March 13th, 2012

Hello Kitty Cupcake Decorating Ideas


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Perfectly done, but reasonably simple – these cupcake decorations are made of only a few shapes cut out of sugapaste and a little blick piping icing. They are featured on Daily Easy Food Recipes

 

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Mixing it up with some bows, flowers and hearts – all part of the Hello Kitty theme. The pink is a nice contrast to the chocolate icing. Made by Blue Cupcakes

 

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Wonderful bright colours, with cute little Hello Kitty toppers – making sure their hair bows don’t match the frosting. Simple and stunning cupcakes by Love To Cake

 

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So much more detail with these 3D Hello Kitty cupcake toppers. I love the little extras of the single flower on each cake and the quilt effect sugapaste cupcake cover. I’m not too sure about the pairs of knickers on each cupcake though. They were made by Ana Fuji

 

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Here is one made with just piping icing, I love the criss-cross technique of the pink icing. Although I haven’t tried this cupcake decorating idea myself, it seems this could be one of the easiest options for making Hello Kitty Cupcakes. Michelle at i heart baking made these ones.


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January 1st, 2012

Dinosaur Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Everyone has a favourite dinosaur, and it’s not just the kids. So if you are faced with a dinosaur themed birthday party, try getting your teeth into some of these cupcake decorating ideas:

 

This cupcake looks like it took some messy fun to make. It is a Cupcakeasaurus and it’s featured on the Birmingham Patch blog.

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Why not look at the bigger picture, combine all your cupcakes into one big dinosaur like this one by Sweet Tooth Cupcake

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Moving onto Sugarcraft dinosaurs, this one sits calmly on a cupcake topped with piped icing grass. It is made by Abigails Bake Shop 

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Not all dinosaurs lived on land, and if you’re struggling to do the whole body, why not try these swimming dinosaurs (maybe Plesiosaurs?) as made by A Baked Creation
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However, if you have full confidence in your sugarcraft skills, try the most popular dinosaur of all, the T-rex with their characteristic short arms and large teeth. By Zoeycakes
 
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Whichever cupcake decorating ideas you choose, I’m sure your cupcakes will be extinct in no time.

 

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December 27th, 2011

New Year’s Eve Celebration Cupcake Decorating Ideas

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…… Happy New Year!!!  No matter what the year, the celebrations are the same, friends, family, food, drink, fireworks and a countdown to the stroke of midnight.

The key word for us there being food – and if you’re reading this blog, then you’re obviously thinking “cupcakes!” – so lets see what New Year’s Eve Cupcake Decorating Ideas there are out there:

 

So simple but eye catching and perfect for the occasion. It’s more and more common to find these small indoor sparklers in the party section of shops. This colourful cupcake is featured on Cupcakes Taste Nice 

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If you have a little more time to spare, why not try this firework cupcake design featured on Daily Easy Food Recipes. It seems the cupcake is covered in black sugarpaste and the fireworks have been painted on with metallic food colouring (possibly luster dust mixed with a little vodka to make paint)

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If cupcakes are the food for celebration, and champagne is the drink of celebration, then why not bring them together like Cupcake Woman has done with this sugarcraft bottle in buttercream and sugar pearl bubbles.

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Getting a bit trickier – and time for the sugarpaste skills. These cupcakes are by Happiness In A Bite – I love the party streamers, and obviously you can change the year to which ever applies at the point of reading.

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Combining pretty much all the elements of the other cupcakes we have this cupcake, which must have been very time consuming, but worth it. There are some serious sugarcraft skills at work here, and by the looks of it, some gold plating has been used too. This creation is by AbbieTabbie.

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 Happy New Year!!

 

 

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December 17th, 2011

Winter Snowman Cupcakes for Christmas

As if you haven’t planned enough food for Christmas already, you’ve come here to look for Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas? Good on you! Every occasion needs cupcakes for that extra sparkle, so take a look at these ideas which are great for beginners through to the more advanced.

Now I’m starting with these decorations by An A for Effort - they may be on cookies, but this design will easily transfer to the top of cupcakes. It should be easy to find the same sweets or similar to make the faces with. This person has used black icing for the eyes, but if you don’t have any, a couple of raisins or currents will do.

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Here’s a cute idea for some 3D snowman cupcakes by Martha Stewart. The body is made of marshmallows, the hat a chocolate covered sweet, the eyes are chocolate sprinkles and the nose is cut from a gummy sweet.

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I think this little fella is my favourite, the blue sprinkle hat looks great with the piped icing trimming. This cupcake was made by Created by Diane

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Here is a cupcake that is using lots of different techniques to make a really yummy looking snowman. With a buttercream body, a marshmallow head and an Oreo hat – there is something for everyone. Created by the Vallee Cake Company.

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So if you are more advanced with your sugarcraft, why not try something like this from Chocolate Recipes. The snowflake is made with a sugarcraft cutter, the snowman is made with a lot of patience.

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Good luck with your cupcake decorating ideas, and Merry Christmas.

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November 19th, 2011

American Thanksgiving Cupcakes – Pilgrims, Pumpkins and Poultry!

Now, I this is an interesting post for me to do as I am not American, therefore I have never celebrated Thanksgiving. However, given how much I love Christmas dinner, I do feel like I’m missing out! As if you’re not getting enough food on the day, take a look to see if you fancy recreating any of these cupcake decorating ideas.

 

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First we have these cute cupcakes turned into turkeys using candy corn (which I have also never had!). They are by Cakemuffingirl on Flickr  

 

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Then we have these beautiful little pumpkin topped frosting spirals upon cupcakes. The pumpkin looks like it is made of sugarpaste with a green swirl of royal icing from a piping bag. You could use a Jaffa (Cadburys chocolate) for the pumpkin if they are available in your country. By apuch on Flickr  

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This is a mini stroke of genius, using a Reece’s peanut butter cup and Oreo cookie base to make a Pilgrim Hat. Not only has easycupcakes made them, but they have also provided instructions so that you can bake these cupcakes yourself!

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More complicated, but more effective, these sugarpaste turkey cupcakes are by Epiphanycupcakes

 

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These really creative pumpkin patch cupcakes are by Duncan Hines, and include recipe.  

 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

 

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November 1st, 2011

Bonfire Night – Guy Fawkes – Fireworks Night – 5th of November Cupcakes

Call it what you like, but this is a great time to brave a cold night in front of a bonfire, watching fireworks with friends and family. Only cupcakes can make it better, so try some of these decorations:

 

The bonfire is the main focus of attraction, so why not make your own edible versions in cupcake form. These simple cupcakes with chocolate matchsticks as logs were an idea created by someone on the Money Saving Expert Forum

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I think these fire cupcakes are so effective for a technique which is reasonably simple. There are a couple of ways to do two tone icing. You can try painting food colouring into the piping bag before putting another colour frosting inside, or simply mixing a couple of batches of colours and alternating spoonful’s of colour into the piping bag. These are by Dozen Cupcakes

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Here’s one to make with the kids, buttercream and royal icing swirls, covered in all the sparkly  sprinkles you can find. These are by cakebysugar on Flickr.

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With a similar technique, but a little more time and care, you can draw classic firework designs onto your cupcake using sprinkles to enhance the explosions. These are from the book Cupcake Magic, which is a wonderful little book I’d highly recommend. Please click the link below this post to see where you can get this book on Amazon.

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If you have some extra time to spend with the sugarpaste, have a look at these cupcakes by Cake Lady Hinkley on Flickr. I love the Oohs and Ahhs, with the use of Flakes  as logs of wood 

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October 21st, 2011

Ghost Cupcakes – Spooky ghouls for Halloween

It’ scary how simple these ghost cupcakes can be. Even young children can help you out in the kitchen with some of these cupcake ideas.

Cupcake KITCHen has a beautifully simple way to make the cupcakes look like ghostly faces. You can use simple royal icing or a vanilla buttercream frosting, before piping these faces on once it’s dry.

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Very similar cupcakes are these ghost high hats by Bakingdom. Instructions for these cupcakes have been provided on their website.

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A very cute version of these high hat ghosts, is this picture as featured by I AM THE CUPCAKE MONKEY of a little family of ghosts sitting on a cupcake.

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With a little rolled icing and some royal icing you can make these flat topped ghost cupcakes. People at your Halloween party will be delighted to find your home made cupcakes underneath. These are by KABOOSE who has also provided a recipe for these cupcakes.

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Finally, and my favourite, this cute little fella, perched on a mound of buttercream. Simple but effective. I think I’d also try and slip a marshmallow under his sheet as an added bonus to the cupcake eater. I found the picture of this flying ghost on mulatto diaries.

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Whichever cupcakes you decide to do, I sure you’ll have no problems trying any of these cupcake ideas. See below for products that might help you get your Halloween cupcakes off to a good start. Don’t forget to look at our Halloween link on the right for more Halloween cupcake ideas.

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June 26th, 2011

Vampire Cupcake Ideas, Perfect for Twilight and True Blood Fans – or Halloween!

Do you think you could every happily drink blood? No? How about if it was in cupcake form? I challenge you to not find these bloody creations mouth-watering.

Wet Paint features these blood splashed red velvet cupcakes (the vampire flavour of choice). It’s simple but effective, and the presentation on the plate is genius!

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A very popular way to decorate a ‘vampire cupcake’ is to have make it look like a vampire bite with blood pouring out. I’ve not seen it done so well as these cupcakes by Sweet Avenue Bake Shop. Instead of the classic red velvet, they’ve gone for their own cherry liqueur flavour. If I lived near Rutherford I’d be right down there to buy my own!

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A variation of this design is one that includes penny sweet fangs dripping with blood, or strawberry sauce. Simply Gluten Free not only created these, but have included a gluten free recipe with instructions for you to try at home.

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If you would like the people eating your cakes to feel like vampires themselves, why not fill your cupcakes with a strawberry or cherry filling. Carly put this photo up on her blog Lightning Bug Watch Party. She has included links for recipes and instructions for filling the cupcake.

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If you enjoy creating designs with sugarpaste, this is an effective idea in incorporating the fangs again. Baking and Caking on Flickr decorated this red and black wonder.

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On a slightly different theme, how about making these vampire bat cupcakes with chocolate wings, as featured on the Ifood Blog.

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June 20th, 2011

Cupcake Ideas for a Baby Shower

Cupcakes are always a welcome addition to any baby shower, and if they’re decorated with a baby theme then they get the extra “coo” factor.

The Cupcake Blog features these cute cupcakes for a baby shower. Sometimes you will find yourself in the position where you don’t know if it is a girl or boy – so yellow is the ideal colour to go for to be safe.  It looks like these are real safety pins, which look so cute, but make sure people know not to devour the cupcake in one without removing them!

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Oh Crumbs Cupcakes have made these beautiful little blue and pink numbers. I love the idea of coloured frosting with white motifs.

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Party Cupcake Ideas features these pink baby girl cupcakes with little butterflies. Some sugarcraft skills required, but the components are not too difficult, so could be a good challenge for a beginner.

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These cute teddy bear cupcakes could be done in any colour like pink or yellow. They’re by Simply Sweets who also has some ideas for cookies and other sweet treats.

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How about these classy chocolate unisex baby cupcakes? They’re by Martha Stewart and they’ll need a steady hand! A cupcake for a more sophisticated baby shower.

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For those of you who are more skilled with the sugarpaste, try any, or all, of these cupcake ideas by Life of the Lukedragons (also a good site to peek at if you enjoy photography). My favourite is the pea in the pod!

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May 28th, 2011

Father’s Day Cupcakes

The best way to express a message of love to your father is by writing it, these cakes by wANiE beSh on Flikr are done perfectly, the contrast of the chocolate frosting and the white writing is so effective with the little heart motifs on each.

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If your dad just loves watching all kinds of sports (although my own father is not a sports fan at all), why not try this selection of balls by Flour and Sun Bakery

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If your sugarcraft skills are up to scratch then try these more detailed sports (and other hobbies) themed  cupcakes for Fathers Day by The Frosted Cake N Cookie

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I came across these golf course cupcakes and fell in love with them. You can create the sand with crushed up biscuits, the rough with a grass piping nozzle and the green with geen sugar sprinkles. This collection is by Patty Cakes Bakery

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Fd006 – Is your dad a fan of fishing? How cute are these little fishing rid cupcakes by Kids Fun Reviewed?

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For dads that love photography and have probably taken photos of you at every stage of your life, there are these great camera cupcake decorating ideas by Designer Celebration Cakes

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For the non-sporty dads, there are these nice simple designs if he works in an office, by Sweet Talk Cupcakery

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Death by Cupcake have made a much more detailed version of the office shirt and tie, which look fab.

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