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Skip the Frosting Cupcake: A Two-Year Anniversary Celebration

Happy Anniversary, Sweety!

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I wondered what would happen if I stuck a large marshmallow on top of my cupcakes while baking instead of frosting them.  The result- my famous “Skip The Frosting” Cupcakes.

With over a half million pins on Pinterest, I’m celebrating my “little cupcake that could” and the series of siblings it’s given birth to, like my S’mores “Skip The Frosting” Cupcake!  Just click the image for my recipe.

Skip The Frosting Chocolate Smores Cupcakes

Skip The Frosting Chocolate Smores Cupcakes

 

Then along came my Easter version, with PEEP! “Skip The Frosting” Cupcake:

peep skip the frosting cupcake

Peep! Skip the Frosting Cupcakes

 

And, a new version of Red Velvet “Skip the Frosting” Cupcake:

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow

Real Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

And, of course, here’s the cupcake that started it all:

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow

Skip The Frosting Cupcake by Toni Spilsbury, 2011

SkipFrostingCupcake

 

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The Breakfast at Tiffanys Cupcake

“Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says, “I’m Possible”.

– Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffanys

 

This beautiful little cupcake came to me from Caked Bakery for my oldest daughter’s birthday party.  Rayana may be too old for the typical themed birthday parties with cake and ice cream, but never too old for me to make her day special. … read more about the party here.

Breakfast At Tiffanys Party

Breakfast At Tiffanys Party

 

Capturing that real Tiffany blue color is difficult, as most printers will print a different color than what is shown on Tiffany’s website.  When I called the bakery, my question was whether or not they can achieve that actual Tiffany-blue color.  Below is the difference between what I got with before and after photo color enhancing.

Actual icing color vs. color-enhanced photo

 

My advice for anyone wanting cupcakes with true Tiffany-blue colored icing is to approve the color ahead of time.  And, if you can’t see a difference between the two photos above, then I may owe an apology to the baker for making a fuss.

 

Read about my Tiffany-inspired themed birthday party here:

Tiffany Birthday Party

Tiffany-themed Birthday Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Creating new recipes can be challenging but fun.  I wanted to bake my Skip The Frosting Cupcakes this year for Valentine’s Day and have used several Red Velvet cake recipes in the past.

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow

Skip The Frosting Cupcake by Toni Spilsbury, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I like my Red Velvet cake to taste less like white cake with red food coloring, and more like- well, Red Velvet.

So what does “Red Velvet” taste like?  With very little information out there, this is the question I asked myself.

And here is what… uh, myself answered.

Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!

Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!

Ingredients

  • cake or all-purpose flour- 2 1/2 cups
  • sugar- 1 1/2 cups
  • baking soda- 1 tspn
  • fine salt- 1 tspn
  • ground cinnamon- 1 tspn
  • cocoa powder- 1 tspn
  • canola or vegetable oil- 1 1/2 cups
  • milk- 1 cup
  • egg whites- 4
  • red food coloring- 2 tbspns
  • white distilled vinegar- 1 tspn
  • vanilla extract- 1 tspn
  • strawberry extract- 1 tspn
  • marshmallows, jumbo (use strawberry marshmallows for Valentine's day)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa powder
  3. In another mixing bowl or electric stand mixer, whisk together oil, milk, egg whites, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and strawberry extracts
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a stand mixer until batter is smooth
  5. Pour batter into lined cupcake tin
  6. Set timer five minutes before baking is complete, approximately 14-16 minutes to add marshmallows
  7. Finish baking for five minutes until toothpick comes out clean, total baking 19-21 minutes
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Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow

 

For another great Skip The Frosting recipe, check out Smores Skip The Frosting Cupcakes:

 

Smores Cupcakes

Skip the Frosting Cupcakes- Smores Style!

 

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