Twinkie Cupcakes with Pink Cherry Frosting

Twinkie Cupcakes with Pink Cherry Frosting Wanna go to a baby shower!
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It's time to celebrate the arrival of Miss Lucy!
She'll be here in no time! Can you imagine being lucky enough to have the adorable Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen as your Mommy! Kristan is one of the cutest, funniest, sparkliest, REAL girls I know! She could seriously have her own t.v. show! I'm not even kidding! Kristan can make you laugh and SMILE like nobodies business! She also bakes up the most adorable treats!
When I think of Kristan I think of TWINKIES and PINK!
That's why I got brave and baked a Twinkie bite right into a cupcake~and tinted cream cheese frosting with cherry juice! Twinkie Cupcakes with Pink Cherry Frosting
When I first thought about baking a Twinkie inside of a cupcake I popped over to see how Amanda bakes cookie dough in cupcake batter. Amanda freezes the dough first, then plops it in the cupcake batter to bake. That's what I did for these cupcakes.
Cut each Twinkie into 4 bites and freeze overnight.
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If you have a friend who loves Twinkies!
If you love Twinkies!
Here's how you make Twinkie Cupcakes:
Follow your favorite white/vanilla cupcake recipe. I used Sweetapolita's Fluffy Vanilla Cake recipe.
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Remove frozen Twinkie bites from the freezer.
PhotobucketFill cupcake liners with one scoop {1/4 cup} of cupcake batter.
Plop a Twinkie bite in the batter. Photobucket Cover Twinkie bites with just a little more batter. Photobucket Photobucket Bake 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Take a look at the lovely~ness of these cupcakes with a TWINKIE baked inside! Photobucket Just knowing there's a TWINKIE inside the cupcake makes things so much fun!
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*4 cups powdered sugar {sifted}
*8 ounces cream cheese
*2 - 3 tablespoons heavy cream or half & half {milk works fine too}
*jar of maraschino cherry juice
Using an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese. Gradually add sifted powdered sugar to cream cheese. Add 2-3 tablespoons of milk depending on desired consistency of frosting.
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Begin stirring in the cherry juice.
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Photobucket Add cherry juice to your heart's desire. I ended up adding the entire bottle of juice. Photobucket Frost the cupcakes. Photobucket Sit cupcakes in the fridge until ready to serve. Photobucket Is that not the cutest little cupcake ever! Photobucket Perfect to celebrate Kristan and Lucy! Photobucket I'm so thrilled for Kristan and her family!
Can't wait to meet Miss Lucy! She'll be decked out in all kinds of PINK and leopard! Sending Kristan and her family lots of hugs and LOVE from Bainbridge Island!
Thanks for inviting me to the shower Shelly! I adore you too!
Pop over! Take a peek at all the goodies made for the shower:
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My Baking Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cupcakes
Picky Palate | Pumpkin Brownie Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream
Frosting Food For My Family | Pomegranate and Lime Olive Oil Yogurt Cupcakes
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Sprinkle Bakes | Princess Torte Cupcakes
Glorious Treats | Sweet Baby Cupcakes with Easy Fondant Toppers
Sweet Sugarbelle | Damask Cookies
Buns In My Oven | Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
Dine and Dish | Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes
Chocolate and Carrots | Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcakes
Bake at 350 | Little Pumpkin Cupcakes
Living Locurto | Baby Shower Printables (coming soon)


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33 comments:

  1. Have always loved your blog and love this idea, but sure do miss your blogs on things you do around your house like decorating for fall and places you shop around Bainbridge. Also miss your sewing posts.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I too have been missing those decorating and Bainbridge Island post!
      Thanks for reminding me!
      I've got lots of Fall decorating I'd like to share!
      This week! Promise!
      Happy Day to you!
      xoxox
      Again~thank you!

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  2. oh Teresa these are PERFECT for Kristan and little Lucy!!
    I love that you used cherry juice to tint the frosting too!!

    Beautiful and delicious!

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    1. Oh I just LOVE that cherry juice...don't you Cheryl!
      Can you just imagine how adorable LUCY will be!
      xo

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  3. I never would have thought to stuff a cupcake with a Twinkie, but I love it. I also love the cherry frosting. I can just taste it! Great way to celebrate Kristan and Lucy!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Amber!
      The cherry frosting is yummy!
      xo

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  4. oh my gosh, you stuffed a cupcake with a Twinkie! That's hilarious and awesome!! These are really perfect!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me to the shower sweet Shelly!
      Yep! It was like a science experiment in the kitchen when I plopped that Twinkie down in that cupcake batter!
      Of course I had Bridget on stand~by for support!
      xo

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  5. These are PERFECT for Kristan! Love them!

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  6. Oh Teresa! You're such a creative darling. Perfect!

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  7. So, um, twinkies? In cupcakes? That's pretty much genius. And I totally think of Kristan when I see twinkies, too.

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  8. Wowowowow~!! Twinkies inside? You are so smart.

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  9. A twinkie stuffed into a cupcake??? That is genius!

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  10. These are awesome Teresa! How perfect for Kristan. I know she'll be a fan of these! :D And the bows?!? So precious, fit for princess Lucy.

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  11. I was so confused when I heard Twinkie cupcake, but you actually put a Twinkie IN the cupcake! Perfect for Kristan!

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  12. So, I really cannot fully express how much I want to dive through my screen and eat one of these cupcakes! Seriously, I can *almost* taste it.

    These are the most brilliant idea for Kristan & Lucy! Pink, sprinkles, Twinkies, bows. Perfect. ♥

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  13. Teresa these are quite possibly the most genius thing ever!!!

    I am so grateful to have met you...you are a ray of sunshine!! Thank you for being such a sweet friend...can't wait to meet you in "real life" one day!!

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    1. Kristan!
      What an adorable mommy you are!
      I love everything about YOU!
      Jon David is going to be so sweet and cute with Lucy!
      Can't wait to meet that little bundle of JOY and see her dressed up in PINK and leopard!
      Congrats to your family!
      I too can't wait til we can HUG one day!
      xoxoxox

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  14. Oh my goodness - this is such a creative idea! I love these!

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  15. Such a perfect combo for Kristan! These are such a fun idea, and the pink frosting and perfect pink and orange bows make them extra special!!

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  16. Love how you added the cherry juice to make the icing pink. I will be making the cookies below very soon!!

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  17. I haven't had a twinkie in forever. Putting one in the middle of a cupcake is a great idea!

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  18. Am I missing something, or do you not have a printable version of your recipes? Can't wait to try this one!!!

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  19. If this cupcake isn't the epitome of Kristan, than I don't know what is! Love these!

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    1. You Sweetie!
      Thank you Jamie!
      Don't you just love that Kristan to pieces.
      xoxoxox

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  20. Ok. Bright, happy, cheery Twinkie cupcakes WITH CHERRY FROSTING?! Brilliant!!!

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  21. Looks just like YOU Teresa...all pink and happy!!
    xo
    Jeanne

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  22. Oh wow! These are perfect for Kristan! LOL! I'm cracking up... every time I see twinkies, I think of her too. Fun doing the shower with you all!

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  23. They are adorable! And I'm in love with your tablecloth. My bathroom is that color of aqua, and strawberries are my fruit.

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  24. These is great idea. I realy like these cupcakes and I've featured this recipes on my blog! I hope you don't mind! If you don't agree with that please contact me and I will remove it. All the best.

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