Elena C's Rose Cupcakes
"I made these cupcakes for my friend's birthday. I wanted to make a unique cupcake from the book 500 Cupcakes, and this one caught my eye. Lightly fragranced with rose and extremely photogenic...delicious too!"—Elena C.
Allison A's Banana Cupcakes
"I had super ripe bananas in my kitchen and thought banana cupcakes would be the perfect chance to use them. They came out so moist and light as air, and instead of frosting it with cream cheese or buttercream, I topped it with a rich creamy vanilla pastry cream. You can get the recipe here."—Allison A.
Melissa W's Chocolate Cupcakes
"These cupcakes are simply decadent! The cupcake is chocolate buttermilk filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a whipped chocolate ganache frosting and rainbow sprinkles. I made these for a friend's surprise birthday party and they were a huge hit! Blogged here."—Melissa W.
Laura W's Seed-cakes
"A twist on the "cupcake": miniature Bundt cakes, made with, literally, one cup of cake batter. These are miniature lemon-poppyseed cakes with honey-lemon glaze, garnished with sugared blueberries. I blogged about these seed-cakes and Jane Eyre here."—Laura W.
Stout cupcake from dbcurrie
"Everywhere I look lately, I've seen Guinness cupcakes, but I thought it might be a better idea to use a local brew—Left Hand Brewing's Milk Stout. I blogged about it here."—dbcurrie
Michelle C's Allergy-Friendly Cupcakes
"I was asked to come up with dairy, nut, wheat, and sulphite-free cupcakes for a friend's bachelorette party. After a lot of work, this modification of my favorite coconut and lime cupcakes fit the bill. The biggest compliment, in my mind, was that people couldn't tell they were gluten-free. You can find the recipe here."—Michelle C.
Chloee G's Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Cream
"A chilled, cream-filled cupcake perfect for summer hibernation. The sweet and light mascarpone, whipped with lemon zest and cream, makes for a cool fluffy little center. Recipe and more photos here."—Chloee G.
LimeCake's Chocolate cupcakes
"For this week's Cupcake theme, Martha Stewart's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes. I blogged about them here."—LimeCake
Amity B's Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
"The cupcakes were frosted with cinnamon cream cheese icing and I put mini snickerdoodle blondies on top of that. I didn't make up any of the recipes (cupcake, frosting or blondie) but found all three online separately and put them together for the ultimate snickerdoodle dessert. You can get the recipe here."—Amity B.
Monica M's Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting
"Is there anything better than ganache frosting? When I first started my amateur baking blog, Playing with Flour, a few months ago, these cupcakes were my first post. They represent who I am, a serious chocolate lover! These cupcakes pack a ton of chocolate flavor in a tender and moist cake that incorporates coffee and yogurt. Topped with delicious dark ganache frosting, I think it's a classic combination we never get tired of."—Monica M.
Susan P's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Marshmallow Cupcakes
"This recipe is from Joy the Baker. It's absolutely amazing, a crowd pleaser and made for my dear friend's birthday back in July. It's a tradition that I am to make the ultimate peanut butter chocolate dessert for her (as we are pb/chocolate lovers and will always share it when out together). It was my first time making marshmallow meringue, easy but messy, the rest is a peanut butter cookie dough center and a simple, vegan, chocolate cupcake. Blogged here."—Susan P.
Lucy P's 'Burgundy Velvet' Cupcakes
"These were my sister's birthday cupcakes. They were red velvet (but they came out burgundy because I ran out of red dye!) cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and marshmallow fondant owls. It was made completely, entirely from scratch! They were pretty and delicious!"—Lucy P.