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When we were brainstorming flavor ideas for the month of March the first thing that came to all of our minds was Girl Scout Cookies. I know personally that right around the beginning of March I start looking for the adorable little girls dressed in green just waiting to sale me some cookies. Everyone who works here has their favorite cookies including Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and of course Samoas! We knew that we had to make the most popular Girl Scout Cookie into a cupcake.

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This cupcake is simply divine! It first starts out with our decadent chocolate cupcake. Then, it is topped with our scrumptious caramel frosting. We then dunk it in melted chocolate and top it with crushed Samoa Girl Scout Cookies. Lastly, we drizzle it with caramel and more melted chocolate.This cupcake has quickly become one of our best selling flavors of the month.

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We’ve been selling close to 50 Samoa Cupcakes a day, if not more. Luckily, one of our awesome bakers Kristen’s sister is a Girl Scout and helps us to stay stocked on our Samoa cookie. If you are looking to try a new flavor or are feeling adventurous make sure you try the Samoa Cupcake. We will only have it until March 31st!

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We are loving our holiday cupcake collection! Yesterday I posted about the gingerbread cupcake, today its about the sweet potato pie cupcake. The recipe for this one was truly a collaborative effort from our kitchen staff, we wanted to capture the true flavors of sweet potato pie in a cupcake version. We knew we needed some crunch on the bottom for the “crust”, we needed to use real mashed sweet potatoes in the cake batter, but the question was what kind of frosting should we make for this cupcake? I’ve never had a sweet potato pie with frosting on top of it & here at Buttercups we have never frosted our cupcakes with anything other than frosting. So we started thinking outside of the cupcake box & decided to try and make a marshmallow fluff from scratch. It took us a couple tries before we got it just right, but once we perfected it we fell in love! Store bought marshmallow fluff does not compare!!

For the “crust” we made a basic graham cracker crumb crust (crushed graham crackers, melted butter & granulated sugar) We put a small amount of the crumbs in each cupcake baking cup then pressed it down to form the crust. We then added our cupcake batter & baked the cupcakes. Once cooled we piped out the marshmallow fluff in our signature dollop. Then comes the fun part~ the final touch touch is to torch the marshmallow fluff till its toasted & it adds a beautiful caramel color.

We love this marshmallow so much that we add it to the hot cocoa that we sell in the store & toast it in the cocoa as well (unbelievably delicious). I will give you the recipe we use for the marshmallow fluff so you can try it for yourself at home

Marshmallow Fluff:

8 egg whites (room temp)

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/8 tsp fine salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Fill a medium saucepan with 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

2. Place the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar & salt in a bowl. Set the bowl over the saucepan making a double boiler. Heat the egg white mixture, whisking consistently, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has reached 120*F on a candy thermometer.

3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl of a stand mixture with a whisk attachment. Turn the mixer to medium speed and whisk for one minute. Increase the speed to high and whisk until soft, glossy peaks form. Add the vanilla and whisk just until incorporated. Use immediately

I hope you enjoy the pics & try the recipe for yourself ~xoxo

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Making The Marshmallow Fluff

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Decorating The Sweet Potato Cupcakes With Marshmallow Fluff

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Before They Get Torched

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Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes With Toasted Marshmallow Fluff

 

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I love the flavors of the Christmas season! And to me, nothing tastes like Christmas more than gingerbread. I love gingerbread cookies, gingerbread lattes, & of course gingerbread cake. Several years ago I decided to make a cupcake version of gingerbread cake. I was experimenting in my kitchen at home, soon the air filled with that wonderful smell you can only experience from baking gingerbread. I knew I was on the right track to perfecting my own original recipe of a gingerbread cupcake.

To smell gingerbread made from scratch baking in the oven is so wonderful, it will make you wish we celebrated Christmas year round. The combination of molasses, cloves, ginger, cinnamon & nutmeg does something magical in the oven! I top my gingerbread cupcakes with our smooth vanilla buttercream, then add crushed gingersnaps.

This is the 5th year we have offered gingerbread as one of our Holiday cupcakes flavors at Buttercups & its definitely a customer (and staff) favorite. Enjoy the pics ~xoxo

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Frosting Gingerbread Cupcakes With Buttercream

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Adding Crushed Gingersnaps

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Gingerbread Cupcakes aka Christmas In A Cupcake Wrapper

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IMG_6198PINIMAGEThe heavenly smell of pumpkin filled the air in our kitchen today.  We all start craving pumpkin spice in September. Chelsea, our customer service manager, created a delicious recipe that gives our seasonal favorite a new twist! White chocolate pumpkin spice cupcake! Chelsea has been with us for 10 months, she is a culinary school graduate, she started off as a baker in the kitchen & has worked her way up to management. Today we all enjoyed her culinary creativity with this new cupcake flavor! She took our original pumpkin cupcake, topped it with a dollop of our spiced cream cheese frosting….then dunked it in melted white chocolate and sprinkled spiced sugar on top! It is literally heaven in your mouth. We are so lucky to get to inhale the smell of these delicious cupcakes all month long! Introducing September’s “off the menu” flavor….. White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cupcake! xoxo

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  • Mari T - if my two favorite flavors had a baby, this would be the result lol i would love to see these in a macaronReplyCancel

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so many choices

This is our cupcake display in our store. We make 28 cupcake flavors everyday. Some of our cupcake flavors are: Cookie Dough, German Chocolate, Wedding Cake, Salted Caramel, Lemon Coconut, Snickerdoodle & many more! New customers are usually surprised by the amount of flavors we offer daily. We also make French Macarons & cakepops.
French Macaron flavors: coconut~almond~lemon~strawberry~chocolate~pistachio
Cakepop flavors: red velvet~birthday cake~wedding cake~chocolate
Stop by & see us for one of these treats along with a latte or espresso.
xoxo

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