Hello & Welcome!

Hi, I’m Betsy!

I’m the Head Cupcake
and Creative Mastermind
behind everything you find at JavaCupcake!

Take a look around,
get inspired, and start creating!



How to make Buttercream Succulents | javacupcake.com

How to make Buttercream Succulents

Spring has sprung and succulents are everywhere!  Not only can you grow these beauties, but you can learn how to make buttercream succulents with this simple tutorial!  Most of you…

Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza | JavaCupcake.com

Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza

It’s fresh fruit season and I love finding new ways to serve fruit to my family!  This Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza is a fun, delicious way to get my kids…

Welcome to the Team!

Since 2009, I’ve been running JavaCupcake completely on my own.  I’ve had a few amazing friends and fellow bloggers helping me out from time to time with guests post, but…

Paw Patrol Party | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

How to Host a Paw Patrol Party at School

Instead of hosting your child’s next birthday at home, why not bring the party to their school?! Use this How to Host a Paw Patrol Party at School guide for…

My Favorite Birthday Cake - Espresso Chocolate Cake filled with Raspberry and topped with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

My Favorite Birthday Cake

Rich chocolate espresso cake filled with fresh raspberry and topped with whipped vanilla buttercream make this My Favorite Birthday Cake!  And I didn’t even have to make it! It’s been…

Review: Magnolia Bakery NYC | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Review: Magnolia Bakery NYC

When a cupcake blogger takes a trip to New York City for the first time, it’s written in the rules that she’s got to visit the place that started the…

5-Minute Breakfast Sandwiches featuring OXO products | The JavaCucpake Blog https://javacupcake.com

5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich

When you’ve only got 5 minutes in the morning to grab breakfast, this 5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich will do the trick! OXO provided me with these products, however the opinions…

Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cake baked with chunks of holiday OREO cookies topped with whipped peppermint buttercream loaded with candy cane chunks makes my Dairy Queen Blizzard inspired Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes the…

How to Dice an Onion (video tutorial) | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

How to Dice an Onion

Do you dread dicing onions? Does it drive you nuts when you can’t make small, even little squares? I’ve got the perfect video tutorial for you to help you with…

Football Party Tablescape & Decor Ideas | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Football Party Decor Ideas

Are you ready for football season!? With these football party decor ideas, you’ll be ready anytime your friends and family want to come over to watch a game!  This post…

So long, farewell. Auf Wiedersehen, adieu.

Hello Friends, As many of you know the last 2 years have been a difficult journey for me.  My husband’s PTSD from 8 years at war finally reared its ugly…

Homemade Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola

Back to school season is in full swing and I know Mom’s everywhere are stressing out about what to feed the kids for breakfast!  My recipe for homemade peanut butter…