True or false? Cupcakes were a trend. 100% false, of course! Handheld miniature cakes are always in delicious style in our book. If you’re as cupcake obsessed as we are, check out this collection of 12 unique recipes that are almost too pretty to eat. Need more awe-inspiring ideas? Bookmark these packaging ideas worthy of their creativity!

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes: Fans of salty-sweet combos will fall for these swoon-worthy cupcakes. (via David Lebovitz)

2. Neapolitan Ice Cream Cupcakes: Three flavors of sponge cake — chocolate, vanilla and strawberry — are baked inside ice cream cones and topped off with a coordinating trio of buttercream frosting. (via Vagabond Baker)

3. Lemon Meringue Cupcakes: Lightly lemon-flavored cupcakes are topped with a dollop of lemon curd and swirl of toasted meringue frosting to create a gorgeous combo. (via Cooking Classy)

4. Maple Pecan Cupcakes With Tiny Buttermilk Pancakes: How adorbs are those itty bitty flapjacks?! You’ll need to knock out a few different recipes to create these squee-worthy cupcakes, but it’s totally worth it. (via The Moon Blush Baker)

5. Key Lime Pie Cupcakes: You can’t tell from this angle, but a layer of graham cracker crumb crust is baked into the base of these tangy cupcakes. (via Annie’s Eats)

6. Valentine’s Day Donut Cupcakes: Sure, these strawberry-flavored cupcakes may be meant for February 14th, but don’t you deserve donut-topped confections all 365 days of the year? Why, yes. Yes you do. (via Kailley’s Kitchen)

7. Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Popcorn Chocolate Cupcakes: Such a fantastic blend of textures and flavors — chocolate cake forms the base of these brown-butter-frosting-and-caramel-corn-topped cupcakes. (via Half Baked Harvest)

8. Ferrero Rocher Stuffed S’mores Cupcakes: Where do we even begin? S’mores are pretty hard to improve upon, but these cupcakes kick up the classic campfire snack by tucking a whole hidden candy into the middle. (via Sua Sponte Life)

9. Cupcake Bouquet: While not quite as long-lasting as a fauxquet, we love these artfully arranged “roses.” (via Alaska From Scratch)

10. Very Vanilla Bacon Cupcakes with “Pork Belly” Caramel: The “pork belly” topping is really just layers of caramel, nought, coconut and almonds. In other words, possibly even better than the real thing. (via The Moonblush Baker)

11. Prosecco Cupcakes: The bubbly stuff makes an appearance in all three parts of this elegant cupcake: cake batter, whipped cream filling AND buttercream frosting. (via Kailley’s Kitchen)

12. Caramel Bird’s Nest Cupcakes: Oh yeah, caramel butter cream and caramelized spun-sugar nests top these gorgeously petite cakes — a terrific Easter dessert idea. (via Hot Polka Dot)

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