Valentine’s Cupcake Sampler {order now!}

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Need a special gift for your kids teachers. girlfriends, kids class party?

VALENTINE SAMPLERS

Sampler 1{mature} :

Cherry Almond

Strawberry Lavender

Chocolate  Salted Carmel

Pink Lemonade

Irish Car bomb

more flavors may be add in the next few weeks.

1 doz $24

1/2 dozen $ 15

1 single cupcake wrapped with flowers and 

a special note.

DEELIVERD in the Hjy metro area  $12

pickup $10

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Sampler 2 {kiddie fun}

vanilla

chocolate

strawberry

pink lemonade

all designed with fun candy hearts m suckers and lost of sprinkles and edible glitter

1 doz  $21*

*large order discounts available

All orders must be placed by Friday,

Feb 10th at noon.

Call  or email for any special request or questions and to reseve your box!!

mamabirdsnest@gmail.com

828.303.0047

xoxo, mama bird

 

Easter Special {Cupcake Sampler}

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This EASTERS cupcake sampler will include 3 of the following: Sno White {vanilla}, Wicked Witch {choc}, Simply Red {red velvet} and Bunny Surprise. $24

All will be dressed and ready to go for your Easter celebration. Choose from kiddie fun or chic Easter.

Orders must be received by midnight on Wednesday. Specify if you want to pick yours up on Friday or Saturday. 

Order your families today!!

Mama Bird

Valentine’s cupcake ideas

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lOVE the ideas I came up with to decorate all these cute Valentine cupcakes!! Starting at the TOP I used a dum-dum rolled in red sanding sugar, Middle row: heart marshmallow, fondant hearts, cherry. Bottom row: dum-dum with cherry pop rocks, pop rocks again, fondant heart, ring pop and heart shaped jimmies!!

Jack had a blast decorating all these!! Perfect way to get the kids busy in the kitchen!!

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Vintage Valentine liners and toppers with fondant HEART!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Lemon Drop Cupcakes

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LEMON! YUM! YUM!

These little jewels turned out amazing.I love lemon I add lemon to everything the crisp/tart freshness can cut even the most undrinkable of drinks! I love a little squeeze on mixed greens and it gives a little punch to blan veggies. Gives great taste with no calories or fat!! Ok, I know… What about the cupcakes?
I used my favorite vanilla cake recipe and added a little fresh lemon juice. After they cooled I took the center out with my new cupcake corer that worked like a champ!

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And filled it with apx 1 T of my favorite short-cut ever!! Trader Joe’s Lemon Curd. This stuff is so good that I can not think of any reason why I would go to the trouble of making it again!!

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Then the frosting on TOP!!
1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened
2 T lemon curd
zest of 1 lemon
1 t vanilla
4 cups powered sugar (give or take)
Mix cream cheese and butter until super light and fluffy, add vanilla, lemon curd and zest; mix well. Add powered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you get that perfect consistency. You may need to add a splash of milk or lemon juice if you want more zing.
I topped these with  Lemon Head candies.
Aren’t they just adorable?
xoxo, Mama Bird

Cherry Cupcakes

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Rosie’s PINKALICIOUS Cherry Cupcakes was a recipe that just screamed my name!! I am not typically a fan of artificial fruit flavoring but these cupcakes are just YUMMY!! I followed Rosie’s recipe and I got almost 3 dozen cupcakes.
For the frosting I decided that I would continue with my “testing” and make Cherry Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Can you say DELISH? OMG I just love this frosting. I wanted just a hint, a back note of chocolate to bring out the cherry flavor.
Cherry Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1 stick butter, softened
1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 T cherry juice
1 T good cocoa powder
3-4 cups confectioners sugar, added 1/2 cup at a time to desired consistency
Whip butter and cream cheese until light & fluffy add cherry juice, vanilla & cocoa powder; mix well. Slowly add sugar a little at a time until the perfect consistency appears!
This was a great recipe and I love how they work great for Valentine’s Day!! So cute!
Linking to:
Cupcake-Tuesday-3
xoxo, Mama Bird

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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Thanks to Vanilla Garlic I am testing the much talked about Maple Bacon Cupcakes. I been who doesn’t love bacon? I do!
With all this snow I am bored out of my gourd and thought this is a perfect time to give it a try!!
I followed the recipe from Vanilla Garlic although I did add 1 tsp vanilla to the batter.
Frosting: {adapted from Vanilla Garlic’s recipe} I doubled the butter/sugar ratio and liked much better as I found it to be be way to sweet. Corse Sea Salt is also great on the top!
1 stick softened butter
2 T maple syrup
1 T milk
1 t vanilla
2 c powdered sugar
I also topped the cupcakes with crumbled bacon.
My humble opinion; the the cake is super light, fluffy, great texture, although I didn’t care for the bacon crunch in the cake. The frosting was great. I do caution ONLY make this with REAL Maple Syrup. For testing purposes I used The Fresh Market 100% real maple syrup. It was great. IF I make these again I may leave the bacon out of the batter? I don’t know, I wish I could get more opinions on the taste of these. But, we are snowed in.

Tip Junkie handmade projects 

J’s 1st Birthday

Cupcake-Tuesday-3 A dear friend asked me to make her grandson’s FIRST birthday cake! She was so excited to have him, his Mommy & Daddy home for a visit and the BONUS of a Birthday  party was just too fun!!

BirthdayBibNew She shared with me a great bib she found at Jenny’s, one of our favorite gift shops, it was the perfect inspiration for the cake!! I made baby j his own personal cake with orange fondant stripes and blue polka dots and cupcakes for all the family and friends with #1 in fondant and sprinkles!

I just LOVE a BIRTHDAY and the FIRST one is Super Special!! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

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xoxo, Mama Bird