Top 5 Fun Cupcakes

TGIF! Let’s celebrate by looking at cute cupcakes. Here are my top 5 favorite fun flavors from the last year or so, plus a bonus bacon flavored one.

1. Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

This junk food classic is made from scratch without all the artificial flavors and preservatives. Instead, you get a chocolate cupcake with a creamy center topped with rich chocolate ganache. Way better than the original (IMHO).

2. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Another classic. The most festive and fun cake mix flavor, this time made from scratch. Toss a handful of rainbow sprinkles into vanilla cupcake batter and you’ve got a cheery, colorful cupcake that brings joy to any occasion.

3. Firecracker Cupcakes

A cupcake topped with Pop Rocks, giving both a festive look and a party in your mouth. Perfect for your next celebration or 4th of July party.

4. Limoncello & Lemon Cupcakes

Alcohol + a cupcake = the perfect Friday treat. Or any other day for that matter. Homemade limoncello is combined with fresh Meyer lemons to make this refreshing citrus cupcake.

5. S’mores Cupcakes

Another classic flavor combo, but one that isn’t traditionally done in cake. Top a mini graham cracker crust with chocolate cake and pipe on some marshmallow frosting and you’ve got a cupcake that tastes just like the campfire tradition. Don’t forget to torch the top for that perfect toasted marshmallow flavor.

Bonus: The Ultimate Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

I had to include this one, even though I know it grosses some people out. But hear me out – if you like something like chocolate covered pretzels, this is a similar idea. Sweet and salty flavors go great together, and adding a touch of salt to a dessert enhances the other flavors. Bacon is like the candy of meat and it’s great with chocolate.

24 Comments on Top 5 Fun Cupcakes

  1. Lena
    May 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm (9 years ago)

    mmm cupcakes! I’ve been craving cupcakes or even just cake for the past week.
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    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm (9 years ago)

      @Lena – this probably didn’t help your craving! Have you made any cupcakes to satisfy it yet?

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm (9 years ago)

      @Ann – cupcakes are a lot of fun! Who wouldn’t love a little cake that you get to eat all yourself?

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm (9 years ago)

      @Belinda – thanks!

  2. Veronica Gantley
    May 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm (9 years ago)

    The cupcakes look great. I am drooling all over my computer screen as we speak.
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    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm (9 years ago)

      @Veronica – thanks! 🙂

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm (9 years ago)

      @Annie – thanks! I love the s’mores one too.

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm (9 years ago)

      @Angie – it’s definitely a classic flavor combo for a reason!

  3. Liz
    May 28, 2011 at 5:54 am (9 years ago)

    You made such fabulous cupcakes! My hubby and kids would love those Hostess ones! I still need to make a cupcake and link it back to your blog…I’ve used my fun piping tips, but I really want to make something impressive using my new loot. I hope to get as skilled as you with the decorating 🙂
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    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm (9 years ago)

      @Liz – thanks! Look up piping techniques on YouTube for some ideas and have fun with it!

  4. Wheels
    May 28, 2011 at 6:58 am (9 years ago)

    The firecracker ones were my favorite, I think you know why!
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    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm (9 years ago)

      @Wheels – I’ll have to make more for the 4th of July this year! 🙂

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm (9 years ago)

      @The Mom Chef – coming right up! 😉

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm (9 years ago)

      @Hester Casey – thanks! Let me know what you think of the bacon cupcake if you try it.

  5. Evan @swEEts
    May 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm (9 years ago)

    Pop rock cupcakes!? I can’t wait to try those for the 4th!! What a great idea 🙂 All these cupcakes are delicious looking.
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    • Stephanie
      May 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm (9 years ago)

      @Evan – enjoy! They’re fun to eat, but just remember to put the Pop Rocks on right before serving (otherwise, they get fizzled out).

  6. kita
    May 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm (9 years ago)

    love the pop rocks idea!

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