Buttercream Goodness

Oh, cupcakes, the perfect dessert. Individually portioned into the perfect size, ideal icing to cake ratio, perfect for sharing, and when it comes to flavors, the possibilities are endless!

Take buttercream for example, always a crowd pleaser, how could it not be when it marries two dessert champions like butter and cream? But did you know you can make delicious and innovative variations on this classic icing? Not all of us can be Martha Stewarts in the kitchen, but most of us can follow a recipe.

Get inspired and spruce up a classic vanilla cupcake with one of these creative and delicious spins!

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Cupcake Day & Service Learning

baking cupcakes

You know what’s even better than the sugary goodness of Cupcake Day? The sweet victory of a completed service learning project! If you are a Chicago High school student with a service learning requirement and a sweet tooth, then you are in luck; you can earn up to 10 service learning hours for participating in this year’s Cupcake Day event. Here’s how you do it:

  • Check out our websitewebsite to learn the bake sale basics
  • Visit cupcakeday.org to register for the main event
  • Scroll through this blog to find printable posters to advertise your bake sale, as well as recipe ideas
  • Get baking!
  • Be sure to take a few pictures of your cupcakes and sale set-up; you’ll need these later.
  • Sell your delectable treats and collect donations
  • Email education@anticruelty.org with any questions, and to set up an appointment to drop off your donations. Be sure to bring one of the flyers you used to advertise, a picture of your bake sale, a one-page reflection of your bake sale experience, your service learning tracking sheet, and of course your donations
  • Don’t forget, you can also earn the Baking Buddy through Chicago City of Learning. If you have a CCOL account, you can get a badge code to redeem for your efforts!

Good luck and happy baking!

Recipe Inspiration

If you are not getting excited about the idea of boxed Betty Crocker cupcakes, and still want to help out The Anti-Cruelty Society by creating a delicious cupcake concoction, here are 12 innovative cupcake recipes that are sure to be the cat’s meow.

Someone please make the marshmallow filled s’mores cupcake and I will surely buy them from you!

strawberry cheesecake