Super Mario Cupcakes Round 2

Everyone's favorite... and so far, my most requested theme - Super Mario Brothers!

12 fondant Mario themed cupcake toppers and 12 fondant stars.
Starman cupcakes.
12 Super Mario cupcakes ready to go...
I should create some Mario fondant cutters to mass produce these!


Harry Potter & the Chamber of Cupcakes

I remember my roommate reading the first Harry Potter book during our freshman year of college. I must have thought it was silly and never jumped on the Harry Potter bandwagon. Either that or I was against reading at the time. It was enough that I was required to read for my school courses! Lazy me...

I work with many HP lovers and am sad to say I've only watched the first Harry Potter movie. While my friends have been taking trips to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, I've been watching Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel.

I made these special Harry Potter themed cupcakes for an office birthday. She loved them so much that she [almost] wouldn't let anyone eat them.
I had to take the fondant toppers off and set them aside for keepsakes!

My coworker just happened to have this telephone booth at her desk...
They're such die hard Harry Potter fans!
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live..." 

[yeah... I had to look that up!]


Snowy Road Cupcakes

I made these to bring to my friend's New Year's Eve party. They're pretty much traditional 'Rocky Road' cupcakes but since there was so much snow on the roads I decided to call them 'Snowy Road' cupcakes on the tricky ride over to her house.
We enjoyed these after dinner while playing DJ Hero until the New Year arrived.

Snowy Road Cupcakes

package chocolate cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
cup mini chocolate chips
can chocolate frosting
cup mini marshmallows
cup walnut pieces
cup mini chocolate chips

hot fudge topping or chocolate syrup

Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 2 cupcake trays with paper or foil liners.
Step 2
In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup chocolate chips, water, oil and eggs. with an electric mixer at low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl down and continue mixing at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Step 3
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 with prepared mix. Bake cupcakes as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely.
Step 4
Once cooled, spread on a thin layer of chocolate frosting. Top with marshmallows, walnuts and remaining chocolate chips, pressing down to make sure toppings stick. Drizzle chocolate over top.

(I left the walnuts off some by special request)