Cupcakes can be a divine indulgence for one or served as a whole crowd-pleasing batch. Either way, you can do better than snoozy chocolate and vanilla. Here, a roundup of cupcake ideas that are sure to excite your taste buds, satisfy your sweet tooth and please your eyes.
Bonus: You don’t need to be an expert-level baker to pull these off, either. We’ve categorized each recipe by level of difficulty: easy (great for beginning bakers; practically foolproof), medium (a little more involved; you'll need a few specific tools to master these treats) and hard (ideal for routine bakers and aspiring cake decorators; it may take some practice to nail the design). Happy baking!