Authors of the book Hello Cupcake write this blog. They believe in the philosophy of using simple candies and snacks to turn cupcakes into surprising creations. Their cupcake animals, objects and foods such as "pizza" look real. Only after trying them do you realize they're actually cupcakes decorated with cereal, fruit roll- ups, and frosting.
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Megan Selling's blog is devoted to cupcake fillings -- all the delicious things you can fit inside of them including puddings, pie fillings, candy bars and even baklava. A favorite cookie she calls the cyclops cookie, the peanut butter cookie with a Hershey Kiss on top, inspired her cupcake version. Megan's idea is to actually bake the cookie inside of a cupcake. Then she tops it with a chocolate peanut butter buttercream frosting. Her recipe list is a good place to start if you decide to go the extra step of filling your cupcakes.
Written by a working mom who "likes to make stuff, at one time for my family and friends and now for my kiddos," her cupcakes resemble high-end designer cupcakes. Best of all, she tells you exactly how she does it. For instance, for bunny- shaped candies for cupcake toppers she uses an ice cube tray mold she found for a dollar. Some candy melts or wafers are melted in the microwave and frozen in the mold for about ten minutes. Then, food "pencils" can be used for drawing the details. The results: inexpensive and amazing.