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Houston, we have an a cupcake!

September 27, 2014 by CPCupcaketreeMary

  Just when I thought I’d seen everything, I spotted these adorable astronaut cupcakes on goodtoknow.uk.co. They’d make a great birthday treat and, as a bake sale contribution, would be a best seller. You can find the recipe here.

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THIS is innovation!

Baby girl cake pops

June 20, 2014 by CPCupcaketreeMary

Now these are an example of looking at an old thing (cupcake liners) in a new way (bonnets for cake pops). If a baby shower for a girl is in the cards, I can’t think of a better thing to serve. So clever and fresh. The photo comes to us via Bakerella, and the cake [...]

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May Day surprise

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February 27, 2014 by CPCupcaketreeMary

When I was a little girl on May Day, I used to gather wildflowers, put them into homemade paper baskets with ribbons. I would hang them on an unsuspecting neighbor’s front door or put them on the porch, ring the doorbell and hide in the bushes where I could see their surprise. It was so [...]

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For the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever

January 11, 2014 by CPCupcaketreeMary

These adorable pastel Valentine’s Day cupcake toppers with modern-day endearments are sure to win hearts. They’re made of pound cake enrobed in icing. Display them with candy hearts on a Crystal Palace Cupcake Tree and wow your valentine. Find the recipe and instructions on ivillage.com.

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Merry Mini Bundt Cakes

December 3, 2013 by CPCupcaketreeMary

Who wouldn’t want to select one of these perfectly portioned desserts from a Crystal Palace Cupcake Tree? Mini bundt cakes are so easy to make, too. Make sure to have extra boxes on hand so guests can take home extras–if there are any. We found this great recipe at CountryKitchens.com.

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Adorable acorn cake pops for an Autumn party or wedding

September 15, 2013 by CPCupcaketreeMary

If you’re at all intimidated by the idea of baking, assembling and decorating cake pops, these acorn cake pops would be a good place to start. For one, you don’t need any special equipment; you just roll the cake into balls by hand. Even better, just like in nature, a little imperfection is fine–welcome, even. [...]

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Shark!

July 12, 2013 by CPCupcaketreeMary

In Summer, the last thing many of us want to do is fuss in the kitchen, so I was delighted to find these easy and adorable shark and beach cupcakes on The Cupcake Recipes.com. The shark fins are just blue paper cutouts, and the beach is simply finely ground graham cracker crumbs. Stick a paper [...]

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Maypole cupcakes that make you want to dance

April 5, 2013 by CPCupcaketreeMary

Trisha of Sweetology 101 designed these treats to represent the joy of the Maypole ceremony. Her instructions are simple: Just bake your favorite cupcake and frost with your favorite frosting. The Maypole is made with a Pirouette cookie and curling ribbon. She attached the ribbon underneath the top of the Maypole using a dab of [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 3, 2013 by CPCupcaketreeMary

We wanted to share a couple of our St. Pat’s cake pops with you. Can you tell we’ve been spending WAAAY too much time on instagram (follow us@raleighcakepops)? This one is a little red-headed leprechaun with a cute little sparkle top hat we found at a local craft store. A wee little Irish proverb for [...]

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Cupid’s cookies for Valentine’s Day

January 15, 2013 by CPCupcaketreeMary

  “Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January.” ~Jim Gaffigan When February rolls around, I can’t help but think of heart-shaped cookie cutters. And when I think of heart-shaped cookie cutters, I think of the stained-glass cookies my mom and I used to bake at Christmas. So when I saw this photo of a Valentine’s [...]

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