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 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 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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Warm Fuzzies for Valentine’s Day

Posted on January 9, 2015.

Remember those little fuzzy pompon stickers with messages attached to them that were very popular in the ’70s and ’80s? Well, they’re back in the form of these cutest-ever Valentine’s Day cake pops we found on And better yet, it wouldn’t take a whole lot of reimagining to see them as kids’ party favors. Check out the recipe here:

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Houston, we have an a cupcake!

Posted on September 27, 2014.


Astronaut cupcakes are a blast!

Just when I thought I’d seen everything, I spotted these adorable astronaut cupcakes on 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!

Posted on June 20, 2014.

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 pops were made by Veronika in Australia for her daughter’s christening. Baby girl cake pops

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May Day surprise

Posted on February 27, 2014.

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 much fun, I continue the tradition with my kids today. That’s why I love this cupcake idea so much. Because some years, sad to say, flowers haven’t come up in the northern states. So a beautiful cupcake with frosting or sugar flowers is a great substitute for an old tradition. I found this example on the blog Skip to my Lou.

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For the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever

Posted on January 11, 2014.

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

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Merry Mini Bundt Cakes

Posted on December 3, 2013.

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

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Adorable acorn cake pops for an Autumn party or wedding

Posted on September 15, 2013.

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. Then you simply stick, dip and roll them. The result is a sweet little acorn cake pop that would look just right at a wedding this time of year. I hate to bid adieu to summer, but with the crisp temperatures and frenzied nut-collecting by the squirrels in my backyard, I can’t deny that autumn is here. We might as well celebrate it. For the complete recipe and description, visit Carla’s Confections.

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