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Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Teacher Sundae Cupcakes

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Mouth-Watering Sundae Cupcake Ideas

Mouth-Watering Sundae Cupcake Ideas

Although these delectable cupcakes may look like a giant hot fudge sundae, don't be deceived. They are delectable cupcakes decorated to look like the best ice cream sundae you've ever seen... complete with the cherry on top.

One of the latest trends in cupcake decorating, these delicious delights are presented and decorated to look like hot fudge sundaes, banana splits, caramel sundaes and more. Often they are presented in paper sundae cups making them look even more real.

Check out some of the fun concoctions creative bakers across the country have come up with lately!

Photo courtesy of Food Snots

Check out this blog for detailed instructions on how to create these hot fudge sundae cupcakes that have a gooey fudge center. And if you don't have time to bake, don't forget that you can always have cupcakes delivered right to your door by shopping online.

Some Fun Sundae Cupcake Inspiration

Some Fun Sundae Cupcake Inspiration

Sundae Cupcakes in many flavors from Iris Lee

Cupcake Sundaes in Ice Cream Cups

Image Credit: Living

Image Credit: Living Locurto

Originally designed as teacher appreciation gifts, these ice cream sundae cupcakes feature little tags that read "Your are Sweet" and "Thank You Teacher" (you can get the free printable design by clicking on the above link).

Personally, I think they would be great birthday party favors for a child of any age or a fun alternative on a wedding dessert buffet. Either way they are clever little treats that teachers or party guests would love.

To make these sweet treats, you need the following items:

  • Cake Mix (and ingredients needed to mix cupcakes like eggs and oil)
  • Frosting (see recipe below for ingredients)
  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Red Gumballs or Red Malted Milk Balls
  • Small Ice Cream Cups - Paper or Styrofoam (not so eco-friendly so I like paper better)

This easy cupcakes start with your favorite cake mix. Follow the package directions to bake up a batch of 24 cupcakes baked in paper liners. After the cupcakes have cooled, place each one inside one of the small paper ice cream cups. Then, top each one with a scoop of "ice cream" frosting. The KEY to these cupcakes is the frosting that when scooped, truly looks like a big scoop of vanilla ice cream (check out these fun ice cream scoop favors). See the recipe (from Living Locurto) below.

Next, melt the chocolate candy melts in the microwave according to the package directions and spoon over the top each frosted cupcake. Before the chocolate hardens, be sure to put on candy sprinkles and the "cherry" gumball. Wrap in cellophane and attach the free printable teacher party favor tags.

Ice Cream Frosting Recipe

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • a few drops of ivory gel food color

In the bowl of a mixer, mix butter, vanilla and milk until well blended and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for a minute or two, until fully combined and fluffy. Place frosting in the refrigerator for an hour to chill. Remove the frosting from the refrigerator and spoon it on top of cupcakes. It looks just like ice cream!

Brownie Sundae Cupcakes

Brownie Sundae Cupcakes

These Brownie Sundae Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen utilize the same "ice cream" frosting recipe that was presented above to get this look. In addition, you can bake a batch brownie cupcakes (prepare your favorite brownie mix according to box directions for cake-like brownies and fill baking cups halfway, baking at 350 until done) and then utilize a tub of vanilla frosting, Maraschino Cherries (or red gumdrops, etc), and Sprinkles to get the look shown in the photograph.

7th Birthday Sundae Cupcakes

7th Birthday Sundae Cupcakes

Photo from The Tomkat Studio

Pink Cupcake Sundaes

Pink Cupcake Sundaes

The Swell Life uses sculpted fondant to make the cupcakes look like sundaes and the cherries are crafted from royal icing. The addition of a piece of waffle cone is an extra special touch.

Video Instructions For Icing Sundae Cupcakes

Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

The Sweetest Kitchen has presented these delicious looking sundae cupcakes on their blog. Just visit their site to get the recipes for the chocolate cupcakes that hold a chocolate ganache surprise in the center, vanilla butter cream icing, and a chocolate ganache glaze. Yummy!

Easy Raspberry Cobbler Recipe

Raspberry Cobbler Recipe

Homemade Raspberry Cobbler Recipe

A cobbler is basically a pie like dessert with no bottom pastry crust. It can be made in a large serving dish for parties or in individual sized ramekins for the family.

Raspberry cobbler is a great cobbler because of its great flavor and beautiful color. It is always attractive on the dessert table.

This raspberry cobbler recipe is super simple and delicious. It is great plain but can be varied by adding more berries to it such as blackberries or blueberries. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and you have a dessert that the whole family is going to love.

How To Make Raspberry Cobbler

Raspberry Cobbler Recipe

New York style cheesecake with raspberry topping and THIS raspberry cobbler are my two favorite gourmet desserts that incorporate beautiful red raspberries!

Picture courtesy of MevrouwCupcake on Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar or splenda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar or splenda
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions

  1. Mix the berries, corn starch and first amount of sugar or splenda in a small casserole dish.
  2. Taste for raspberry mixture sweetness, add more sugar if you like it sweeter (I like it kind of tart)
  3. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt, and second amount of sugar or splenda together
  4. Cut in butter with a fork until mixture is crumbly
  5. Add milk and mix
  6. Spoon on top of berry mixture in casserole dish
  7. Bake in 375°F oven for 45 minutes or until browned and bubbling.

Recipe courtesy of grouprecipes.com

Raspberry Cobbler Recipe Variations

How To Make Raspberry Cobbler

How To Make A Cookie Pizza

How To Make A Cookie Pizza

How To Make A Cookie Pizza

A Yummy Start

Pizza and cookies are two of the most popular foods in the country; almost everyone likes one or the other.

It was only a matter of time until these foods were integrated into one great recipe: the cookie pizza is a fun, fresh, and fabulous dessert to serve at parties.

Guests will love the break from traditional cake, and with the versatility of toppings, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Image by izzyplante on Flickr

Preparing the Cookie Pizza Crust

Getting Started

Who better to turn to when you have a baking question than Betty Crocker? The following recipe is from the incredible Betty Crocker collection. You will need:

Ingredients for the crust:

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Prepare for the Topping

Step 2

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 1 cup of gourmet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ pecan halves
  • ½ candy coated chocolates
  • 2 ounce white chocolate baking bars, melted

Making the Cookie Pizza

To make:

1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.

2. Mix ½ cup butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and egg. Blend well and stir in flour and baking soda. You will have a stiff dough now.

3. Put the dough in an ungreased 12 inch pizza pan or cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let this cool for about 30 minutes.

4. In a saucepan, heat the chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of butter, and milk over low heat, stirring occasionally. When the chocolate is just melted, remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the powdered sugar.

5. Beat this mixture with a whisk until smooth and spreadable. If the mixture is not glossy, stir in a few drop of hot water.

6. Spread the chocolate mixture of the baked cookie crust. While the chocolate is warm, sprinkle the top with nuts and candies. Press lightly, and drizzle the entire pizza with the melted white chocolate bars.

7. Let firm.

8. Cut into wedges and serve.

How to Make Chocolate Pizza - Monster Cookie Pizzas

Variations

Another way to make this recipe

There is any number of variations you can try. Cookie pizza with fruit is a popular alternative.

For this pizza, use your favorite sugar cookie recipe for the crust. Bake it for about 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Let this cool and get your toppings ready.

You will need:

  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Fruit slices (bananas, strawberries, melon, blueberries, kiwi, and raspberries are all great choices)

To make, beat the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla. Spread this on the cooled crust. Arrange your favorite fruit slices on the filling, and then chill. This is a delicious way to end a summer party.

Bon Appetit!

Enjoy this dessert

For every chef, and for every sweet tooth, the possibilities are nearly endless. You can even modify your recipe to suit a particular occasion or theme. A summer party lends itself perfectly to a fruit pizza; a fall cookie pizza would look great with white and chocolate chips and candy corn. You're the designer, choose what you'd like!

You can also experiment with your fillings. Cream cheese and chocolate fillings are both fantastic ideas, but why not try whipped cream, ice cream, frozen yogurt, yogurt (which would be great for fruit pizza), caramel, applesauce, jam, or pureed fruit preserves? You can dazzle guests and make an infinite number of delicious creations.

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

A cobbler is basically a pie with no bottom crust. It is a simple dessert to make in a hurry for those last minute get togethers. Blackberry cobbler is a delicious dessert that will always be welcome at the table. It can be eaten plain or topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added sweetness.

This blackberry cobbler recipe also allows for variations such as adding another fresh fruit. Raspberries would complement it very well. However you choose to serve up your blackberry cobbler, it is sure to be a hit.

blackberry cobbler

Image by johnnystiletto on Flickr

How To Make Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 cups blackberries

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Once oven temperature is reached melt butter in a 9x13 inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar and milk; batter will be slightly lumpy. Pour mixture on top of melted butter in baking pan. Do not mix butter and mixture together.

3. Drop blackberries into batter; if more crust is desired add less blackberries. Bake in preheated oven for one hour or until golden brown.

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com.

Blackberry Cobbler With Ice Cream...Yum!

blackberry cobbler with ice cream

Image by haleysuzanne on Flickr

How To Make Blackberry Cobbler - Video

Easter Cupcake Creations

Easter cupcake ideas

Easter Cupcake Recipes and Ideas

The guests at your Easter get-together will be "hopping" with joy when they see that you've baked up any of these delightful treats. Below you'll find some of my favorite Easter cupcake recipes as well as a few of my suggested tools for making the best Easter treats ever!

The great thing about most of these recipes and ideas is that they are super easy, quick to make, and of course, taste great. So grab your beaters and let's get baking!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes from FamilyFunGo

When you want to whip up a batch of quick and adorable bunny cupcakes, nothing beats the following recipe (along with the video) from FamilyFun.Go.com.

Let's Get Baking!

FamilyFunGo Recipe

Simply bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes from a cake mix and frost them with your favorite white icing (buttercream, cream cheese, or vanilla). Then sprinkle on some shredded white coconut to make the bunny's fur. You'll also need large jumbo marshmallows, mini marshmallows, pink gel frosting, pink sugar, pink jelly beans, and blue sweet tarts.

  1. You make the bunny ears by cutting one of the jumbo marshmallows in half and dipping the sticky side directly in a bowl of pink sugar. Place the marshmallow halves on the cupcake to form the ears.
  2. Add the blue sweet tart eyes, pink jelly bean nose, and mini marshmallows for cheeks. Then use the pink piping gel to draw on the bunny whiskers.

Voila! You have adorable bunny cupcake gifts!

Easter Cupcake Decorating Video

Learn how to make and decorate Easter cupcakes using white yellow cupcakes that are frosted with piped lavender icing and then topped with a gum paste bunny (see how to make it in the video), a gum paste rose, or gum paste pansies. You will also see how to use the Wilton grass tip to make grass on top of the cupcakes as well.

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes

Here is another fun and easy Easter cupcake idea from FamilyFun.Go.com.

  1. Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes and frost the cupcakes in white icing. I find it easiest to use a large star tip in a bag to pipe an outer "rim" around the edge of the cupcake to form the outside of the Easter basket.
  2. Then take pipe cleaners or edible licorice to form the basket handle.
  3. Fill the inside of the basket with green colored shredded coconut. You can make the colored version by placing white coconut in a small ziploc bag and adding green food coloring a little bit at a time (shaking as you go) until you get the desired green color. Place a small mound of coconut inside the piped white edge of the "basket".
  4. Place jelly beans or your favorite Easter cookies on top the coconut nest.
  5. To finish off the presentation, tie a small bow around the handle of each Easter cupcake basket.

My Tips - Personally I use carrot cake with cream cheese icing for my Easter cupcakes. Also I like the look of the Easter basket cupcake wraps from Wilton so I use those around my cupcake wrappers (instead of the pipe cleaners). This is one Easter holiday gift that the kids and adults will both like!

Inspiring Easter Cupcake Photos

Easter Cupcake Idea Collage

Photo courtesy of DessertLover2010 at Flickr.

little peepers cupcakesLittle Peeper Cupcakes

These adorable bright yellow chicks are an adorable addition to any Easter get-together. They are simple to make and delicious to eat.

Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes and decorate them to look like the photo to the right.

You can get the step-by-step instructions for decorating the cupcakes at Wilton.com (image at right also courtesy of Wilton.com).

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