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. Yum! I love your blog! Sooo cute! My favorite is chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I’ve never seen a holder for so many cupcakes. I would love to have one!

  2. Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting :-)

  3. I love the chocolate cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting – actually anything with cream cheese frosting!

  4. I love love love chocolate with chocolate frosting, but my wedding cake was almond-flavored cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting and I couldn’t get enough of that, either! Now I’m going to have to try that chocolate cream cheese frosting – it looks fabulous.

  5. This would be perfect for my son’s birthday party on June 6!

  6. I literally just finished two batches of cupcakes for my dd’s 5th b-day, the cutest little ladybug cupcakes ever. I make cupcakes for all my kids’ b-days! They love them almost as much as I do! LOL! All flavors and all colors, but I’m a classic kinda gal, I like vanilla cake with choc. frosting! I love your site and looking at all the cute things you make!

  7. that’s hard… either chocolate w/ chocolate or chocolate w/ buttercream… delish!!!


  8. Those cupcakes are so CUTE! Of course, pink being my favorite color doesn’t have anything to do with that, no of course not…:)
    My favorite cake that I’ve ever had was vanilla and has some kind of thick cheesecakse filling with white buttercream icing. I think it would have been good with chocolate icing though.

  9. Plain Jane here…I love yellow with chocolate icing.

  10. red velvet with good ol’ cream cheese frosting! mmmm!!!
    i make cupcakes all the time with these awesome giant cupcake pans! so fun!

  11. Chocolate with chocolate buttercream frosting with sprinkles!! Yummy!!

  12. Hmm…Chocolate Cake with Buttercream frosting I think…

    Very basic and classic…but OH SO GOOD!

    …and those fondant toppers are WAY cute…you’re so amazing.

    every time you do something cute…i tell my fiance “I hate her! those are so cute!”…and he can’t understand why I hate you when you do cute things. But I think as a woman, you understand :)

  13. My fav is cherry chip cake w/ cherry flavored frosting!

  14. I’m all for chocolate, but they never come out moist enough when I make them myself. I’m for the classic yellow with butter cream frosting.

    Your cupcakes are wonderful. I made a cake and cupcakes for my Niece’s birthday a couple weeks ago. I had so much fun with the cupcakes. I’m doing the same thing for my cousin’s graduation. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  15. dark chocolate, chocolate! but, yellow with chocolate is so close it has to be mentioned!

  16. So exciting! My ultimate favorite is a fudgy chocolate (really moist) with cream cheese frosting.. but I made some key lime w/ lime cream cheese last week that were to die for!

  17. Funfetti cake with the old kind of funfetti icing (not the sprinkles, but the kind that has little sprinkles already mixed in)!

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

  18. Two giveaways back to back…wow!
    I love cupcakes and recently did a small tower with a borrowed stand. I would love my own and my favorite cupcake combination is red velvet and cream cheese frosting. Yum… hope I win.

  19. Those turned out absolutely beautiful! What a lucky little girl!! I love lust plain ole’ yellow cake mix with milk chocolate frosting!! I think I’ll go make some right now!!

  20. I love carrot cake cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting!

    knowthyrights7 at yahoo dot com

  21. Now I like that tower. The wire-y ones I have a problem with.

    My fav cupcake??? Hmmm… Chocolate with whipped cream frosting with a slight peppermint flavor.

  22. You can never go wrong with a basic yellow cake/chocolate icing combination! But I also love spice cake with cream cheese icing, or chocolate with peanut butter icing..


  23. I love a dark chocolate with a white icing… Something about the appearance of it makes it even tastier.

    Also, sweet (ha!) job on the cupcakes. :)

  24. Red Cake Cup Cakes at Christmas time with Vanilla buttercream frosting (colored green of course to keep them in the theme of holiday:) Thanks for the inspiring post!

  25. My favorite cupcakes by far is Dark chocolate with Kalua and coffe buttercream. Your color combination in the cupcakes are gorgeous!

  26. This is a link to my absolute favorite cupcake ever! Coconut cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting (with shredded coconut on top). Can you tell I like coconut?)

  27. My best friend just made some vanilla bean cupcakes with blackberry frosting and I swear they were the best things in the whole wide world. I love when she experiments with flavors :)

  28. Chocolate with Chocolate buttercream frosting. (LOTS of frosting!) I am going to try the chocolate cream cheese frosting you mention in this post, though. Love the display & I am very impressed with the paper matching!LOL! I wouldn't have thought to do that – don't you love it when all the pieces start to fall together and it all works out perfectly? : )

  29. I’m so boring I like white cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting the best! But, they are ooh so yummy!

    Reading everyone else’s favorites makes me want to step outside of the box!!

  30. Oh my! This shall be used for birthday parties galore!

  31. Chocolate cake with Vanilla Buttercream! Yummy!

  32. I have a cupcake tower on my list of things to get this would be great!!

    My favorite cupcake is red velvet with white chocolate buttercream! Yummy!!!

  33. I love vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache…yum!!!!!

  34. Funfetti cake and frosting! And the funfetti has to be the rainbow chip icing that has the sprinkles in the frosting. Sweet deliciousness, I am hungry.


  35. Chocolate, Chocolate, and Chocolate

  36. I love Martha’s Chocolate Graham Cracker Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting, YUM! It’s a s’more in cupcake form, what could be better?

  37. Chocolate with chocolate ganche!

  38. I love a classic combination – chocolate cake and white icing.

  39. Yellow cupcakes with my great grandmother’s cooked chocolate icing. Tricky to do, but delicious!

  40. White cake with lots and lots of frosting.

  41. Chocolate Raspberry!

    jenniferlstout at gmail dot com

  42. My children’s classrooms like yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and multi-colored sprinkles … I personally prefer red velvet with cream cheese (with or without sprinkles!)

  43. Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    Whodamomnj @ yahoo dot com

  44. I love it if it’s in a cupcake shape! Yum!

  45. Chocolate and Cherry!

  46. Lemon with Chocolate icing:) Yummy

  47. I’m new here and just getting into making my own cupcakes- I’ve always been a fanatic, but didn’t think I had the skills to make my own. This past weekend I made my 5th batch and they were fabulous. I’m dying to make chocolate cupcakes with an orange/citron frosting. That would be my all time fav!

  48. Raspberry frosting with Dark Chocolate Cake filled with Raspberry cream!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail dot com

  49. Chocolate with chocolate ganache… mmmm….

  50. I simple–I love a rich chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Decorated cleverly, of course. :) Those sprinkles would be nice.

  51. Cute stand! I found some awesome cupcake carriers from costco if you’re planning to do this on a regular basis…

    I think my favourite for the summer is dories perfect party cake lemon and then a buttercream with mixed berry puree in. mmm

  52. I’m not a cake girl but, I LOVE to make cupcakes! My family loves cake so I’m so glad you left links to those recipes b/c I’m trying them all! I already use your buttercream frosting and it’s amazing! :) And, my girls like strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting. You know…cause I don’t do cake. :)

  53. there is no cupcake that I won’t eat!! That being said…white cake/buttercream frosting!

  54. Those are so lovely!!

    My favorite will always be peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Nom nom!!!

  55. As much as I love chocolate, I think my favorite is French vanilla with vanilla buttercream. Mmmm!

    raspell at verizon dot net

  56. My personal favorite would be chocolate with cream cheese frosting, but I love any kind of cupcake!

  57. I heart pumpkin with cream cheese frosting it is FANTASTIC!

    kathrynhahn (at) hotmail (dot) com

  58. Red Velvet with Cream Cheese OR Yellow Cake with Chocolate/Pudding Frosting…mmm…

    mmmyoohoo at

  59. I am a very simple girl – so my favorite is just white cupcake with real buttercream frosting (doesn’t matter what color, my eyes are always closed to savor the taste anyway).

  60. humm…can I answer any kind? I do like good classic vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles

  61. Red Velvet with mascarpone/cream cheese frosting (check out my Lost cupcakes with that very combination — plus graham cracker sand and gum paste plane tails:

  62. chocolate fudge cake with nutella ganache. to DIE for!!

  63. chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. mmmmm
    bergeron dot family at shaw dot ca

  64. Red velvet with cream cheese icing! Or Carrot Cake and cream cheese works equally well to widen my hips!

  65. Chocolate cherry with almond butter cream, yummy! I’ve been on a cupcake making kick, this tower would get a lot of use.

    I loved the pink and brown combination on your cupcakes, using the invitations was inspired. :)

  66. you are truly amazing! i think i must go make some cupcakes, NOW. Simple. i like simple. Chocalte with a yummy buttercream! Heaven!

  67. I guess you could say I am indecisive on my favorite flavor because I am a big fan of marble…the best of both worlds!

  68. banana with peanut butter frosting

  69. carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

  70. That’s a tough one…almost any flavor combination from Lily Jane Cupcakes in Eagle, Idaho is fine by me!

  71. oh lordy me this is a hard question!!

    I am going to go with yellow cake with a buttercream frosting– with lots of sprinkles of course!!

    kelgirl105 at yahoo dot com

  72. I’m suddenly in love with yellow cupcakes with chocolate icing!

  73. I love cupcakes and these look like they were as delicious as they are beautiful!

  74. I’m more old school with the cake part and daring with the icing. I like chocolate or vanilla cake with peanut butter frosting or cookies and cream or black forest. love it!

  75. I just created a new recipe for pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese icing! So yummy…

    My email:

  76. I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting!

  77. I think my favorite is vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting. Mmmmm!

  78. You are my baking inspiration! I simply LOVE everything you make!

    Yellow cake, chocolate buttercream frosting will make me eat TWO cupcakes, every time!

  79. Chocolate with red hot’s baked in it.

  80. We love rainbow chip!

  81. Devil’s food cake with vanilla frosting

  82. I love cake of any kind but I’m partial to red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

  83. I love dark chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting…yummmmmm

  84. I love plain old yellow cake with creamy milk chocolate frosting. It’s a classic!
    karen at msummers dot com

  85. Chocolate cake and buttercream icing with orange zest. Yum.

  86. I think my most favorite cupcake/frosting flavor combo would have to be chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, without a doubt.

    Hmmm. Is 10:01 a.m. to early to have dessert, followed by lunch a little while later?

  87. My fave would have to be carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting….and don’t forget the nuts!

  88. Strawberry with cream cheese frosting…I’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Yum!

  89. My husband and I LOVE banana cupcakes with good ol fashioned buttercream. I could eat them everyday…even for breakfast. And I have. :)

    These cupcakes were amazing and I appreciated your paper matching the invitation.

  90. Yellow cake with chocolate… I know… but it’s a classic!

  91. I am a plain Jane, I like yellow cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

  92. I love all things lemon so I would have to say lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

  93. chocolate cupcakes
    stuffed with strawberry chocolate ganache
    frosted with chocolate glaze
    and buttercream!! Not that was a mouth full!! And they are so awesome!

  94. Chocolate and chocolate!

  95. One time I made a lemon flavored cupcake with cream cheese frosting that had lemon zest in it! I think I got the recipe from Kraft. It was THE best!


  96. my all time fav is chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting.

  97. I am a Vanilla/Vanilla Lovahh. I would rub it on me if I could :)

  98. Hey Bakerella!
    I love either a lemon or white cake with a simple buttercream frosting. I especially love a bit of marshmellow fondant on top for some added sweetness!

  99. A nice fudgy chocolate with chocolate cream cheese frosting. Mmmm.

  100. i’m a firm believer in chocolate cupcake, white icing. i love cupcakes of all kinds, but always fall back on my childhood favorite. ;)


  101. Cute cupcake tier! My favorite cupcake flavors are lemon cake with cream cheese vanilla frosting… simple but clean and delicious.

  102. White cupcake with vanilla buttercream! I’m a simple girl :)

    dellerbk at gmail dot com

  103. Amazing! The amount of time on that project is worth it-looks great. Curious George: Chocolate buttermilk cupcake base topped with banana buttercream

  104. I’m still trying to find a good cupcake recipe. I will need to try your recipes. I love the cupcakes.

  105. My favorite is cherry cake with vanilla buttercream. Yum!

  106. I love ALL cupcakes, but my favorite is vanilla with vanilla buttercream frosting!

  107. Favorite cupcake flavor – well, I live near Seattle, and am a fan of Trophy Cupcakes. And they make a green tea cupcake (with what I assume is a green tea frosting) that I just LOVE. And I can’t seem to recreate it, so I’m stuck making excuses to go to Seattle on Tuesdays to go get me one….

  108. Raspberry vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting. MMmmmm. So much sugar, but soooo good!

  109. For cupcakes, I tend to prefer simple flavors – vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing! LOVE the cupcake tower!!


  111. I love chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. YUMMMY!!! My mouth is watering after your post. And the cupcakes turned out so adorable. What a lucky girl.

  112. My favorite is simple – vanilla cake with chocolate icing.

  113. I’m a pretty simple girl so I really enjoy a good carrot cake with creamcheese frosting cupcake. But I also like something inspired by smores – chocolate cake, marshmallow icing with crushed graham crackers.

  114. amazingly cute! I love vanilla with some delicious filling (like key lime pie) and a big swirl of buttercream icing, followed by a cute fondant animal of some sort on top :)

  115. Wow! That turned out beautifully! Great job!
    My favorite cupcake…well, I haven’t met one I didn’t like as long as it was moist! Top it with cream cheese frosting and I’m a goner!
    sylviarj at yahoo dot com

  116. nothing beats red velvet with cream cheese mmmm

  117. Lemon and raspberry! Yum… so refreshing!

  118. My favorite combo is red velvet cake and cream cheese frosing.

  119. Carrot cake (no raisins, extra nuts) with cream cheese frosting Mmmm Mmmm Goodness!

  120. I am soo plain – give me vanilla with a vanilla buttercream and I will be happy.
    jonboy_nellie AT

  121. For cupcakes I love the traditional yellow butter cake with homemade chocolate buttercream icing.

    The tower is neat! I have a glass tower and usually transport cupcakes in multiple covered rectangular trays but this is much more convenient.

  122. Chocolate with a fudge-y chocolate frosting. Mmmmmm…. chocolate.

  123. S’more cupcakes… yum! Graham cracker cupcake, chocolate filling, and marshmallow frosting – delicious!

  124. I’m very plain when it comes to favorite cupcakes: vanilla cake with chocolate icing. I’d eat a lot of other flavors though! :)

  125. Yellow cake with chocolate buttercream. Yum!

  126. Those are so cute! My favorite cupcakes are some that I make at Christmas time. Chocolate-chocolate chip cupcakes with vanilla icing and a touch of peppermint extract –yum!

  127. My favorite flavor is white with cream cheese filling, buttercream frosting and caramel drizzled all over it.

  128. Definitely red velvet with cream cheese frosting!!!


  129. My favourite cupcake flavour combination BY FAR is Red Velvet cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing.

    Folllowed by anything topped with a lemon buttercream. MMM.

  130. Oh my gosh this would be PERFECT for my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday this summer. I would like to be unique and say something like licorice with Mint frosting but naaaa Chocolate with cream cheese frosting it the BESTEST! lol

  131. Great job on the cupcakes, bakerella!

    My favorite is caramel cake with either caramel frosting or vanilla cream cheese buttercream. Mmmmmm.

  132. Very beautiful cupcakes and that’s a nice tower. I have the Wilton swirly metal ones which are also nice but they don’t hold as many and sometimes the ones on top smear the frosting of the ones below.

  133. I’m boring…I just want chocolate with chocolate. Maybe on a daring day I’d like some raspberry filling!

  134. Oooh, it has to be a Devil’s food cupcake with a dark chocolate icing. Not too creative, but I do love chocolate! Thanks!

  135. I like chocolate with cream cheese frosting!

  136. I have made strawberry cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache filling and strawberry buttercream.

  137. Definitely chocolate with cream cheese frosting! :)

  138. Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting!

  139. Chocolate with a coffee flavored buttercream :) yummmmm

  140. I love white chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Mmmmm!

  141. Just about any flavor :) but I think chocolate and vanilla is probably my fav. Simple, but sooo good! And it doesn’t matter which is chocolate and which is vanilla (but perhaps chocolate cake with vanilla frosting is a tiny bit better) ;)

  142. Classic dark chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

  143. Vanilla with chocolate icing.

  144. That is so cute! I am just a simple old fashioned girl. I love vanilla and chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I will eat lots of others but that’s my fav!!! :-)

  145. I recently made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for my friends while they were waiting for one of our friends’ husband to get out of surgery. Great hit, brought good cheer.

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  146. i’m voting for chocolate cupcake with a chocolate cream cheese frosting!!!!!

    cammihigley at msn dot com

  147. I’m a simple girl- yellow cake with chocolate frosting! Although I’m also a sucker for Funfetti cake.

  148. coconut cake with buttercream and coconut frosting

  149. I’m a sucker for the traditional favorite.
    Chocolate Marble cupcake with a simple Vanilla Buttercream.

    Such a great post!

  150. Vanilla Almond cupcake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
    yummm- DIVINE!!!!!

  151. my alltime favorite- pumpkin with cream cheese icing- they’re sooo good!!

  152. My new favorite is chocolate fudge brownies with peanut butter icing. But it’s usually red velvet with cream cheese icing.

    I eat alot of cupcakes.

  153. I adore your blog! And all of your wonderful (and creative) ideas.

    My favorite cupcake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Um, YUM!

  154. I actually love pumpkin flavored cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. YUM!

  155. Yellow cake with fudge icing. Yummy!

  156. Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting! Yum! :)

  157. I’ve always loved yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. But I have this great new recipe I’m trying for lime cupcakes. Yum!

  158. My favorite is yellow cake with chocolate frosting… so yummy.

  159. Lemon Poppy Seed with cream cheese frosting.

    Yes. A Lemon Poppy Seed cupcake, not muffin. DELISH

  160. Love carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

  161. coconut cake with coconut frosting…think italian cream cake. yum!

  162. chocolate with pistachio buttercream cream

  163. chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream icing. yummy to the max!

  164. Oooh, lemon. The lemonier the better. And if it’s lemony enough to make your jaw cramp when you bite into it, even better!!

  165. Beautiful cupcakes!!

    My fav is chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

    Rachel S
    Spooner, WI

  166. the cupcakes look great!! I love regular white cake, not too sweet so I love it

  167. Your chocolate with the chocolate sprinkles sounds like the most perfect cupcake EVER. Although the chocolate with lots of pink buttercream sounds YUMMY too.

    Are there any left? Can you send me one of those instead? lol

  168. I love peanut butter with chocolate buttercream! OR chocolate with raspberry icing, or vice versa. Any combination of rasberry/chocolate or chocolate/peanut butter pretty much guarantees to be delish!

  169. I love white cake with mini chocolate chips in the cake and the icing!

  170. Spice cake with a cream cheese frosting.

  171. Cookie and Cream! I just found an amazing recipe and they are SO GOOD!!

  172. oh what a fun giveaway! It is so hard to transport cupcakes! So, my current favorite is carrot cake cupcakes!! Yummmmy.

  173. Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting…. so yummy!!!!


  174. Just found your site. LOVE your creativity (because I have none)! Super cute cupcakes.

    My favorite flavor is homemade red velvet with creamy homemade frosting! YUMMY! Now I’m hungry!

    jessica dot haworth at gmail dot com

  175. Chocolate and cherry! yum!

  176. good old fashioned yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting!!!!

  177. Chocolate with buttercream! YUM!

  178. Chocolate with buttercream!

  179. Chocolate cupcakes that have a cream cheese and chocolate chip filling (it bakes in) with vanilla butter cream on the top. Yum. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  180. I’m a boring old vanilla cupcake with colored vanilla frosting type of girl.

  181. i love chocolate guiness cupcakes with baileys cream cheese frosting!! :-)

  182. Good ol’ White on white!

  183. Chocolate with cream cheese frosting. I love butter cream frosting too but sometimes it’s too sweet. I barely sweeten my cream cheese frosting and it still works well.

  184. chocolate cake with white frosting-yum!

  185. Margarita cupcakes with lime buttercream. Mmm.

  186. My favorite are white cupcakes with fudge frosting…yum!

  187. Favorite? What kind of cruel thing is that? OK, ummm…. vanilla cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting. Oh, oh, oh….wait chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese filling with fudge frosting…. oh, oh, oh wait! Oh never mind! This post alone is probably why my diet is failing abysmmally. (and on top of that I can’t spell that word but I’m leaving it there anyway cuz I like the way it sounds) and BTW, I think you were brilliant matching the invitations as you did. Martha has nothing on you. Thanks for the chance.

  188. oh your cupcakes always look so amazing and this tower would be great for our house ‘finishing’ part we are having to celebrate the re -build after Hurricane Ike. My favorite is the red velvet with cream cheese frosting! Yum! I want one now!

  189. Dark chocolate and carmel buttercream! YUM!

    Your site is so inspirational… thank you!


  190. I love fruity combinations–like chocolate raspberry, or lemon with vanilla buttercream.

  191. I love chocolate with vanilla icing!

  192. I could eat just about any combination of cupcake and icing and love it but I *think* I’m going to say chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache. Mmmmm. Ganache. I could eat my weight in that stuff.


  193. vanilla cupcakes with choclate frosting, or vice versa!

  194. Chocolate cupcakes with Cheesecake centers topped off with ganache! yummy!

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  195. Red Velvet and cream cheese… I know probably boring, but hey I am a simple girl!


  196. I love red velvet and cream cheese frosting!! So delicious.

  197. French Toast cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Yummm…
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  198. My favorite cupcake combination is chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. Yum!

  199. I had a cookie dough cupcake with peanutbutter icing. It was great!!

  200. Key Lime or plain old vanilla. Yum!

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