Cupcakes of all flavors are a great thing to serve at corporate events. The ones depicted here are a mix of vanilla and chocolate treats, although other, more exotic and less crowd pleasing flavors can be chosen. The frosting is a basic buttercream, as the entire point is to showcase the company logo, fondant versions of company products, or, more simply, just the company colors. Cupcakes are easy to eat (no utensils required) which is why they are so popular.
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All that you need to create an ice cream cone cupcake is a little creativity – and some ice cream cones. Yes, these cupcakes are baked inside of actual flat-bottomed ice cream cones, thanks to a special pan designed for this exact purpose. Once the cupcakes have baked, cover them in buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache and some sprinkles so that they actually look like ice cream. You can also bake them in waffle cones and receive the same effect. Pretty cool!
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Ask any fan of coconut flavored items (or just plain coconut) and they will tell you that there is no such thing as too much of the flavor. These white coconut cupcakes can attest to that, as they contain the fruit in both the cupcakes themselves, and in the frosting. The cupcakes are flavored with coconut milk, sweetened shredded coconut and vanilla extract. The frosting also contains vanilla extract and coconut milk, and you can always sprinkle some shredded coconut on top for extra flavor!
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Chocolate and peanut are an excellent combination. This is why peanut butter M&Ms are so addictive, and why this particular recipe is so tasty. The chocolate cupcakes are good, but are nothing compared to the frosting. You can even make the cupcakes themselves from a boxed mix if you so choose. After all, the frosting is the showpiece. It is made from butter, crunchy peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and crushed peanut butter M&Ms. Tasty!
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Roasted strawberries are delightfully soft and moist, not to mention dripping with juice. That is what makes these cupcakes so grand. They are in the batter, along with vanilla bean paste, flour, sour cream, salt, and several other ingredients. Once these cupcakes are baked and cooled (of course) they are topped with mascarpone frosting (made from mascarpone, vanilla bean paste, heavy cream and powdered sugar) and some more roasted strawberries. You won’t be able to resist these!
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Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes coated in buttercream frosting and then topped with edible “plaques” blaring the name of the birthday girl (or boy) and his or her age are a great way to celebrate your loved one’s special day. The best part about serving birthday cupcakes instead of a birthday cake is the fact that they are easier to handle. You won’t need to worry about cutting the pieces of cake unevenly or making sure that everyone has a fork. That’s because cupcakes are self-serve!
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These vegan cupcakes are also gluten free, so you could argue that they are “healthy” – and use that as your justification for eating several of them in one sitting. However, they are also great for those with food allergies, as they use garbanzo-fava bean flour and potato starch, plus arrowroot, xanthan gum and agave nectar for sweetness. The frosting is also vegan and gluten free. It contains coconut flour, soy milk powder and several other ingredients.