Perfect Party Cupcakes

This will be one short blog post because I am short on time. Allow me to explain. I may be the biggest procrastinator any of you will ever meet or know via the online world. I find that I work best under pressure and function at a high level when the clock is past midnight.

Ya see, I am finishing my comp exam for my Masters in special education and folks, it has come down to wire. I am talking around thirty five hours and counting! If I told you how long I have had to do this project and when I actually started it, you would probably gasp and think much less of me, so I will be refraining from publishing that information.

I have barricaded myself in my bedroom with nothing more than a computer, printer, Polar Pop and a sack full of sour gummy worms. I am exhausted and have not left the house in days, although I have showered, and I think my neighbors may be concerned of my whereabouts.

Now that you have a little bit of background into my procrastinating personality, I shall cease my incessant rambling and move along to Dorie’s Perfect Party Cake.

Bottom line is this, MAKE THIS CAKE!

I love this cake. It is my favorite cake, I have made this cake more times than I can count. The texture is perfect, the crumb is perfect, the flavor is perfect… well, at least in my opinion.

If you do not own Dorie’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, buy it for this recipe! Or, you head over to Carol’s blog, mix, mix… stir, stir for the recipe.

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! I should be back to the blogging world by 4:00 PM on Wednesday! I guess this really was not short after all…procrastination at it’s best! :)

Oh, one more thing! If you haven’t entered my giveaway, make sure you do so. Ya may just end up with the cheery cupcakes liners pictured in these photos – hint hint!

Notes: I did not use Dorie’s buttercream recipe, instead I chose to use buttercream dream, found on my Mocha Cupcakes recipe.

33 Responses to “Perfect Party Cupcakes”

  1. Leslie — June 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    These are too cute! I hope your certification exam goes well and then you can get some sleep (and a decent meal…gummy worms are great but you gotta have more than that to live!)

  2. Megan — June 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Good luck on your exams, and for goodness sake I hope your diet improves over the next 48 hours!

  3. Siobhán — June 30, 2009 at 2:08 am

    oh these look gorgeous!! good luck with the exams! :D

  4. Cynthia — June 30, 2009 at 5:15 am

    So you have some cupcakes to sustain you through your exams.

  5. Dorie — June 30, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Adorable, adorable cupcakes! But woman does not live on cupcakes and gummy bears alone. Go out and ace that exam — and then go out and get a terrific meal. You'll have really earned it.

  6. Isabelle — June 30, 2009 at 7:07 am

    c'est magnifique ces petits cupcakes ! j'adore ! ça fait très raffiné :)

  7. Maria — June 30, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Love your cupcakes. They are STUNNING!

  8. Katrina — June 30, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Hope all goes well with school! CUTE cupcakes. I made cupcakes, too. and I really liked this recipe.

  9. Alison — June 30, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Love the cupcakes, and LOVE the buttercream. I've actually made the PPC twice in the last week for friend's birthdays, and I used your favorite buttercream for both. It's absolutely fabulous! Thanks!

  10. Amanda — June 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I've done the M.A. comp exam thing and what I learned is that there is no wrong way to do it if you get it done! :) Best of luck!!!

  11. vibi — June 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Love the minis, Jamie! Very cute and delicate… with only a little soft coconut strand here and there, makes it almost fairylike.

  12. Ingrid — June 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

    LOL, good luck Jamie!

  13. oneshotbeyond — June 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

    the are beautiful and elegant. I love the pillow of coconut on top! It's like they're dressed up and ready to hit the town

  14. chocolatechic — June 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

    How adorable.

  15. Jennifer — June 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    All the best with the exams!!! :)

    Those cupcakes look SOOOOO great!!!

  16. Jules Someone — June 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Very cute! Now go back to work!

  17. Amanda — June 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    LOVE the cupcakes, they look fab! I am also the world's worst procrastinator. I was posting mine last night, typing as fast as I could before the laptop battery died because I didn't want to get up and get the charger LOL

  18. Steph — June 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Your cupcakes look amazing!! Good luck on your exam.

  19. Heather — June 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    What beautiful cupcakes! I love the twirly frosting too.

  20. Risa — June 30, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    These cupcakes look great. i hope your comps go well!

  21. Jodie — June 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    WAY cute cupcakes! Good luck!

  22. Tracey — June 30, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Good luck on your exam! I'm a huge procrastinator too so I feel your pain.

    Your cupcakes look amazing! I went the cupcake route too. I really enjoy this recipe!

  23. foodcreate — July 1, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Amazing ! Cupcakes I will be making this recipe for my daughters B-Day party they look so Delicious!

    Thanks for sharing your Recipe:)

    Join and Post your comments

    Have a great Day~

  24. Eliana — July 1, 2009 at 10:42 am

    These cupcakes look fantastic. Great job.

  25. lasinthekitchen — July 1, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Your Perfect Party Cupcakes look soo tasty and cute! I love the single raspberry topper and the frosting looks really pretty! Good luck with your Comp exam!

  26. Pamela — July 1, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Good luck with the exam! You might be free by now, and if that's true, I hope all went well. You are obviously a big fan of this cake. And I am, too. It's definitely a keeper.

  27. Mermaid Sweets — July 1, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    what an AMAZING PHOTO, really, cookbook cover worthy.

  28. Cathy — July 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous cupcakes! Ah, do I ever remember the days of cramming at the last minute for a test/paper whatever. Every time I'd vow to do better and beat that procrastination, but I never did. Oh well, hope your big exam went well! Love your cuppies!

  29. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] — July 3, 2009 at 2:17 am

    The cupcakes look adorable!! And you have a competitor for the title! I'm pretty sure I can beat you!! :P :P

  30. Sweet as Coco — July 3, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Oh these look so darn cute. Kudos to you for even participating under this kind of pressure!! Good luck on the final final!!

  31. Nadine — April 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Oh no… where is the recipe? These look so good!
    Can you please e-mail it to me with the frosting recipe too?
    Thank you!

  32. Allison Keyte — August 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Can’t find the recipe…can you send it to me. Thanks!

    • Jamie — September 13th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Allison,
      This recipe is published in Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I did not publish the recipe on purpose, to support Dorie’s book. I don’t have it in electronic copy. I’m sorry.
      – Jamie

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