Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Pop that bubbly (and have a glass for me) because IT’S A GIRL!!!

Mark and I are so happy to be welcoming a little lady into our lives this spring!

Already, we have drawers stuffed with tiny pink onesies and name ideas dancing around our heads. We’re clearing out closets, picking out furniture, and trying not to fall over when realizing all the many THINGS we’ll need. But, there’s still so much to do! I sometimes think June can’t come quickly enough, and other times wish time would just slow down. Five months can go by in a flash.

So, let’s see. What else? I’m sporting a bit of a baby bump and feeling great, if not a little pimply and hormonal sometimes… and hungry enough to eat the fridge itself. Pregnancy sure can make you feel like a teenager all over again!

Overall, though, no complaints… except the fact that I’m wearing holes in my leggings. The second trimester has been treating me well, but my stretchy clothes are suffering!

So, let’s move on to some delicious cupcakes in honor of this daughter of mine… and the New Year! I tell ya, 2014 is definitely one to celebrate for us. Hopefully, for you, too.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

I, for one, am looking forward to another cupcake.

I took these cuties to a New Year’s party last night and am now, sadly, left with none. None! It was a very fun party, but worth forking over these fabulous cupcakes? Questionable.

For baby and wedding showers, special birthdays and big holidays, or any occasion that calls for a bit of bubbly, these cupcakes are perfect! Pretty edible pearl garnishes top them off with a little class, but feel free to use edible glitter, sanding sugar and sprinkles, or any personal touches you prefer. These champagne cupcakes are so festive, super fluffy, and an absolute cinch to make. Don’t believe me? Check out the recipe below.

Have a happy New Year, foodie friends… and go get yourself a cupcake! (To celebrate that new fitness goal of yours, of course.)

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Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
1 (18.25 oz.) box white cake mix
1 1/4 cups champagne, room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large egg whites
1 (16 oz.) container white frosting
Red or pink food coloring

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups. Lightly coat cups with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, champagne, vegetable oil and egg whites. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes then remove cupcakes to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

For frosting, mix white frosting with food coloring until desired shade is reached. Frost cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

TIPS

I used Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix.

You can substitute water for champagne in the cupcake batter, if desired.

Sprinkle garnishes on cupcakes just before serving to maximize sparkle and keep them from absorbing moisture and melting into frosting.

For piping, I used a Wilton 2D piping tip.

      

36 Responses to “Pink Champagne Cupcakes”

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — January 1, 2014 @ 1:03 am

    My birthday is in January, and I think it definitely calls for champagne cupcakes :) Yay for a baby girl!!

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    Ramona — January 1, 2014 @ 6:46 am

    Happy New Year and a big Congratulations on the little lady soon to make her arrival this year!! These cupcakes are simply adorable and perfect to celebrate the New Year… pink is my favorite color. :)

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    Wendy — January 1, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    I am new to your website Georgia(yesterday!) and am loving the array of recipes you have posted. I was expecting healthy recipes for the New Year and you post pink champagne cupcakes! My kind of blog! Ha! A girl, I am still waiting for one(I have 2 grandsons and LOVE them so much). Your mom and mother-in-law are in for a real treat! Congratulations to you and your family! Look forward to your little girl arriving!

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    Tieghan — January 1, 2014 @ 8:29 am

    Congrats!! So exciting!!
    Happy New Year! I know it will be a life changing and amazing on for you guys!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — January 1, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    Awww babies are so much fun. You two are going to have a whirlwind year. If these cupcakes are any indicator, the little miss is going to eat pretty well!

    Happy New Year!

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    Ashley — January 1, 2014 @ 9:44 am

    Awww yay!!! Big congrats to you and your husband on your baby GIRL! And these cupcakes are adorable – I had wanted to make some kind of champagne cupcake but just never got around to it. I’ll just enjoy these virtually through you!! lol Happy 2014!!

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    Eileen — January 1, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    Happy New Year!! How exciting for the two of you. And those cupcakes are beautiful. The perfect way to celebrate in my opinion:)

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    Urban Wife — January 1, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    Happy New Year….and congrats on a baby girl!

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    Kathryn — January 1, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    Congratulations Georgia!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 1, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    Congratulations, Georgia! These cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate! :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 1, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    Oh YAY! Congrats, friend! So happy for you guys. :)

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    Kathi @ laughingspatula.com — January 1, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

    Little girls are the gifts that keep giving!
    I know I love mine and she isn’t so little anymore…
    Congratulations!
    Kathi

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — January 1, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    Congratulations! It sure will be one amazing year for you guys!
    These cupcakes – gorgeous!!! Pinned1

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — January 1, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    SOOO excited for you, Georgia! xoxo

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — January 1, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    Awww, a girl?? That’s so so exciting! Congrats to you both guys!
    Also, these cupcakes look like the prettiest thing ever. The frosting color is gorgeous and the pearls on top are so cute ;–) Happy New Year!! x

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — January 1, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

    Yay…a baby girl! So exciting :) These little cupcakes are so sweet and perfect, Georgia. This is going to be a wonderful year for your family!

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    Erin | The Emerging Foodie — January 1, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    Georgia, these are so pretty and so clever! I love the idea of champagne in them! Congrats on the girl… so fun!

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    Becki's Whole Life — January 1, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    The cupckaes are adorable and I love that you added the champagne! Girls are soo much fun. I have two and we have so much fun together – particularly now that they are getting old enough to shop and paint nails and stuff. Enjoy the next few months before she arrives, too!

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    Sues — January 1, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    Ahh congratulations!! That is SO exciting!!! I’m looking forward to my sister having twins in June and finding out if they’re girls or boys (or one of each!) in January. And who knows what other fun stuff will happen :) Yay for 2014! :)

    Oh, and those cupcakes look SO fabulous!

    Sues

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    marcie — January 2, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Congratulations on the baby girl! How exciting. These cupcakes are one great way to celebrate the new year and your daughter. You piped the frosting so beautifully! Happy New Year, Georgia!

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    RavieNomNoms — January 2, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    Yay!!! Congrats!! How amazing and these cute cupcakes are amazing!! I might have to ask someone to make these for my birthday this month! YUM

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    Honey What's Cooking — January 2, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

    Happy New Year Georgia. What a wonderful surprise – a girl! These cupcakes look too pretty to eat… really nice job on decorating.

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    Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks — January 2, 2014 @ 9:53 pm

    Congrats, Georgia!!! Little girls are so exciting!! These cupcakes look like the perfect way to celebrate!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 3, 2014 @ 1:28 am

    Congratulations, a little girl on the way definitely calls for pretty pink cupcakes and champagne!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 3, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    Congratulations, Georgia! I’m so happy for you and your hubby!! Thank you for sharing. Gorgeous pink cupcakes with champagne and pearls…just perfect for celebrating the soon to arrive little angel baby girl! Cheers! And, pinning these babies…everywhere! :)

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — January 3, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    aww, a girl! yay! these cupcakes sound like a wonderful way to celebrate! :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 3, 2014 @ 11:02 pm

    Aw, Georgia, congratulations!! This is so exciting and these cupcakes are so pretty!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 4, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Awwww, congrats! I am so happy for you guys! And this cupcake is the perfect way to celebrate!

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    Kelly — January 4, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    Aaaw, congratulations Georgia, so happy for you guys :) Yay for a baby girl and these pink champagne cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate with – Happy New Year!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — January 4, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    Happy New Year and congrats on the baby girl! It’s so fun to have a girl (not to mention all the clothes you can shop. Hehe). Really happy for you two. Love these beautiful cupcakes!

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    Cupcake Monster — January 4, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    VERY COOL – that’s SOO awesome!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — January 10, 2014 @ 4:19 am

    Aww, yay! So happy for you! :)

    That picture of you and your husband is so very cute. And so are these cupcakes! Gooorgeous piping!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 14, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    SHUT UP I CAN’T BELIEVE I MISSED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONNSSSS! ohemgeeeee you’re gonna be such a great mom and you’re gonna have the cutest, sweetest baby girl!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 21, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    Congratulations!! These cupcakes are so pretty and the perfect way to celebrate!

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    Lisa R — January 28, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    Exciting!!!! We are also expecting our first baby in June! (June 25) We aren’t going to find out what it is though. Wehave our 20 week ultrasounds next week. Good luck to you! Loving your recipes!!

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    Danielle @ TheCharmItSpot — March 6, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Congratulations on finding out you’re having a baby girl in June!! I wish you all the luck!

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