(

My fave cupcakes are anything with cream cheese frosting (but specifically chocolate cake with cream cheese). Your Martha One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with the pink cream cheese frosting sounds great!!!!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

May 20, 2009 08:24 PM
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Kim B said...

Vanilla cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. To die for!

reflections314 (at) gmail (dot) com

May 21, 2009 12:22 AM
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Mosaad said...

As long as the cake is moist I love them all, but my all time favorite is hummingbird cake with pineapple cream cheese frosting….mmmmmm!

May 21, 2009 02:23 AM
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Bakerella said...

henry – take a look at the pops in this post. And just sub pink candy melts and adornments.

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/10/yeeee-haa-its-been-great-year.html

May 21, 2009 03:29 AM
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noreen said...

choclate with a mint butter cream

May 21, 2009 06:12 AM
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Anonymous said...

Wow! Those cupcakes look delicious! I love peppermint cupcakes with chocolate icing :)

makeachangeblog.blogspot.com

May 21, 2009 07:23 AM
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Tawnya Zebrowski said...

I like to make my vanilla cupcake mix and fill them with lemon curd and top with coconut buttercream. I have a baking mix business, featuring personalized baking mixes as favors and gifts. Please visit my website at http://www.gourmetgiftco.com. I would love to get some feedback from someone in your position. Thanks.

May 21, 2009 01:05 PM
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Anonymous said...

Your work is amazing…great ideas……..thanks for sharing with all of us!

Diane

May 21, 2009 02:01 PM
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Brittany said...

Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry icing. Can’t get better than that! babean06@yahoo.com

May 21, 2009 04:40 PM
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Brianne Skidmore said...

check out the ‘teacher appreciation’ cake pops that you inspired me to do.

May 21, 2009 05:55 PM
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cakekito said...

I love vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting and nutella on top!!…i just love to put “nutella” in everything…bY THE WAY Bakerella your cupcakes are just beautiful…i love the idea to put them in a hat box…SALUDOS from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

May 21, 2009 06:42 PM
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Jena Simms said...

I am to late for the drawing but oh me oh my, what flavor to pick from, it’s gotta be some flavor of vanilla with vanilla frosting. White on white, my favorite! Keep up the good work, just found you bakerella, and can’t get enough of you. I visit you daily….Thank you for your inspiration.

May 22, 2009 12:22 AM
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Judy jjswannermartinez@aol.com said...

Strawberry with cream cheese frosting

May 22, 2009 12:24 AM
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Anonymous said...

Were you at a Kroger on Sugarloaf Parkway at around 11 PM?

May 22, 2009 04:36 AM
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Missy and David Vadasy said...

Chocolate and chocolate are always my favorite!! Buttercream is delish though! Yum, I’m hungry now.

May 22, 2009 05:16 AM
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Junie said...

If homemade: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting; if from the bakery, white cake and white frosting. I can’t believe how gorgeous your cupcakes/presentation were!

May 22, 2009 08:51 AM
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MaryBe said...

I am late to the party lol but I just wanted to say that this whole post was beautiful!

May 22, 2009 12:55 PM
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Seattle Style said...

We LOVE cupcakes, too!

May 22, 2009 08:12 PM
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Jamie said...

I love red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting!!! So divine.

May 23, 2009 03:09 AM
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Vellum said...

It’s a bit late, I think, but I want to share mine anyway – Peanut butter/vanilla cupcakes with coconut frosting.

May 23, 2009 04:27 AM
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Sugar & Spice Event Design said...

Your details are amazing… I love how these coordinate perfectly with the program/invite. Exquisite work!

May 23, 2009 04:38 AM
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Too much time on my hands said...

Thanks My daughters communion is in 2 months and I have been looking for cupcake inspiraton and you never fail to impress. I know chocolate is always a hit and my fave too.

May 23, 2009 12:18 PM
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gretam said...

Ok..I can't find an email for you so I have to post this here..I sure hope you see it! I got an email from Martha Stewart today and instantly thought of you!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/cupcake-pops?lnc=5a79cf380e1dd010VgnVCM1000005b09a00aRCRD&xsc=eml_cod_2009_05_23

Not sure who came up with them first but I truly think yours are better!

Greta

May 23, 2009 03:12 PM
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thomas said...

Devils food cupcakes, filled with marshmallow fluff inside and topped with dark chocolate raspberry buttercream.Berkley Water

May 24, 2009 04:46 AM
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jen said...

after reading that my comment will be #4022, I almost didn’t bother, BUT I have to tell you that cupcakes (unfrosted) freeze sooooo well. It’s so much easier if you do them ahead. Beautiful job!!!!

May 25, 2009 03:45 PM
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Patrycja said...

In the Netherlands we use the “Chocoladeagelslag” just like peanut butter on bread or toast :p mostly for breakfast.

May 25, 2009 04:39 PM
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Chad said...

I was inspired by your cupcake tower and wanted to show you the picture but I can’t figure out how to send it to you through your blog. Is it on my flickr here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/81116823@N00/
Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen (el cad on flickr)

May 26, 2009 02:15 PM
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ndnswtnez said...

chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing with mint topppings..its a really yummy combination.

May 26, 2009 09:30 PM
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Kristen said...

love the cupcake tower… check out the cupcake tower we did for my wedding!! http://kristen-l.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-wedding-day.html

May 28, 2009 01:54 PM
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Claudia said...

So funny that you are swooning over the chocolate sprinkles: they are available in every supermarket in the Netherlands since they are used mainly on sandwiches and not for cake decorating.
You can even buy different varieties: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, extra dark, white, mixed, with a jungle theme, with a princess theme… Endless possibilities!
Let me know and I’d be happy to send you a box with a variety of flavours!

May 28, 2009 10:44 PM
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Purple Dots Cupcake said...

my goodness you are super creative!!! love your cupcakes =).

May 29, 2009 03:16 AM
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Bakerella said...

Anonymous – I wasn’t there, but I have shopped at that one before

Gretam – that’s funny. Those are my pops. I was on the show last year with Martha.

May 29, 2009 04:07 AM
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Patricia said...

Pink and brown is one of my favourite colour combinations…those cupcakes look gorgeous, thanks!!

May 31, 2009 03:32 AM
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Rosa said...

Oooh, must add you before I lose you again!

June 3, 2009 05:10 PM
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Rosa said...

Oooh, must add you before I lose you again!

June 3, 2009 05:10 PM
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Viry said...

Hello! I've got a question, how long in advance did you make the cupcakes?
I want to do some for my baby's baptism but I don't know if I will do it on time!!!

By the way Im from Mexico and I L-L-L-O-V-E your blog!!!

June 7, 2009 06:33 AM
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Bakerella said...

Viry – I made the cupcakes the night before and the fondant toppers two nights before.

June 9, 2009 12:32 AM
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Tiffany said...

I love chocolate and yellow cake!

June 18, 2009 02:50 PM
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Anonymous said...

Your cupcakes look so beautiful. (I am sure they taste great too). I was thinking about buying that 4tier tower online as well. Seeing your decoration really makes me think I should get the tiers myself. Great tip on using sprinkles to get a clean and elegant look.

July 22, 2009 05:36 PM
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Anonymous said...

The chocolate sprinkles are actually a typical dutch product.
The dutch pour these sprinkles on their bread. Usually white bread with butter and then the sprinkels on top. Yummy!

August 6, 2009 11:38 AM
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Jane said...

Those look amazing. Bakerella, where can I find those double sided cutters, they no longer have them at amazon and also, what piping tip did you use to pipe the pink frosting? I'm looking to buy one and have no idea which one it is! Thank you so much! THank you for your fabulous website, I love it and read it religiously!

August 26, 2009 10:20 PM
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Anonymous said...

Your cupcakes are awesome! And, chocoladehagelslag is a typically Dutch, we eat them sprinkles on a slice of bread covered with a thin layer of butter. ;) Anyway, keep up the good work!

Astrid
The Netherlands

August 30, 2009 07:04 PM
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Amy said...

Haha yeah the chocolate prinkels come from Holland/belgium.
because the first line is dutch ^^
but do you have a recipie or do i have to make it with this information?

October 1, 2009 08:09 AM
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Tatiana said...

Lovely! Pink and brown are my favorite colors and the colors of my room! Just a great idea for a first communion! besides love the idea of using the same pattern of the invitations, too bad noone notice…Before reading that you actually made that paper I was thinking “How lucky she gets the same paper of the invites haha”
Great idea by the way!
XOXO
Tatis

October 5, 2009 04:46 PM
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Maria said...

Dear Bakerella
my name is Maria and im for Greec I am new to the world cup cakes!
I like your work and very inspiring me.

I have many questions about the transfer of cup cakes.
2 days before I created my first wedding cup cakes for 40 people and i would like to show you some of my pictures.

I would be grateful
to tell me your opinion!

Thanks for your time
Maria

October 19, 2009 12:48 PM
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Mai said...

what kind of tip did you use to make the cupcake swirl?

November 8, 2009 11:06 PM
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Sarah said...

help! I am making cupcakes for a bridal shower tomorrow and I am trying to make the icing the same color pink as the ones in this post but its not working. I keep getting a bright pink, almost like Pepto-Bismol. I am using the wilton pink icing color. Anyone have any suggestions?

November 20, 2009 06:19 PM
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bakerella said...

Sarah – you may have to get another shade of pink. i used a dusty pink color and started small when adding the color.

November 25, 2009 06:49 PM
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chris said...

i make lemon cup cakes with lemon icing scrummy

December 4, 2009 02:03 PM
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Ellen said...

Hi,
The chocolate sprinkles are indeed made in Belgium :)
You can find these everywhere here (where I live, in Belgium)
and, the word that is written first ‘chocoladehagelslag’ is Dutch for chocolate sprinkles.
Just so you now,
and btw, I looooove your blog!
Greets

December 6, 2009 04:38 AM
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Samreen said...

Oh my God your blog is just awesome ..your ideas and creation really can inspire to anyone even who didn’t have the interest of baking & decoration :) I really love your blog…but I’ve problem getting your recipes as I want to make cupcake for my son’s birthday end of this month.but when I’m clicking to the link to get recipe like this cupcake tower butter cream frosting it open to your homepage & same happened to the cheese cake pops,cream cheese frosting,yellow cake recipe..so could you please help me in this as I really want to try those recipes…please reply I really appreciate your help or u can e-mail me..Thanku soo much for sharing such wonderful ideas with us.

takecare.

February 8, 2010 11:49 AM
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Lauraa said...

The giant chocolate sprinkles are from Holland. We call it ‘hagelslag’

February 11, 2010 10:37 AM
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carole kelaher said...

My newest recipe is a vanilla cake stuffed with oreo cookie buttercream and topped with vanilla buttercream – it’s a local favorite!

February 28, 2010 06:54 PM
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Juanita said...

I absolutely love “pistachio pudding” from the Jell-O. It’s to die for. You can frost the top of your cake. I would suggest a yellow cake or add it to the filling of cupcakes. MMMMM it’s really yummy! You have to try it. Oh! by the way the cheesecake pops are out of this world. My kids love them. A friend told me about Bakerella and I am so thankful and hooked on this website.

Thanks, from a hectic mother of two or should I say, “three” my husband was fighting with the kids he didn’t want to share the cheesecake pops with our kids. Hahaha they were so good. If I win the cupcake tier, I would like to make her birthday cake out of cupcakes. So if you have any ideas her theme is a fairy.

Thanks,

Lots of love Juanita :)

March 5, 2010 02:12 AM
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Arlette said...

I lovee these cupcakes! They are so pretty, they remind me of my first communion :)
Really funny to see you using Chocoladehagelslag, that dutch btw ;p I eat it every morning on a slice of bread! it’s really delicious ;D

April 9, 2010 05:06 PM
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Maggie said...

WOW! you put so much effort into this with the invitations and everything! WONDERFUL!

April 23, 2010 09:43 PM
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annet said...

aah, the belgian chocolate sprinkles! you can tell they’re from my country since it’s written on it in three languages… such a tiny country to have three official languages, no?

i love them on simple bread.. first put some butter on it to make them stick and pour away! tasty tasty.

http://www.demorgen.be/static/FOTO/pe/18/5/12/large_800127.jpg

if you can ever get your hands on this, go for it. it’s a bread spread made from a traditional belgian cookie (speculoos) and it’s ridiculously yummy. i gave some to a british friend when i visited him and now he’s hooked and frustrated since he can’t buy any more!

May 1, 2010 12:27 PM
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Carmen said...

Haha! The sprinkles are indeed Belgian.
The first line is written in Dutch.
The second line is in French.
And the third word is German.
Yes, we are the smallest country in the world, but we need to have three languages…

Good job, well done! They look very yummy. Any girl getting these at her first communion should feel lucky!

Keep posting! ;-)

May 2, 2010 05:08 AM
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J M. Smith said...

Have you ever tried cream cheese with goat cheese? Seriously awsome.

May 29, 2010 10:48 PM
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Rita said...

I just made a tower for a butterfly themed birthday party! It looked amazing, just like yours! I also decorated the tower itself with frill and butterflys, to make it fit the theme even more.

check it out if you want!

June 16, 2010 09:12 AM
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nohoragdm@hotmail.com said...

i love cupcakesssssssssssssss amo los ponkesitossss
i want every one,,,,,los quiero todos….

June 28, 2010 05:22 PM
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Megan Mac said...

As for my favorite cupcake combo, I’m a sucker for rich chocolate and a great buttercream (yum!), but speaking of displays, I was surfing around looking for cupcake boxes and such when I stumbled upon this great website that had these wonders: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/cupcaketree.html

cardboard cupcake trees! In all sorts of sizes, square or round, with room on the top for more cupcakes or a small fondant-covered cake. Maybe this isn’t big news, but I don’t own any cupcake displays because I never felt wilton was worth the splurge. I mean, they don’t hold that many, and how many times will I really use one anyway? That being said I find the cardboard ones fantastic. I want to launch myself as sort of a desserts-for-hire deal, and it’s great knowing I can afford to do these displays for any parties that might come my way

August 15, 2010 10:29 PM
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