I don’t remember getting this excited over a small cupcake for such a long time. These cupcakes from the insanely delicious blog Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit made 20 kids and 20+ grown-ups very happy.
It was my friend’s (he just turned 3 and yes, he is my friend) birthday last Sunday. His birthday cake was already ordered. His brief was a ‘blue’ cake with spiders, snakes and giraffes (talk about weird requests). So the party needed something else… You know, like an appetizer… Small but still colorful. Right before I left work on Friday, I stumbled upon one of Cheryl’s posts.
There was chocolate in it and then chocolate ganache and even more chocolate on top. If THAT doesn’t make a kid happy I don’t know what will. Looking back, I think I should have baked something lighter… Have you ever witnessed 20 sugar-high kids?
Anyhow. Did I tell you how spectacular the recipes turned out? I guess I did.
It is such a shame that I didn’t have the time for the ganache to thicken properly (hence the poor piping). Make sure you have enough time for the frosting to cool down and thicken before you pipe it on the cupcakes.
The cupcake recipe as well as the white chocolate decoration idea (I used dried raspberries, pistachios and dried apricots for the decoration) is from this post and the chocolate ganache frosting (I doubled the recipe) is from this post. Hope you enjoy these cupcakes as much as I did. Thank you Cheryl!
These cupcakes look amazing! They look colorful and fun enough for kids, but elegant and classy for adults too!
Really I’m in love of your recipes and your blog, and I like soo Isatnbul! Oh my friend is difficult don’t eat all this nice things. xxGloria
Oh, they look fabulous. You friend is very lucky to have you as a friend. Not only a great friend but also a spectacular baker.
Those cupcakes are different that other cupcakes that I been sawing in others blog. Absolutely classy and a nice mix of flavours and textures
I am speechless. The prettiest cupcake I have everseen. And so classy too. Well done.
Cenk, Cenk, Cenk! For the first time in my life I am just…I…It’s…I mean…PERFECT.
Cheryl’s cupcakes are indeed pure perfections. I had great success once with her baked peaches and blueberry cupcakes.
Just gorgeous! That white chocolate decoration is just heaven to the eyes!
I loved the white chocolate decoration…makes them look very chic, and not corny at all (like many cupcakes tend to be)…. Where do you get dried raspberries??
Cenk I love Cupcake blog!!! She is amazingly talented! I tried her raspberry and lavender cupcake and it turned amazingly tasty as you can imagine 🙂 Love the white chocolate pieces, looks very cheerful 🙂
beautiful cupcakes – i just love the decoration – so colorful!
Wow…not only do they sound good, but they’re sooo pretty! I love the decoration idea….it sounds tasty and it’s very colorful!
This are some really cute looking cupcakes. Love the white chocolate , love what you have dont to the paper cops..the little skirty fringy thing. Looks adorable.
hi, thanks for the beautiful cupcakes, I gotta try them but which recipe did you use? was it chocolate cupcakes with coconut icing? thanks
And thanks for sharing them, they look delish, mouth-watering 🙂
WOW they look amazing. Especially love the white choc topping.
They are just gorgeous!!! And they look both sophisticated for grown ups and colorful for kids 🙂 Thanks for pointing us to that recipe!
What fortunate friends! Absolutely gorgeous, as always. I love your pistachio and raspberry combos and who could not love chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate?!
Hello , Congratulations by charm. I am of the Brazil & I am enamored for chocolates. I would like what he may know what astray of today voce tem only one SUPER FRIEND here into the Brazil. kisses
Cupcakes are always winners at birthday parties, aren’t they 🙂
These look delicious.
Wow. Those look absolutely sinful! The white chocolate decorations added a great finishing touch that makes them almost too pretty to eat.
Hi! Ran across your website and the cupcakes caught my eye! I will definitely try to make these cupcakes. The presentation looks very pretty and I’m sure they are delish! Thanks for sharing. BTW . . I love pistachios! Take care!
Where did you get those fab cupcakes cases. They look a bit taller on the sides than the usual cupcake ones from the supermarket which is just what I am looking for!
Cairothecat – I bought them from a supermarket in İstanbul 🙂
The white chocolate decoration sounds and looks better than the cupcake to me. What a great sounding combination!
i love Cupcakes , Chocolate , Chips and Cookies ohhhhhhh:) <3
Don’t know what I did but these came out dry and crumbly. 🙁
Yummy. I am getting hungry already! I hope they taste as good as they look!!
Hello Cenk, Love your blog and have tried your Devils Food Cake with Biscoff Ganache…amazing!!! I’m making it again for a birthday party this week. Can you please tell me which chocolate cupcake this recipe is from. I see Cupcake Bakeshop blog has a few chocolate cupcakes. Is it the gluten-free recipe? Thank you!!!
Catherine – Glad you liked it. The link doesn’t work anymore. I did a search and updated the link. Here’s the recipe.
Thank you very much! I’m definitely trying this recipe next week! Thanks again, your website is amazing!!!!
Hi Cenk, cupcakeblog.com is no longer exists 🙁 Can you update this post in detail?
Linklerin çalışmadığı ile ilgili comment girmiştim geöen hafta, linkleri güncellemişsiniz fakat neden commentimi yayınlamadınız? Blogunuzun iyileşmesine katkı sağlayan commentleri bile onaylamıyorsanız bir daha da comment girmem. Tabi bunu da silin ama okursunuz en azından.
Merve – Yorumlarınızı şimdi gördüm. Sadece bahsettiğiniz link değil, blogdaki linklerin tamamı altyapıdaki bir sorundan ötürü çalışmıyordu. O sorun giderilince tüm linkler çalışmaya başladı. Siteye bırakılan yorumlar onaya tabii olduğu için ben görüp onay vermeden yayınlanmıyor. Sanırım o sebepten sildiğimi düşündünüz…
Ben de sizinkini şimdi gördüm, açıklama için teşekkür ederim.