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Cupcake Bake Off! Caramel, Edible Flowers Chocolate and MORE

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Sahara Bohoskey
Savory and Sweet

Baking Basics : 
Cupcake Bake Off
There's just something about cupcakes. I have gone to countless birthday parties, baby showers, graduations and when given a slice of layer cake, I'm honestly disappointed. It might be my aversion to icing - and especially with regular layer cakes the icing encases it and is in between the sponge (seriously, you can't get away from it!) but with a cupcake; church and state. I can control my icing intake and the ratio is just BETTER. When asked to make a list of some of our top delicious cupcake recipes for you all, I had only one mission- compile recipes with interesting flavors, the classics and the aspirational. 

What are some of our tips for making the best cupcakes? Cooling the mini joys of love before frosting is your number one concern, but let's add on one little tidbit: don't forget to use ice cream scoops for equal distribution of batter! Feeling inspired? Good! ANY cake recipe can be used to make cupcakes. Don't feel intimidated to use only 'cupcake' recipes, the only thing you need to pay attention to is the baking time, which will be shorter, and you may want to up the leavener if you want a little dome at the top of your cupcake. Finally, INFUSE! Don't be afraid to inject as much flavor as you can: lavender, caramel, browned butter, rum, citrus, berries, you name it, step out of the vanilla and chocolate shadows and take a walk on the wildside.

Can these flavor combinations be any more delicious?! Vanilla and Salted Caramel is a classic and sure to wow any party guests!

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Bouquet Inspired Cupcakes by @laurynmariebakes


Step up your pipping skills and make a beautiful confectionery bouquet!


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High Hat Chocolate Cherry Cream Cupcakes by @maruskooo

If the dipping of frosting into liquid chocolate doesn't get your blood flowing, just you wait until you bite into the Cherry Cream and Chocolate flavor combinations!

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Earl Grey Cupcakes with Blackberry Curd by @Emmaduckworthbakes

Pinkys up! Tea time in cupcake form with Emmaduckworthbakes' earl grey cupcakes with blackberry curd!

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Lavender Infused Cupcakes by @The_smallseed_

Floral infusions make simple vanilla cupcakes into something so special. The_smallseed_'s lavender cupcakes are not only delicious but pretty!

 
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Devil's Food Cupcakes With Peppermint Marshmallow Frosting And Chocolate Glaze by @Emcdowell

Channel your fearless baker with Erin Mcdowell's devil's food cupcakes!
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