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I am not only excited to share a delicious recipe with you all today, but I am thrilled to be sharing my first official post as a monthly contributor for HWTM! Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I have a perfectly spring Easter Rose and Orange Cupcakes Recipe for you. With spring on […]

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Melissa Johnson here from Best Friends For Frosting, a website about all things dessert. With Saint Patrick’s Day just a rainbow away, I made these green Lime Cupcakes to kick off the festivities! With a shimmery yellow gumball on top, these cupcakes are sure to make you feel like a leprechaun with pot of gold […]

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How adorable are these Fur Ball and String Monster cupcakes?! You could probably serve them any time of year, but they’d be really super-cute for Halloween too! These wide-eyed little creatures are from the book What’s New, Cupcake?, which makes for a great gift idea for your favorite hostesses, moms (of all ages!), and party […]

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Loving these modern-looking Halloween cookie and cupcake ideas from BHG… especially the adorable Wide-Eyed Cookies and Little Monster Cupcake designs! Pictured above: Wide-Eyed, Mummified, and Mod Pumpkin Makeover cookies. Pictured below: Little Monster, Frightening Frankenstein, Flying Bat, and Spooky Eyes cupcakes. Pictured below: Licorice Spirals, Round & Round, and Monster Face cookies…

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Waiter, there’s an ant on my cupcake!” That was one of the comments I got on twitter last night after posting these “Ants on a Picnic” cupcakes from What’s New, Cupcake?. =) But wait… these are the kind of bugs that you actually WANT at your party! You know… the kind that are made from […]

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Looking for some creative party ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Entertaining expert & cupcake guru Jeanne Benedict has some fabulous ideas in the dessert department… my favorite being the “Beer Cupcakes” pictured above – how fun are those?! And don’t worry… these clever treats just LOOK like beer! This design is all about the presentation, […]

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If you’re planning to host a get-together for the NFL Championships and/or Super Bowl, entertaining guru Jeanne Benedict has some absolutely adorable ideas for dessert! Jeanne designed & whipped up 7 ultra-creative Super Bowl cupcakes for Celebrations.com, where she is a Lifestyle Party Expert, and she was generous enough to share them with us here! […]

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I’m loving the designs in this 17 Frightfully Good Halloween Cupcakes gallery from BHG for 2 reasons: 1. They’re clever & creative. 2. Most of them seem pretty simple & easy! A few favorites pictured above, {clockwise from top left}: 1. Peeking Monster – would actually be great for Monster birthday parties year-round, too… and […]

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Etsy is such a great place to look for unique embellishments for your party! The Stock Paper Scissors shop is another great example. They offer adorable cupcake toppers/favor tags, coordinating banners/party hats (all custom), mini notecard sets (great for party favors!) and more great stuff. I’m especially loving this fun Monster Mania design… and thinking […]

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After an exhaustive (in a good way) search for margarita cupcakes on flickr, I noticed that tons of people were crediting “VCTOTW” as their recipe source, which was a bit perplexing at first. Google came through as always though and quickly helped me decipher the strange code – which turned out to be shorthand for […]

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Mint Juleps are a “must serve” at any Kentucky Derby party, right? Well, now there’s another fun way to serve this traditional Derby favorite: sweeten up the party with tasty Mint Julep Cupcakes – cleverly garnished with short straws and fresh mint leaves, of course! We made these cupcakes for a local news segment today… […]

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I’ve finally found the perfect dessert inspiration for this Owl Baby Shower theme: these adorable red owl cupcakes from baking guru hello naomi! And the red robin design would be perfect for a “Love Birds” bridal shower or Birdie-themed baby shower. Swoon.

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Parenting.com has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING! Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here! Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET! Pictured below: […]

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I’m seriously head over heels for this gorgeous red, white, and butterfly theme from Pacific Weddings magazine! How lovely would this look be for a bridal shower too?! For a stunning centerpiece, tons of faux red butterflies mixed with gloriosa lilies, roses and crystals hang from a manzanita branch, and pretty party favors are created […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #8 – Amy – who said, “I am IN LOVE with the BEAUTIFUL cupcake holders!!! They’ll be perfect for my best friend’s upcoming shower that I’m hosting!!” Congrats, Amy! Hope everyone had a wonderful […]

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