Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vanilla Cupcakes

I know... the love of cupcakes has been around for awhile, but what's not to love?
There is nothing better than little individual servings of dessert neatly contained in it's own colorful packaging.

I found this cupcake recipe on Martha Stewart's Website. However, I added vanilla bean paste and almond extract to the frosting. They are/were delicious;)
We carry the Confectionary House cupcake liners at the kitchen store. The colors are so vibrant, and I love that they are grease-proof.


  1. Alice my Amy loves cupcakes! She gets in the mood for one and will drive 60 miles to her favorite cupcake bakery. lol! Those wrappers are wonderful. Im thinking this would be a sweet idea for her birthday in April.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi Alice! I use to belong to Kristis site remember me? I have my own blog too...I remember all your beautiful French decor! Beautiful cupcakes. cherry

  3. Ohh how yummy Alice!!! Those wouldn't last very long in my house, that's for sure!

  4. Here in Australia we call cupcake liners 'Patty Pans'. I've no idea how that came to be, but yes, a little cupcake or 5 is one of life's best treats. If my very dodgy oven wasn't on it's last legs, I'd be staight off to the kitchen to whip up a batch now.
    Millie ^_^

  5. I just bought the green polka dot ones the other day! I figured the kids would love these for some St. Patrick's day cupcakes. Yours look delicious, so I think I will try the Martha recipe as well.

  6. Oh I love these and they're greaseproof what could be better...the colors are terrific..and a Happy Birthday to the Larry!!

  7. Hi Kat, 60 miles, wow! I think it would be so much fun to have a cupcake shop. I think the closest one to us is in Sacramento.

    Hi Cherry! Of course I remember you, I'm so glad you found me... You are so sweet! I am so excited to go check out your blog! Please come back and visit.

    Hi Kristi, thanks for stopping by. LOL, they didn't last too long here either!

    Hi Millie, Patty pans...that's so cute, I will remember that. I know what you mean about the oven, I dream of a new one too. I have to really watch mine. Every now and then it will turn off, all by itself! I have ruined (it has ruined) too many baked goods to mention :( Oh well... someday.

    Hi Bridgett! Thanks for stopping by. I love the new polka dot liners, they are perfect for St. Patrick's day. Let me know if you make the martha cupcakes and how your family likes them. I think I'm cupcake obsessed right now ;)
    Lorraine just ordered some really cute cupcake and sugar cookie books, hopefully they will be heresoon.

    Hi Sue, thanks for stopping by. These really are the best liners. (I sound like an add lol) nothing more frustrating than an ugly cupcake ha ha! Thank's for the Birthday wish, I'll pass it on to Larry. Have a great day!

  8. Alice, I don't know how you work there and actually come home with a paycheck! I think I would be in the negatives if I worked there, especially with all that Vietri.

  9. LOL Bridgett...It's hard! I have a long wish list! Don't you just love the Vietri, not to mention the Arte Italica. It is a lot of fun, but boy can I get into a lot of trouble there!

  10. Alice, one of these days, I am going to have to take a road trip with my sis in law, and bring her to the store - she would love it! She is like you, classy, talented and an amazing housekeeper!

  11. These do look yummy in the tummy! And the cupcake papers are so colorful. I love them.