Friday, January 29, 2010

The Most Delicious Cupcake (revisited) and a Give-Away!



Last year, in honor of Obama's inauguration, I made Ina Garten's Flower Cupcakes. To say they were a big hit would be an understatement. They were proclaimed by one and all to be "The Most Delicious Cupcakes in the World." Almost exactly a year later, I decided to revisit "The Most Delicious Cupcakes," this time for a baby shower, to see if the moniker still held true. A few of the same people ate them again this time. Upon seeing them, one person said, "Oh my gosh. Are those The Most Delicious Cupcakes in the World?" They are. They really, really are. The recipe can be found HERE, at the Food Network Website, but here's a very important tip: Do not fill the cupcake papers all the way full! They will overflow. A lot! I'm guessing this recipe could make around 36 normal-sized cupcakes. When Ina says it makes 22-24, I honestly don't know how she accomplishes that! And I made my own cream cheese frosting, not Ina's. Mix 1 brick softened cream cheese, 1 stick softened butter, 1 lb powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt.



And now for the give-away: Today is my birthday, and to celebrate, I'm giving away one copy of Martha Stewart's Cookies!! The give-away will be open for one week. Next Friday morning, I'll close the comments and randomly choose a winner. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. You can say whatever you like (nice things please), but make sure you include your email address so I can contact you when you win! And if you mention my give-away on your blog, you get an extra entry; just leave a separate comment letting me know you blogged about it. Good Luck!!

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19 comments:

  1. I love Ina! I have two of her cookbooks and watch her whenever I can. Those cupcakes look yummy.

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  2. Happy birthday! I may have to try this cupcake recipe since they are the most delicious in the world twice in a row!

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  3. I've never cooked anything from Ina. I may have to start with these cakes!!

    Katie xox

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  4. Happy birthday! I'll have to try the best cupcakes ever one of these days, they look so pretty and festive.

    I have that cookbook (it's a good one!), so you don't need to enter me in the giveaway.

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  5. Happy Birthday my amazingly talented friend!

    Hope I win.

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  6. Happy birthday! Today is my best friend's birthday, too! I love Ina recipes, but I've never made these cupcakes. Thanks for the note about filling the cups all the way full -- I hate it when things overflow!

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  7. A very Happy Birthday to you!!! :D

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  8. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a nice day. these cupcakes look so nice and have to try them since they must be delicious

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! Mine is today! (Jan 30th). Your cupcakes look wonderful!!

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  10. Happy Birthday Melissa!

    Thanks for sharing the cupcake recipe! It looks yummy!

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  11. I've been looking for a delicious yet basic cupcake recipe for a while now. I'm defiantly going to try these. Ina always knows what she's doing!!

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  12. Happy Birthday.

    I have to try this cupcake.

    Thanks for having the giveaway. You were looking at my shelves and noted, I am missing this book.

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  13. These cupcakes look wonderful!

    Happy Birthday!!

    I've been wanting this cookbook. Thanks for the chance!

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  14. I have tried several of Ina's cupcake recipes and loved just about all of them but this one has eluded me. Thanks for pointing it out! Your cupcakes look very festive.

    Fun giveaway! Happy Birthday - hope you enjoyed your day.

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  15. These were seriously SO YUMMY. I have been totally craving them since the shower.
    I didn't know Martha had a cookie book. OH MY! Pick me:)
    Hope you had a great Birthday!

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  16. i've had a fave cupcake recipe for a while... but hearing that these are the MOST DELICIOUS ones in the WORLD??? I think I'll have to give these a try!! :) Thanks for sharing, and HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY!!!!!

    stephanie (stephanie.jordan@gmail.com)

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  17. These cupcakes are just gorgeous!

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  18. happy birthday! those cupcakes are so cute - i may have to give them a try if you say they are so good :)

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  19. I love this cookbook. I have it (of course its a cookie cookbook) we use it at least every Sunday. I let the girls take turns picking which recipe they want to make with me and we go to town. Last Sunday we made the Snickerdoodle recipe. It was delicious. Happy B-day! I love your give away idea!

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