6 Fun Cupcake Flavors

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Biting in a soft, airy cupcake flavored with your favorite sweet icing is one of the most satisfying desserts you can eat.

You can make your own fun cupcake flavors by combining different extracts, fruits, or jam to make them customized to your own favorite tastes.

Check out some of the top fun cupcake flavors you can serve at your next get together.

Fun Cupcake Flavor Ideas

Fun Cupcake Flavor Ideas

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina colada cupcakes are made with a canned coconut milk, pineapple juice, coconut extract, and crushed pineapple pieces.

Pina colada cupcakes are topped with coconut buttercream frosting.

The creamy coconut buttercream is made by adding canned coconut milk and coconut extract to flavor the frosting.

To give the cupcakes a bit of an eye catching glow, shredded coconut is added to the edges of the coconut buttercream frosting.

The pina colada cupcakes are garnished with a piece of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne cupcakes are made with the sweetest possible bottle of champagne.

Champagne is infused in the cupcakes themselves to give them a hint of bubbly flavor.

The champagne cupcakes are topped with champagne buttercream frosting.

The frosting is made by infusing champagne into a vanilla buttercream frosting.

Champagne cupcakes would be delightfully decorated by adding a little bit of gold dust to the tops of the frosting.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Mint chocolate cupcakes are made by adding cocoa powder to a vanilla buttermilk cupcake base.

Mint buttercream frosting is added to the tops of the chocolate cupcakes.

Mint buttercream frosting is made by adding mint extract and green food coloring to a buttercream base icing.

The buttercream is extra creamy because it is thinned out using whipping cream.

The mint chocolate cupcakes are garnished with mint chocolate chips decorated over the mint buttercream frosting.

Chai Cupcakes

Chai cupcakes are made by infusing chai spices (ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves) into a vanilla cupcake base.

The chai spice mixture makes the cupcakes have a speckled look to them.

The chai cupcakes have a vanilla buttercream icing added to the tops of them.

The spiced cupcake and sweet frosting balance out the flavors of this cupcake, making it taste absolutely decadent.

If you wanted to add a little bit of chai spices to your frosting to make it have more of a chai flavor, add about a 1/2-1 tsp in total of (ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves). Make sure to use ground cloves for your recipe.

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes are sweet, tart, and will make your mouth water!

Lemon cupcakes are made by adding lemon zest and lemon juice to the cupcake batter.

Lemon cupcakes are incredibly tasty because they are topped with lemon cream cheese icing.

The cream cheese icing is infused with lemon juice and lemon zest, giving you a tangy sweet icing.

The sharpened sweet icing compliments the flavor of the lemon cupcakes making them taste irresistible.

Lemon cupcakes can be garnished with a small piece of lemon.

Blackberry Lavender Chocolate Cupcakes

Blackberry lavender chocolate cupcakes are one of the most flavorful, satisfying cupcakes you will ever try!

The chocolate cupcakes are made with cocoa powder and coffee making them more of a mocha cupcake flavor.

The blackberry lavender buttercream is made by adding culinary lavender and blackberry jam to buttercream frosting.

Blackberry jam is much more concentrated in flavor, therefore using jam to flavor buttercream icing will enhance the blackberry flavor over using the juice from blackberries.

Culinary lavender is also much more potent than lavender that comes your garden.

To garnish your cupcakes, add a couple sprigs of lavender and a blackberry to the tops of the icing.

11 Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas

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Homemade birthday cakes can be detailed, impressive, and pack a ton of flavor. You can make your own homemade birthday cake using your favorite flavors to customize especially for you. Our homemade birthday cake ideas include puff pastry, mousse, ganache, and tarts to give you a variety of selection.

Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas

1. Mille Feuille Cake

Mille Feuille cake is made by baking puff pastry into sheets.

The sheets are stacked in layers. In between the layers are vanilla pastry cream.

The vanilla pastry is made by adding vanilla beans, and infusing the pod into the pastry cream.

Mille Feuille cake is topped with royal icing and melted bittersweet dark chocolate.

Mille Feuille has specific lines of chocolate that are made with a sharp knife, creating beautiful lines on the top of the cake.

Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas

2. Chocolate mousse cake

Chocolate cake is made by adding instant coffee and cocoa powder to a buttermilk cake base.

The next layer is the chocolate mousse, which is made by adding gelatin to warm heavy cream and chocolate.

The gelatin helps to stabilize the chocolate mousse for using it in a cake.

The chocolate mousse cake is topped with chocolate ganache to give it a rich chocolatey flavor.

Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas

3. Lavender lemon cake with white chocolate buttercream

Lavender cake is made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttermilk cake base.

Lemon curd fills the layers of the cake.

The white chocolate buttercream is made by adding melted vanilla chocolate to a buttercream base.

This frosting covers the lavender lemon cake, making it very flavorful and light.

4. Banana cream cake

Banana cream cake is made by adding bananas to a vanilla cake base.

Banana cream cake is filled with vanilla pastry cream. Banana cream cake is frosted with banana buttercream icing.

Banana buttercream icing is made with banana extract to buttercream frosting.

You could add food coloring to the icing if you wanted it to have a hint of yellow in it.

The sides of the cake have crushed graham crackers, and the top of the cake has banana chips for added decoration.

5. Coconut cream cake

Coconut cream cake is made by adding coconut emulsion and coconut milk to a vanilla cake base.

Coconut cream cake is filled and covered with coconut buttercream frosting.

The coconut buttercream icing is made by adding cream of coconut and coconut emulsion to buttercream icing.

6. Champagne cake with strawberry buttercream

Champagne cake is made by adding champagne, strawberry extract, and chopped strawberries to a vanilla cake base.

The cake layers have a thin layer of champagne infused syrup.

The cake has small holes poked in it to have the champagne syrup seep into the cake, making it a little sweeter with more champagne flavor.

The cake is filled with layers of cream cheese icing, made with whipped cream, strawberry extract and strawberry purée.

The cake is covered top to bottom in champagne buttercream frosting, with added strawberry extract and strawberry purée.

The cake has a light pink color to the frosting from the strawberries.

When the cake is cut, it has the chopped strawberries popping with color throughout the layered pink cake.

7. Mocha cake with toffee bits

Mocha cake is made by adding coffee and cocoa powder to a vanilla cake base.

Toasted pecans and toffee bits are added to the cake to be baked into the cake only on the top of the batter.

The cake is covered in mocha buttercream icing, which is made by adding coffee and cocoa powder to a vanilla buttercream icing.

The cake is topped with a few more toasted pecans and toffee bits for added decoration and flavor.

8. Irish cream cake

Irish cream cake is made by adding Irish cream and cocoa powder to a buttermilk vanilla cake base.

In between the layers of cake is Irish cream infused whipped cream.

The cake is covered in Irish cream flavored buttercream icing.

Using the drip method, chocolate ganache is dripped from the top of the cake down the sides of the Irish cream cake.

9. Birthday Cake

Classic birthday cake is a vanilla cake base made with rainbow sprinkles folded.

Birthday cake can also be made with a hint of almond flavor to give it a smooth and memorable finish.

The icing for birthday cake is classic vanilla buttercream icing piped on the top of the cake and around the edges of the birthday cake.

10. No Bake Lemon Tart

No bake lemon tart is made by first creating a pie crust tart shell.

The tart shell is baked, and then brushed with white chocolate.

The white chocolate acts as a barrier to prevent the tart shell from going soggy. Lemon cream is the filling inside the lemon tart.

Lemon cream is creamier than lemon curd, since it has butter melted into the custard at the end.

No bake lemon tart has a sharp lemon flavor, complimented with the white chocolate sweetened pie crust.

Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas

11. Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Cake

Salted caramel and hazelnut cake is make with puff pastry layers.

The puff pastry is baked, and then cut into strips for individual servings. You could also make it in a regular rectangular shaped birthday cake.

Place one layer of puff pastry as the bottom layer, then pipe a strip of salted caramel cream filling. It will look more eye catching if you do 1 circle, and then pipe the next circle beside it.

Next, pipe a layer of hazelnut sauce beside the salted caramel cream filling. Repeat until the edge of the puff pastry. Hazelnut sauce is made by creating praline paste, and then combining it with hot cream.

Add another layer of puff pastry and repeat piping the salted caramel cream filling and hazelnut sauce.

Top with a final layer of puff pastry.

Dust the top with cocoa powder or icing sugar.

Homemade Birthday Cake flavors

14 Cake Flavors for Birthday Celebrations

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A birthday cake is the highlight of a birthday celebration. You look forward to the sweet, decadent birthday cake after dinner. It’s one of the most memorable moments of a birthday celebration.

Cake Flavors for Birthday Celebration

What are the most popular birthday cake flavors

  • birthday cake – rainbow sprinkles folded into a vanilla cake base
  • black forest cake
  • red velvet cake
  • chocolate cake
What are the most popular birthday cake flavors

13 Birthday Cake Flavor Ideas

Here’s our full list of birthday cake flavors for your next birthday party. Each cake details the type of cake base, icing, and filling used to create these lavish birthday cakes.

1. Birthday Cake

Classic birthday cake is a vanilla cake base made with rainbow sprinkles folded.

Birthday cake can also be made with a hint of almond flavor to give it a smooth and memorable finish.

The icing for birthday cake is classic vanilla buttercream icing piped on the top of the cake and around the edges of the birthday cake.

2. Ombre cake

An ombre cake can be a combination of icing colors or cake colored layers going from dark to light.

An ombre cake is eye catching and unique.

The colors are made by adding more or less food coloring to change the colors of the cake or icing.

3. Vanilla buttercream cake

Vanilla buttercream cake is made by baking a vanilla cake with buttermilk.

In between the layers are vanilla buttercream icing.

Alternatively, you could ice the cake with vanilla buttercream, and in between the layers you could make vanilla custard.

Cake Flavors for Birthday Celebration

4. Dulce de leche cake

Dulce de leche cake is made by adding caramel sauce to a vanilla cake base.

The cake slices are soaked with a combination of condensed milk and whipping cream, making the cake extra sweet.

The layers of the cake are filled with caramel flavored whipped cream.

Toasted hazelnuts are added on top of the whip cream layers to give the cake an added crunch.

The cake is covered in dulce de leche whipped cream.

5. Hazelnut chocolate cake

Hazelnut chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder and it uses hazelnut flour at its base.

In between the layers of cake is hazelnut spread and cocoa powder infused icing.

The hazelnut buttercream icing is coated around the cake, with the option of adding hazelnut meringues to the top as well.

6. Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is made by baking biscuits or vanilla cake.

In between the layers of cake or biscuits are vanilla bean and sugar coated strawberries and whipped cream.

The whipped cream helps hold the strawberries in place, and acts as an filler instead of icing or custard.

7. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Carrot cake is made by adding shavings of carrots, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon to a vanilla cake base.

Carrot cake is also made with applesauce and brown sugar, giving it a caramelized carrot flavor.

Carrot cake is covered in cream cheese icing from top to bottom.

8. Champagne cake with strawberry buttercream

Champagne cake is made by adding champagne, strawberry extract, and chopped strawberries to a vanilla cake base.

The cake layers have a thin layer of champagne infused syrup.

The cake has small holes poked in it to have the champagne syrup seep into the cake, making it a little sweeter with more champagne flavor.

The cake is filled with layers of cream cheese icing, made with whipped cream, strawberry extract and strawberry purée.

The cake is covered top to bottom in champagne buttercream frosting, with added strawberry extract and strawberry purée.

The cake has a light pink color to the frosting from the strawberries.

When the cake is cut, it has the chopped strawberries popping with color throughout the layered pink cake.

9. Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake is made by adding cocoa powder and red food coloring to a vanilla cake base.

The cake is covered in cream cheese icing for a fluffy and rich cake flavoring.

10. Lemon raspberry cake

Lemon raspberry cake is made by infusing lemon juice and lemon zest into a cake recipe, and then adding a few frozen raspberries.

The cake has the raspberries throughout, giving it a beautiful look of yellow and red.

The colors are vibrant when you cut the cake.

Lemon raspberry cake is coated in lemon infused cream cheese icing.

Lemon raspberry cake is satisfying and light.

11. Cookies and cream cake 

Cookies and cream cake is made by adding cocoa powder and coffee to cake.

The cake is made with buttermilk, making it extra creamy.

The cookies and cream cake is iced with a cookie Italian buttercream frosting.

12. Black forest cake

Black forest cake is made by baking a cake with cocoa powder and coffee infused into it.

The cake layers are then soaked in a cherry syrup.

In between the cherry soaked chocolate layers of cake, are whipped cream and cherries.

The cake is covered in whipped cream on its exterior, and chocolate shavings are added to the sides of the cake.

13. Cookie dough cake

Cookie dough cake is made by baking a cake using vanilla and Greek yogurt at its base.

The cookie dough is made using a recipe that does not have eggs in it.

The cookie dough is made with mini chocolate chips, as to not be too overwhelming in the cake.

The cookies are shaped, chilled, and gently placed into the cake, and then the cake is baked.

The rest of the cookie dough is shaped again so it’s flat and chilled.

This will act as the top of the cake and will be crumbled to look like mini bits of cookie dough.

In between the layers of cookie dough cake, is cookie dough frosting.

Cookie dough frosting is made by adding a little bit of flour, brown sugar and mini chocolate chips.

The brown sugar gives the look of cookie dough by turning it a golden brown color.

Covering the cake on the top is chocolate ganache with the bits of cookie dough crumbled on top.

14. Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder and espresso powder.

The cake is iced using chocolate buttercream which is made with cocoa powder and espresso powder infused into it.

Chocolate cake is a very rich and heavy dessert.

day Cake Flavor Ideas

4 Sophisticated Appetizers to Make for a Cocktail Party

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Sophisticated appetizers are high end appetizers for parties that you want to be striking for your guests.

You only need to spend about 20 minutes preparing each of the following appetizers.

Feel free to add your own touch to the appetizers – red pepper jelly, Thai basil, fig jam, etc.

The most important thing to remember, is the presentation of your appetizers.

Place them on a clean white place to let the colors of appetizer pop through. Serving them on a colored or “busy” plate will take away from their eye catching look to them.

People eat with their eyes first, then their mouths.

Each of the appetizers have powerful flavors that will take your breath away.

Sophisticated Appetizers to Make for a Cocktail Party

Easy Prosciutto Appetizer to Make Ahead of Time

You can make this appetizer ahead of time by arranging your artisan crackers on a serving plate.

Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve your appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic reduction.

Easy Prosciutto Appetizer to Make Ahead of Time


Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is one of the most flavorful appetizers you can serve.

Bruschetta is a restaurant style appetizer with a combination of roasted tomatoes, garlic, and homemade crostinis.

Bruschetta is best made right before serving, and is topped with balsamic reduction to give the appetizer a bit of a sweet finish to it.

roasted cherry tomato bruschetta

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Pesto bread appetizer is twisted bread with fresh parmesan cheese and pesto.

It’s best to use fresh pesto for your pesto bread appetizer. Fresh pesto has much more flavor and is less oily than store bought.

Pesto bread appetizer is a tasty, cheesy bread that can be sliced to serve as an appetizer. It’s unique shape and incredible flavor will be sure to impress your guests.

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Raw Apple Appetizer

Slice a baguette, and top the sliced with olive oil. Broil the slices to create your own crostinis.

The baguette has a layer of fig jam, fresh basil, a slice of apple, and prosciutto.

Drizzle with a bit of balsamic reduction for a finished look to your sophisticated appetizer.

raw apple appetizer

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

You can make a cheese ball in about 20 minutes, plus time for it to chill in the fridge ~1 hour.

The cheese ball base is made of cream cheese. Worcester sauce, fresh parsley, garlic powder, oregano, green onions, salt and pepper are added to the cream cheese base and are mixed together using a hand mixer.

Finally, the cheese is added to make the cheese ball.

To finish off the outer layer of the cheese ball, it is rolled in walnuts.

Serve the cheese ball with crackers or bread.

Cheese balls are a popular appetizer that are a specialty food usually served at Christmas parties.

What are fancy appetizers called

Fancy appetizers are called hors d’oeuvres. Hors d’oeuvres refers to a light snack served prior to a meal. Specialty appetizers are served at cocktail hour for a wedding, or during a elegant evening party.

Make your own quick elegant appetizers that will mesmerize your guests with flavor and presentation.

You don’t need to spend a ton of time making appetizers that will be impressive to your guests.

All of the appetizers listed above take about 20 minutes to prepare, and will astound your guests.

Outdoor Party Ideas for Adults

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Outdoor parties are a go to nowadays, and are perfect for the summertime.

Outdoor parties are much more fun anyways because you can do so many more things like have a water gun fight!!

Parties being held outside don’t need a ton of decorations, just a few pops of color and a few signs to make it extra special.

Keep in mind the space your working with when selecting decorations. If you have tree branches, fence posts to work with, these will work well for hanging lights and lanterns. If you’re more limited with hanging decorations outside for your party, consider having a few floral bouquets and a banner instead.

Outdoor Party Ideas for Adults

Outdoor party entertainment ideas for adults

Bubble soccer

Bubble soccer is when each party attendee runs around in a giant inflatable ball. You pass the ball and try to score just like playing soccer, but this time you may have people that try to knock you over to get the ball. This sport can be dangerous, so be aware that injuries may occur.

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Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga is the fun of Jenga that you had as a kid, but this time it’s over 4 feet tall when you build it. It’s much more terrifying when the Jenga is almost as tall as you, and has the risk of falling.

Squirt Guns

Squirt guns are a fun game to play in the backyard on a hot summer’s day. The one who ends up the driest wins! Make sure to remind your guests to bring a change of clothes before partaking!

Bocce Ball

Get as close to the marker as possible by rolling the heavy balls like bowling on grass. It’s much more difficult than it sounds, especially if the ground isn’t flat! The more balls that are closer to the marker is the winner of the game!

Croquet

Croquet is played by setting up small wire checkpoints in the grass. A hand held mallet is held and is used to hit a heavy ball through the wire checkpoints. You can purposefully knock your opponents ball far from the wickets if you wish to which just adds to the fun.

Badminton

Even if you don’t have a net to put up, playing badminton in the backyard is a ton of fun and a good workout!

Outdoor Party Ideas for Adults

Outdoor party decoration ideas for adults

Lanterns

Paper lanterns look beautiful hanging on tree branches for an outdoor party. You could also hang them on the fence posts.

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Fairy Lights

Fairy lights look beautiful in the backyard at an outdoor party in the evening. It will give the outdoor party mood lighting and make it have a romantic feel to it.

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Glow Lights

Glow lights are inflatable and can be tossed around in a pool. They glow 1 light color at a time, and can be changed into any other color to make it fit the theme of your party. Glow lights look beautiful in the evening outside to give your party a bit of a color pop.

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Palm Tree Cooler

You can get an inflatable palm tree cooler for your outdoor party that will act as a decoration and as a drink holder. Fill the bottom of the palm tree with ice, then top with your favorite beverages to make them stay cold.

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Outdoor party decoration ideas for adults

Outdoor birthday party decoration ideas for adults

Happy Birthday Sign

Happy Birthday sign’s are colorful way to add a bit of decoration to your party. You can even make your own signs using poster board and markers.

Balloon Arch

Put together your own balloon arch for a beautiful decoration to add to your outdoor birthday party.

Birthday Gnome Signs

You can place Happy Birthday Gnome signs in your yard. There’s a couple different styles including one gnome with a cake, a sign, gifts, or balloons.

Flowers

Add a couple of fresh bouquets of flowers around your outdoor party on tables or side tables to give the party more of a touch of color. The guest of honor can also take them home as a gift at the end of the night.

Outdoor birthday party decoration ideas for adults

90th Birthday Ideas for Grandma

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We recently celebrated my grandma’s 90th birthday party and it was a ton of fun for everyone!

We went with the backyard BBQ, and had a ton of different tables with flowers on each of them.

There were signs posted in the backyard from the great grandchildren wishing her a “Happy 90th Birthday”. We had a couple of sets of “90” balloons around the yard.

Her most cherished part of the night was reading the thoughtful cards and messages our family had written to her. We reminded her of everything she had taught us over the years, and how much she has meant to us in our life.

Most of us wouldn’t be the person we are today without our grandmother’s.

We have so much to be grateful for on a day celebrating a family member’s 90th birthday.

Make them feel as special as possible on this huge milestone of a birthday.

90th Birthday Party Ideas

For 90th birthday’s you’ll want to plan the party with lots of signs, balloons and flowers where you’re having the birthday party. Plan for enough tables and wall space for all of your decorations prior to deciding where you want to have your birthday party.

  • backyard BBQ
  • afternoon high tea
  • brunch with mimosas
  • lunch at a golf course
  • lunch at a restaurant on a mountain
  • lunch by the ocean or by a lake
  • take them out to the movies with popcorn
  • ice cream by the ocean
  • picnic in the park
90th birthday ideas for grandma

90th Birthday Decoration Ideas

90th Birthday Decoration Ideas

What should you get your grandma for her 90th birthday

For a 90th birthday, you’ll want to go for an “experience” gift, over an actual tangible gift. If you’re still wanting to give your grandma a gift for her 90th birthday, try getting a picture of you and her framed. She’ll love the thought you put into it, and she can add something beautiful to her wall to look at each day.

90th birthday gift ideas for grandma

Most grandmothers do not need any gifts from their family members. But you still want to make sure they feel special on their 90th birthday. Here are a couple of our ideas for what to get your grandmother on her 90th birthday.

  • framed picture
  • flowers
  • her favorite chocolates
  • her favorite candies
  • gift card to a restaurant she loves
  • pedicure
  • manicure
  • facial
  • high tea for you and her
90th birthday gift ideas for grandma