Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Tuesday, April 12, 2011




I made these cupcakes for my aunt's 50th birthday this weekend - they turned out pretty cute don't you think? This spring I am loving yellow and gray so I used cupcake holders from here and toothpicks with yellow tape to make the flags. And, I was so happy to have a birthday to bake something for because it meant I got to use the buttermilk leftover from my homemade butter

Ill tell you the secret of how to make cupcakes from a box taste totally homemade and extra delicious. Follow the recipe on the box but instead of water, use that amount of buttermilk and always use three eggs, even if the box says to only use two. I promise, people will not even know what hit them when they try your cupcakes, they are so much better!

These were pretty easy to throw together and you could do them with any color combination, I think they will be my go-to dessert for parties and birthdays! (Forget you read this when you get the same ones next month, Dad!)

Love, Julie

23 comments:

Christina - Summer Year Round said...

They look delicious! I could totally go for a cupcake now even though it's 9:30am - anytime is good for a cupcake!

I Dream Of said...

Looks delicious! I'm loving yellow and gray right now, too. Maybe it's the contrast of the sunny yellow daffodils that have popped up everywhere against the gray Seattle days we've had for weeks now!

Sarah said...

These are so great! I'm totally with you about loving yellow and gray lately. I really like the cupcake holders! And the flags are just too cute for words. Fantastic job! Oh and thanks for the tip on the cupcake fusion. I'm totally going to try out what you said and I can't wait =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

Looks good & yummy!! - Cupcakes are so lovely to look at, like small pieces of art really.

sarahbear said...

These are adorable! I love the homemade flags! Thanks for the cupcake recipe tip :)

Mr. Capoeira Sydney said...

What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

Meredith said...

so cute! love those cupcake holders.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Noted!!! These look great! What a beautiful display. Can I have you cater my birthday party?? ;)

Noodles and Waffles said...

These look delicious! I'll be sure to use your secrets next time I make cupcakes...yum.

Joanna said...

They're so adorable! I love cupcakes! My mom made me some red velvet cupcakes for my birthday, and she put them in the coolest cupcake papers I've ever seen! I totally want to try out your secrets for awesome cupcakes now. Haha. :)

LoveCupcakes said...

Very elegant cupcakes! Suit for grown ups who are celebrating their birthdays.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

aww the flags are too sweet! what a cute touch. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Something Old, Something New said...

They look so good! Love those cucake wrappers! And what a great tip for making box cupcakes taste more homemade ~ I'll have to try that soon.

Amber Blue Bird said...

thanks for the buttermilk tip, I will for sure give that a try

the outspoken introvert said...

They look pretty delicious, my birthday is in November so if you feel so inclined I'll take an order :)

Thanks for the tips, I'll have to take you up on your advice next time I bake.

Elena (Running in Heels After Child) said...

I am currently obsessed with yellow and gray and gray and purple.

I need an excuse to do some baking this week.

Best,

elena

Vintage is for Lovers said...

what a great tip! Thanks so much!! And your cupcakes are gorgeous! Happy Birthday Auntie! xo Samantha

Kelly said...

This makes homemade cupcakes instantly official looking! Super cute touch :)

Cheryl E. said...

They look delicious and beautiful!

natasha {schue love} said...

These look so yummy and great advice from the box to homemade feelings! :)

la petite coquine said...

Those cupcakes look divine, and I love your recipe notes! I'll have to give 'em a shot!

CoCo Wray said...

Great job! I'm a sucker for a cupcake.

Jessica Renee said...

OMG Adorable cupcakes! And such a good tip, I'm definitely going to try that out!

Post a Comment

Thanks for the lovely thoughts, I appreciate them all!