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Feb 11, 2011


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Too cute!!! I love the edible rings! The choking thing always scares me too.
The last picture is exceptionally sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!


Now that is an awesome idea! And you're little girl is beautiful! But you knew that already :)

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Your little blue-eyed lovely is so sweet. And, again, your cupcakes are beautiful!


ahh! SOO cute! I love them Amanda! I wish I didn't have a dozen cupcakes leftover from hubby's birthday already in the kitchen- I want to make some! Maybe I'll just make the rings :)


LOVE the last photo! So adorable! The cupcakes are pretty cute too!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Oh she's such a cutie! Love the little rings, and all the cupcakes are a feast for the eyes. Can you adopt me? I want cupcakes like that too :-)

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

What a great post, and what a little sweetie pie!!

bridget {bake at 350}

Oh, these are so sweet!

{And I love that you also eat frosting out of the jar. Shame spiral x 2.}


Super cute & creative! I never would have thought to do that.

marla {family fresh cooking}

First of all that photo of your little girl is gorgeous!!! Amanda, she is sooooo sweet. As are these genius cupcakes!! The rings are such an amazing idea. My favorite ones are at the top with the dragees. xo


Love them!


I just discovered your site yesterday, and I'm already drooling and plotting! You have some amazing things! Love your pictures, and your ideas. I can't wait to make some of these for myself (not that they'll look like yours without lots and lots of practice). But hey, that's how your learn, right? :)

Jessica @ How Sweet

Such a cute idea! That picture of your girl is so precious.

Pampered Sweet Tooth

Now how cute would a proposal to "Be a Valentine" be with these cupcakes adorned with the chocolate rings and some with crystallized bling. (-: I would love to share a cupcake with my celebrity crush, Idris Elba. Great post! Keep them coming.

Cookbook Queen

LOVE LOVE LOVE these....cupcakes with edible bling!! Best. Invention. Ever. :)

And what a gorgeous little girl. I want to hug her and have tea parties.


forget the cupcakes.............I WANT THAT LITTLE CUTIE and the END!! I miss that age.....so cute! so adorable!!

Great job as always Amanda!!




Lovely cupcakes and perfect for Valentine's Day!!


Absolutely adorable!! Your children are so lucky to have such a creative mom!!! I think we will be seeing lots of homemade chocolate rings on cupcakes in the near future!!!


these are crazy! you are way too talented and you make my heart go pitter patter. will you marry me? your daughter could be just as adorable as you!


Your cupcakes are lovely, but your little girl is like an angel :)


Cute cupcakes! And very creative topper!

Your daughter is adorable - those blue eyes are killer.
PS: I'm glad to see the hair's growing back :).

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

They are super cute and the perfect ring to top cupcakes, who needs plastic! Chocolate rings are sure to become all the rage now that you've created them :) Very sparkly!


My kids would.love the rings, not to mention the cuppies :-) perfect.

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef

So cute! What a great and fun way to decorate cupcakes. Have a good weekend.

Marian (Sweetopia)

Super cute Amanda! I love your sweet bling! xo


Look at that sweet picture of your daughter. So precious!
And lovely, beautiful cupcakes. Thanks for the link back :)


Amanda...I just want you to know that although your updates and recipes and pictures are always fun, interesting and beautiful, I absolutely LOVE the way you write. ("Shame Spiral", "Just Sayin") You make me smile and you make me laugh. Love your humor and I just wanted you to know that! Keep up the good work!


I would share mine with one of my sisters.. or both.. better make that a big cup cake!


I love cupcakes and wish I had the knack for decorating them like you do! The ring idea...genius! I would share my cupcakes with my own little cupcake at home...and probably my hubby too! :) Would you mind sharing how you got your frosting like that? I'm sure it's a special tip or something...they just look so pretty with that smooth spiral! Anyway...I love checking your blog and seeing what you come up with...thanks for all the yummy ideas :)

P.S. I know you said you like rainbows...you'll have to check out my blog for my daughters 1st birthday party...I made rainbow cupcakes and I was pretty proud of how they turned out...I think it's maybe 2 posts down when you scroll down...they aren't fancy but they sure were fun and had the *wow* factor when you bit into them :) Anyway...that's as creative as I get when I bake...I just layer colored batter and see what I get :)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

These are absolutely adorable! I love your idea to make little rings for the tops of the cupcakes. I love making cupcake decorations with piped chocolate... So fun!


Love!! Xx


Such pretty cupcakes (indluding the docrations, definitely.)
And your daughter is soooooo adorable.


Love your site! The first link that says it's for a white cake recipe went to a White Wedding Cake Frosting recipe... is this correct? Is there another website link that has the white weeking cake recipe?

Amanda Rettke

For the question about the link going to a white frosting recipe:

Right under the picture of the cake is a link to the cake recipe... I just wanted to make sure thefriendwho introduced me to the recipe got credit!



I LOVE these! It just gave me the best idea for my twin neice and nephews Bday! A light purple frosted Wonder Twins themed cupcake with the WT rings on top! Thank you for the inspiration! Now off to start looking for pics :O)
Oh and Iwould share the valentine cupcakes with my 3 valentines(my hubby and our 2 little men(4 & 20 months)


How cute are those?! I love them all! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine's Day!! : )



I won't make them for Valentines Day (unless I happen to be in a single girls lonely on Valentines Day sweets mood) but they are PERFECT for a bridal shower/girls night out I am throwing in early April! My friend will love them!!!

This is why I stalk your blog (I mean, one of the reasons)... =o)

Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio}

So cute! Your daughter is absolutely adorable. I wish I had seen this post before I used dollarstore rings on some cupcakes that I made for a jewelry party a while ago. Beautiful as always!

Amy's blah, blah, blog

I have never seen this idea before, I just love it! Again with the whole creativity thing, you are brimming with it!

And the little one you shared it with? Oh, she's a beauty!


Oh my gosh, so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Adopt me, please!!!! LOL

And your princess is adorable!


i didn't know you could just pipe candy melts like that! and the rings are so pretty! :)


O.k. stop it...

Your little love is such a cutie PATOOTIE!

I am going nuts over these darling little rings and then you had to throw in one of my favorite words...*plethora* and then, then... that photo of your little love with that expression! I'm dying!

I think I need a baby. (Did I just say that out loud?)


Oh yum.
She is absolutely the cutest!
Happy almost valentines day!
Jess : )


Mmmmm yummy and beautiful of course!!! I am always looking for a good white cake recipe, so I'm anxious to try this one! I found the recipe with the link you gave....but how long would you bake if you were using this wedding cake batter to make cupcakes? Happy Hearts Day!!


These would make great bases for chocolate pacifiers for a baby shower too ! Did I mention that I love love love these? :O)

Nancy @SensitivePantry

Sweet! You always have such creative and beautiful ideas. Lovely lovely photos.

Sweetapolita (Rosie)

These are so adorable, Amanda, as is your little sweetie! Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog! xo

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.

These are too cute! Love the chocolate rings, great idea!

Lucy Lean


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