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Fire up the grill…?

It is starting to warm up and I can smell the neighborhood grilling out. Food on the grill is my all time favorite, so why not use that as an inspiration for cupcakes. This is fun to bring with to a cook out or a baseball game. It is also something fun for children to help out with when assembling the hot dog and hamburger. Everything is completely edible and tasty as can be. You can use any of your favorite cupcake and frosting recipe, even something “summery” such as a lemonade flavor to really impress your guest.

  • Hot dog bun = circus peanut, cut as a bun would be
  • Hot dog = caramel square, rolled to hot dog shape
  • Mustard = frosting, tinted yellow
  • Pickle relish = green gum drops, diced
  • Hamburger bun = vanilla wafers
  • Hamburger = mint cookie
  • Ketchup/mustard = red and yellow tinted frosting
  • Onions = chopped coconut
  • Pickles = green gum drops, sliced
  • Lettuce = chopped coconut, dyed green
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Try My Chai

This past week I made “chai” cupcakes at the coffee shop. If you are unsure what chai is, it is a type of black tea made with steamed milk. It has hints of vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon…yum! So, if you ever go to a coffee shop with a friend and you aren’t a coffee drinker, I would suggest chai tea. This drink is one of the biggest sellers at the coffee shop I work at so it only made sense to make these chai cupcakes. I frosted them in different swirly ways to represent how a real cup of frothy, hot chai tea would look.

What coffee drink do you enjoy that you think would be good as a dessert?


St. Patrick’s Day Treat

St. Patty’s Day is going to be here in less than 2 weeks. Any holiday is a good excuse to make some sweet treats. I love Shamrock Shakes, so I found a recipe for Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes! I will be making a batch this week at the coffee shop, so I can let you know how they turn out. What are some treats you like to have for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration?