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{ Buckeye Cupcakes } I'm from Ohio.

{ Buckeye Cupcakes }

We love all things Buckeye. However, I always wonder about naming things "Buckeye" on my blog because most people outside Ohio say, "Buck...WHAT? ". A buckeye is a nut. And yes, it is poisonous. At some point in time a highly intelligent Ohioan decided, poison or not, that since a Buckeye is brown and tan, it made perfect sense to call all things chocolate and peanut butter "Buckeye". Delicious cotton candy cake and cupcakes in celebration of National Cotton Candy Day.

If you've ever been to a carnival, circus, amusement park, fair or any other type of large outdoor event with vendors selling a variety of trinkets, you've most likely had the chance to sample an odd yet delicious candy known as cotton candy.

Delicious cotton candy cake and cupcakes in celebration of National Cotton Candy Day

Today is National Cotton Candy Day in celebration of the delicious, sugary treat! Originally called "Fairy Floss", the process of making Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux, John C. Wharton, and William Morrison. In 1899, Morrison and Wharton were able to patent the first electric cotton candy machine, which used centrifugal force to spin and melt sugar through small holes. In 1904, these two Nashville candy makers introduced their invention of how to make cotton candy to the St. In 1900, Patton obtained a patent for his invention of making cotton candy. Cotton candy doesn't contain all that much sugar - merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink. Ingredients 1½ cups sugar. How do you make cotton candy flavored frosting.

CUPCAKES: Awesome coconut ones… « DAILY NIBBLES. I think I’ve made cupcakes every weekend this month.

CUPCAKES: Awesome coconut ones… « DAILY NIBBLES

I blame it on Liz. She gets these cupcake cravings, usually when we’re out downtown, and she muses about buying one. Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream. These cupcakes almost don't need words.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Just read the name and look at the pictures. You really can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel. And the sea salt mixed into the buttercream just takes these to a whole different level. It cuts the sweetness of all the caramel, plus"salted caramel buttercream" sounds so much more sophisticated than just plain old "caramel buttercream". Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes. Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes ~ Holy mother of cupcakes, grab your fork and for the bold and the brave that will skip the fork . . . open wide.

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

This is going to be a session of symphonic sweetness. Chocolate Turtle Cupcake The faint of heart need not apply. By that I mean, if you are a tepid dessert partaker this won’t be your thing. Case and point, the gentlemen that surveys my messy kitchen wanderings, asking questions more often than tasting, gave a big pass on this. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes. I decided to take a different approach with the whole chocolate/mint holiday theme.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

I love candy canes (aka peppermint), and I wanted to share a minty recipe for the holidays but minus the candy canes. Milky Way Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Project. Milky Way cupcakes are the first cupcakes that I have made which feature two layers of frosting.

Milky Way Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Project

Like Milky Way bars , Milky Way cupcakes are topped with a layer of luscious, chewy caramel and a layer of creamy milk chocolate. Does double frosting equal double pleasure? You bet! Toffee Crunch Cupcake. Toffee Crunch Cupcake Toffee Crunch Cupcake with Caramel Frosting ~ Grab your toffee crunch in a cupcake crumb with a little caramel frosting dipped in some chocolate and rimmed with chocolate covered toffee bits.

Toffee Crunch Cupcake

Its decadence meets gluttony-but should a cupcake be anything else but that? Toffee Crunch Cupcakes If you haven’t noticed by now, I don’t have a subtle hand when it comes to cupcake decorating. I like my cupcakes loud, obnoxious, over stuffed, overfilled, and over frosted-basically over the top. Snickers Cupcakes. Snickers Cupcakes Snickers Cupcakes with a caramel coated Snickers filling, rich caramel frosting, and topped with caramel drizzle and chopped Snickers.

Snickers Cupcakes

These cupcakes are what dreams are made of! I don’t usually eat candy bars, but if I do it will always be a Snickers. One of the dermatologists that my husband works with is celebrating a birthday today. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake. Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes. I’m guessing you figured that Peanut Butter Love Week wouldn’t be complete without at least one cupcake recipe.

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

I’ve whipped up an insanely rich and delicious cupcake recipe that is bursting with the peanut buttery goodness we all adore. You’ve heard me reminisce about my father and brother and our mutual love of candy in several posts. Jared and I prefer our candy on the fruity side of the spectrum; Starbursts, Gummi Bears, and Hi-Chews.

My dad is definitely more of the chocolate lover with a list of favorites that most certainly contain Reese Peanut Butter Cups, especially of the Easter egg variety. He claims they’re better than the traditional cups, and I must say that happen to wholeheartedly agree. I have made Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes before, but this time I they are so much better! If you enjoyed this recipe, you may like... Peanut butter-Chip Cupcakes. This week is well and truly turning into Cupcake Week here on Simply Delicious.