Pinterest is killing me.

Cupcake Fondue I howsweeteats.com

Really it is. My demise has began.

 

It’s making me sit on my rear for hours at a time and skip workouts and go to bed at a highly unreasonable hour and make things like this cupcake fondue. All signs point to a heart attack if you ask me.

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Why didn’t someone warn me just how addicting it was is? Why doesn’t my home look like any of the ones I pin? Why does it make me want to stand in front of the stove all day like it’s 1955? Why haven’t I ever made cupcake fondue in my incredibly deprived life?

 

And more importantly, why didn’t anyone tell me that wasabi peas were so… wasabic? My tongue hurts.

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[As a side note, how cute are my little cupcakes’ brightly colored unmentionables way up there? Heather sent me those a while back. I love cupcake liner lingerie.]

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Remember when I gave you a sneak peek of these pictures on Facebook yesterday and you all thought I made brownie pops? Tricked you, didn’t I?

You should be glad.

This is soooo much more exciting.

Funner. Prettier. Fancier. Sparklier.

So awesome that I make up words to describe them.

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Not only are they super fun, but they are 100% customizable. Unless you want to make some sort of vegetable cupcakes and dip them in some sort of something not sweet at all. Not allowed. That is unacceptable.

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Cupcake Fondue

idea from pintsizesocial via bakeitpretty

 

for the mini cupcakes: Easiest would most likey be a boxed mix of your choice, but I used this white cake recipe.

for the “fondue:” You can use either melted white chocolate, vanilla cream glaze, or any other frosting of your choice of course. I think it would be great to have multiple fondues (chocolate, vanilla frostings) but I’m not sure how realistic it is – it wasn’t for me!

toppings: various sprinkles, shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips, crushed cookies, etc.

This is really so simple. All you need to do is prepare your frosting or melted chocolate of choice (if it is a glaze/melted chocolate, I suggest keeping the heat on under the fondue pot. If it is frosting such as buttercream (which is possible but would be challenging for “dipping.”) keep the heat off under the fondue pot. Assemble small bowls with your toppings of choice. Bake your cupcake flavor of choice in mini liners and serve!

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Now here’s a serious question: I bet you didn’t think I liked sprinkles this much, did you?

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223 Responses to “Cupcake Fondue.”

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — April 22, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Ok now these are ACTUALLY the cutest things EVER!!! Ahh I so wish I had a little cupcake bar right now…I’m getting a great idea now for my husband’s birthday party next week!

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — April 22, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    I am also obsessed with Pinterest. I wish I could have a house and just magically turn the rooms into some of the stuff I see on Pinterest. I think a Pinteresters Anonymous needs to be formed….

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 10:46 am

      And a sprinkles anonymous for me.

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — April 22, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    I think heaven looks something like this. Actually, cupcake fondue while on a free for all shopping spree in Anthropologie. With a gin and tonic.

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 10:46 am

      Oh man. That might be my heaven.

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    Kelly — April 22, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    How much fun is that?!?!

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    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — April 22, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    So Fun! I think a cupcake fondue/wine girl party is in order! :-)

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    EatLiveRun — April 22, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    love it!!

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    Clare — April 22, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    My hero.

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    kristy — April 22, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    I requested a pinterest invite about a week ago and am anxiously awaiting my email! As if I need more inspiration than what I already find out there :)

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    Erika — April 22, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I got a fondue pot for my bridal shower and I’ve been looking for good fondue recipes. This is perfect!

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 10:42 am

      I am obsessed with fondue! I have a cheese fondue recipe that was my mom’s in the 70s: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/01/cheese-fondue/. It is delicious if you like traditional fondue!

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      • Erika — April 24th, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

        This looks fantastic!!! I will definitely be making it ASAP–thanks for the recipe!

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    Jesse — April 22, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    these are just darling.

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    Ashley — April 22, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Okay…this might be the best idea ever for a baby shower!!!!! These are gorgeous. I can’t get over the perfect light that you have. Favorite photo is the one with the little cupcake pyramid. The colors of the liners are perfect and I love all of the white-ness in the background. Definitely want to scoop these right up!!

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 10:41 am

      Thank you!! That is my favorite one too. :)

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    Shanna, Like Banana — April 22, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    This is so wrong it’s right. I think you should start a fondue shop that specializes in these =)

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 10:41 am

      Hahahah that would be SUCH a fun shop! But I’d probably eat everything.

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    Taylor — April 22, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    oh. my. word.
    this is the most fabulous thing i have ever seen.

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food — April 22, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    This is ridiculously cute and clever! :)

    Thanks for holiday smile :)

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    Kat @ Cupcake Kat — April 22, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    These are adorable! Best idea ever! I think I should have these on my birthday

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    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun — April 22, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Cupcake fondue sounds about perfect. I love fondue. And cupcakes. But I do not like sprinkles…so I would need to find something else for the dipping.

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    Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com — April 22, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    I am so happy right now. These are the best!!

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    Alaina — April 22, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    These look like so much fun!! Great for a birthday party. Or any random Tuesday. ;-)

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    Marie Baars — April 22, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    I have been warned of the dangers of pintrest…I dont think I can stay away much longer.

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    Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine — April 22, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Swooon! These cupcakes are so purdy! Almost too pretty to eat…almost.

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    WenDee Riffe — April 22, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    i am in love with these little baby pretties!!! i think i may try these for EASTER!! a good green center piece–stack them on my jadeite cake plates and then they will be allll eaten and you will have nothing to throw in the trash!!!! so you hit an earth day beauty as well!!!LOL!!!

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    Danielle — April 22, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    How do you get your pictures to look so bright?! I am just as amazed with the photography as I am with the food. Keep it up please!! :-)

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 11:39 am

      I use only natural light and then use Lightroom to edit if needed. But I have great light that comes in my dining room window everyday for a few hours. These pictures are barely edited at all because it was so bright.

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    Caroline — April 22, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    Oh my gosh that is such a great idea to use at parties! Love it!!

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    Moni'sMeals — April 22, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    basically the cutest thing I have seen in awhile! Round up the kids OR BIG Kids and let’s have some fun. Hopefully Easter it is!! :)

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    Marie @ Chocolate and Wine — April 22, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    What an amazing idea!! My friends would love this and it’s perfect for a potluck!! Love your blog!

    xo – Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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    Audrey Ellen @ My Scene and Herd — April 22, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    I have been looking for a way to disguise my desire to eat lots of sweets as a party for my friends, this looks like the perfect thing.

    So cute!

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    Erin — April 22, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    These are so adorable!!

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    Danielle — April 22, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    What a great idea!!

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    Melissa — April 22, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    This is precious! And genius! I clicked over to pinterest last week and had to stop myself . . . probably a good decision. I can see how easy it would be to get super addicted!

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — April 22, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    What a great idea and a beautiful post!! Do they have a sprinkles of the month club? They should.

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

      If so, I need to be enrolled immediately.

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    Anne @ Baking Me — April 22, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    What a fun idea! I love the little pink and yellow chips :)

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    Steph @321delish — April 22, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    These are SO CUTE! What a great idea! I’d love to do this for a girl’s night/bridal shower/baby shower/Steph just wants to eat cupcakes :-)

    Your pictures are also amazing!

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

      Thank you!

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    Jennifer — April 22, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    This is the cutest idea!! I love everything you post, from recipes, shopping hauls to the lovey-dovey hubby stuff! You’re one of my favorite blogs to visit each day and I had to give you a shout out on my “What I’m Loving Wednesday” post.
    I hope you have a great weekend!! Happy Easter!

    http://perfectlyimperfectjenn.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-im-loving-wednesday_20.html

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

      Thank you so much Jennifer!

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    Andrea@Vegvacious — April 22, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Great idea — I personallly love all your sprinkles!!

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    Helena — April 22, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one with a serious Pinterest addiction. I’m so pinning this right now, best.idea.ever!

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    Gina — April 22, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    These are genious!

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    Sues — April 22, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Best idea ever. I mean, that’s all I can even say. AMAZING!!! :)

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    Colie (Phillie Foodnatic) — April 22, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    What an adorable idea! I am going to make this for my next girl’s night! We love feeling like big kids!

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    Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous — April 22, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    What a fun idea! I would have never thought of “cupcake fondue”. Thanks for sharing!

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    Leah @ Why Deprive? — April 22, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    This is quite possibly the best idea I have ever heard.

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    Kerry — April 22, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    These are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. You should pretty much write a cookbook at this point full of nothing but recipes that use rainbow sprinkles. And bacon. Bonus points if the sprinkles are on the bacon. Have a happy Easter!

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    • Jessica — April 22nd, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      Hahah now that is a recipe I need to try!

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    Kim in MD — April 22, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    OMG- you are crazy, Jessica! :-) Cupcake fondue? That is seriously amazing! That last photo of all of the cupcakes is incredible!

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    Bianca @ south bay rants n raves — April 22, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    You’re killing me!! So creative! I’m gonna show this to my husband…then I’m gonna say “I’ve created a monster” just you wait.

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    Blond Duck — April 22, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    Cool!

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    Eileen — April 22, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    What a cute idea! I absolutely love your pictures and all of the fabulous colorful sprinkles :)

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    Arbine — April 22, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    If a dessert has sprinkles on it I will almost always choose that one to eat. Can’t help it. I’m instantly drawn to anything with sprinkles. Will need to try this one with my daughter and niece.

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    Alexa @ Simple Eats — April 22, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    I’m drooling. Cupcakes. Sweet fondue. Sprinkles? They’re all gorgeous!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — April 22, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    This is so the sort of party I would have. What a wonderful idea!! And the cupcakes are so cute!

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    Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses — April 22, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

    Who needs dying eggs when you can dip cupcakes! Best idea ever!!

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking — April 22, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    This is such cute idea! I love dipping little delectable treats in even more sweet deliciousness!

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