Crumbs Cupcake Porn

Just to let y’all know, I’m probably the worst dieter ever. Yup, I’m a complete failure and I have no shame in admitting it. I just can’t say no when someone offers me chocolate, kettle corn, or cupcakes! Granted, I went out of my way to get these babies because I’m only two days into my diet and I’m already having withdrawals. Whoops.

Just look at these lovelies in the box, how can anyone even resist? I coudn’t decide on just one flavor… so I bought four.

Here’s cotton candy…

and s’mores…

and dulce le leche…

and last but not least, black forest!




Nom nom nom.. The cotton candy didn’t taste much like cotton candy. It was just a vanilla cupcake with frosting that only slightly tasted like cotton candy when eaten alone, but it sure was the prettiest! My favorite was the dulce de leche, but I’m a sucker for caramel. I’ve always loved Crumbs cupcakes and prefer them over Sprinkles. I need to find some new cupcake spots to go to. Any suggestions?

Actually, while I’m asking.. I want to make a list of 100 things to bake, suggested by friends, family, and blog readers. If you have something that you love and want me to try, please let me know so that I can add it to my list! Of course, each and every recipe made will be posted on my blog and credited to who I got them from. So go ahead.. leave me all those recipes! Ready, set, GO! Thanks in advance! :)
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Comments

  1. says

    Lol. I’m the same exact way with dieting! That cotton candy cupcake looks mouth watering.

    I also made a 100 things list (except mine was cooking and baking combined. It actually ended up being 101 things because I couldn’t narrow it down. Here are a couple of the more unusual ones: chocolate babka (heard Martha Stewart’s recipe is the one to use), homemade danish, flan, sticky toffee pudding.

  2. says

    I saw this recipe on Food Network but never made it. It sounds really good though(:

    Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake
    • Cook Time 45 min
    • Level Easy
    • Yield 8 to 10 servings
    Ingredients
    Cake:
    • Nonstick baking spray
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
    • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Florida orange juice
    • 1 banana, smashed
    • 12 ounces sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons orange zest
    • 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
    • Glaze Sauce, recipe follows
    Directions
    Spray a large Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then put mixture into a stand mixer add eggs, and mix until combined. Then add oil; mix until blended. Next add grapefruit and orange juices, and banana and mix until smooth and creamy. Lastly add sour cream and zests; just mix until combined and smooth.
    Put cake batter into a 10-inch the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    When done turn pan onto serving platter let stand about 15 minutes then poke small holes in top. Pour Glaze Sauce on partially cooled cake. Let cool about 1 hour and serve.
    Glaze Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
    • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
    Mix juice and sugar until combined. If it is too thick add more juice a tablespoon at a time. Stir in zest and pecans.

  3. says

    Those look really good! I am the same with with dieting. If I try to restrict myself, then I just cave way too fast. I found that trying to balance junky food with healthy food is the best way to go. It just makes it so the weight loss takes a bit longer.

  4. Jess says

    I really enjoy your blog, I just ran across you the other day when looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe. I used one of your posted recipes and it turned out great! Thank you.

  5. says

    I love cupcakes… I have visited A LOT of bakeries. I’m actually from Orange County, I don’t know if you want suggestions from down here. But I enjoy Susie Cakes, they have multiple locations. My all time favorite is from Frosted Cupcakary in Long beach, they just opened up a new bakery in Hollywood. If you want to venture into Orange County or Long Beach I know of a few places.

  6. says

    Those look delicious and so pretty! I love cupcakes….you can do so many things with them! I wish there was a Crumb Cupcake where I lived! Also, I really enjoy your blog, you have so many good recipes! I just recently started my own blog and I really love doing it!

  7. Krista says

    I love your blog :)!
    I have to bake some mini goods for a bakesale coming up for cancer research, do you have any good suggestions?

  8. Anonymous says

    I have been a fan of your blog for quite awhile and have actually used some of your recipes for a bake sale we held at my school. This was a fundraising for our human rights group committee. Your sharing of recipes comes a very long way :) thank you for all your wonderful posts !

    Also, I don’t have any recipe suggestions but chai spiced cupcakes and an angel cake would be a great thing to bake. I hope you would consider :)! More power to your blog :)

  9. says

    I’m just like you. I just can’t keep my diet, it’s too boring and there’s nothing left to eat! Well, almost ^^ But nothing tasty like some freshly baked cookies or some delicious brownies! Yum!
    I’m actually on a diet now too adn well, the last thing I ate was one nutella sandwich and one chocolate cupcake ^^

    I got a really yummy brownie recipe for ya here! Try it out :)

    Outrageous upside down Dulce de Leche Brownies
    12 brownies

    1 stcik butter
    3.5 oz chopped white chocolate
    3.5 oz chopped milkchocolate
    3 T cocoa
    3 large eggs
    1 cup sugar
    1 t vanilla
    1 cup flour
    14 oz dulce de leche

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (175 C).

    Line a 8-inch (20 cm) square pan with a long sheet of aluminum foil that covers the bottom and reaches up the sides. If it doesn’t reach all the way up and over all four sides, cross another sheet of foil over it, making a large cross with edges that overhang the sides. Grease the bottom and sides of the foil with a bit of butter or non-stick spray.

    Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the chocolate pieces and stir constantly over very low heat until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, then the flour.

    Scrape one third of the batter into the prepared pan.
    Drop 1/3 of the Dulce de Leche, evenly spaced, over the brownie batter, then drag a knife through to swirl it slightly. Spread the remaining brownie batter over, then drop spoonfuls of the remaining Dulce de Leche in dollops over the top of the brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl the Dulce de Leche slightly.

    Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

    Storage:These brownies become way better the second day!

    Serv: Upside down

  10. says

    What about a Smores Cheesecake? I have tried many of your recipes, and my favorites have been the Smores Cookies and the Smores Cookie Bars.

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