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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

~Chai Cupcakes~

I'm practicing Chai Cupcakes for my besties first time making tea infused cupcakes. For those of you who don't know what Chai's black tea with different spices... Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Star Anise and I then added Vanilla Bean. This cupcake is one I would prefer in the fall...but it's not my birthday so I just do what I'm told. :) I topped these with vanilla bean butter cream and then a little of the mixed spices. I would do a simple whipped cream with vanilla bean and same spices as it seams like a more appealing topping...maybe the same way they might top a Chai beverage at a coffee shop. They turned out pretty good.

Ground spices

Black Tea and chai spices

My fave vanilla bean paste

Chai Tea cupcake in a tea cup

Spiced cupcake

Monday, June 28, 2010

~cupcake paraphernalia~

Just pics of the things I look forward to all day long...well some of the things!

Most people wouldn't be as excited but if you love cupcaking you will understand the joy of

getting all the baking paraphernalia in the mail! Including fancy little cupcake business cards...

How cute are these? Made by me on

I love these pretty girly cups from

Also from (a little small but cute)

Sugar hearts in all sorts of colors

perfect for cupcake topping!

I think these will be great on birthday cupcakes for my gorgeous little sis Samantha

who turns the big 20 this Saturday!

These are fancy "Cherries Jubilee Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers"

from Cupcake Social at

I love the preppy look they will bring to some rich chocolate

and cherry cupcakes or maybe cherry vanilla cupcakes...