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Every kid loves cupcakes. And they love a decorated cupcake even more. While it is just fun to eat a cupcake for a child, many kids also wish to take part in the baking process. Cupcake decorations could be funny and delicious at once.

Cup cakes could be cute little pigs or spooky Halloween spiders. These decorated cupcakes are perfect for birthday parties or for sheer unabated fun. Some cupcakes are sweet, some come with a tang, some have fruits and some garnished with nuts. Making cupcakes frosting is in itself an art and other than the looks and taste, consistency of the frosting is important.

Cupcakes are easy to make and they bake faster than layer cakes due to their small size and are more efficient in heat conduction. Look up easy cupcake recipes, cupcake recipes for children and cupcake frosting ideas.


Birthday cupcake recipes


Apple shaped cupcake

1 cupcake
red frosting
1 mini pretzel stick
melted chocolate
1 green gumdrop leaf
1 gummy worm

Unwrap the cupcake and ice it with red frosting. Dip the pretzel stick in melted chocolate and allow it to harden and then insert it for the stem. Add the gumdrop lea and cut a small bite out of the cupcake and insert the worm or just half of one.


Baseball cup cake

1 cupcake
white frosting
red whip licorice
chocolate frosting

Frost the cupcake, using the stitching of a real baseball as your guide, recreates the pattern with the red licorice. With chocolate frosting and a writing tip, sign the ball with the name of your child's favorite player.


Dinosaur cupcake

Baked cupcakes
white icing
zip top plastic bag
shredded coconut
green food coloring
small plastic dinosaur cleaned.

Frost the cupcake. To make the 'grass' place a handful of shredded coconut in the zip top bag, add a few drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and shake it. Cover the frosting with grass and top with a dinosaur. If a sandy look is desired, crushed graham crackers or molasses cookies instead of tinted coconut can be used. Small rocks can be made out of chopped nuts.


Colorful butterfly cupcake

A butterfly cupcake, also called fairy cake with its fairy like wings, is a variant of a regular cupcake. The technique uses a mug as its cooking vessel and can be done in a microwave oven. The top of the fairy cake is cut off or carved out with a spoon and cut in half. Then butter cream, whipped cream or jam is spread into the hole.

Finally, the two cut halves are struck into the butter cream to look like butterfly wings. The wings of the cake are often decorated using icing to form various patterns. A cake ball is an individual portion of a cake, round like chocolate truffle that is coated in frosting. These are formed from crumbled cake mixed with frosting, rather than being baked as a sphere.


Fun monkey cupcake

Monkey cupcake is a natural choice for a birthday celebration as it adds a swinging jungle feel to it. Individual cakes with delicious chocolate frosting can be enhanced with addition of a few vanilla wafers, two gumdrop eyes and a strip of red licorice candy.

Frost the top of the cupcake with dark chocolate icing. Place a whole vanilla wafer on the bottom half of the Monkey cupcake. Spread a little icing over the top quarter of the wafer to anchor it. Place two black gumdrops where the eyes should be. Frost two black dots for the monkey's nostrils. Stick a length of red licorice candy on the bottom of the waver to give the monkey cupcake a big happy smile. Cut a wafer in half and use them to make the monkey's ears.


Easy to make cupcakes recipes

Vanilla cupcake

1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
cup shortening
1 cup milk
and a pinch of salt to taste.

In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk and vanilla essence. Blend the mixture well and add the shortening slowly. Add the egg while of 4 eggs to the mixture and beat it until it becomes smooth and fluffy. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the cupcake pan, lined with a baking paper with butter.

Fill the cupcake pan, lined with a baking paper with butter. Fill the cupcake pan, with the batter that you have already prepared. Bake the cupcake pan in the preheated oven, for about 25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pan, place them on wire racks and allow them to cool completely.


Chocolate cupcake

cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 and 1/3 cups all purpose flour
baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp butter softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
and 1/8 tsp salt.

Sieve the all purpose flour, along with baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside for later use. In a bowl, blend butter and sugar well, until it becomes smooth and fluffy. Add eggs to the mixture and blend well. Add the vanilla extract, followed by sieved flour mixture and milk, slowly and blend well.

Line the cupcake pan with baking paper, greased with butter. Fill of the cupcake pan with the batter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cupcake pan in the preheated oven and bake it for about 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from the pan and allow them to cool, before serving.


Halloween cupcake recipes

Sweet potato cupcake for Halloween

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
tsp baking soda
tsp salt
1 cup butter softened
1 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 17.2 oz can vacuum packed sweet potatoes, mashed
tsp vanilla
cream cheese for frosting
finely shredded orange peel.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty four 2 inch muffin cups with paper bake cups and set the cups aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter with an elastic mixer on medium to high speed for about 30 seconds.

Add sugar and beat on high speed until it is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Add sweet potatoes and vanilla beating and flour mixture. Beat until combined into a thick batter.

Now divide the batter evenly among prepared muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool the pan on wire for a minute and remove from pan and cool completely. Place cream cheese frosting in large resalable plastic bag. Cut inch opening in one corner of bag and pipe frosting on top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with orange peel.


Cream-filled cupcakes

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cup unsalted butter
1 cups sugar
3 large eggs
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cups confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 tablespoon milk for glazing
heavy cream cup
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips.

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to blend. Combine the buttermilk and vanilla in a measuring cup. Beat the butter and the sugar in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture.

Divide the batter between the prepared muffin pans and bake until a toothpick is inserted in centers comes out clean in about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes and invert and cool completely.


For filling and swirl: Beat butter in a medium sized bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and add 2 tablespoons of the milk and beat for about 5 minutes until almost white and light and fluffy. Add additional milk if mixture is too thick. Spoon frosting into a pastry bag fitted with medium size plain round tip. Remove cakes from pan and insert tip of pastry bag into the top of cakes about inch deep and squeeze.

Meanwhile make the glaze; heat the cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Dip the tops of the filled cupcakes into the chocolate glaze. Place on a cooling rack set for 10 minutes. Change the piping tip for the vanilla frosting to a smaller round tip. Pipe decorative swirls on top of the glazed cupcakes for additional effect.


Beach cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
blue food coloring
cupcake pan with liners
small Swedish fish (2 per cupcake)
vanilla frosting
short bread cookies
small zip lock bag
blue sugar crystals
fruit stripe gum
gumballs
and small drink umbrella

Prepare the cake mix according to the cupcake directions and add blue food coloring drop by drip until the batter is the desired shade of ocean water. Put liners in the cupcake pan and fill each cup two-thirds full with batter. Submerge 2 Swedish fish in each cup. Bake as directed and let the cupcakes cool. Scoop half of the frosting into a bowl and add blue food coloring until the color matches the batter.

Frost half of each cupcake blue and the remaining half white. Crush bread cookies in the sealed zip lock bag and spread them over the white side of the cupcake to resemble sand. Spread blue sugar crystals onto the blue side of the cupcake. Bend a third of a stick of fruit stripe gum to look like a beach chair and position it. Add a gum ball and an umbrella to finish the beach scene.


Two layered cupcake

8 ounce cream cheese softened
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
1 1/3 cup white sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup water
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cider vinegar
and 1 tsp vanilla essence.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese well and then add the egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 tsp salt. Beat the mixture until it becomes smooth and fluffy. Add chocolate chips to the mixture, blend well and set aside. Take another bowl and mix the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and teaspoon salt. Add water, vinegar, vanilla and vegetable oil to the mixture. Line a cupcake pan with baking paper, greased with butter, Fill 1/3 of the pan with flour batter and top it with cream cheese mixture that has been already prepared.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cupcake pan in the preheated oven and bake for hour. Cool the cupcakes before serving.


Cupcake frosting ideas

It is strategic and creative topping of the cupcakes that make them stand out from the rest. A delicious frost recipe can no doubt, transform the cupcake from ordinary to sensational.

There are different cupcakes frosting recipes to suit different cake types. Making frosting while easy is an extremely delicate procedure. A slight imbalance in the ingredients and the frosting can fall apart or harden up.

While a heavy chocolate frosting is fantastic on a mud cake, it can be over powering in a lighter cake. Butter icing is more suited on lighter ones. Some cupcakes are best served with yummy whipped cream. Cupcake frosting ranges from simple vanilla and chocolate frosting to the more exotic. There are many ways to put frosting on cupcakes. It can be spread over the cup cake, piped on the cup cake or a combination of both. Some uniquely shaped candies can be thrown in to make the cupcake experience complete.


Butter cream frosting

cup of confectioner's sugar
2 tbsp of butter
and 2 tsp of water, a dash of cinnamon for aroma, coffee for added flavor, lemon, cream, cheese, mint and chocolate are some ingredients that can be added.

Sift the sugar, and beat all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth and combined.


Chocolate cupcake frosting

2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp vanilla extract
and 1 cup cold water.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed and beat sugar, mayonnaise and vanilla extract until combined. Beat in flour mixture in thirds, alternating with water, until blended.

Beat for a minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for about 24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcakes comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Top with frosting.


Strawberry butter cream frosting

2 cups all purpose flour
cup cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
8 ounce unsalted butter softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 large egg white
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups finely chopped strawberries
small strawberries for garnish.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs beating each addition. Reduce speed to low. Mix milk and vanilla in a bowl. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk mixture and ending with dry ingredients.

Stir chopped strawberries into batter. Scrape sides of bowl. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake cupcakes until testers inserted into the centers come out clean in about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks. Once cupcakes are cool, frost tops with strawberry butter cream. Frosted cupcakes will keep, covered and refrigerated up to 2 days. You can top them with strawberry just before serving.


Favorite cupcake ideas

  • A burger cupcake looks like a hamburger. These cupcakes are put together using non-iced vanilla cupcake lightly sprinkled with sesame seeds for the buns. A chocolate cupcake layer for the meat, yellow fondant for the cheese and slather of red icing for the sauce should do the trick.

  • In theme cupcakes, fondant is used to ice as characters like the Cookie Monster, Batman or Garfield.

  • Caterpillar, alligator, snake or choo choo train, cupcakes can be used to build a shape of the kid's choice.

  • Cupcake tree can be an impressive edible monument. Use cake pillars and a combination of larger cake tiers to complete the desired shape and size.

  • Holiday cupcakes can be innovative. Red and green for Christmas, black cats and pumpkins for Halloween, turkey designs for Thanksgiving and stars and stripes for Independence Day celebrations.

Some quick cupcake tricks

  • The cupcake wells should be filled with no more than full before baking.

  • Cupcake pan should be sprayed with non stick oil first.

  • Chewy cupcakes can be avoided by making cupcake batter light.

  • Use ingredients at room temperature only.

  • A toothpick can be used to ensure that the center of the cake is done.

  • A piping bag can be used when icing.
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