Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cupcake Recipes for Your Special Occasions

By Jane J Cooper

Cupcakes can provide the perfect gift for any occasion. With a little bit of imagination you can decorate your cup cakes and turn them into anything you want them to be. They are often a more appreciated and valued gift due to the effort that has gone into making then, rather than simply purchasing them at a local supermarket. There are many recipes online that can be edited to meet the needs of whatever you want to create.

Halloween Cupcake Recipes
Cupcakes for Halloween are very simple to make. You can adapt the traditional cake recipes to add assorted flavors to the center of the cupcakes to provide the guests with a special treat (or trick!) You can also use dark frosting colors, such as black and decorate them with scary witches, ghosts and ghouls.

Valentine's Day Cupcakes
There are also many cup-cake recipes available for Valentine's Day. You could use one of the recipes already modified for Valentine's Day, or you could adapt the basic recipe to make a more personalized cupcake. You can edit the shape of the cakes to turn them into hearts and use romantic colored frosting sugar to add a touch of romance.

Birthday Cupcake Recipes
Birthday cup cakes are very simple to make and do not require much adaptation to the traditional recipe. You can turn a cupcake into a birthday cake by simply adding a candle. You can personalize the birthday cakes more by adding a short message, such as 'Happy Birthday' using a frosting pen.

Christmas Cupcake Recipes

You could make Christmas cupcakes in many different ways. You can layer a cup-cake to make it 3D. These types of cakes are particularly good for themes such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or Santa sticking out of the chimney. There are more simple methods of creating cup cakes. You can create a Christmas cake by simple modifying the colours and flavourings that you use. You could add nutmeg or cinnamon to add a Christmas feel to your cup-cakes. You may also want to purchase Christmas toppers to decorate your cakes.

Easter Cupcake Recipes
Easter time is a great time to make cupcakes and there are many Easter cake recipes online. Some of the cakes will be flat recipes and some will build up the cup cakes to 3D to create Easter chicks or sheep. Decorating the cakes with chocolate eggs is a great way of creating an Easter cup-cake in a very simple way.

Now that you have learnt how to create cupcakes for occasions, I bet you can't wait for the next special occasion to come around.

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