Jun 5, 2010

All About Cupcakes

Has anyone noticed how popular cupcakes have become in the last few years?  I think cupcake shops have sprung up everywhere.  Blame it on celebrities like Katie Holmes, or shows like SATC.  But I'm not complaining...I love cupcakes!

Last summer we visited Yum! Kitchen and Bakery in Minneapolis and I think I tasted the best vanilla cupcake I've ever had.  It was sooooo good.  Will someone please bring me one for my birthday this summer?  :)  In fact, it was even better than Magnolia's in NYC (by the way, a great recipe for their cupcakes - and frosting - here). 

If you like cupcakes too (why are they way better than cake if they are the same thing?), you will love Ming Makes Cupcakes.  There are not just one, but 33 different cupcakes recipes.  And these are much more fun than just plain chocolate or vanilla!

Here are some of my favorites...

Banana Cupcakes with Maple Brown Butter Frosting

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Blueberry Cupcakes with Maple Brown Butter Frosting

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Oh and one thing I learned about cupcakes. Don't make them too pretty.  Because no one will eat them.   I made these Martha Stewart Nesting Baby Bird cupcakes for a baby shower last summer.  Only one person ate one...I think to be nice.  :)  And I didn't even tell them how many hours I spent making them.  Too many.  :)  


Suzanne said...

You should have invited me when you made them, I would have eaten more than one! When is your birthday, I will get you something from YUM, love that place!

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