- They're really awfully cute. Adorable, actually.
- They're incredibly versatile.
- They're individually sized (which I particularly love).
- They're pretty inexpensive.
- And they're extra fun to make!
Sure, you could always go out and buy an extra-luscious cupcake at any one of our fabulous local cupcakeries (yes, that's a word!). For instance, we've got A Cookie & A Cupcake in Tremont; Colossal Cupcakes in downtown Cleveland; Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Rocky River, and Medina; The Cleveland Cupcake Company; and even Auts Tipse Treats (which features alcohol-infused cupcakes), to name just a few.
But when you consider how relatively easy they are to bake, I simply say, why the heck not? So take out your mixing bowl and wooden spoon right now, folks, and start baking!
To give you some wonderful ideas (and recipes) to get you started -- actually one a day for a whole month -- here you go! You're in for a real treat. Thirty-one of them.
P.S. Each recipe makes about 1 dozen cupcakes.
|All photos & recipes courtesy of Ming Thompson|