homemade cupcake love.

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suddenly realizing that homemade cupcakes 
just might be better than anything else.
have a wonderful sunday!
oh, and anyone have a killer cream cheese frosting recipe 
they’d like to share?  currently, i’m obsessed.
  1. Carissa

    what a cute photo! cupcakes are the best, for sure.

  2. Carolyn

    is that a blazer?

    ah i love it

  3. Meg Fee

    ahhh you have a kitchen. my jealousy knows no limits.

  4. Exteena

    Talk about yum. Baking is so fulfilling, and I wish i did it more often. Perhaps I am now inspired!

  5. Oh, but you need to decorate them, cupcakes arent cupcakes without frosting and sprinkles! yum! Cute picture!

  6. Amanda

    Love homemade cupcakes, yum! I use this frosting on almost everything:
    4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
    4 ounces cream cheese, softened
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Cream butter and cream cheese, add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until smooth; add vanilla (and pretty food coloring).

    Usually I double it. And add extra cream cheese…
    :)

  7. AmyK

    Oh gosh! I hope you find a killer cream cheese frosting recipe… Cream cheese makes life happy. Thus cream cheese frosting? Fantastic! My sister and I made cream cheese frosting to put on a birthday cake we were making a couple of years ago. We had to make a second batch 'cause there wasn't enough left for the cake! Sooo good.

  8. Sara

    cupcakes!! I think any frosting that involves cream cheese and icing sugar would be great…well depends, I don't really have a recipe to share, I am sorry!

  9. I made coconut cupcakes last week, sooo good. Martha Stewart has amazing frosting recipes on her site.
    You are so pretty, I hate you ;)

  10. I just found your blog…I'm in love with the photos you've taken from your Holga & Diana :) You & your husband seem to be living the dream in new york! And i agree, nothing like HOMEmade cupcakes :) I grew up with my mom's delicious banana bread and cream cheese frosting…here's the frosting recipe:

    3 oz. (1/2 of 8 oz. block) cream cheese
    1/4 C. butter (softened)
    1 t. vanilla
    1 T. milk
    2-1/2 C. Powdered sugar
    Cream the cream cheese & butter together to avoid being lumpy. Add everything else & beat it all together well, until light & fluffy. ENJOY!

    If you try it, let me know what you think! And I can always use another good cupcake recipe ;)

  11. 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened but not melted
    8 oz. cream cheese, can be taken straight from the refrigerator
    2 tsp. vanilla and whip until smooth.
    Gradually add 2 c. powdered sugar (sift after measuring out the 2 c.) until combined. been sifted after measuring. If you like it sweeter just add more powdered sugar!
    Let me know how it goes! :)

  12. Caitlin

    Indeed they are. My neighbors dropped some off the other day, I about exploded with sugar-filled joy!

  13. lynette

    I have the most delicious cream cheese frosting recipe for you:

    4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    1 cup powdered sugar
    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Beat all ingredients together until smooth.

    Try to keep the spatula out of your mouth! I can't.

  14. I really love your chalkboard walls. they look so great.
    plus – the cupcakes look delish!

  15. Ariel

    those glasses are totally rad.

  16. ah yes, homemade cupcakes are the yummiest. we just made some with homemade cream cheese frosting but it wasn't the BEST I've ever had so I'll let others give recommendations…
    ps. you are so dang CUTE!

  17. 1 (8oz) cream cheese bar
    4 cups powdered sugar
    4 T butter
    1 t vanilla

    Combine all and mix tell smooth. Enjoy!

  18. my best freind makes the MOST WONDERFUL homemade cream cheese frosting. hit her up at katvb.blogspot.com

  19. Celeste

    i use a really simple one and it seems to work for cupcakes, cake and almost everything else you'd want it for:

    8 oz cream cheese
    1/2 cup butter
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 tsp vanilla

    i hope this helps; your cupcakes look wonderful!

  20. Hello darling.
    I agree with you! homemade cupcakes are the best! and I know a little recipe for cream cheese frosting:

    you need softened cream cheese, softened butter and sifted powdered sugar and of course vanilla extract!
    you just need to put cream cheese and butter in a bowl and cream together until they become creamy and soft. then add the vanilla and after that stir gradually the powdered sugar. you should keep it in the refrigerator.

    I hope it helps!
    xo

  21. hey there :)
    i just stumbled over your blog and what can i say…the first thing i saw were cupcakes :D that must be a sign ;)

    and actually i´ve got a cream cheese frosting recipe from my favorite cupcake book :)

    i´ll quote for you "beat butter (30g) and cheese (80g) in a small bowle with electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually beat in sifted icing sugar (1 1/2 cups (240g)).

    hope it will work for you :)

    have a wonderful day

  22. loupita

    Such an adorable photo! Enjoy your cupcake sunday!

  23. Mo

    mmm. <3 Cupcakes!! I love the owl in the background. lol And your glasses are awesome

  24. Drea

    Do I spy a chalkboard paint? In the background? :P

  25. the best cream cheese icing recipes just have cream cheese, a little butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Cute cupcakes!

  26. I adore homemade cupcakes! I just made some vanilla ones for my nephew's birthday. He helped me draw robots on them with different colored icing. :) Here is a recipe for vanilla cream cheese frosting that I used for red velvet cupcakes! (The amounts listed here are for a cake, so it will probably make more than enough for cupcakes.)

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    4 tablespoons butter, softened
    2 tablespoons sour cream
    2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
    1 pound box confectioners’ sugar

    Beat cream cheese, butter and sour cream in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Cool cake completely before frosting.

    Let me know how it works out!

    xoxo,
    Ashley

  27. lahmode

    LOVE your glasses and shirt – where are they both from?

  28. I'll give you a recipe for buttercream because I think it's just as delicous and insanely easy to make.
    Basically it's just half margarine or butter to icing sugar, plus whatever flavouring you like; I ussually use just vanilla essence and a bit of ground cinnamon.
    Just sieve the icing sugar gradually into the margarine/butter and cream together. Here's an example of a recipe
    100g icing sugar, sieved
    50g butter/margarine,softened
    1tsp vanilla essence
    I just have to say I LOVE your blog, it makes me really happy. I think it perfectly illustrates the joys of marriage. Also, I love your glasses!

  29. Tracy

    This is quite possibly the best frosting recipe for chocolate cake I've ever had in my life.

    Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
    5 oz. cream cheese, at room temp
    1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, also at room temp
    2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    1/3 cup smooth peanut butter (not the natural kind or it will separate)

    1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl often. Continue to beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

    2. Add the peanut butter and beat until thoroughly blended.

    Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

  30. whoorl

    Try this yummy one from Barefoot Contessa. :)

    2 3-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
    2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

    In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and almond extract until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in as much of the remaining sugar as needed to reach a comfortable spreading consistency.

  31. Emma

    ummm yummy homemade cupcakes are the best.
    p.s i love the little owl in the background

  32. mina

    LOVE your glasses. Cupcakes don't look so bad either!

  33. Erin

    Mmmm that sounds delish. The only problem with homemade cupcakes is I eat them ALL!

  34. thanks everyone for the cream cheese frosting recipes! making some right now! can't wait.

    xo

  35. Those look delicious! I wish that I could just reach into your photo and have one myself :)

  36. Cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite. I love funfetti cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. It might be my favorite dessert ever :)

  37. miss naomi, where did you get your we are lds button?

  38. i love the one from magnolia.

  39. loving the chalkboard walls & the cupcakes. wish i had a recipe…i usually just eat duncan hines straight from the container! :)

  40. i made homemade cupcakes this weekend too with cream cheese frosting and they were fabulous:) I usually use this recipe, and it is perfectly creamy and wonderful – http://is.gd/Sh6z

    Enjoy!

  41. I have an awesome recipe for ginger cream cheese frosting!
    125g cream cheese-softened
    25g butter- softened
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    aprox 3 cups of icing sugar
    just beat together cream cheese and butter till fluffy and beat in ginger and icing sugar till you reach desired consistency, great on carrot cake and pumpkin muffins and choc cupcakes! enjoy x

  42. Donna

    for the BEST cream cheese treat, leave out the powdered sugar and just do

    lots of heavenly cream cheese + plenty of vanilla + regular sugar.

    its a little grainy (perfect!) and incredible on EVERYTHING. like apples. and ritz crackers. and cupcakes, obviously. and carrot cake.

  43. Emily

    Yum! There is nothing better than home baking. Especially when its cute little cupcakes.

  44. I think whatever the recipe, do half cream cheese and half butter.

  45. you are so stinking cute
    thank you for sharing this part of yourself
    i hope to be like you in that way

  46. oh my goodness, you are adorable! Loving those glasses, bangs, and cupcakes!!! xoxo

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  47. jamie

    those are super cute glasses and i must say that the best cream cheese icing i've ever made came from the magnolia cookbook!

  48. umama

    How adorable are your glasses! Love them!It is totally revenge of the nerds!

  49. Lauren

    You know a man is quality when he can frost a cupcake well.

    Just sayin'

    :)

  50. Micaela

    you're as CUTE as cupcakes!!! and i must must must know where you got those fabulous glasses! i heart them.

  51. wow…so many recipes!

    I am going to have to give a few a try!

  52. KLBK

    too cute taza

  53. homemade cupcakes ARE the best – the ones you make from the box just don't compare. that's the reason i had to stop baking from scratch so much – just. too. good. :)

    (ps – cute pic and glasses!)

  54. kSbl

    Just sent ya an email about Le Cupcake in the D.C. area… they look yummy!

  55. Maddie

    loving the glasses! and also your chalkboard paint, so fabulous :) i love cooking sometimes, it can be soo relaxing and healing.