Nearly any sort of cake batter can be spooned into and baked in single serving containers, but cupcake-size treats win out for their undisputed charm.
Introduced into The Universe of Cupcakes are two delightful boxed sets: Pretty Cupcake Kit and Princess Cupcakes. The former contains cupcake papers in mostly-pastel colors, decorative flag cupcake picks, and a booklet containing a few recipes. The latter holds cupcakes papers in the colors of springtime (pink, pale green, lavender) and fairly firm paper crowns to wrap around the base of frosted cupcakes. Each would make a sweet gift, alone or paired with a few enhancements–like sprinkles or a pastry bag-and-tip set.
Aspiring cupcake artists of all ages will get a jump start on the decorative aspect of cupcake-ing by dovetailing the colors of the liners with a few special effects by tinting creamy frosting to match the hue of the papers, finding jimmies to match, and customizing the treats with a theme in mind.
Craft meets baking in the Pretty Cupcake Kit and Princess Cupcakes.