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Sadly, I did NOT make a giant cupcake… but it was a good guess!

Honestly, who doesn’t like cupcakes? Even my burliest of guy friends have decided there’s no better food to wash down with a beer than a pretty pink cupcake. Decorating cupcakes can be quite time-consuming, though. The last time I made some, I ran out of time, and therefore only brought nine to the party. But rather than throw the other three out (*Gasp* Sacrilege!), I popped ’em into the freezer to use later…

…Welcome to later! When my friend (who is a self-professed shopaholic) turned 21, I knew exactly what to give her as part of her present– a personalized cupcake.

The whole thing is edible, right down to the glitter… however, my friend was very reluctant to eat it; she told me she wanted to keep it forever. (Once she did break down and eat it, she said it was delicious. So if you were curious, the vanilla cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes take over the World freeze quite well.)

Because I didn’t feel pressured to churn out twelve or more perfectly-decorated cupcakes, I was able to take my time and enjoy creating the one. I see many personalized cupcakes in my future! Perhaps I’ll even go into business as a “Personalized Cupcake-Decorator”… hehe put that college education to good use! :)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Simple and Divine says:

    OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! TWIN, I think you got the CUTEST genes, because, honestly, this is the most incredible cupcake — the most incredible thing I have ever seen ever! Where did you get this glitter/colored fondant, or did you dye your own?! OH, I just cannot get over this! You’re such a talent! :)

  2. talieworld says:

    Aww Katie your such a good friend! This is the most adorable cupcake ever! The glitter makes it so cute!

  3. Nikki says:

    Excuse my language, but holy shit, that is awesome! You should definitely be baking professionally, you’d make quite a profit :-)

  4. Healthy eating blog says:

    you……..i…….can………gosh, im speechless that is just TOO amazing! its probably the WORLDS cutest cupcake ive EVER seen! even better than (SHHHHHH) betty crocker,rachel ray, exc.. you are amazing, your just UBER taleted! <3

  5. Jeanna says:

    That cupcake is totally awsome and adorable and cool and yummy (I’m sure!) – Everything you can ever wish for! 😀 Your friend is a lucky girl ^^

  6. lighterportions says:

    That is absolutely adorable! And edible glitter, how amazing is that!

    You should definitely go into the personalized cupcake business. I know it would be a huge success!

  7. Vegyogini says:

    i’m just completely blown away by your cupcake-decorating talent! The recipients of your artistic creations are very fortunate. :)

  8. Kimberly says:

    Dear Katie,

    You make the world’s most precious cupcakes.

    That is all.

  9. Nikki Douglas says:

    I love the pink-y frosting – cupcakes – yum! Gonna get some today I think.

  10. selina says:

    thats the most adorable cupcake.

  11. Becca says:

    Your cupcake is so cute! What a thoughtful gift for your friend.

  12. Allison says:

    Ahh, I loooove this!! Your friend is so lucky to get a Katie cupcake! I can’t get over how cute this is…I just keep staring at the picture, haha. I probably would’ve had a hard time eating it too! PS…Thanks for the tip about freezing the cupcakes for later!

  13. Emma says:

    What could be better on a birthday that an personalised pink cupcake?

    It is sooooo cute! I totally understand why your friend didn’t want to eat it (although I am sure it was scrummy).

  14. Sarah says:

    That is beautiful! You seriously make the most amazing cupcakes ever. And what a great tip to freeze them!

    Exactly what recipe of frosting do you make from VCTOTW? I have not had much success with any of the white frostings.

  15. loveofoats says:

    this is the cutest thing EVER!!!!!!! love the decorating – seriously, i am going to say, open up your own shop! you will have millions of customers :) what a lucky friend!

  16. Katy says:

    So cute!!! I love hte personalized cupcake concept. You have very lucky friends!

  17. aTxVegn says:

    That is one cute cupcake and such a great idea!

  18. Ricki says:

    I swear, your decorating skills just get better and better! Seriously, drop the current curriculum and get into the pastry chef program!! :)

  19. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Edible glitter! YES! This cupcake rocks down to every last detail. It’s much better than a giant cupcake, in my opinion. What a perfect birthday present! You are so thoughtful.

  20. shellyfish says:

    These are too freaking cute Katie! Seriously, such a cute idea and I love the colors of course!

  21. CeciLiA says:

    JEBUS!! Katie … that is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are such a talented girl, I know I say it 1000000 times already but I STILL MEAN it!! I’m glad that I got myself a copy of VCTOTW ^^ Btw, if you have time can your please teach us (or me) how to make figures with fondant?!! Thanks!!!

  22. Janet says:

    That is a totally cute cupcake! Well done :)

  23. Sanja says:

    That is so cute! And you’re an awesome friend to make personalized cupcakes. I love the glitter!

  24. MizFit says:



    thats my entire comment :)

  25. Green Eyes, Green Heart says:

    This cupcake is the single most adorable cupcake in the world!

  26. Kate says:

    I think this is my favorite cupcake yet. Adorable!

  27. Mark Salinas says:

    Good looking cake…I like your site!

  28. Jenn says:

    I would’ve had such a tough time taking a bite out of that cupcake, too. It’s just TOO PRETTY! I can’t get over how detailed everything is – even the “j. Crew” is perfect :o) Your friend is a lucky girl, and you are one talented CCV!

  29. Rural Vegan says:

    Do we have to start begging you to open the cupcakery?

  30. Binx says:

    ha! that’s great. everything’s pretty in pink!

  31. jessy says:

    oh my awesomeness! that is the cutest cuppycake EVER! wow – you’ve got some mad decorating skillz! 😉 w00t!

    and edible glitter! this i MUST find & purchase – that’s just too awesome!

  32. Erin says:

    That is such a sweet gift! And adorable, too.

  33. mad about udon says:

    Wow, that’s INCREDIBLE. I wish someone would make that for my birthday! And you’re right, even the strongest of strong people buckle under the temptation of the mighty cupcake :-)

  34. The Vegan Snorkeler says:

    I am in awe of your cupcake decorating skills. I can see why your friend didn’t want to eat it at first! I didn’t even know edible glitter existed!

  35. Mihl says:

    You are too cute! And a very talented baker.

  36. Kumudha says:

    Delicious cupcakes!

  37. Animal-Friendly says:

    Freezing cupcakes for later? THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER!!!! I love making cupcakes but usually don’t need a full dozen and half of a recipe only makes 6, which usually isn’t enough, so freezing the extras is such a good tip!

    The cupcake for your friend is soooo cute. I don’t think I would ever be able to eat something so pretty (okay….that’s a lie. I’m sure it’s too good not to eat!)

  38. Cookiemouse says:

    That cupcake is a work of art.

  39. Bianca says:

    Cuteness! I love the idea of eating glitter! Your friend is super lucky. And thanks for the tip about freezing cupcakes, though they never last long enough in my house to freeze.

  40. Happy Herbivore! says:

    cupcake queen! I love the pinkness

  41. Lizzy says:

    So very cute!!!

  42. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Nikki, Jeanna, and Kimberly—

    Girls, you are so wonderful to take the time to write such nice comments!!!

  43. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Oh I love edible glitter!! That cupcake is beyond gorgeous, what detail!! I would want to save it forever as well…

  44. Vaala says:

    Wow, that’s beautiful. What do you use for the decorating?

  45. Sarah says:

    Hi! I’ve never commented on your blog before – but when I saw your cupcake… WOW. Absolutely insane! If I ever come close to that it will be such an accomplishment, haha.. u are definitely talented!! Start a cupcake company!

  46. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Wow, Sarah, thanks so much for the great compliment!

  47. Vivacious Vegan says:

    This is so adorable. You are so darn creative. What do you use to make the decorations on the top?

  48. Sal says:

    wow, that is incredible! I love it!!

  49. katie o. says:

    well that seriously might be the most adorable cupcake i’ve ever seen.
    too bad i’m about 2 years late on seeing this. but regardless, it’s precious. and you have some mad skills.