Mar 15
Cupcakes Galore!44 Comments

One of my oldest friends is getting married at the end of April at the Aquarium in NJ, how cool is that?! The ballroom backs up to the shark tank. I literally can’t wait for this wedding. She is the last of the three of us that have been friends since we were about six, thanks to the lovely sport of swimming. This past weekend we held both her shower and bachelorette party. It was a wonderful time and I loved celebrating with her before her big day.

As one of the bridesmaids, I offered to make some cupcakes for the shower. She knew about the party so I went to her for her favorite cupcake version. She said chocolate on chocolate followed closely by Funfetti. I decided to go with both of those, but making vanilla frosting for both cupcakes. A few weeks ago, I spent the day cutting out shapes from my cricut to go with the “Under the Sea” theme shower. I then assembled them and glued them on to toothpicks to make toppers, you may remember I did the same thing for my sister-in-law’s shower. If you couldn’t guess her colors are navy and hot pink, LOVE! We are wearing navy dresses with hot pink shoes. I loved how everything turned out and I hope we gave Katie a day to remember always!

But wait, I’m not finished! In honor of pretty baking and 20+ years of friendship, I am giving one lucky reader a $25 gift card to Layer Cake Shop where I got the adorable cake liners and sprinkles for the shower. Here are the details on how to win:

Do BOTH of the following:
  • First, become a public follower of Dainty Chef OR “like” Dainty Chef on Facebook (if you already are a follower skip to the next step)
  • Second, leave a comment telling me what your favorite cupcake combination is
****DEADLINE for entry is Monday, March 21st. Winner will be chosen via I will announce the winner later the same day! Good luck!

Funfetti Cake Recipe Here
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe Here
For the frosting I used a large unlabeled star tip, I think a Wilton 1M would work well. The liners and sprinkles were purchased from Layer Cake Shop!

Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
(Printable Recipe)

What you’ll need:
20 tbsp. (2 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. heavy cream

What you’ll do:

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat butter at medium-high speed until smooth, about 20 seconds. Add confectioners’ sugar and salt; beat at medium-low speed until most of the sugar is moistened, about 45 seconds. Scrape down the bowl and beat at medium speed until mixture is fully combined, about 15 seconds. Scrape bowl, add vanilla and heavy cream, and beat at medium speed until incorporated, about 10 seconds. Then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down bowl once or twice.

Source: The Way the Cookie Crumbles

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44 Responses to Cupcakes Galore!

  1. ljyoung85 says:

    I’m a new follower.

    A favorite? Gosh that’s hard! I really a white cupcake with choc. buttercream and red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  2. Following you on FB…I love cookie dough cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

  3. Leighanne says:

    i’m seriously going to read your blog every day – it’s great! and so are your cupcakes! i’m a traditional vanilla on vanilla type of girl.

  4. Kate says:

    Fan on FB — LOVE vanilla poundcake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Mmmmm!

  5. New follower…and addicted to peanut butter frosting on chocolate cupcakes!

  6. Cassie says:

    I am a a new follower and I love chocolate bacon cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.

  7. KatieH says:

    I have to say, this is my favorite blog post ever. You already know what I love: chocolate and chocolate!

  8. Jessica says:

    I’m now a Blog & FB follower!

    My favorite cupcake is key lime with cream cheese coconut frosting! YUM!

  9. Lauren says:

    You’re doing a great job with your blog! I’d have to say red velvet with cream cheese frosting!!! Yumm!!

  10. Ashlee says:

    My favorite cupcake is strawberry with cream cheese frosting!

  11. Tasha says:

    Liked you on facebook :). Choosing a favorite cupcake is near impossible for me, but one of my absolute favorites is a champagne and vanilla cake topped with a sweet strawberry buttercream.

  12. RachelSmiles says:

    I am a follower! (saw your post on foodgawker!) My favorite cupcake combo is chocolate cake with salted peanut butter frosting. Mmmmmm Red Velvet cupcakery in DC has this one down pat!

  13. Jen Rieger says:

    My favorite cupcake is chocolate with vanilla butter cream frosting.

  14. I’m a follower already, and my favorite combination is chocolate cupcake with a simple cream cheese frosting!:)

  15. Danielle says:

    Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. Ohhh Elvis :)

  16. Susan says:

    Hmm….just one favorite. I guess I would say chocolate with vanilla buttercream. But I also love golden cake with choc frosting or some sort of caramel frosting or a ganache….so hard to choose!

  17. ckolodzey116 says:

    I love funfetti with vanilla icing.=)

  18. Danielle says:

    I love carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!!!

  19. Ashleigh says:

    Grand Marnier Cupcakes are the best, and instead of icing, drench them in caramel. Delish. <3

  20. Jess says:

    Love your blog – read everyday!! I am partial to chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream :)

  21. Ms. Lollipop says:

    I follow your blog!

    My favorite cupcake combination is dark chocolate cake with mocha buttercream!

    catharine.ellie [at]

  22. LaurenW says:

    It’s so hard to pick one favorite, but I’d have to go with chocolate cake filled with raspberry preserves and topped with cream cheese icing!

  23. I’m following!
    I like white on yellow! Sounds boring but when it’s done right, nothing compares.

  24. I love lemon vanilla cupcakes with italian buttercream frosting!

  25. Anonymous says:

    red velvet with cream cheese frosting! ~Desinee

  26. Jodie says:

    Hmmm, if I have to choose just one then it would have to be plain old almond flavored with vanilla frosting. LOVE your blog!

  27. Love your blog! As of right now my favorite is an Irish Cream Coffee Cupcake w. irish cream frosting. I’ll be posting up that recipe later on in the week :)

  28. Allie says:

    They look beautiful Krissy! That’s awesome that she is getting married at the aquarium, that is so fun! And her colors are really pretty. My favorite flavor combo is yellow cake with chocolate icing!

  29. Chelsea says:

    So cute! I just became a follower. I’m glad I found your blog!

  30. german vanilla (that is, vanilla cupcakes with that german chocolate topping) are absolutely the best!

  31. Tyler says:

    Almond Amaretto Cupcakes are absolutely delicious! I also love funfetti though and made some tonight for my hubs!

  32. Anu says:

    I just liked you on fb.. and my fave cupcakes are margarita! yummy! :)

  33. Anonymous says:

    My favorite cupcake combination is a dark chocolate cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting!! ~Elaine

  34. Jen says:

    Now a follower as well – my fave cupcake: lemon cake with lemon curd filling and lemon cream cheese icing – the recipe is in my blog if you are interested

  35. Anonymous says:

    My favorite cupcake combination is chocolate with a peanut butter frosting. And Laura’s is chocolate with chocolate frosting-Mom

  36. I’m a new follower and my favorite cupcake combination is chocolate on chocolate. I’m a chocoholic. 😀

  37. Sheila says:

    I once had a chocolate cupcake which, like a lava cake, had liquid goo-y chocolate in the middle. Served warm with whipped cream (but ice cream would have been nice, too). Yes, that was my favorite….

  38. Cheryl Welke says:

    Just found your blog but way of and am loving it. Cupcakes hold a special place in my heart they are so cute and if you want you can 2 or 3 different ones and get to taste all the flavors.

    I am a fan of a good vanilla cupcake and a wonderful buttercream, lots of icing. LOL

  39. amybhill says:

    right now, my favorite is a vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting. this is subject to change, however. i go through food phases :)

  40. GPB says:

    Hi Krissy,
    I am a fan on FB. My favorite is chocolate with chocolate frosting. I love your blog:)


  41. Anonymous says:

    My favorite cupcake is vanilla with peanut butter frosting :) Dor

  42. Anonymous says:

    my favorite cupcake is red velvet -Kristi

  43. Anonymous says:

    My favorite cupcake is vanilla with peanut butter frosting -Katie T.

  44. Groverfam says:

    hello again, have you ever added cream cheese in place of the heavy cream. I am thinking of making the apple pie cupcakes and I don’t have heavy cream.

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