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Monday, May 11, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Cupcakes

No recipe this week
. Instead, I'm sharing the cupcakes that I made for my husband's birthday last month. I decided to share these this week, so that I would have an entry for my own cupcake round-up this Thursday.

My husband is very easy to please in the dessert department. He'll try just about anything, but he only has a few things that he just absolutely LOVES. This is both good and bad. It's good because I don't have to go out of my way and make anything very elaborate for him to like it, but it sort of puts a damper on trying new recipes when I know he'd rather have one of his old faithfuls.

Anyway, in the cake department, he likes coconut cake and yellow cake with chocolate icing. Last year I made a yellow sheet cake with chocolate icing, but this year I wanted to do cupcakes instead. (Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am no cake decorator by any stretch of the imagination (obviously), but at least I tried.)

I have to admit, there's nothing like a plain chocolate iced cupcake! They looked so yummy, I decided to leave a few undecorated.
For the cupcake that would go at the top and center of the cupcake tree, I topped it with a Samoa Cookie and stuck a candle in the middle. My husband loves those cookies!

Here's the tree. In the future I'd like to use ribbon/tissue and what not to make it a little more attractive, but seeing as we weren't having a big birthday party, I saw no reason to do that this time.

In fact, my husband was impressed with the cupcake tree. He was with me when I bought it, but I guess he wasn't paying attention or he didn't remember it. So he was pretty wow'd by it, and was telling everyone about it later on.

For the other cupcakes, I used shredded coconut, candy sprinkles, and little Cadbury Mini Eggs.

I hope you all enjoyed these. I really enjoyed making them and EATING them!

By the way, don't forget to stop by on Thursday. I have several delicious looking cupcakes for this week's round-up. There's still time if you'd like for me to include you. Just send me a link to your cupcake post before Thursday or if you don't have a blog, just email me your photo, and I'll put them up. OR you can leave a link in the comments section of Thursday's post, and I'll add you to the round-up as soon as I can.

Next week I'll be back with a new recipe. Have a good week!



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