The Daily Mixer

LOOKS WE LOVE: Classic Bakery Cupcakes July 17 2013, 0 Comments

One of our very favorite cupcakes are simple, pretty, classic bakery cupcakes. These classic cupcakes should be piled high with a swirl of soft pastel frosting, just a few sprinkles, and adorned with a sweet icing flower. Don't worry about perfection with these treats, a homemade feel will only add to their charm! To bake this look, shop here.

♥ Greta


Dog Show Cupcakes May 15 2013, 0 Comments

Dog show cupcakes would be such a fun treat to celebrate any dog-lovers birthday, young or old! For a really quick version of this fun idea top store bought cupcakes, cakes, doughnuts, or even a scoop of ice cream with these toppers and you have a thoughtful treat to gift your dog lover!

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
Blue Houndstooth Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Lemon Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
Yellow Jimmies
Dog Toppers
Blue Ribbon Picks

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Chocolate Gnome Cupcakes May 13 2013, 1 Comment


You don't need to be a gardener to appreciate the cuteness of garden gnomes, especially on a cupcake! Lori made these recently and I just love how the garden gnomes are nestled into their own little outdoor garden scene. If you're looking for an easy and cute way to decorate cupcakes, I highly recommend loading them with sprinkles and toppers like Lori did here. Its such a fool proof way of cupcake decorating that hides any imperfections and leaves you with impressive cupcakes.

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
Chocolate Crunch Topping
Candy Rocks
Garden Gnome Toppers
Mushroom Picks

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Carrot Garden Cupcakes May 10 2013, 0 Comments


With gardening season right around the corner we thought it was perfect timing for some delicious carrot garden cupcakes. We opted to make chocolate cupcakes this time, but this would also be a really fun way to decorate carrot cake cupcakes with some green tined cream cheese frosting.

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
Chocolate Crunch Topping
Royal Icing Carrots

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Bumble Bee Cupcakes May 08 2013, 1 Comment


So sweet, right!?!  Lori whipped up these oh so sweet bumble bee cupcakes, featuring our new bumble bee sugars and a generous amount of swirled yellow frosting. These would be so perfect for a baby shower, picnic, or garden party.

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Lemon Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
Round Cupcake Decorating Tip
16" Decorating Bag
Bumble Bee Sugars

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Spring Shower Cupcakes April 27 2013, 1 Comment


We just added 40 new cupcake toppers to the shop and one of our favorites are these really cute umbrella toppers.  Perfect for spring or baby celebrations!

We paired them with pretty pastel frosting, sprinkles, and a little disco dust for fun!

♥ Supplies

• Yellow cupcakes
• Vanilla frosting
Baking Cups
Lemon Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
Dusty Rose Gel Paste Food Coloring
Pastel Sequin Sprinkles
Rainbow Disco Dust
Umbrella Toppers

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Pink Spring Lily of the Valley Cupcake April 22 2013, 0 Comments


Its been a beautiful day here in Wisconsin inspiring us to whip up this pretty spring cupcake for you! We are loving these new vintage inspired toppers we just got in, aren’t they adorable!

♥ Supplies

• Classic White Baking Cups
• Dusty Rose Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Rainbow Disco Dust
• Lily of the Valley Picks
• Bird Toppers

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Tall Flag Valentine Cupcakes January 07 2013, 0 Comments


Its never too early to plan your Valentine's Day baking! A simple cupcake with homemade flags make for an impressive presentation for your sweetie.

♥ Supplies
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Yellow Cupcakes
• Vanilla Frosting
• Soft Pink Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Mini Heart Sprinkles
• Bamboo Skewers
• Washi Tape

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Snowy Skater Cupcake January 03 2013, 1 Comment


Pretty snowy cupcakes featuring a lovely vintage inspired ice skater.

♥ Supplies
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Yellow Cupcakes
• Vanilla Frosting
• White Non-Pareils
• Ballerina Toppers

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Glittering Deer Toppers January 03 2013, 1 Comment


After seeing a handful of glittering ornament DIY's popping up around the holidays, we wanted to try creating our own glittering cupcake toppers.  We simply covered  deer toppers using non toxic glue and disco dust.  We love the results!

♥ Supplies
• Small Deer Toppers
• Disco Dust
• Non-Toxic Glue
• Paint Brush

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Happy New Year! December 31 2012, 0 Comments

Wishing you a happy new year of beautiful baking!

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Pink Lemonade Cupcakes April 27 2012, 3 Comments

pink lemonade cupcakes
I've seen a handful of pink lemonade desserts floating around Pinterest lately and just couldn't get them out of my head. Pink lemonade + cake + frosting just sounds so incredibly good! Olive and I gave pink lemonade cupcakes a whirl and they did not disappoint!
pink lemonade cupcakes
pink lemonade cupcakes
We added 3TB of Country Time powdered pink lemonade mix to our favorite vanilla cupcake recipe (which yields 12 cupcakes) and that seemed just right. We also added 3TB of the same lemonade mix to our favorite decorator frosting, but it was a little intense. I would recommend starting with 1 TB adding more to taste.
pink lemonade cupcakes
We Tinted our frosting and white jimmies with just a touch of soft pink gel paste food coloring. Check out our Custom Color Sprinkles post for more detailed instructions.

Topped with a light pink stripe paper straw(cut in half), we think they look sweet and refreshing just like the real thing.
pink lemonade cupcakes
She always has to taste the frosting first.

pink lemonade cupcakes
Enjoy!

♥ Supplies
• Vanilla Cupcake and Frosting Recipe
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Country Time Pink Lemonade Mix (powdered)
• Soft Pink Gel Paste Food Coloring
• White Jimmies
• Light Pink Stripe Paper Straw

♥ greta


Mini Spring Daisy Cupcakes April 04 2012, 0 Comments

mini daisy cupcakes
mini daisy cupcakes
mini daisy cupcakes
mini daisy cupcakes
mini daisy cupcakes
mini daisy cupcakes
mini daisy cupcakes
Spring has spring around here!  The tulips are popping, Olive and I are rockin our windbreakers, and I'm reviewing my sandals wish list. I love living in the midwest for a bunch of reasons, but my favorite thing about the midwest is the drastic season changes. I tend to get restless and I find myself thriving on the fresh inspiration I get from those season changes. For example right now I'm totally inspired by pastels, lemons, pretty dresses, florals, light jackets, bows, glitter and shimmer.. but not too long ago it was 80's stocking hats and plaid. You get the idea.

And.. spring just happens to be my favorite season! I love pretty springy colors, the promise of nice warm weather, and its the month of Olive's birthday.. and mine! So if spring isn't your favorite season, I think you should reconsider. I mean really, who doesn't love stomping in puddles with rain boots?

To get you in the springy mood how about making yourself some easy peasy spring daisy cupcakes? They are so tiny and cute you could surely eat quite a few without feeling guilty.

♥ Supplies
• Mini Classic White Baking Cups
• Round Cupcake Decorating Tip
• 14" Decorating Bag
• Mint Green Gel Past Food Coloring
• Gum Paste Daisy

My little spring time sweetie..

♥ greta


Drunkin St Patty's Day Cupcakes March 12 2012, 0 Comments

♥ Supply List
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Green Foil Baking Cups
• Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Liquor Bottle Toppers
• Green Top Hat Picks
• Green Shamrock Sprinkles
• Gold Dragees

♥ greta


Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cupcakes March 09 2012, 0 Comments

Simple, but really cute and yummy! Chocolate cupcakes with green peppermint flavored frosting, sprinkled with some mini shamrock sprinkles, and placed in festive green polka dot baking cups. Enjoy!

♥ Supply List
• Chocolate Cake Recipe
• Brown Baking Cups
• Green Polka Dot Baking Cups
• Peppermint Flavoring Oil
• Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Mini Green Shamrock Sprinkles

♥ greta


Pretty Sparkly Cupcakes March 08 2012, 1 Comment


Gold Star Edible Glitter, Pearly Gold Chunky Sugar

Silver Star Edible Glitter, Pearly Silver Chunky Sugar

Red Heart Edible Glitter, Rainbow Sanding Sugar

Rainbow Edible Glitter, Rainbow Sanding Sugar, Rainbow Chunky Sugar

Gold Star Edible Glitter, Chocolate Crunch Topping

We just got in some lovely new sprinkles so I whipped up some pink cupcakes to test out glitter/sugar combinations. Aren't these just SO pretty! I think I may sprinkle gold stars on my cereal tomorrow morning!

Cupcakes frosted using our Star Cupcake Tip.

♥ greta


Today's Cupcake December 21 2010, 0 Comments

Okay, okay, this is the last snowy cupcake for a while.  We just love the White Sugar Pearls and White Non-Pareils combo.. its makes for such a sweet snowy scene!  We also LOVE these pinecone picks, so vintage looking!

Supply List
• Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Pinecone Picks
• Bright White Gel Paste Food Coloring
• White Sugar Pearls
• White Non-Pareils


Today's Cupcake December 20 2010, 1 Comment

Today's Cupcake is inspired by the roads we travel to deliver your packages!  We havn't gotten stuck yet, but its bound to happen sometime this winter, maybe we should invest in snow tires with all these post office runs?  Thanks for all the orders friends!

Supply List
• Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Bright White Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Car Toppers
• White Sugar Pearls
• White Non-Pareils


Yellow Rose Cupcakes December 10 2010, 0 Comments

Yummy yellow cupcakes topped with lemon frosting, sparkly edible glitter and kitschy yellow roses.

Bake your favorite yellow cupcake recipe in Hot Pink Glassine Baking Cups.

Whip up a batch of your favorite buttercream frosting and flavor with Lemon Flavoring Oil and a little lemon zest, about 2 tsp.  Add Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring a few drops at a time until you achieve the right color.

Using a Disposable Decorating Bag and a large frosting tip, pipe on large swirls of lemony frosting.

Sprinkle with Yellow Edible Glitter and top with Yellow Rose Picks.  We took the green leaves off the picks.

Place inside yellow Tulip Baking Cups and there you have it.. so pretty!

Packaged cupcakes make great gifts.  We packaged our using White Window Cupcake Boxes, Yellow Paper Tags, and Pink Sorbet Bakers Twine.

Supply List
• Hot Pink Glassine Baking Cups
• Tulip Baking Cups
• Yellow Rose Picks
• Yellow Edible Glitter
• Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Lemon Flavoring Oil
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• White Window Cupcake Boxes
• Yellow Paper Tags
• Pink Sorbet Bakers Twine


Today's Cupcake December 07 2010, 2 Comments

Today's Cupcake is inspired by our backyard!  Freshly fallen snow, snowball fights and deer scampering about.  Featuring an adorable deer and white sugar pearls that look just like snowballs, don't you think?  We also think these would be really cute in Silver Foil Baking Cups.

Supply List
• Hot Pink Glassine Baking Cups
• Bright White Gel Paste Food Color
• Retro Baby Animals
• White Sugar Pearls
• White Non-Pareils


Today's Cupcake December 06 2010, 0 Comments

Today's Cupcake is a little woodland inspired number featuring hues of orange and a sweet milk chocolate squirrel.  Yes, they do feel a bit autumn-ish, but we are currently trying to ignore the fact that winter has set up camp outside our door.

Supply List
• Orange Gingham Baking Cups
• Peach Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Squirrel Chocolate Mold
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• Grass Picks
• Candy Rocks

For detailed chocolate molding directions read our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.