Springtime Cupcakes!

Today was a fun day with friends, as always, as we got together for another food swap event! Food Swaps are a great way to get a sampling of different variations of foods, such as a cookie swap/exchange normally held during the holidays. Well, I continue this concept throughout the year, not just during the holidays. Every other month I schedule a Food Swap for various foods that can be easily made in a large batch and shared as individual servings.

This month in honor of spring, my friends and I came together with cupcakes to swap. It was an outstanding turnout at both the afternoon and evening session with so many cupcakes to enjoy. Here are pics of all the cupcake offerings and recipes to go with them. (I'm still awaiting recipes for some... so please check back soon for the others!)

Tricia's Guiness Chocolate Cupcakes:

Joelen's Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes:

Chris's Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
w/Ginger Cream & Chocolate Ganache Frosting:Recipe can be found in

Ann's "Expensive" Red Velvet Cupcakes

Elynne's Strawberry Marscapone Cupcakes:
The recipe Elynne used was from
Bob's Champagne Cupcakes:
The recipe Bob used from from

Mary's Applesauce Cupakes:

Abbie's Banana Cupcakes

Maya's Carrot Cake Cupcakes:

Melody's Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes:

Hillary's Carrot Cake Cupcakes:Christine's Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes:
Stacey's Guinness Chocolate Chip Cupcakes:

Liz's Red Velvet Cupcakes: Sara's Cosmopolitan Cupcakes:

Yael's Black Forest Cupcakes:
Nancy & Tony's Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes:
Renee's Toasted Hazelnut Cupcakes:
Caryn's Chocolate Cupcakes:
Bob's Cheesecake Brownie Cupcakes:
Emily's Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes:

Alli's Coconut Cupcakes:

Dani's Vanilla Cupcakes:

Pictures from the cupcake swaps - A diabetic's nightmare!


  1. How on earth are you still breathing today? I imagine you'd be crumpled on the floor in a sugar coma.

  2. I'm drooling over here. They all look incredible, Joelen!

  3. This is such a cooler idea than cookie exchanges!

  4. *drool* Those look delicious!! Thanks for sharing pictures AND recipes!

  5. Those are the prettiest cupcakes and some of the flavor combos sound wonderful.

  6. Oh my God, I want a cupcake so badly after looking at that!

  7. Wow, all those cupcakes look amazing!!! What a sugar infused event.