Cupcakery -- The Book!! | LilaLoa: Cupcakery -- The Book!!

Cupcakery -- The Book!!

To say that I am obsessed with this book might be an understatement. I met Toni (The AUTHOR. I *know* her!) last fall and when she showed me this photo back in the dark days of winter, I knew my life would not be complete until I owned a copy of Cupcakery. Or 2 copies. I actually got one for myself and one for my little baker when it finally came out last Tuesday and we've been baking cupcakes nearly every day since!

The best part about Cupcakery is that all the fun flavors start with a boxed cake mix so you don't actually have to have crazy baking skills to look like you do! The only truly tricky thing is figuring out which delicious flavor of cupcake to make next. Next up on our list are these grape soda cupcakes! Gah. I can't even look at this photo right now. I just want to eat my computer.

Yesterday we made Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes. I'm not going to lie, it was surprisingly easy to justify eating them for breakfast this morning. So watch out for that.

1. Thin some blue icing and paint it on the cookie with a wide, flat brush.
2. Use a #2.5 tip and medium-consistency blue icing to pipe a 5 petal shape around the place where you painted. Outline the blueberry and then fill the space in between. Be careful not to overfill your inside lines. You can pretty much stop at any step from here to the end. It's up to you. If you're going to move on, let the icing dry for 4-6 hours.
3. Use white, pink and purple food coloring to give the blueberry it's blotchy color. If you put too much on, just dab it off with a paper towel and add another layer.
4. Use the blue icing to outline around that know, the weirdy part. (Does it have a name? Because I've been internet researching for at least 7 minutes and can't figure it out.)

ALSO....Toni is so super excited to share cupcakes with the world that she's even put together the most incredible giveaway ever just to say "Good luck with those cupcakes."  You guys -- just LOOK AT THAT KITCHEN AID!!! Every kitchen needs one!

1. 9 in Milkglass Cake Stand - provided by Country SweetArt Kitchen
2. 4 Piece Wilton Tip Set – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate
3. Mama & Madison Custom Apron – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate
4. Paper Straw Party Combo – Provided By Sweets & Treats
5. Sprinkle Prize Pack (assortment picked by sponso r) – Provided By Country SweetArt Kitchen
6. $50.00 Credit to Sweets & Treats – Provided By Sweets & Treats
7. AmeriColor Gel Color 12 Pack – Provided By Country SweetArt Kitchen
8. 12 Ct. 12in Disposable Decorating Bags – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate
9. KitchenAid Measuring Cups – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate
10. Kitchen Aid 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer Winners Choice o f Color – Provided by Make Bake Celebrate
 11. 2 Pk. Pink Mini Spatulas – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate
12. Wilton 24 Cavity Cupcake Pan – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate
13. Wilton Filling Tip & Cupcake Corer – Provided By Make Bake Celebrate

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