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Cupcake Fun

Updated on November 14, 2014

There is always room for one more cupcake...

Who doesn't like cupcakes? From when your eyes spot your intended delicious treat to when you anticipate sinking your teeth into the delicious frosting and feel as if everything in the world is perfect, how much joy can you experience when enjoying your own special moment eating a cupcake.

I love cupcakes. Whether it's morning coffee with the girls or taking a box of cupcakes as a little treat to friends when I go visiting, I'm not too fussy what time of day I eat them. I have to confess though, the best feeling I have is when I make them with the children. It is fascinating to watch them make their own special designs with the frosting, and they are very territorial over which one they get to eat. It has to be the one they decorated.

The first time I made them with the children was when I had 8 over for a playdate. I was trying to be pro-active and think of all the games they could play before they started getting tetchy with each other. Decorating cupcakes went down a treat. I thought that the little girls would tolerate my interaction with them better than the little boys but they were equally entranced with the task at hand. OK, they made a little mess, but nothing that couldn't be easily cleaned up. Any extra cleaning I had to do was well worth it when I saw the concentration and intensity on their little faces as they first put the frosting on and then added their decorations, from little flowers to ricepaper trees I had left over from Christmas. It was magical. They were so proud of themselves as they showed their specially decorated cupcake to their parent when they were later picked up. Not a single child wanted to eat their decorated cupcake at my house, they were all proudly taken home.

OK, I know when the children decorate the cupcakes that they're not going to be perfect. My picture is an example. The icing may run over the side. They're not going to win any prizes at a decorating competition, but I don't care. As far as I am concerned they make me smile and I'm filled with joy at the thought my children feel good about themselves. Isn't that what love is all about?

These ideas made my mouth water... No shortage of good suggestions here

Decorating Sets

When you start using a decorating set don't worry. You will make a mess and the icing won't go exactly where you want it to go. Practice on a baking sheet, even when you're not making cupcakes, and your skills will soon surface. The good thing is, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and your cupcakes will taste wonderful regardless of how they look. I know this fact from experience.

Your little ones will love these

I find children love receiving baking sets as presents

Traditional and Modern cases

These silicon cupcake holders are great for baking muffins too. Lovely colors, use and then put into the dishwasher for cleaning.

Cupcake Boxes

Sometime it's nice to take a special treat to someone. My boys love taking a single cupcake to their Grandmothers.

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      DavidMoses1986 3 years ago

      I love cup cakes, tastes so yummy. nice lens :)

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      Dawn 4 years ago

      I have always loved cupcakes.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @NuttSoRuff: Sounds great!

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      I love cupcakes...I've started converting my favorite cake recipes to cupcakes because they are so much easier as far as portions...just grab and go.

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      BestWeddings 4 years ago

      I love cupcakes and your selection looks delicious... Great lens. I used to add the search widget to my lenses but it was tripping the 20 links limit for our lens with recent updates.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. The best item that comes to my mind when coffee break comes up. Irresistible:=)

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      smartbiz38129 4 years ago

      I remember this company used to make fresh red velvet cupcakes that were so addictive...your lens made me remember them. Thanks so much!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @writerkath: Thank you.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I can totally understand why cupcakes are so popular. First of all, they're cute as can be. Second, they're kind of "pre-sized" for portion control. Third, they're definitely fun to decorate!! Nice job!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @Wedding Mom: Thank you. That's very kind of you to say.

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      nice lens! cupcakes are love. It looks very delicious.

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      ReneeShearer 5 years ago

      I am 100% cupcake obsessed :p love this lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I sure am a cupcake fan. You got me craving some now. :)

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      Love Cupcakes!

      They are so lovely to look at and yummy to eat :).

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      acreativethinker 5 years ago

      These cupcakes look so delicious. Very nice lens. :)

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      Marjorie Chaddock 5 years ago from Hurst,TX 76053

      I like your cupcake lens looks very yummy!

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      arsib65 5 years ago

      Love cupcakes... nice lens!

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      kopox 5 years ago

      looks delicious :D

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      yummy!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: I agree, I have such a sweet tooth.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Nice lens! Who doesn't love cupcakes, after all?

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @MintySea: That sounds like a great idea.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      I am thinking of Halloween cupcakes

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @rawwwwwws lm: Thank you, that's very kind of you.

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      Making and decorating cupcakes is an art nowadays! So many recipes and decorating ideas out there! Great suggestions of supplies & Equipment!

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Cupcake Fun! Great lens!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @olmpal: Unfortunately my cupcake decorating doesn't always turn out the way I picture it in my head, but I always have great fun.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @Jogalog: I agree, my cupcakes never look perfect, but they're fun to make.

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I love making cupcakes and trying to decorate them. They always look a mess but taste great!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      I want cupcakes for dessert!

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      Cupcakes are my weakness! Nice lense.

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      DeeHayes 5 years ago

      Awesome, I love cupcakes!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Cupcake is always where you can show off your creative talens. I love cupcake.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      I am craving for a cupcake now.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love cupcakes. Great lens!

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      MyBabyBoo 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, thumbs up!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Can never stop with one!

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      ZoieZoe 5 years ago

      Now I'm craving cupcakes! Nice lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Real Yummy makes me want some!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @GrinningFool: Thank you for stopping by.

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      GrinningFool 5 years ago

      Some tasty looking cupcakes!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      cupcakes are my favorite snacks. just about the size i need to pacify my growling stomach.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Wish I had one right now!

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Yummy!

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