Chocolate Cupcakes with Pretty Frosting

I just LOVE cupcakes, no matter if they are the current “it” thing or not.

Who doesn’t love a bite-sized cake with yummy frosting!   


I made this Chocolate Cupcake Recipe when I was wearing my new apron, now I’m typically not an apron wearer but… if you going to bake cupcakes and you own a cute cupcake apron, there really is no better day to wear it. Don’t you agree!

The color of the straps is so pretty, I just had to make the frosting match it….and hurray for mixing colors and having it come out just as planned.

It’s a bit coral-pink

so I added some orange coloring to the pink and Wham-O there was the color I was hoping for.

I love mixing colors to make new and interesting colors reminds me of being in grade school in art class and mixing all the paint colors.


What is your favorite color cupcake icing?

I think I found mine.


Be sure to CLICK on the recipe tab at the top of my website to view more cupcake and frosting recipes.

I love using Americolor gel colors, they have a huge variety and they have white, you can make the bright white frosting and use it lighten and adjust other colors. It’s available online and at cake supply stores.

Don’t forget to see my rose cupcakes, there is also a video on that post to see how to do it.


  1. I love these – so so pretty! And how fun to match your new apron. Looks like you're starting the new year right!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! You have so many yummy recipes I need to try! I totally agree with your color fristing though, pink is my fave too!

  3. The cupcakes look great and your apron is adorable! I love the pink frosting!

    Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

  4. I definitely have a LEAST favorite – RED. It takes so much coloring to make a good red!
    But really I just love cupcakes. I'll take any color!

  5. Your cupcakes look delicious, so pretty too! I love anything cupcake, your apron is too cute!

    I was wondering if you have ever used natural food coloring? I know it is quite a bit more expensive but with all of the recent information I've read about the various types of cancer that all of the food coloring causes and their ability to make children hyperactive, I wondered if you had any advice on where to purchase or what brands? The Whole Foods store near my home stopped carrying them, I'm assuming price was the issue.


  6. Wow Diane, your apron & cupcakes are so flippin' sweet looking! LOVE the pink…too pretty:)

    My new fave color is 'Tiffany' blue….you know the color of the little gift boxes their items are presented in? I've decided to embrace it. Our cottage accidentally (sort of) was painted in this color last summer and at first I was appalled….but it's growing on me and now I am accessorizing w/the same color inside:) Soooo….I think cupcakes w/this color frosting would be gorgeous!! πŸ˜€

    I'm following your blog now:)

    Stopping in to welcome you to SITS and to wish you a Happy New Year!!

  7. Those came out absolutely picture perfect. I have never baked anything that looked that good – ever!!

    My fav frosting is brown – chocolate baby!!!

    Welcome to SITS! I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers πŸ™‚

  8. Waayyyyy to cute…you do an amazing job….stopping by to welcome you to SITS…I'm so happy you've joined us!

  9. That photo made me drool….I know not the prettiest image, right. πŸ˜€

    Cute blog! I love the color of your frosting. Once I made a beautiful spring green, I really liked it.

    Welcome to SITS..the best SITSerhood around! When you have a minute come on over to my blog and enter my apron giveaway.

  10. Thanks for checking out and joining my blog! I love these cupcakes – they are adorable, especially since they match your apron.

    I love pink on my cupcakes. Even though it's still vanilla, it seems to taste better in pink!

  11. I usually just leave my cupcake frosting white and then decorate with confections. I also have a nice variety of baking cups to add color.

  12. These are AMAZING Diane!! You go girl!!! I love all your creations, but these are truly gorgeous!


  13. Wow, this was SO long ago but your cupcakes look absolutely delicious. Hope they tasted nice…they sure id look tasty! This will help me with my art homework of creating a creative colour wheel an we are allowed to bake! Many thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Colors can be so fun, I hope you do well on your project. And yes, this post is from quite a while, but luckily still fun to look at.

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