Summer Love Cupcakes!

2 Oct

These cupcakes turned out great! I was so happy with the whimsical look. I ordered the candy flowers, bugs and wrappers form Flour Confections. I was very happy with their products. It is really hard sometimes to find good places to order from inside of Canada.


Start with your favorite from scratch chocolate cake or box mix. If you do want to use a box mix be sure to read my blog Lazy Cakes about making a box cake taste richer. I’ll include my basic chocolate cake recipe if you don’t have your own favorite.

Chocolate Cake

2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately before adding the dry into the wet 1/3 at a time. Reserve the boiling water for the end and stir it in by hand. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. 18 – 25 for cupcakes.

Yellow cake:

2 cups cake flour

2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dray and wet ingredients separately and add the dry to the wet 1/3 at a time. Pour mix into a Ziploc bag and cut off one corner. Pipe into cupcake liners and bake  20 to 25 minutes.

For a 9 x 13 pan – Baked at 350° for 30 to 38 minutes.

Decorate with Basic American Frosting tinted yellow with a 1M Wilton tip. Add sugar flowers and bugs and drop into fancy wrappers.


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