Replacing Cakes With Cupcakes

The following guest post was contributed by Christiana Kim who frequently writes about Online Baking and Pastry Degrees and other college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college directory and comparison website.

Why does the general population think that cakes are the best thing for birthdays and other celebrations? Sure you can make a cake have it’s own identity, but can’t that sometimes be boring? Shouldn’t the guest at any particular party have as much fun as the person or persons the party might be for? Maybe it’s time to start thinking outside of the realm of traditional cakes for parties and think about using cupcakes.

 

Replacing Cakes With Cupcakes

There are a variety of reasons one might want to use cupcakes over cakes. Here are a few:

• They are far easier to decorate.
• There are a variety of different cake flavors to offer.
• There are a variety of different icings to offer, and you can even suggest no frosting for guests who can’t have frosting.
• Each cupcake can take on its own personality.
• A special theme can be expanded upon if you decide to use cupcakes.
• Cupcakes are portable; someone who can’t stay for the party till cake is served can be easily offered a cupcake to take with them without disturbing the integrity of the cake prior to serving time.
• Cupcakes are fun.

Why don’t we start off with a few themes that will help you visualize just how much fun cupcakes can be.

Having a Halloween party? Just look at how much fun and laughs you’ll get out of some of these ideas.

• How about a nice eyeball to keep eye on all the other surround cupcakes: Icky Eyeballs Cupckaes
• Frankenstein is always a Halloween favorite, so why not have him add some spice to your standard cupcake? Frankenstein Cupcake Recipe
• What’s a Halloween party without Franks good buddy the Mummy? Mummy Halloween Cupcake adds a little love-ability to the old raggedy mummy.
• We can’t leave out timeless favorites like the neighborhood Witch Cupcakes, the blind as a bat treat Bat Cupcakes, the always creepy and crawly Spider Cupcakes, and then of course there’s everyone’s favorite the jack o lantern cupcake.

Having a baby shower? Cupcakes can be the ideal medium to create adorable treats for the mother to be and all her friends.

• A cute little bib will charm everyone with it pastel colors and cupcake recipe of your choice. Check out Baby Bib Cupcakes
• Adorable baby footprints are sure to bring out the “ahs and oohs” in a Baby Steps Cupcake
• And everyone loves a cuddly teddy bear. You can make a Chocolate Teddy Bear Cupcakes cupcake design for your next shower.

Christmas is a wonderful time to consider replacing a traditional cake or dessert with some adorable and creative cupcakes. Brighten your holidays with a host of designs that will keep everyone smiling and coming back for more.

• Delight everyone with a jolly snowman from the Snowman Cupcake design.
• Santa’s elves can help make your Christmas treats cheerier.Christmas Elf Cupcakes.
• Don’t have snow where you live? Then why not simulate it with some yummy snowflake cupcakes? Look into Winter Fantasy Snowflake Cupcakes.
• Combine an entire batch of cupcakes to make a festive Christmas tree, with each individual cupcake it’s own individual festive entity. Christmas Tree Cupcakes may be your perfect holiday solution.
• No time to build a gingerbread house? Think gingerbread cookies are boring? This adorable gingerbread cupcake could be your ticket, Gingerbread Cupcakes
• And of course, we can’t forget about good old, lovable Santa. Santa Cupcakes make for a great “Ho Ho Ho” centerpiece.

If you are wanting to create your cupcakes from the ground up by avoiding the instant cake mixes, you can find a variety of different recipes that will suit your taste buds and those of your family and friends. Here are just a few suggested recipes to get you started:

Snow Globe Coca Cola Cupcakes
Coca Cola Cupcakes
Amy Sedaris Cupcakes
Key Lime Cupcakes
Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes
Black Bottom Cupcakes
Cheesecake Cupcakes
Eggnog Cupcakes
Rum Cupcakes
Fairy Cupcakes
Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

This is just a sampling of just how creative cupcakes can help you. From birthday parties to even weddings, you can create a variety of different styles of cupcakes to embody the entire theme of the day. Each cupcake can become its own work of art within the total theme.

So pull out the mixing bowls and all the ingredients needed to start making that next occasion special, unique and most of all, fun!

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Happy New Year 2010 to Everyone!!

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Pegasuslegend

wow what talent …those cupcakes are magnificent 🙂

ja rose-bartlett

Gera—Some very good ressons to choose cupcakes over cakes AND lots of fun decorating ideas too. Thank you, JA ROSE-BARTLETT

Lorraine

What a fabulous roundup Gera! I feel so privileged to be included in this group and I'm so glad that you liked my bib cupcakes! 😀 x

Reeni

I'll take cupcakes over a 'cake' and day! Their so cute!

redkathy

Wonderful cupcake ideas. Love the snowflake, quite impressive!

Carolyn Jung

Cupcakes are just so darn cute! Plus, they make you feel special. You get your own little cake all to yourself. You don't have to share. 😉

Shelby

I totally prefer cupcakes over cake when having to take them somewhere!

Paulineh

Those cupcakes look too good to eat.

There are 3 of us in our office and for our birthdays we have a decorated cupcake each. Its a great idea and we love it too. We buy them though 🙁 but I'm going to try making them myself and decorating them for hubby's birthday.

Deeba PAB

Love the idea of cupcakes Gera, and these are the best I've seen! I'd settle for this anyday! hank you for so many gorgeous links!
Happy 2010 my friend!

Claudia

These are the grandest cupcakes ever. I could not do as well. The best round-up for the New Year and proof positive that the cupcake phase is not abating. Happy New Year.

Natasha

Mmmm, where do I start? So many sweet choices.

OysterCulture

What fun! I love all the different ideas and the creativity

Have a wonderful new years! Look forward to catching you next year.

Rosa's Yummy Yums

I love cupcakes! They are so pretty and delicious!

Those kitty ones are beautiful!

Best wishes for 2010!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gera

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Thanks so much for your sweet comments on behalf of Christiana!

Happy New Year 2010!

Fresh Local and Best

I didn't realize the versatility of cupcakes, I love all of the ideas in this post.

averagebetty

I'll take a cupcake over a slice of cake any day! They are far more festive and fun! Great post!!

Jason's BBQ Adventures

Superb looking cupcakes!

Nina

May all your dreams come true and may you be blessed with all the best things in life!
Happy New Year 2010! XO

Claudia

Happy New year, Gera. I left something for you on my blog.

nora

m soo loving the cupcakes gera!! its pretty and would prefer cup cakes more than a whole big cake!!since cup cakes are easy to digest 😉 hehe

Olga

Love cake. Love cupcakes. Would be happy with either one 🙂

Happy New Year!

Anncoo

Hello Gera,
Happy New year and wishing you all the best for the coming year.

Jessie

I love cupcakes!! I rather have them over a slice of cake, they are so much fun to make and decorate.

Happy New Years to you Gera! I hope 2010 is a fantastic year for you!

Gloria

Gera I love these cupcakes, look fantastic!! I whish you a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2010, cheers,gloria

Joanne

Super cute! I obviously need to develop my cup cake talents if I ever want to turn out something like those little beauties.
Happy New Year and keep blogging such terrific posts.

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