Thursday, 1 November 2012

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!

Despite the whoopie pie trying hard to gazump the cupcake back in 2011, the cupcake remains the one sweet treat we continue to find utterly irresistible.

Not quite a fairy cake (not quite anything else, to be honest), the cupcake is a delight all unto itself. With its dreamy icing, often sparkle-sprayed topping and prerequisite super sugary taste, it’s no surprise that the cupcake is a big hit with kids. 

That's why we thought we’d share our top three favourite recipes that may inspire a bit of home baking, and satisfy any lurking sugar cravings. 

Our top choice:
Orange cream cupcakes by Gluten Free Goddess – vegan, gluten free, and absolutely deeeee-licious.

Our second choice:
Cupcake 23: Vanilla with lemon filling and meringue frosting, from Ming Makes Cupcakes.

Admittedly, it was hard to choose a favourite from Ming’s blog – she has over 33 mouth-watering ideas (so far!) to choose from.

Our third choice: 
The can’t-go-wrong classic; the red velvet. Try out Good To Know's variation of the famous Hummingbird Bakery recipe. 

One more favourite...

If you're still in the Halloween sprit, why not try home and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart’s Wicked Witch cupcakes? The little ones will love them!

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