Cupcake Nibbles

This collection offers jus the right sprinkling of inspiration, good ideas, and tips and tricks any home baker needs.

When the perfect treat is bite-sized, these mini cupcakes fill the bill. Created by two expert bakers and caterers, they feature an amazing array of irresistible flavor combinations, from rich, melt-in-your-mouth custard varieties to tiny tiramisu. But whether sophisticatedly sweet, decadently daring, or sharp and spicy, they’re great to make, attractive to display, and endless fun to eat.


Begin with some basics, like Yellow Cake, Very Vanilla, and Cocoa Chocolate cupcakes, frosted with various types of buttercream, cream cheese, salted caramel, meringue, ganache, and royal icings—plus fillings, like Chantilly Cream. Start heating up the oven for everyday treats like Minty Minis, Chocolate Banana cupcakes, and Lemon Angel Food with Coconut and Blueberries. Or go for a gourmet goodie: like Petite Pecan Pie, Pineapple and Green Tea, or Cherry Marzipan.


Some recipes are made just for a special occasion, like birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, and many other holidays. Try “Capture My Heart,” for Valentine’s Day; Halloween bites with marshmallow “ghosts”; and a bouquet of pink roses for Mother’s Day. For something more savory, indulge in Cornmeal & Avocado; Sweet Potato, Pea & Curry; or Blue Cheese & Spinach Nibbles; they’d make wonderful hors d’oeuvres!

Michal Moses is a chef and food writer who studied at the culinary Institute of America and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Paris in France with a Grande Diplôme in cooking and pastry. She tasted her very first cupcake on a visit to London, and has never forgotten the experience. Michal is the author of several cookbooks.

Ivana Nitzan is a multi-talented designer who loves styling food as much as she loves to eat it she has a degree in industrial design and has created delicious photo shoots for several culinary magazines. Ivana specializes in sweet treats and cakes with rolled fondant.

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