Foxy Cupcakes

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They may not be dogs or cats, but foxes sure are cute! If you’re looking for last-minute inspiration for your bake sale this Cupcake Day, give this adorable recipe from Wilton’s a try!

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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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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!

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Cupcake Bling!

Wanna put a little flair on your cupcakes, but not too confident in your skills with a piping bag?

Print and cut out our blank cupcake day wrappers (cd_blog-2_blank-wrapper) to put a personal touch on your confections. Color them, cut shapes into the borders, add stickers, and more.

Your imagination is the limit!

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Cupcake Day 101

As you can probably tell, we are all pretty excited for our 4th annual Cupcake Day. I wanted to take a moment and remind you of the true meaning of this glorious holiday, helping Chicago’s homeless pets. The Anti-Cruelty Society is this city’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization (and the best in my opinion, but I may be a little biased).  Watching the love and devotion that my coworkers selflessly put forth on a daily basis makes me very proud to call the Society my home. On that note, let’s go over some Cupcake Day math:

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Every $25 raised provides food, water and care for a cat for a day. The average stay for a kitty here at The Anti-Cruelty Society is about 30 days; it costs a lot to feed all of these hungry mouths!

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Every $50 raised helps vaccinate a shelter dog. Dogs leave here with all of their age appropriate vaccines including: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and a dewormer.

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Every $100 raised will allow the Society to neuter one male kitty, did you know our veterinarians spayed/neutered over 8,000 pets in 2015!?

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Every $225 raised will assist in a spay surgery for a female dog, that’s a lot of Cupcake sales, better get baking!

So have fun baking and remember any donation helps us fulfill our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

Ideas: Grumpy Cat Cupcakes

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Just in case you’re looking for some design inspiration for your batch of Cupcake Day treats – we wanted to share these adorable fondant based grumpy cat cupcakes. We bet your batch would sell out in minutes if it looked this cute! Thanks to Cake Central for sharing the awesome photo!