Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Extra cute Movember moustache cupcakes and cupcakes wearing macarons as top hats

I can't get enough of the expressiveness of the various Movember moustaches worn by the cupcakes by Cupcake Central in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, via their Facebook page (including a maple bacon one!), not to mention the creative use of macarons as edible cupcake toppers! Contact them at info at or +61 3 9077 4542 and find out more at They also host cupcake decorating workshops in Melbourne - upcoming workshops include cupcake baking master class (November 17, 2-5, November 25, 2-5, December 2, 2-5), Christmas Cupcakes (November 18, 2-3:30 and December 8, 2-3:30), and a kids' cupcake decorating workshops (January 9, 2-3:30).

Friday, January 13, 2012

Macaron as cupcake topper...why not? Plus a Valentine's Day cupcake class in Toronto

Updated One pink dessert deserves another, right? This macaron plus cupcake combo is by blogger Butter Hearts Sugar, who tells you exactly how to make them. I'm going to send this post to anyone who dares try to tell me that "macarons are the new cupcake." As if! You can also follow Butter Hearts Sugar on Facebook.

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In other, separate news, Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes in Toronto, whose @ledolci Twitter account is where I found out about the macaron cupcakes, hosts cupcake decorating classes - many are sold out, but the February ones that are open as of this posting are below (see their site for March and April):

February 4 - Introduction to Cupcake Decorating
February 11 - Valentine's Day Cake Pops
February 12 Introduction to Cupcake Decorating for Valentine's Day
February 18 Designer Cupcakes, "Gucci, Prada, LV and you!"
February 20 - Intro to Cupcakes, family special (2 for 1)

To give you a better idea of their style, here are some glittery festive heart and bow Valentine's Day cupcakes:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Proof That Macarons and Cupcakes Can Get Along

Mojito Cuparon Yesterday we posted a cupcake with macarons on top. Today I spotted on our Flickr group, a "cocktail" with a cupcake and a macaron and chocolate straw as garnish. Contrary to what trendspotters think, desserts are NOT competing against each other. Nothing is the "new cupcake". We here at Cupcakes Take The Cake love all desserts! Just don't call cupcakes "muffins with frosting" and we're cool. :) Check out The Sweet Art blog for recipe link.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mini-Macaron Cupcakes

Cupcakes and macarons are pretty darn cute by themselves, but when you put them together and the macarons are mini-macarons, they’re “baby panda cute”.  At least they are to the people over at CupcakeProject, and I have to say I agree with them %100.

First, she made mini-macarons with ganache filling and then made angel food cake cupcakes with caramel frosting.  I love the colors she decided to use for the macarons.  They match the cupcake liners and the brightness adds to their cuteness. 

To check out the full post and how to make mini-macarons, head over to CupcakeProject.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Macaron Hello Kitty on top of a cupcake!

Or, I guess technically, a Hello Kitty macaron...On Monday, we shared justJENN's Hello Kitty cookie cupcake and now there's Hello Kitty macarons on top of cupcakes! Let me just write that again: Hello Kitty macarons. Seriously, it blows my mind. Head on over to Blondie's Cakes to find out how she did it, including her recipes for banana cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting! This is truly a cupcake to remember. Plus I love when other desserts are combined with cupcakes to make a double-your-pleasure treat.

photo via Flickr