St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:27 am on Thursday, March 5, 2015

St Patrick’s Day is coming up. What do you think of cupcakes for dessert this year?


Peppermint Patty Cupcakes


Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes (Not kid friendly.)


Lucky Charms Cupcakes


Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cupcakes

Houseplant Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:02 am on Friday, March 7, 2014

These cupcakes have houseplants on them! I think they are pretty original and awesome looking. And there’s a tutorial to show you how to make them.

Lace Stenciled Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:05 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Here’s a simple idea with big pay off: use lace to stencil a design on your cupcakes. Sweet Verbena baked red velvet cupcakes and instead of frosting them, she laid a piece of lace on each cupcake, sifted powdered sugar over the top, and removed the lace, leaving behind a lovely design:

Looks great. And I always like tips that help me make an impressive-looking dessert without a lot of labor.

Harry Potter Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:21 am on Thursday, July 14, 2011

[Courtesy Sara Bakes Cakes]

It seems to be a thing to make Harry Potter cupcakes right now, just in time for the release of the last movie in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.” Here’s three Harry-Potter-themed cupcakes that caught my eye:

Cauldron Cakes from The Pastry Affair. They are devil’s food cupcakes with marshmallow filling and a chocolate glaze. The recipe even goes over how to make the handle.

Butterbeer Cupcakes by Sweet Tooth. In searching around for my post on real buttered beer, I came upon these cupcakes. Inspired by butterbeer in the Harry Potter books, it’s a butter/vanilla cake with a butterscotch ganache filling that has been topped with buttercream frosting and drizzled with more butterscotch ganache. That would give you a sugar buzz, all right.

Finally, Wizard Hat Cupcakes from Gordon Gossip. If the above two recipes are too complicated, here’s a simpler Harry Potter cupcake. Make your normal cupcakes–in this case chocolate–and ice them. Then turn some sugar cones upside down on top for the wizard hats. Add some candy sprinkles, pipe a lightning bolt onto the cones, and you’re done.

Spring Flower Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:03 am on Friday, April 22, 2011

Here’s a clever way to decorate cupcakes: use candy to make a flower design on top.

After you bake the cupcakes of your choosing, ice them and make a flower design with different candies, such as jelly beans, Jordan almonds, licorice pastels, and mint cremes. It might lead to a sugar overdose, but it certainly looks pretty.

Looks like this idea originally came from Hello Cupcake! by Karen Tack.

Muppet Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:01 am on Thursday, April 29, 2010

savvyhousekeeping muppet cupcakes

There are a lot of Muppet cupcakes floating around the web, but these from Cupcake Occasions in the UK are the best I’ve seen by far. It is a bit inaccurate to file these under recipes since I couldn’t find a recipe for Muppet cupcakes and have no idea how to approximate them, but aren’t they awesome?

savvyhousekeeping muppet cupcakes

And unlike a lot of cake art, I bet they actually taste good. At least I hope so. (Via EW)

Carbomb Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 2:53 pm on Monday, March 16, 2009

A friend pointed me to these delicious-looking Chocolate, Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness cakes with a chocolate ganache filling and Baileys frosting. Inspired after the Irish carbomb, my waistline is expanding just looking at them.


Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 2:19 pm on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Martha Stewart is really mean. She knows everyone is on a diet right now and yet she does an entire show and issue of her magazine on cupcakes. In fact, she has an entire slideshow of cupcake recipes. I am drooling over:

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla French Buttercream

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Mexican Chocolate-Pudding-Filled Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting


Make Your Own Cupcake Bouquet

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:48 am on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s how to make your own cupcake bouquet.

Mac and Cheese Cups

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:06 am on Thursday, January 31, 2013


Last year I suggested making Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Bread for the Super Bowl. This year, I say go with the Mac and Cheese Cups.

The idea is simple, but brilliant. Make your macaroni and cheese–I have a good recipe–and scoop into muffin tins. Then just cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You end up with little “cupcakes” of macaroni and cheese that are bound to be a hit.

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