Yellow Flower Cupcake Basket

This basket has red velvet and chocolate cupcakes. The toppers on the chocolate cupcakes were made using the Russian piping tips I purchased from Amazon after seeing them on Pinterest and  YouTube. The hardest part is getting the frosting to the right consistency. Once that is achieved, the piping isn’t hard at all. I am still working to mastering the different types of flowers.

Nutty Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you like nuts and Red velvet cake then you will enjoy the taste of these moist red velvet cupcakes. The added red sprinkles give a nice balance of sweetness to the cream cheese frosting and salt from the pecans.

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

It’s strawberry season so I used fresh sweet strawberries as cupcake toppers rather than the strawberry candy pieces I normally use. These cupcakes are moist and loaded with fresh strawberries in the cake and frosting!

Red White & Blue Cupcakes

My plan was to have the colors in layers but the batter ran together during baking. I used my basic vanilla cupcake recipe and separated the batter into three separate bowls. I used food color to color one batch red and to color one of the batches blue. 

I forgot to take a picture of the cupcakes which I topped with cool whip, strawberries and blueberries before my husband and I ate them . šŸ˜Š Here is a picture of one I topped with white chocolate ganache and sprinkles.

Coconut Rum cupcakesĀ 

I have been asked a few times to make some rum cupcakes. Although I am not a fan of boozed up cupcakes, I decided to give them a try. I had some left over coconut cupcakes. I mixed some rum with some powdered sugar to make a glaze. I then took a toothpick and poked holes in the tops of the cupcakes and poured the glaze over the cupcakes. I then made some coconut butter cream frosting and added rum to it. Whala!

Chocolate GanacheĀ 

This was my 1st time using ganache to frost cupcakes. I made the ganache using chopped semi sweet chocolate, mini chocolate chips and almond coffee creamer. After I poured the almond creamer I realized it was not thick enough so I added some caramel macchiato creamer which was thicker. The recipe called for heavy cream but I did not have any.  I like how easy it is to dip the tops of the cupcakes to frost them. I will get the heavy cream next time when I make ganache because mine did not firm up as I think it should have. Overall I liked it.


  • Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
  • Pllace cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes.

  • Add butter and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before using.