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Cupcakes

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut evenly on rimmed baking sheets; toast, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 10 minutes (or longer if darker color is desired). Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let coconut cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts evenly on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes (watch carefully to prevent burning). Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let nuts cool completely.
  • 1 pound medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use (or 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted and finely chopped (optional; how-to follows)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Sweetened shredded coconut, toasted (how-to follows), for decorating
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TV Dinner Cupcakes

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Candy, Dessert, Fillings
Ingredients
  • 6 vanilla cupcakes Vanilla Cupcakes, baked in silver foil liners
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate melting wafers, melted
  • 1 cup Vanilla Frosting
  • 3 plain store-bought doughnut holes
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 yellow fruit chew, such as Laffy Taffys or Starbursts, cut into a 1-inch square
  • 3 tablespoons Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 tablespoon store-bought caramel sauce, heated
  • 3 orange fruit chews, such as Tootsie Fruit Rolls or Starbursts, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Frosting
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons hard green candies, such as Runts
  • 3 tablespoons Karen Tack's Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 teaspoon colored sprinkles
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TV Dinner Cupcakes

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TV Dinner Cupcakes for April Fools Day

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Audience Questions on Mother's Day Special

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 3 lemons (about 3 tablespoons), plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Lemon Curd
  • Seven-Minute Frosting
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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, 2

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Meringue desserts
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Clip-Art Craft: Cupcake Toppers

Steps:4
You don't need special piping tips to render your children's favorite things in icing. Just tuck these paper flags into the frosting of their birthday cupcakes for darling-and instant-decorations. Use all six of our designs or let your child choose the one she likes best. Making them is a piece of cake: Simply photocopy the flags in color, cut them out, and then tape each to a toothpick.
Materials
  • Design templates
  • White card stock
  • Craft punch
  • Scissor
  • Toothpicks
  • Double-sided tape
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