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?


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.


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.


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


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’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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4,024 comments on “The Cupcake Tower”

  1. My favorite combination would have to be the ol’stand by…white cake with white frosting complete with sprinkles galore!!

    Thanks so much.

  2. These look wonderful! I like vanilla cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I like vanilla cupcakes with coconut frosting.

  4. Oh this cupcake tower would be perfect for my wedding! We are doing a dessert table, so will only have a few cupcakes sitting out. Pick me! Pick me! :)

    My favorite flavor is Lemon cake with raspberry filling. YUM!

  5. MMmmmm……..raspberry and lime, yellow cake!

  6. Chocolate and chocolate!

  7. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting!

  8. Chocolate and chocolate!

  9. chocolate cupcake with chocolate cream cheese frosting. Yummm

  10. Dark chocolate cake with my mom’s almond buttercream frostimg…mmm!!!

  11. Chocolate and peanut butter. It’s the best!

  12. Chocolate orange! Yummy
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  13. The Communion Cupcakes are beautiful!

    Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting have always been my favorite. :)

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  14. Carrot cake with cream cheese!

  15. I have been eyeing up that tower, I would just love to win it! My absolute drop dead favorite is Devil’s food with Dark Chocolate frosting… hands down!

  16. Orange with vanilla buttercream.

  17. It’s these muffins I made up when my children were smaller. Trying to sneak as much veggies into their lives as possible. Then we tried them on friends and got rave reviews. *insert evil laugh* all those veggies and so many nom nom noms. Of course, you have to cover them with something sort of healthy. So it’s got to be cream cheese frosting

  18. Martha Stewart had a Maple Brown Sugar cupcake in her magazine a couple of months ago. It was deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious.

  19. Plain old yellow with chocolate icing! Love your site.

  20. I’m pretty new to the cupcake game (just discovered your blog and now I’m addicted), so I haven’t had a chance to come up with any creative combos yet. Right now, my fave is boring (but still totally yummy) yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

  21. Chocolate with peanut butter cream cheese frosting.

  22. I love chocolate with buttercream frosting….yummmmm!!
    These are very pretty!

  23. I love the idea of a cupcake tower, My favourite flavour or dream would be chocolate coated peanut butter flavour. Mmmmm… I am hungry now

  24. Chocolate with cream cheese frosting!!

  25. Chocolate with almond flavored buttercream!

  26. Orange and poppyseed. With cream cheese frosting sprinkled with candied orange peel. Pretty and delicious.

  27. I love chocolate cupcakes and I really like whipped cream topping!! Yum!!!

  28. I am so into cupcakes right now! My favorite is French Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Frosting. Delish!!!!

  29. chocolate and chocolate icing!!!!
    I’m a plain jane kinda girl and love my chocolate!Great job on yours!!

  30. In my book, nothing beats a good red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Mmmmmm!
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  31. Chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache!!!

  32. Oh how to choose! First to mind is a nice rich chocolate cupcake with cherries and a vanilla buttercream frosting :)

  33. i recently tried a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting that was to die for!!!

  34. Mmmm…tropical carrot with coconut, pineapple and macadamia nuts. Or anything else with cream cheese frosting. Coconut, lemon, vanilla, the possibilities are endless!

  35. chocolate on chocolate. love chocolate.

  36. I like red velvet and cheesecake cream. :)

  37. Funfetti-straight out of the oven with no icing! Yeah, I’m weird! Haha!

  38. I love the white chocolate and raspberry combo. To me that is perfection in a single bite.

  39. I am a traditional kind of gal. Chocolate and chocolate. I have been hooked on the recipe on the back of the cocoa box. It is so moist. YUM!!! And don’t forget the tall glass of cold milk to go with.

  40. Ooohh…devil’s food with milk chocolate frosting…it doesn’t get any better!

  41. Your cupcakes are beautiful, and I love the way you displayed them! My favorite cupcake combination is peanut butter with chocolate chips and peanut butter cream cheese frosting!

    They sell those awesome sprinkles in the “international” section at my huge local Asian grocery store. They come in pretty colors, too!

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  42. My favorite is yellow cake with buttercream…nothing special, but so good!

  43. For my little sister’s birthday last year, we made strawberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. They were delicious and my little sister loved them because they were pink!


  44. I love chocolate with cream cheese frosting.

    Your cupcakes were beautiful. I’m like you – I panic when baking for others.

  45. Strawberry with cream cheese icing.

  46. Dark chocolate cake with coconut buttercream – yum!

  47. Easy – red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Mmmm….

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  48. Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

  49. I love chocolate and cream cheese cupcakes. Delicious!!!!

  50. My favourite cupcake flavour is from a gorgeous cupcake shop near me called the Cupcakery (bestest name EVER). It’s called Scarlett O’Hara and is a dark chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate buttercream piping (really thick mmm) and then red edible sparkles and a red heart on top. Mmmm.

  51. I am chocolate on chocolate lover. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing. What could be better.
    I love your cupcakes. Your site is inspirational.

  52. I’m a cupcake purist – chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting. Yum!

  53. Chocolate with buttercream, I’m easy! Of course that may be my favorite but I’ll eat any cupcake that’s put in front of me!

  54. Rainbow sprinkles cupcakes with rainbow chip icing! YUMMY!

  55. Yellow cake with chocolate icing. Yum!

  56. My friend makes these awesome chocolate cupcakes with carmel frosting. Her secret a hint of salt in the frosting. One of the best I have ever eaten.

  57. My favorites are coconut cupcakes with lime buttercream frosting!!

  58. I know its simple, but I just love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Especially if I use my special frosting made with Ovaltine! So good!

  59. Beautiful cupcakes!
    Cupcake fave – chocolate w/cream cheese frosting

  60. I made “vampire” cupcakes a couple of halloweens ago…just plain box mix white-white cake stuffed with my homemade red raspberry jam and topped with vanilla frosting. So simple, so good, such great contrast!

  61. My favorite cupcake right now is yellow cupcake with chocolate butter cream frosting. Simple and Yummy!

  62. I love tres leches cupcakes, and key lime pie cupcakes, with key lime frosting. thanks again for doing the give away

  63. How to choose a favourite?!? Maybe Red Velvet with Cream cheese icing? Or perhaps chocolate with pear (chopped and mixed into the batter?).

    Any of them would look good on that stand though…

  64. Ohhh, what a sweet offer! My favorite is Martha Stewart’s Smores cupcakes! Yum!

  65. I love peanut butter cupcakes with milk chocolate frosting!

    Your cupcakes were beautiful!

  66. Aww, do your international readers (not in the US) get to win too? Haha. ;p

    I like chocolate cupcakes with Kahlua frosting. :D

  67. yellow with chocolate fudge icing!

  68. Oh what lovely cupcakes and what great display ideas. I’m a chocolate cupcake person. Double or triple chocolate with chocolate frosting or whipped nutella frosting, yum!
    I’d love to be entered into your awesome giveaway, I sooooo need one of these towers since I’ll have my sons graduation party coming up and 75 cupcakes need to be displayed!!
    Have a great Monday,

  69. My favorite is the one bowl chocolate with a swiss buttercream.


  70. carrot cupcakes with cream cheese.. well, really anything with cream cheese frosting!

  71. I’m a pretty simple gal–chocolate cake with chocolate frosting!!

  72. Carrot cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting.. Mmmm

  73. vanilla with dark chocolate icing

  74. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I could eat the whole tower full! Ha! Ha! Ha!

  75. I have to do something for a baby shower in June and this would look so cute!

  76. I’m sad, but I just love chocolate with chocolate buttercream! I’m a chocoholic. Although, I’m digging the Lemon that Nina is talking about in comment #2!


  77. Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting =)

  78. I enjoy strawberry margarita cupcakes with a lime frosting. So refreshing!

  79. Yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting!

  80. oooooh yummy

  81. Lemon cupcake with raspberry filling and lemon frosting…with some lemon zest and a fresh raspberry on top of course :)

  82. My favorite kind of cupcake is chocolate cake with whipped chocolate ganache :)
    Your cupcakes are beautiful.

  83. I love cherry chip cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing!

  84. I’m not very well versed in the world of cupcakes (yet!), so I’m just going to have to go with chocolate/chocolate.

    Your photos are truly inspiring, though, and I will definitely have to experiment with cupcakes once this dratted exam period is over.

  85. Chocolate with chocolate…can’t go wrong there…YUM!

  86. The chocoholic in me has to say chocolate cupcakes with some kind of a mocha frosting.

  87. I just made 48 cupcakes for my son’s graduation – german chocolate with coconut icing and coconut sprinkles. Delish!

  88. I used to always pick chocolate all the time, but now I have to say that I would more likely pick the vanilla cupcake with a buttercream.

  89. cute! I have a metal cupcake tower, but it looks really cheap. I love yellow cake with chocolate buttercream!

  90. Another vote for red velvet with cream cheese!

  91. I am sucker for German chocolate cupcakes with that addictive coconut-gooey frosting! Yum!


  92. chocolate with cream cheese frosting :D

    Your cupcakes turned out gooorgeous! And I love the hat box idea.

  93. My fave cupcake combo is and always will be strawberry cake with cream cheese icing. I have it ever birthday!

  94. My favorite cupcakes ever are dark chocolate with a caramel center and a rich layer of ganache covered with a sweet chocolate icing on top…. and hot pink sprinkles!!! haha

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  95. Red velvet and cream cheese, my passion.

  96. I am a huge chocolate fan – chocolate cupcakes, with vanilla flour frosting is my favorite combination!

  97. hi bakerella, i might just borrow the martha idea, so awesome. your cupcakes sound really yummy but you know what my favourite cupcakes are plain chocolate with fudgy choccy icing that my 3 year old daughter and i make for school, most of the time they are little ones, uneven and haphazard but we love them just the same.


  98. Oooh… that would come in handy for my niece’s baby shower!
    My favorite cupcake combo…I like them all, it’s hard to pick, but I love pineapple flavored yellow cake with a coconut icing. Pina colada cupcakes are delicious :)

  99. Chocolate with cherry! Your creations are wonderful.

  100. I’m a simple girl, dark chocolate with white/vanilla/cream cheese/buttercream frosting.

  101. Hmmmm, I’m a purist. I’d say either red velvet with cream cheese icing (I really balked at the whole cream cheese thing at first) or just yellow cake with chocolate.

  102. Peanut Butter with a squirt of jelly in the center and cream cheese icing!

    Your cupcakes are beautiful, btw!

  103. Chocolate with chocolate icing! Boring, but to me it’s the best!

  104. I’m an anything white or yellow. Chocolate just not my favorite flavor, BUT I love anything homemade and not store bought. Too many lazy people out there that won’t make a cupcake. They are so easy and fast too. SO if I’m at a party and there are homemade chocolate cupcakes I’d eat one.

  105. My all time favourite combo is a lemon cupcake, with a raspberry frosting! The colours look cool and it’s really summery and sweet! I would love a cupcake tower, things like that in the UK are so expensive! :) xxxx

  106. red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. mmmmm!

  107. That’s so cool.

    I love chocolate on chocolate.

    My birthday is next month. I wish someone in my life would make me a batch of delicious cupcakies. x

  108. you’re not going to believe this but i can’t actually eat what i bake. like ever. i’m hypoglycemic and one bite will literally make me pass out and sleep. but i do so love to bake sooo….

    based on my guinea pigs assessment the current fav. is strawberry cupcakes with dark chocolate cream cheese frosting.

  109. I’m boring! I like chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing! Your cupcakes were beautiful!


  110. Beautiful! I love strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. :-) Granted, I need to try more kinds of cupcakes (part of why I’ve started reading your blog – yum!) But for now, that’s my favorite combo! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  111. I love a Black Forest cupcake – chocolate & cherry combo – yum! Especially when the cupcake has a bit of cherry reduction in the middle!! Yummy!!
    I have a sad confession to make…I have never tried a cupcake with cream cheese frosting!!! (Isn't that horrible?!? One day….) :)

  112. red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. yumyum.

  113. I guess I’m kind of boring, but I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  114. red velvet cake with creamy cheese is the best

  115. Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting; the best!

  116. wow! i love lemon cupcakes with buttercream frosting. or a really whipped vanilla icing. love lemon cupcakes, the only kind there should be as far as i’m concerned!

  117. Devil’s food cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. I’m predictable like that. :)

  118. Red Velvet with creamy vanilla frosting. Yummmmmm…..

  119. My favorite way to make cupcakes is to use rainbow color ice cream cones, with vanilla cake (added sprinkles make it fun) Rainbow chip frosting. I love the cupcakes from a cone…Yummy!! Plus they are fun to decorate for the kiddo!!

  120. First of all the photos look fantastic, the cupcakes delish and beautiful, and I love the chic decorations going on as well….. And I hope to win… “wink”… Thanks for the generosity!!!

  121. From a box…cherry chip with cream cheese frosting.
    I also love lemon with cream cheese frosting….delicious!

  122. isn’t martha the best? i love those one-bowl chocolate cupcakes from the cupcake issue of living as well..

    my favorite combo is devil’s food with chocolate fudge frosting. yum.

  123. I prefer marble cupcakes with a white frosting!

  124. I like to keep it simple: yellow cake with vanilla frosting. An awesome design makes it taste even better!

    Thanks for the chance to win something!

  125. I have two favorites, one being lemon cake with a lemon frosting, but the winner has to be a double chocholate cupcake with peanut butter frosting- Yum!

  126. i love these cupcakes! They’re adorable!

    My favourites still have to be red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Can’t get enough of them!

  127. I love chocolate with any frosting, as long as it has lots of it!

  128. I LOVE lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting!

  129. Lemon with chocolate frosting, or vice versa.

  130. Strawberry w/ cream cheese icing

  131. So I am a huge sucker for Funfetti cupcakes with Rainbow chip frosting. My question is, do you have a made from scratch recipe for either of these?

  132. My favorite are Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting:

  133. Chocolate with something banana-y.

  134. Mine is the oldtime favourite of basic pure vanilla cuppies! There are delish with almost ANY type of toppings!

  135. it’ll b great 2 have cuppies tower 4 party dinner’s with the family..its an excuse 2 bake basically..hehehhehe..anyway luv da cuppiesssss..can i have one cuppies delivered 2 malaysia?

  136. Ha! Another post I was going to comment on anyway, and it ended up being a giveaway! Don’t enter me, because right now I’m living in Indonesia and don’t want to figure out how I would get a cupcake tower out here :-)

    But I just wanted to say – here in Indonesia there is a STRONG Dutch influence, and everyone LOVES their chocolate sprinkles here! They look just like the ones you posted in the picture – dark, chocolatey, and shiny. I’ve been influenced, and almost every morning I have a cup of tea and a piece of buttered toast covered in chocolate sprinkles! Yum!

  137. lemon with lemon cream cheese frosting! MMMMMMM

  138. Classic mint chocolate chip on a chocolate cupcake. Mmmm

    Your cupcakes look so fab too! Thanks for all the how-to’s!

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  139. After my most recent batch…blueberry and lemon, with cream cheese frosting, oh yummy!

    The tower of cupcakes is stunning!

  140. I made some yellow cupcakes with vanilla butter cream frosting, which I rolled in coconut. It became my instant favorite!

    Your cupcakes are gorgeous! :)

  141. coconut with cream cheese icing or vanilla with chocolate chip icing

    you are such a sweetheart to do these giveaways

  142. I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Yum! I am definitely a chocolate girl.

  143. I hope I win, it’ll be a nice gift for my gf on her bday (may 20), since she loves baking brownies and cup cakes… lol… i like cupcakes with vanilla and chocolate…

  144. Chocolate cupcake with a heart made with Nutella ! :)


  145. About the Chocolate sprinkles: we Belgians put it on our sandwich :-) Thick layer of margarine, sprinkles, yummie!

    About the cupcakes: chocolate with chocolate frosting and chocolate decoration?

    Did I just say chocolate?

  146. My absolute favorite cupcake combo is yellow poppyseed and my mom’s homemade vanilla frosting. So much Crisco and homogenized milk. So decadent.

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  147. Awwww…Sweetgirl’s comment would have made me happy too! lol
    My favorite flavor is one that I had recently at Trophy – the margarita flavor!! YUMMMOLA!

    Fresh lime cupcakes topped with Tequila Lime Buttercream and finished with candied lime and salt

  148. I love so many cupcake combos. My newest favorite is one my hubby made :Vanilla – Almond cupcake with chocolate frosting.

  149. I like strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting.

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  150. spiced apple with fudge penuche frosting, there’s a vegan recipe for this in Veganomicon and it is AMAZING, absolutely love it, the apple and fudge go so well together!

  151. good ol’ white cake with strawberry frosting ;)

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  152. They look great! And it was also fun to read something dutch on your blog, ‘chocoladehagelslag’, translated to english that is chocolate hail! Though, in Belgium we (mostly children) do like to call it ‘muizenstrontjes’ which is a cute -not dirty- dialect word for mice feces. And they’re always that big and shiny here.
    But now, my favorite cupcake: i’ll have to say, at the moment I love tiramisucakes with mascaponecream topping the most.

  153. I think I’m a chocolate chocolate kind of girl. It’s hard to beat that.

  154. I’m not entering because I live too far away (New Zealand), but I wanted to say what an incredible friend you are!

  155. My favorite is Score Cake, which is made with yellow cake mix with pudding in it and a box of chocolate pudding, with a cool whip-ish icing. I usually hate whipped icings, but this one is soooo good. Score Cake is amazing, and using cupcakes instead of a regular cake somehow makes it even better.

  156. I would love to have a tier for display. I think I’ll eat any flavor LoL Love chocolate and vanilla (either frosting or the cake itself) and buttercream with blueberries – I only tried the cake version of that but it’s still nice for a cupcake, yes? YUM!

    Bakerella, would just like to thank you for the cake balls. I loved making them and eating them too :-)I’m happy enough to make a post about it LoL

  157. I am soooo traditional but will be honest….. chocolate with cream cheese frosting! I can’t get enough! Also there is another cupcake stand called “The CupCake Tree” that will hold up to 250 cupcakes depending on the one you buy!! It is very very cool! But most likely only good for one use! Not too expensive though!! Check it out online if you ever need to showcase that many works of art!!

  158. Chocolate raspberry!

    I’m sure you have it already, but the cupcake transporter from Costco is SO spiffy!
    It’s big and rectangular…holding probably 24 cupcakes each…but the tray pops up for easy access/display upon arrival.
    Very nifty!!

  159. I LOVE your blog miss bakerella! I found you when searching ‘bakerella’ on google. I was going to use that name myself for a bakestand/blog and wanted to check no one had it- but you got in first! :)

    You’ve done an amazing job on the cupcakes, I too panic before baking! Its reasurring to know you do as well!.

    hmm really hard to pick my favourite but chocolate coconut with chocolate cream cheese icing is pretty amazing!

  160. You are officially the cutest ever! I haven’t made them yet, but I saw them on another site which would be chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin frosting!

  161. Milk Chocolate with strawberry icing!

  162. Dark chocolate with pumpkin spice icing

  163. chocolate with buttercream frosting

  164. White cake with vanilla, the grocery store variety. I know I’m weird, but they are an obsession.

    Insomnia here…thanks for something fun to read at 3am.

  165. Pumpkin with cream cheese frosting!

  166. My Sister in Law makes a to die for chocolate cupcake with citrus cream cheese frosting! It is fabulous! Yum!
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  167. I really should not have read anyone else’s comments…as if I wasn’t already craving cupcakes after your yummy post! I’d have to say it’s a toss up between chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and vanilla cupcakes with pina colada buttercream.

  168. I love chocolate and cream cheese cupcakes. Yummy!

  169. chocolate and chocolate. yummy yummy. Strawberry with a cream cheese frosting is a close second!


  170. my favorite combination would be dark chocolate cupcake with salted caramel filling…and dark chocolate ganache on top would make it perfect! yummy!! =9


  171. Either chocolate cupcakes with mint buttercream frosting (I made them last week and they were heavenly…) or chocolate bacon cupcakes with peanut butter frosting!

  172. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting! Soooo good!

    Those cupcakes are adorable!

  173. i love strawberry and vanilla together!

  174. I do love me some chocolate, but my favorite cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Both made from scratch. Yummm.

  175. Anything chocolate, I’m easy!

    Your cupcakes and hat boxes are absolutely gorgeous.

  176. Oh, those look delicious! I’m baking cupcakes for a friend’s wedding in a few months and those cupcake trees would be PERFECT. So, in that spirit, I think I may have to go for an orange creamsicle cupcake: orange sponge cake with a cream cheese frosting. Yum!

    slyfoxesq[at] :)

  177. Ginger cupcakes with stem ginger pieces, topped with lime icing, and grated lime, oooh, makes my mouth water!

  178. Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream!

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

  180. chocolate with chocolate fudge icing!! I love my chocolate!! Beautiful cupcakes by the way!!

  181. This is a tough decision. I will choose red velvet with cream cheese frosting… since that is what my sister made for dessert and they were delightful! But pretty much ALL cupcakes are yummy!

  182. I love chocolate with German chocolate frosting. You can never have too much chocolate. :)

  183. HMM, I love anything with chocolate in it. But if we were to go with my favorite thing that I’ve baked so would be thin mints and chocolate.

  184. carrot and cardamom with a citrus glaze, mmmmmm!

  185. I’m a big fan of vanilla with chocolate frosting, but I also like chocolate with cream cheese frosting. I guess it’s a chocolate and vanilla thing.

  186. Good old classic chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Comes out amazing every time. :)

  187. I love any combination. I love spice cake and cream cheese, yum!

  188. Chocolate cake, minimum amount of chocolate frosting, and colored sprinkles on half of the top. :O)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  189. and my fav would be chocolate with any kind of icing =)

  190. Plain vanilla with vanilla butter cream! I know boring! But hey really there is nothing boring about cupcakes! My fav recipe is Magnolia’s in NYC.

  191. You Rock! These are awesome.

  192. I love anything chocolate~

  193. I literally JUST finished baking a huge batch of Martha’s chocolate mint cupcakes… they are just unbearably delicious!
    AND, they would look great on that cupcake tower! :)
    a.j_griffith [at] yahoo [dot] com

  194. Anything Chocolate, but my favorite is Chocolate with Cream Cheese so yummy. Why must we pick one…….I think I love them all.

  195. I’m not a huge cake (or cupcake) fan, but I had a moist lemon cupcake with a lemon cream cheese frosting that made even me, the non-believer, sit up and beg.

  196. Red Velvet with Cream chees frosting! Now I want one! Your cupcakes were sooo gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  197. I’ve made some that have a coconut cake and a lime/coconut frosting. Soooo good!

  198. Those are beautiful! I love chocolate and cherry. I don’t get many cupcakes these days though, seeing as i haven’t gotten that adventurous with the GF baking!

  199. Lemon with Lemon Buttercream! YUM!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  200. Key Lime with Coconut Meringue! It’s delicious!

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