Two Teens And Their Mama: Cupcakes - The Perfect Dessert

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cupcakes - The Perfect Dessert


It's Friday, it's been a long week, and I want to talk about cupcakes.  Honestly, I think they're the perfect dessert.  I've never met a cupcake I didn't like, and I ask for them for every birthday. Nobody seems to know who invented the cupcake, but if I could find out and travel back in time, I'd give them a big hug.


T made these for me a few years ago for Mother's Day

Although I'm sure bakers have been making them forever, cupcakes have become quite trendy lately.  When we're in the L.A. area, I always get a cupcake (or two) from Sprinkles.  How I wish we had a store in Seattle - I'd even be satisfied with a vending machine.  Yes, Sprinkles has a cupcake ATM machine at many of their locations, because you just might NEED a cupcake at 2am.  It happens.

Locally, we have a delightful bakery called Cupcake Royale which makes this beauty.



The Lavender Cupcake, AKA my favorite cupcake of all time.  They stir real lavendar buds into their buttercream frosting, and it is delicious.  This treat was voted one of the top ten cupcakes in the USA by MSN.com for a reason, people.

I have Saturday to myself this weekend, and I just might have to make some cupcakes. I've narrowed it down to these three options.  The first recipe comes from Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes.  Orange and cupcakes?  Sounds so good I'm speechless.



Fall is coming whether I want it to or not, but I wouldn't mind if I had this cinnamon cupcake from Dana at This Silly Girl's Life.



Or cupcakes with mint and chocolate from Jamie at My Bakery Addiction - because chocolate AND cupcakes?  Enough said.



Which one should I make?  Let me know in the comments!

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24 comments:

  1. I'd have to say chocolate! It gets me every time! :)

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  2. Chocolates are still me best bet.....but cupcakes in general look so much fun!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Cupcakes are fun! Perfect way to describe them.

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  3. Cupcakes make everything better and are the perfect dessert! The orange and the chocolate mint sound delicious!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, they are the perfect dessert!

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  4. You just confirmed my idea for WIllis' birthday. I want to do angel food cake but in the cupcake form. This might get interesting...

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    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with - I know it will be fabulous!

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  5. Cupcake Royale cupcakes are wonderful and it has amazing ice cream also!
    I'd have to vote for the orange cupcakes - when I was 10 I asked my mom to bake and orange chiffon cake for my birthday, because I had read about one in a book. She did - and I still remember it!

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    1. I'm so fixated on the cupcakes, I didn't even realize they have ice cream! Orange chiffon cake sounds so good!

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  6. When in doubt go with chocolate!

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    1. Exactly, because there can never be too many cupcakes.

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  8. Yum yum yum. The lavender one sounds amazing. I've actually never eaten anything with lavender in it but I adore the smell so I bet I'd love it! These all look so so good!

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    1. The lavender in the frosting is divine!

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  9. I'm with Kristi - go for the lavender ones!

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  10. I agree they are perfect. OMG I am craving some cupcakes, now.

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  11. Definitely the chocolate even though they all look great!

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    1. I ended up making the chocolate and they were DELICIOUS!

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