Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What's With the Cupcakes?

No, not those cupcakes! Real, edible cupcakes.

Have you noticed the latest obsession with cupcakes? The simple cupcake that took 1 minute to decorate is gone and has been replaced by an elaborate work of art that will take you at least 15 minutes. So, if you need 30 cupcakes for your child's school or party, make plans to begin two days before they are needed. Also available are "cupcake stands" that will help you present them in all their glory and some that will help you create a masterpiece. However, if a masterpiece is your intended goal, I might suggest beginning a week ahead.

However, if these little wonders don't turn out as magnificently as you pictured them to be, all is not lost. Almost every town now has a bakery that for the price of your entire month's grocery budget will make them for you!

Here is the Wilton website that offers ideas, supplies, and recipes.  http://www.wilton.com/ideas/browse.cfm?cat=Cupcakes

Enjoy yourself, pour a cup of coffee and have a cupcake.

pepper/Helmet Head


jj said...

great....now I feel like making cupcakes....lol
We have a couple of shops in town that now specialize in cupcakes. It is amazing what they can decorate a little cupcake with. Personally, I don't really care what they look like as long as they taste good.

Doodle said...

I don't want to make any right now, but I want to eat one. I have my coffee and NO cupcake. That's just not fair. :)

(what JJ said ~ as long as they taste good ~ don't care what it looks like)

VintageEmbellishment said...

My first thought was "oh oh", LOL!

Haven't baked cupcakes in a long time and mine never looked like those amazing ones you showed.

Are any of them chocolate....no special reason...just wondering....

goodgosh said...

I was wondering where you were going with that.... :)

Now I want a cupcake tooooo! I like mine simple, no fuss, but the ones you show are sure purty!

Someone make me a cupcake.

Buy Wilton Recipe said...

great....now I feel like making cupcakes....lol