The Cupcake Project: Orange Creamsicle Homemade Cupcakes Recipe
If you haven’t caught on, I have a slight obsession with baking homemade cupcakes. Last week, I told you about my new weekly theme – The Cupcake Project. I kicked it off with Chocolate Malt Homemade Cupcakes. Did you see them? Did you make them? You totally should! Seriously Uhh.Maze.Ing! I got the whole idea when I was food shopping (naturally) and stumbled across the awesomesauce new cookbook written by the super cute Lizzy Early. Aside from having really great hair (really, girl’s rockin’ lovely locks!) she’s a genius! My girl came up with all these unique homemade cupcakes, stuck them in a super easy cookbook with beautiful photos and forced me to buy it. Ok, she didn’t force me, technically, I just have that obsession and I was set-up. So, to make it seem not so crazy, I’m going to bake my way through it 1 cupcake at a time! Sort of like that Julie/Julia movie but homemade cupcakes and not french food!! See, totally not crazy at all! And since the family completely devoured last week’s batch, I’m keeping them happy. Win / Win! Ready to bake week 2 with me?
Orange Creamsicle Homemade Cupcakes
So, after finishing week 2 of The Cupcake Project, I’m beginning to think a career as a professional cupcake decorator may be out. At least for now. Oy Vay! How people get their cupcakes looking so darn pretty with just a simple ‘whoosh‘ around and swirl 2 or 3 times is beyond me. I swirl, make a gooey mess, scrape off frosting, repeat process 3 times. Then we have something! Also, to feed my little cupcake baking obsession, I think I’m going to hit up the Wilton aisle at the craft store! Buy new tips for the pipping bag! No, it’s totally not crazy that this makes me super happy!
Week 2 of The Cupcake Project turned out super yummy! They are really light and fluffy. More than most we’ve made. The frosting has a nice orange flavor but not too sweet at all. Perfect for a summer dessert I think! The book is super easy to follow and I can’t say enough about the amazing photos! I can’t wait to show you next week’s pick! I’ll give you a hint… Think ICE CREAM! I know!! Exciting!
Don’t forget to check back next week and see how it goes! So, what do ya think? Up for baking your own Orange Creamsicle Homemade Cupcakes?
Here’s Week 1, Our Chocolate Malt Homemade Cupcakes! Just like an old fashioned soda fountain drink!
For Week 3, we made Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! All the Summer fun, no melty mess!
Week 4 I have outdone myself! These Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes are SO pretty. So heavenly… you must try them!
Week 5 came on The 4th of July, so naturally we baked these 4th of July Cupcakes.
Week 6 I made these Uh.Maze.Ing White Chocolate and Blackberry Cupcakes. Oh.My.Lanta! Just go check out the photo and tell me you don’t want to make them! Gorgeous!
Week 7 we whipped up some sweet and tart Lemon Lime Cupcakes. Perfect for Spring and Summer dessert baking!
Week 9 was the Uh.Maze.Ing Caramel Apple Cupcakes that have literally taken off on Pinterest!
Week 10 was the Orange Cranberry Cupcakes! Sweet and tart perfection!
Week 11 were the festive and lucky Andes Mint Chocolate cupcakes! Oh yeah! I went there!
And, week 12 were the Toasted Coconut Cupcakes. Super delicious, just sayin’…
Week 13 we went and threw down some Milky Way Caramel and Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes. Yeah, totes did it up good too!
Weel 14 were the unbelievably delish Dr. Pepper and Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. I found heaven in those babies!
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