Perfect Cupcakes for Spring :: Cupcake Monday

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We are so excited to have our friend, Marian from Sweetopia back today to share these adorable cupcakes for Cupcake Monday, along with a fantastic tutorial video on How to Frost Cupcakes

Happy spring to you! There's something so joyful about May... new beginnings, bright colors, warmer temperatures, which influences my baking recipe choices and sweet-decorating style. I knew instantly when I saw these carnival cupcake baking cups in Kim's shop, that they were exactly what I needed to celebrate this happy season.

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These moist, fluffy, golden-delicious cupcakes are easy to make, and the swirl of frosting easy to create. I've created a video which you can find at the end of this post, to show you how.

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Topping the sweet, vanilla frosting are some funfetti sprinkles, and couldn't resist pairing the colorful cupcake liners with Martha Stewart's favour boxes from The TomKat Studio's shop.

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We're renovating our home right now, and my pretty glasses are snugly packed away into a storage container, so these charming chevron straws that Kim sent will have to wait until summer to be used.

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Hope you're enjoying the season where you are, and have fun baking!

xo, Marian



tomkat studio cupcake baking supplies

Find the items featured in the post in The TomKat Studio Shop!

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  1. Tina Dahl 05/13/2013

    Just lovely is EVERYTHING you do! You are my go to guru for any cookie or cupcake related question. Can't wait to see your new kitchen and what appliances you picked out. I bet you can't wait for the reno to be done as well :) And, I have watched this tutorial several times as it is just perfect, thanks again!!

    • Marian 05/13/2013

      Aw shucks, thanks Tina! Yes, I'm really looking forward to the end of the reno... it's coming!!! (soon? lol).

  2. Krizia 05/13/2013

    I love trying new recipes. I am a newbie at baking, and every now and then I do bake desserts. I would love to try this cupcake recipe. Does anyone knows the name of her channel on youtube? I would love to follow her and watch her videos. Thank you and happy baking everyone!

  3. Amelia Marie 05/13/2013

    Great tutorial! And beautiful cupcakes, as always!!


    • Marian 05/13/2013

      Thanks so much, Amelia!

  4. Heather Christo 05/13/2013

    These are so cute! And I love the tutorial for creating those perfectly frosted cupcakes!

  5. Jenny Flake 05/13/2013

    These could not get any cuter!! Love!

  6. Gaby 05/13/2013

    these are freaking ADORABLE!! love them

  7. Carolina Gamiz 05/14/2013

    It is very beautiful everything you do. I like to learn from your creations.
    Greetings from Barcelona (Spain)

  8. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective 05/14/2013

    So fun! Marian, you did a fantastic job!!

  9. Aimee @ Simple Bites 05/14/2013

    I'm a big fan of cupcakes, but now I'm newly obsessed with all the cute things in the TomKat Studio shop!!

  10. marla 05/14/2013

    LOVE the new straws! These are the perfect, pretty spring cupcakes :)

  11. Marian (Sweetopia) 05/14/2013

    Thanks for the sweet comments!

  12. Golden Vanilla Dream Cupcakes & Oven Printables {Giveaway!} | Sweetopia 05/14/2013

    [...] It’s been a while since I’ve posted (thanks to my web designer, Arthur, for creating an adorable, illustrated liquid measure conversions, the other day), as making sweets and photographing them is a little challenging during our home renovation, but I managed to borrow my sweet friend Kim’s kitchen (Thank you Kim!), to do some recipe testing and make rainbow-happy cupcakes, inspired by this mail from The TomKat Studio. [...]

  13. Maria 05/16/2013

    Stupend! Love this! <3

  14. Carrie (The Cake Blog) 05/16/2013

    Beautiful Marian! As always!!

  15. Katherine 06/01/2013

    Ooh where can I find heart measuring cups?


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