Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Fabulous

It has been pretty baby fabulous among my friends lately! We've had several new little ones making their debut and several more celebrating their first birthday! So fun! I don't need too much inspiration to bake cupcakes, so it didn't take me long to find some adorable baby cupcake toppers!




Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Halloween

Now that the first day of Fall has come and gone, and since all the local stores have their Christmas decorations out, I figured I should go ahead and post some creepy, crawly Halloween cupcakes!






Monday, September 22, 2008

Cookie Dough

Just when I thought I had found my favorite cupcake flavor (chocolate orange), I decided to drop some cookie dough into the mix...and the results were amazing! It's like two treats in one!



These were decorated for a Wake Forest football party this weekend! Go Deacs!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Peanut Butter Cup

Who doesn't love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? OK, maybe a few of you with allergies out there. These rich, chocolate cakes have a peanut butter cup baked right in. I liked it best with the light, creamy peanut butter frosting...but dark chocolate frosting was great with it too!





I thought the monogram idea would be good for a housewarming gift...so I took a batch to my recently relocated sister!


Caramel Apple Cupcakes


These cupcakes were almost as fun to make as they were to eat! They are a delicious apple spice cake, topped with gooey caramel sauce and chopped walnuts. Guaranteed to make a mess but they are completely worth it!






Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

One of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and orange. I LOVE the Terry's Chocolate Oranges and have a real weakness for those chocolatey orange segments. If you've never tried one, you really need to! A Christmas stocking just isn't complete without one!

The Chocolate Orange was my inspiration for these cupcakes. I loved the subtle orange flavor that resulted and my first attempt at dark chocolate frosting was a success...and a great accompaniment!


Candy Acorns


We may not have beautiful Fall foliage in Florida...but we do have tons of oak trees and tons of acorns! So while I can't take the puppy for a walk through crunching leaves, I make the most of the crunching acorns! Which probably explains all the oak tree shoots in random flower beds in our neighborhood...


Fall Leaves


You don't see too many changing leaves in the land of palm trees this time of year...we just have to make our own! These cupcakes are a simple, yellow cake with chocolate frosting and adorable sugar fall leaves!



Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It is still brutally hot here in the sunshine state....but the calendar says September which makes me think of fall and changing leaves and cooler weather!


Welcome to Christie's Cupcakes!


Confession: I have a serious sweet tooth.


After realizing that I wasn't the only one that suffered from this "affliction," I decided to launch Christie's Cupcakes!


From classic yellow cake to pink lemonade, here you'll find all things cupcakes to help inspire you to celebrate all the sweet moments of life!
I'm hoping this blog will serve as a catalog for the fun recipes and decorating ideas I come across. After living in NYC with easy access to Magnolia Bakery and Soho Cupcake, I just can't live without these petit treats! I love baking for family and friends and will use any excuse possible to hang out in the kitchen trying new things!