A Different Take on a Childhood Favorite

Posted on January 26, 2018.

I had intended to do a Valentine’s Day post, but then I came across this delicious-looking and nostalgic (and seasonless) treat. Who doesn’t love Hostess Cupcakes? You can still buy the real deal in stores or on Amazon (Hostess went out of business in 2012, but the company was purchased by Apollo Global Management, which started selling Hostess products in 2013). However, I’d bet a box that the homemade version tastes richer and moister. Plus, you would have the pride of mastering them yourself!

Fauxstess Cupcakes

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Tis the season!

Posted on November 3, 2017.

Crystal Palace Cupcake Trees are not just for cupcakes and cake pops. In fact, they’re a beautiful way to display appetizers and just about anything bite-size. Just in time for the upcoming Christmas season, here are some festive Christmas tree appetizers that would look so pretty on a cupcake tree for a holiday gathering. Check out the easy recipe here.

Pita Christmas tree appetizers

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A fresh summer idea

Posted on July 21, 2017.

Throwing a beach-themed get-together or a child’s birthday party this summer? Then you’ll want to make these cheery crab cupcakes from Clean and Scentsible. They’re a snap to make and are sure to earn smiles from even the “crabbiest”people. Find the recipe here.

Picture these summer crab cupcakes on your Crystal Palace Cupcake Tree!

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Bright blooms for Spring!

Posted on April 14, 2017.

There are few things I love more than giving or receiving a bouquet of beautiful flowers. So I was bowled over when I saw these springy cake pops from Better Homes and Gardens that look like they’re fresh from the garden. Give them a try, and you’ll make someone very happy.

Spring floral cake pops

Fresh, bright blooming cake pops for the spring table

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You spin me right round

Posted on November 27, 2016.

Looking for something fun for the Hanukkah table? These easy-to-make dreidel cupcakes will put a smile on any child’s face this season. We found these super-cute cupcakes on the Party Animal blog.

Dreidel cupcakes

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These cupcakes get an A+

Posted on September 1, 2016.

My kids aren’t always super-excited to head back to school in the fall. But I bet these clever cupcakes could persuade even the most reluctant student to get on that yellow bus. I know I’d happily crack a book to get at these! Get the recipe at Dukes & Duchesses.

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Here come the bride–and groom

Posted on May 13, 2016.

I’m getting married this summer, so I’ve been searching the Internet for unique dessert ideas for my wedding. In my searches, I happened upon these darling bride and groom cake pops, which would be a big hit at any wedding. Check out the recipe on the Tablespoon blog, and happy wedding season!

Bride and groom cake pops.

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Love at first bite

Posted on January 22, 2016.

Each year, I look for creative new Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes, and after this  year’s search, I was not disappointed. Imagine the delight after your kids bite into one of these adorable cupcakes from the Hoosier Made blog. You can find more photos, instructions and the recipe here

Heart Cupcakes


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Cake pop candy corn treats

Posted on August 26, 2015.


Up here in Minnesota, although it’s only the end of August, it’s beginning to feel like fall already. And these clever candy corn cake pops from www.uncommondesignsonline.com are just perfect for the cooler weather that comes with sweet corn season. Happy fall!


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Posted on April 13, 2015.

Now that it’s officially Spring, we’re looking for cupcakes to mirror its freshness. We found just what we were seeking on marthastewart.com. These adorable cupcakes would be perfect for a baby shower, kids party or a spring tea. Come on in, Spring! You are most welcome!

Spring cupcakes

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