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. Chocolate Peanut Butter.

  2. A chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting. YUM!

  3. As much as I love chocolate I gotta go with vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream… There’s something light and cute about the taste!

  4. I’m old school southern: homemade strawberry with homemade buttercream. And if you’re my grandma, you stick a hole in the middle of the cupcake and fill it with pecan-coconut frosting from a can before you ice it for a surprise inside :D

  5. I love reading your blog..those cupcakes are so beautiful. My favorite flavor is banana cupcakes with chocolate icing! yummy..

  6. Hmmm…I’d have to say “butterfly” cupcakes made with lemon cake and cherry pie filling.

    Thanks for your blog! It is both inspiring and tasty!

    If you’ll excuse me, I have to go make some cupcakes now…

  7. anything with cream cheese frosting! tkmg[at]

  8. I’m simple-chocolate with chocolate frosting, or anything with with cream chees crea, frosting. macjamin (at) gmail

  9. Carrot cake and cream cheese icing. YUM, YUM, YUM!

  10. If I’m just going basic I love a vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream. Though I do love cream cheese so this chocolate cream cheese icing you speak of sounds delicious!

  11. Oh! Those turned out beautiful!

    I will never turn down a cupcake, but my favorite is lemon with lemon curd icing!

  12. Red velvet with standard cream cheese frosting! Yummy!

  13. I’m a classic kinda girl–I’ll take yellow cupcakes with chocolate icing, please! I take cupcakes to my kids class for birthdays and transport is the hardest part–I love this tower!

  14. I just love plain white cake with vanilla buttercream. Anything that resembles a wedding cake…mmm.

  15. Strawberry with cream cheese frosting :D

  16. Strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream.

  17. I’m a classic girl who likes classic cupcakes :-) moist yellow cake with chocolate icing. Mmmmm. These cupcakes are beautiful. I love the idea. It good also work for christening celebrations.

  18. They look awesome!

    My favorite cupcakes are these Margarita cupcakes. Sweet, but yummy!

    kris_mck at hotmail dot com

  19. I love chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing. Mmmmmm….

  20. Devils Food with choc satin icing, yum!

    My friend in the Netherlands and I do care package swaps, she sent me very similar sprinkles, they taste so good! She also sent tiny (choc chip sized) ginger snap cookies that are WONDERFUL!

  21. Italian cream with cream cheese icing! My fav cake & cupcakes!

  22. I love the fondant toppers! Gorgeous! I love using french vanilla cake mix & using Sprite Zero instead of the usual egg, oil, & water (out of the box mix) for cupcakes. Just enough fruity flavor & it's nearly fat/sugar free.

  23. Vanilla and chocolate frosting :-)

  24. Chocolate with chocolate cream cheese! I like overkill like that.

  25. Chocolate cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting is the current fave!

  26. I love strawberry with cream cheese icing !!!!!
    Amber Ferguson

  27. if i’m baking, i’m a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting kind of girl. if i’m buying them from sweet mandy b’s (the BEST cupcake store in chicago) then i’m getting a banana cupcake with chocolate frosting. yum!

  28. Classics are best! White on White! Yellow cake and Choclate frosting! But just recently tried Banana cake with cream cheese frosting Yummy! Adding a little cinnamon to frosting! Amazing!!

  29. My future aunt-in-law is making cupcakes for my upcoming wedding (August). This would be perfect for displaying them all. We just taste tested some and my favorite is a toss up…texas chocolate sheet cake with raspberry swiss buttercream icing and good ‘ol vanilla with a chocolate swiss buttercream (tastes like a piece of chocolate melting in your mouth!). Yum!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Strawberry cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese icing. Delicious!

  31. It’s a toss between Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Icing and “yella with buttercream”

  32. My favorite combo is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I know it’s so simple but just sooo delicious. Love your site and your cupcakes. And I love this tower, the one I have is Styrofoam but tends to tilt a bit. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  33. My fave is chocolate w/cream cheese icing! Yum!!

    jojo17 at gmail dot com

  34. I love all cupcakes, but if choosing, I would pick vanilla with vanilla buttercream icing.

  35. went to a bridal shower this weekend, they had a delish strawberry icing on top of lemon cupcake…delicious!


  36. fudge cupcakes w/ mini chips – frosted w/ chocolate ganache and topped w/ chopped reeses. yummy!

  37. Chocolate on chocolate…is there any other? You put so much thought into things you do Bakerella, amazing!

  38. love the adorable cupcakes! i love chocolate peppermint with vanilla buttercream! YUM!

  39. I found a recipe for Cookies N Cream cupcakes and I think it’s my new favorite!! Ugh, I would love this cupcake stand… it love it love it!

  40. I have family visiting throughout the summer months and I’m thinking of trying cupcakes for desserts for them…I think chocolate batter with vanilla buttercream frosting would be best (they’re all chocolaholics).

    I’m glad everything turned out okay for your event – everything looked so cute!


  41. Chocolate with oreo filling and vanilla buttercream icing. Sprinkles are always an added bonus too.

  42. Banana nut with cream cheese frosting but my son would prefer Devils food with a chocolate fudge.

  43. There’s nothing quite like Funfetti cupcakes with vanilla icing (and of course multicolored sprinkles) for birthdays! I love to bake, but not quite ambitious enough to make everything from scratch…

  44. My favorite is pumpkin with cream cheese frosting. Perfect for the fall and the holidays, but I love them all year long!

  45. My favorite is just a simple chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing. But I love trying new ones!!!

    You did a fantastic job!! I love your ingenuity! (And Martha is definitely someone to go for for ideas!!!) I love topping cupcakes with the 1M tip – they sure do take a lot of frosting though, don’t they?!

  46. Those are beautiful!

    I like white cake with buttercream frosting… boring, I know but it’s what I like!

  47. Carrot cake with buttercream frosting.

  48. German Chocolate. YUM!!!

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  49. yellow w/ chocolate frosting

  50. Boring I know… but,I like vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting!

  51. Anything with cream cheese frosting… the cupcakes are just a vehicle!

  52. mmmm- i think i need to go make some cuppycakes now…
    i’m simple- i like a vanilla cake and chocolate frosting- want to try that chocolate cream cheese frosting though…
    though i recently made carrot cupcakes with a cream cheese filling and a cream cheese icing-mmmmm
    those HUGE jimmies look great!!!
    and love pink cupcakes! they look so pretty!

    Laura D
    lt624(at)ntelos (dot) com

  53. That is a great tower. You are so clever with your designs too! Love them.

    My favorite flavor combo is chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate with a dash of bittersweet in there somewhere.

  54. chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing!!

  55. Devil’s food with 7 minute white icing. Yum.

  56. My favorite cupcake flavor is chocolate with chocolate frosting, of course! Not very original, I know.

  57. I like mine simple. I am a total vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting!!

  58. Vanilla with a lemon glaze

  59. My favorite flavor is Chocolate cake and Raspberry filling with Chocolate Buttercream! I could eat it for breakfast!

  60. Chocolate with Coconut topping

  61. Pumpkin with cinnamon creamcheese frosting – hello comfort!!

  62. My fav is Chocolate with vanilla butter cream icing. Yum Yum

  63. My fave is the BlackOut cupcake from Crumb’s bakeshop-chocolate cake with a chocolate custard frosting, topped with chocolate crumbs and drizzled with chocolate…ummmm yummmmmy!!! now i want one!!!

  64. My favorite since I was a little girl is cherry chip cake with vanilla icing, flavored with the juice from jar of cherries.

  65. I like Chocolate w/ white icing…boring!!

  66. Getting ready for a big graduation party for my daughter I have been testing some different flavors. I found one I really like. A Pina Colada cupcake made with a yellow cake mix and coco lopez coconut milk with a pineapple whipped cream icing. It is very very good.

  67. I just made my favorite on Sunday for a family member’s birthday! Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. That frosting is the bestest!

  68. I’m a chocolate and buttercream girl all the way. I like to try other combos but this is always my favorite.

  69. Chocolate cupcake with Kalhua buttercream :)

  70. White cupcake with cherry frosting. Mmmmmm…..

  71. chocolate with chocolate icing

  72. Chocolate + chocolate. Although, I do enjoy a vanilla cupcake once in awhile too!

    yazlow at aol dot com

  73. I like cherry limeade cupcakes with lime buttercream (I think I found this recipe on I would love a cupcake tower! lebonheur76 at

  74. Chocolate all the way!

  75. I love chocolate cake with chocolate icing! The more chocolate the better!!

  76. Lemon cupcake with lemon icing.

  77. I love a lemon cupcake with a simple vanilla bean frosting.

  78. Carrot and cream cheese! My email is on my blog profile. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  79. I like yellow cupcakes with chocolate icing! Or, carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…or chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting….this question is like asking to pick your favorite child!

  80. Yellow cake with Chocolate Icing has always been my favorite but White cake with a pastel tinted Buttercream icing is a close second! Yummm, now I want cupcakes.

  81. I like classic chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting.

  82. I’d like a chance! My fav flavor is choclate cake with chocolate icing. MMmm!

  83. Chocolate-chocolate is always my standby, but I really love just trying new things!

  84. Chocolate Chocolate! Anything with chocolate is just fine with me. I have looked at this stand a few times so it would be fun to win this! Love your blog, you give us all such great ideas. I haven’t bake this much in years. Thanks for sharing.

  85. Mmmm… cupcakes. i am quite sure that I love all of them, but my favorite(I think) are dark chocolate cake with mint buttercream frosting and a draped chocolate sort of topping over the mint that I make. Pretty yummy!

  86. I love chocolate with white buttercream frosting!

  87. Wow, I love looking at your planning ideas! My favorite is white cake with white (non-buttercream)icing. Seems so plain, but it’s my fav.


  88. My favorite is chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting.

  89. Red Velvet with chocolate chips and Cream Cheese frosting!

  90. Lemon Cupcakes with lots and lots of lemon, and cream cheese frosting.

  91. I am just a fan of chocolate and whipped cream on top. Mmmm….

  92. Yum, chocolate with buttercream frosting! I want one. Now.

  93. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting..

  94. We made chocolate and red velvet with little monkey faces for a baby shower last summer. They were a big hit!

  95. Chocolate with peppermint icing!!

  96. Chocolate Devils food cake with fluffy white frosting, yum!

  97. I am a huge chocolate fan, so I think my favorites are either chocolate with chocolate icing OR german chocolate cake cupcakes.
    Yum! :)

  98. Mine is chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.

  99. Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting are the best. No muss no fuss.

  100. I love red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! Yummy!

  101. Definitely strawberry cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting. I’m salivating!

  102. oh I love chocolate with cream cheese frosting!!

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

  103. White cake with any kind of frosting (I’m not picky!)

  104. I am pretty simple I guess, I like a moist yellow cupcake with a good buttercream frosting. I really like sprinkles on top too.

  105. Peppermint with vanilla buttercream

  106. I had a pumpkin with a spicy cream cheese icing that was absolutely awesome.

  107. woooow soOOOO wonderful! thanks for the contest!!! never seen this in France!!!
    my favorite cupcake flavor would be chocolat/almond!!!
    bisous***thank you***

  108. Plain and simple…white cake with vanilla buttercream! Yum!

  109. what a beautiful cupcake design! My favourite cupcakes are moist chocolate with a bit of cayenne pepper and chocolate chunks filled with vanilla curd :) mmmm..yummy!

  110. Lemon poppyseed with lemon curd filling and cream cheese icing. I could go for one right now.

  111. chocolate on chocolate can’t be beat – tried and true

  112. I have two favorite cupcakes–Red Velvet and just a plain white cake with buttercream icing. I usually make cupcakes instead of a cake to bring to work. People can just grab one and go, they don’t need forks or plates.

  113. Oh goodness, red velvet with cream cheese icing. Oh those are the best. You can contact me @

  114. yellow cake, with strawberry filling and buttercream frosting, yummy

  115. Oooooh… We just had cupcakes at our wedding, and my fave was a white cake with blackberry filling and almond frosting. Yum!

  116. I love yellow cupcakes with fudge frosting.

    Sue (

  117. yellow batter with chocolate buttercream frosting

  118. Italian cream cake with cream cheese frosting. No calories there, huh?

    Thanks for a chance to win more cool stuff.

    Randa, aka

  119. My favorite cupcake is chocolate with chocolate frosting and then chocolate sprinkles. I admit I have an addiction, but I am okay with that!


  120. Red velvet! Traditional I know, but so yummy!!!

  121. Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…yum!!

  122. Oh, how fun!! My favorite is the the kind with the cake and frosting. :) I do love a good yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Yum!

    wildbeckers at gmail dot com

  123. Strawberry!

  124. dark chocolate with italian buttercream, a twist on the classic

  125. Your cupcakes were beatiful!

    My fav cupcake flavor is probably dark chocolate with cherry filling and cream cheese icing!

  126. yellow cake with chocolate icing…yummy

  127. You do such an amazing job! I bet your friend loved these cupcakes!! I am a chocolate girl all the way, so I am going chocolate with chocolate frosting! Please keep posting! I love your blog.

  128. I absolutely LOVE Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

    Thanks for giving us such great ideas. I can’t wait to make some fancy cupcakes!

  129. vanilla with a blueberry jam centre and lemon buttercream!! yes yes yes!!

    .. would you ship that cake stand to the UK? ohh please say you would.

  130. I guess I’m pretty boring but I like the good ‘ol vanilla with buttercream icing!

  131. I’m a pretty plain cupcake person =) Vanilla or Chocolate will do me just fine.
    Beautiful cupcakes btw

  132. I love white with vanilla … the traditional birthday cake flavor!


  133. A big fan of lemon cupcakes. I don't even care what kind of icing! :)

    This tower is a great! My sister is doing a wine & dessert party for her reception and this would work great for her 'cake' (she is doing cupcakes with polka dots). I love that it tilts!

  134. I actually don’t like cupcakes (or cake or pie). But I DO like to look at them!! Especially yours!


  135. Chocolate with chocolate!

  136. yellow cupcakes with a good chocolate frosting

  137. My favorite is Red Velvet with cream cheese on top. I love this.

  138. My favorite is a simple yellow cupcake with chopped rollos (the bits of caramel and chocolate melted into the cake are heavenly) with milk chocolate ganache buttercream.

    I have done cupcakes for a couple weddings and after stressing out transporting 275 cupcakes to the first wedding (I just used regular cake boxes and worried about everything until they were out on the table – the survived the transport and a minor mishap just fine) I found these cupcake boxes with inserts. I had to buy 100 but now I always have a box and insert at hand to give away a dozen cupcakes. I love not having to worry about retrieving my tupperware and has a very professional presentation. The boxes store flat. They can now be custom ordered in a variety of colors as well. I have greatly enjoyed reading your blog. Ruth (

  139. I have to say I’m a chocoholic and like the dark chocoate cake with a ganache filling with vanilla buttercream icing!!

  140. chocolate with chocolate or mint frosting mmmm. I actually hate choc and mint together but mint frosting has a really good flavor not too minty and sooo good!

    I heart Bakerella!

  141. Chocolate with buttercream frosting. my taste buds are satisfied with anything mixed with chocolate. lol

  142. I JUST made cupcakes for my son’s birthday, so this would have been handy. I’m a traditionalist when it come to cupcakes and love a chocolate with chocolate buttercream, although as I sit here daydreaming of cupcakes at 9 in the morning, I think a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting (with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg in the frosting too) would be yummy.

  143. I love all cupcakes but recently fell in love with a recipe for Chai tea cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Delicious!

  144. I am going with chocolate and a white buttercream icing. You would never catch me turning down any kind of cupcake though.

  145. i love cupcakes, all cupcakes, but my favorite is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yummm!

  146. Oh, how awesome! Ummm, chocolate and chocolate….what else? Beautiful cupcakes. Thanks!

  147. Chocolate with chocolate icing, I know that is boring, but oh I lobe them!

  148. I can’t get enough of plain yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting. It’s basic, but it just is the perfect combo for me.

  149. That’s easy…chocolate with chocolate fudge!!! The cupcakes look great. Everything you bake turns to gold I swear!

  150. Funfetti Cake and Funfetti frosting. I know, SO original. But I looooove it.

  151. My favorite is Devil’s food with minty buttercream frosting! Like an Andie’s candy in a cupcake!!!

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. Hi Bakerella! Oh, yum! Those look fantastic! You are so creative! (BTW, I get nervous when right before dong cakes too!) =;)

    My fav. combination is lemon cake with a lemon cream cheese frosting with lemon zest in the frosting! Oh to die for! Almost better than chocolate! =;) Thanks for the giveaway! =:D

    ~Miss Rachel~

  153. I’m a little boring, but I love vanilla with flavored icing- OR red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yummy!

  154. chocolate chocolate. I know, boring. But why mess with perfection.

    tscolson at gmail dot com

  155. chocolate on chocolate

  156. My sister made lemon with cream cheese frosting once. They were too eggy, but the flavor was wonderfull.

  157. My favourite is chocolate!!
    Mariana Bicalho

    P.S.: I’m from Brasil. Can I participate?

  158. What a timely post! I have to make “bridal shower” cupcakes for 50 and have been doing a lot of planning! This would be perfect. My favorite combo is yellow butter with choclate frosting.

  159. White cake, white icing. Plain ole’ white!!

  160. I have to say you always seem to amaze me. I had the same issue not too long ago and I actually made my own. Or at least that was how it was supposed to be. But it was a job for hubby and dad. I tell you it took all day though. But you can see what it came out like on my blog there is a picture of it in action. Will be posting process soon. Lot of work but well worth it in the end. The only thing is it’s solid wood so yeah one like yours would be great 8).

    But I am a simple gal. My favorite is marble cupcake with BC icing.

  161. strawberry with cream cheese frosting

  162. Ooooh! I’d love one! I’m always wanting to make cupcakes for my friends, but I almost never do because of the transportation issue.

    I love almost any kind of cupcake, but I have a recipe for green tea cupcakes with sparkling sake frosting that I’m just dying to try!

  163. white cake chocolate frosting – Yum!

  164. lemon cupcake with vanilla buttercream thats my fav! but really anything with buttercream :)

  165. Dark Chocolate and Coconut!

  166. Strawberry shortcake cupcakes with whipped cream and berries on top. Delish :)

  167. Mojito! Lime cake with a lime frosting and a but of real mint that has been sugared.

  168. I’m a peanut butter nut so my favorite is to make a really rich chocolate cupcake and then stir in some creamy peanut butter to the vanilla buttercream. So Good!

    jeannerlopez (at) gmail (dot) com

  169. Pumpkin muffins with chunks of brown sugar sprinkled on top. :-)

  170. Pina Colada! sooo good!

  171. Wow, you are a hard-working cupcake-making lady!

    I’m OBSESSED with Martha’s merangue buttercream frosting recipe. I don’t even care what you put it on, but if it’s going to be chocolate it better be very chocolatey. I’ve used Martha’s chocolate brownie recipe before and it’s been a hit. But it’s all about the merangue buttercream, really.

    Although now I want to try your chocolate cream cheese!

  172. Spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Though I love lemon with boiled lemon frosting like my Grandma used to make, I just can’t seem to find the right frosting recipe!
    That tower looks terribly handy! Count me in!

  173. chocolate with chocolate

  174. How fun…I love Chocolate with cream cheese frosting!

  175. First of all, your homemade tower was wonderful- I love the added detail of the scanned paper! As for my favorite cupcake combination, I’m partial to ‘wacky cake’ (it’s a chocolate cake recipe my mom makes) with cream cheese frosting… YUM! Thanks for the give-away!

  176. I really love strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

  177. One of my favorites is a yellow cake with dark chocolate icing..oh…or…chocolate cupcakes with mocha icing. Yummy!

  178. I’ve come to love devil’s food with chocolate cream cheese frosting with crunched up Oreo cookie on top. We made it for my son’s birthday party and found little construction trucks to use as toppers. It was super cute and super delicious!

  179. Wow, what a generous offer.

    I love chocolate so these S’Mores Cupcakes I made recently are wonderful.

  180. Devil’s Food with my plain jane white icing – YUM!!!

  181. Chocolate with a pumpkin creme frosting. I had it a few years ago at a Fall fair and it is….AMAZING!

    durboraw j at missouri dot edu

  182. Maybe I’m boring, but I love Devil’s Food with vanilla buttercream.

    Though I consider a yellow cake with chocolate frosting to be a very close, classic second


  183. nobody noticed the stack design? :O

    i love marble! butter and chocolate FTW!! :D

  184. Loved this post. Thank you! My fave is lemon cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

  185. Yellow cake and chocolate frosting! Thanks for the giveaway your stuff is amazing.

  186. I haven’t gotten too experimental with my cake (or cupcake) flavors because I’m always afraid people won’t like them. So far, my favorite has been a red velvet with vanilla cream filling and cream cheese frosting. Now that I’ve read some other peoples’ responses though, I’m going to start giving more daring flavors a spin in my oven!

  187. I like white cupcakes with white buttercream frosting…LOTS of frosting. Actually, I could do without the cupcake part. Sorry. And I LOVE THAT TOWER! I have three kids and many, many years of cupcake baking ahead of me and would love having one of those!

  188. Oh, defiitely – chocolate fudge cake with vanilla buttercream icing! Thanks, Becky G.

  189. Chocolate with cream cheese! I need to make some tonight!!!

  190. Strawberry cupcake, strawberry filling w/ vanilla BC icing. YUM! Strawberry overload! =D

  191. Chocolate with butter cream is my favorite; however a local bakery makes a strawberry cake with strawberry icing and I would love to have a cupcake version.

  192. Oh those are so beautiful and I love that Cupcake Tower. Convenience!

    I am a red velvet girl through and through, with buttercream frosting. Oooh yeah.

  193. I’m a simple girl–give me a vanilla cupcake with plenty of chocolate frosting and I’m a happy camper!

    valeriemarino at gmail dot com

  194. carrot cake (w/pineapple!) and cream cheese frosting


    sjloud at hotmail dot com

  195. red velvet with cream cheese frosting or buttercream. YUMMMM!

  196. I still love the classic Red Velvet and Cream cheese frosting!

    steffie100 at hotmail dot com

  197. Red velvet and cream cheese icing. Is there any other way? I didn’t think so…

  198. I love a red velvet cupcake w/ vanilla cream cheese icing!

  199. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

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