Posts Tagged ‘Birthday’

postheadericon Birthday cupcake ideas – roses

Rose birthday cupcakes

250g butter
300g sugar
4 eggs
1 cup milk
2 drops almond extract
1 baking powder
3 cups flour
500-600 g strawberries

Mix the butter with the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mix the ingredients after each egg with a mixer for two minutes. Add milk and essence. Mix the flour with baking powder and add it in small portions while you continue to stir. Finally add sliced strawberries into small pieces, stir, pour into a muffin trays and bake in a preheated 200 degrees oven.


Split the fondant into parts and paint in different colors. I divided it into three and then added different amount of the same color so we can get different shades of the color.
Tear  a small piece of dough with a lighter color and make a ball. Then tapered it with fingers until it gets like a thin sheet with a circular or elliptical shape. Make it into a cone to get the heart of the rose. From a slightly darker color tear  more pieces,  shape them as a half circle and attach them to the core as petals. Finally, trim the bottom of the final rose with a knife and curve the edges of each petal. Leave the rose to dry out on a tooth stick and then pin it to the cupcake.

Roll the green fondant on a  smooth surface and cut out the leaves in desired shapes.

postheadericon Red hearted birthday cupcakes

170g flour
170g sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cocoa
pinch of salt
1 egg
180 milk mixed with 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
120ml oil
1 teaspoon sweet red paint
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
Gather the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl and mix them thoroughly. In small bowl mix the milk and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar and allow it to interact for about 5-10 minutes.
In another bowl, break the egg and stir it with wire whisk, add oil, milk, red paint, vanilla and vinegar.

** Dry and wet ingredients are mixed and stirred until a homogeneous, relatively rare mixture.

Bake about 20 minutes, check the readiness with wooden skewer / stick – put in the middle, it should come out dry.
Brush the cooled muffins with strawberry jam or strawberry topping / maybe melted white chocolate with a little red paint / decorate with fondant hearts and coconut.

Red hearted birthday cupcakes

postheadericon Chocolate birthday cupcakes with filling

Chocolate birthday cupcakes

….variation of brownies

1 1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup milk
1 packet of butter
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
2 vanilla
1 baking powder
jar of chocolate spread

Mix in saucepan the butter, sugar, cocoa and milk. Stir over low heat until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then remove from the heat to cool and add the remaining ingredients.  Pour mixture into muffin pans, filling each cup two-thirds full. Preheat your oven to 180-200°C. Bake for about twenty minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

You will need a small paring knife to cut a cone out of the center of each cupcake. Add some chocolate spread to the cupcake and replace the top portion of the cone, slicing off the tip to leave room for the filling. Frost them to hide the incisions.

Chocolate birthday cupcakes

Chocolate birthday cupcakes

postheadericon Lemon birthday cupcakes – The Simpsons theme


* 150 gr warm butter
* 150 gr sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 150 g flour sifted with 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
* 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon peel

Heat the oven to 180 degrees. Mix the lemon peel with the sugar, then mix the butter and sugar until it goes to light cream. Add the eggs one by one, after each shake the mixture to its full absorption. Add the lemon juice and shake until everything is creamy. Add flour and mix by hand. The capsules should be filled three quarters of their volume.  Bake for about 15 minutes until muffins rise up and turn pink.
Cool on a wire rack.

Once they cool off well, with the help of a tool for cleaning seeds or small knife scrape small cylinders in the muffins. Fill the holes with lemon cream. This cream can be prepared 2-3 days earlier. If you do it the same day, you should start with its preparation so the cream can cool off while you are preparing the cupcakes.
Products for lemon cream filling
*  6 egg yolks
* Grated zest of 1 lemon
* 1/2 cup lemon juice
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 6 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons sour cream
Combine all ingredients, excluding butter and cream in saucepan and heat the mixture stirring constantly. Stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. Boil on medium heat, about 10-15 minutes until it begins to “dress” the spoon but not to stick to the bottom of the pan.
When you finished remove from the hot plate and begin to add cream and butter spoon by spoon while stirring. If you want you can strain the mixture to remove the remains from lemon peel. Cover with fresh foil.
Cupcakes can be sealed with the lids from the carved muffins or after cooling the cream to cover directly with coloured fondant.

postheadericon How to create birthday cupcakes

Birthday cupcakes are the perfect combination of muffins, cupcakes and large ordinary birthday cakes. When trying birthday cupcakes you do not expect the taste of plain cake with no filler, as they say appearance should match the contents. Cupcakes for children’s birthday should contains lighter ingredients and limited amount of sugar and chocolate. We should include fruits, light and lovely creams and use as possible as little frosting. Another option is to reduce the size of the filling at the expense of the decoration.

There are countless categories and recipes – vanilla, chocolate, with nuts, fruit, juicy, with different fillings, in the form of small cakes,  small dough baskets filled with different fillings and so on.

Each type has a specific technique of mixing the dough. Less sugar and butter will make cupkaes more like bread. More sugar and butter will make the taste closer to the cake. When you know what kind of muffins you want to try, choosing recipes becomes much easier.

The perfect cupcakes should be light for its size and when cut, the inside should be moist and tender without tunnels. Most delicious the cupcakes are on the day they are made. The muffins must be removed from the seal or the bottom will be wet. But if they are filled with cream or jam, leave them for a few minutes in the seals. Sometimes muffins are baked in the pan with paper cups. Their advantage is that they make cleaning easier and keep the moisture of muffins. They protect them from excessive drying. If you like your muffins with a crust, do not use baking paper.

Usually for birthday cupcakes we use colorful paper, ribbons, small candies, toppings, sticks, colored icing or cream, sprinkles.

Here is one basic muffin case:

2 cups flour
4 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup warm milk
1/4 lb. butter, melted and cooled slightly



The liquid ingredients and dry ingredients should be mixed separately. When two mixtures are ready you can put them together. Do not mix to much, stir only until the flour is moistened. Cover the muffins trays with paper baskets and distribute the mixture evenly between them. Fill about 3 / 4 of the size of the cups.
Bake about 20 minutes at preheated oven at 180C,  you can check if they are ready with wooden stick - put in the middle, it should come out dry.

postheadericon 1st Birthday Cupcakes

The variety in the world of children’s birthday cupcakes is great. One thing unites them – they are all beautiful and. .. very, very tasty. Birthday cake is one of the most important thing. Cake should delight all guests and at the same time impress the children at the birthday. The child must be surprised with the most original and most delicious cake. This can combine your favorite children’s movie or cartoon character with a taste of homemade cakes.

In the next few articles i will try to combine interesting and healthy recipes with decoration ideas that corresponds to the theme and ingredients of the birthday cupcakes. Do not forget that baby should also try his first cake so the best idea is to create one baby size “bigger cake” that the baby should destroy personally by eating and smashing and many smallest birthday cupcakes for the guests to try.

There are all kind of babies. Some are fussy, some are quietly smiling, baby’s personality is blooming during this first year of life . Some like to wear them on parent’s hands, some to eat more, others to ride in the car. Some like the warm embrace of their mother, others have fun with their dad in the bathroom or walks in the park. We can re – create part of their personality on the birthday cupcakes.




We can also re-create something they like most – a toy, beautiful doll, favourite object baby likes to play with.

Despite of their early age babies are able to recognize similar objects and colours, things that draw their attention. So you can bring your baby more fun and joy by creating birthday cakes that look like their favourite thing – a toy character, character from a baby book or object of their everyday life.