Cuppie Cakes

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What is it about cupcakes that makes them so darn cute?  I have fond memories of cupcakes.  There is something about peeling away that accordion wrapper.  About the swirl of icing on top.  About a perfect little self-cake.

 Cupcakes are all the rage.  There are cupcake shops sprouting up all over the city devoted solely to the cupcake.   

This is a fabulous cupcake bakery in Montreal.  

There are cupcake blogs.   

There’s even a cupcake truck that drives around selling curbside cupcakes.  

For the July 4th holiday I am going to make these adorable patriotic cupcakes. 

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You can get the directions on Martha Stewart’s website. 

They are very easy to make.  Especially since I’m using store bought cake mix and frosting.  I am making chocolate cupcakes with red food coloring (think red velvet cake) with white frosting.  You cut the little flags out and stick on toothpicks using double-sided tape.  I’m going to make the flags this weekend.  I’m also bringing potato salad or mac & cheese to the family cookout.

I had a strawberry cream cupcake disaster a couple of weeks ago but that’s another story.  I am still in love with cupcakes.  Long live the cupcake!


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