Oct 18


Chocolate Chess Piece Cupcakes

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My original intention with these cupcakes had nothing to do with the Twilight saga…


… and everything to do with the pretty Vestlihouse cupcake liners and chess mold I found.

I’m thinking they would work for a Twilight themed party though.

One of my students, the talented Christina, made all the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes & icing, as well as all the chocolate chess pieces.   Christina, you did an amazing job!

If you’d like to try making these, click on the links below to find the recipes/instructions on how to make:

This vinyl chess board, the perfect size for standard cupcake liners, is from MegaChess.com and the bookend rook and knight is from my local Chapters store.

All the cupcake liners are from Vestlihouse.  I bought lots of these to make my own cupcakes with, and more to give away to you!

One lucky winner will recieve EIGHT packs of 25 Vestlihouse liners, some of which are pictured here, perfect for your own chess cupcakes!  (Or whatever you’d like to create =) CONTEST CLOSED.


Congratulations to the following winner!

Comment #142, Jenn!

Jenn, please email me an address you’d like your prize sent to!

Thanks to everyone who entered!



How do you enter?

It’s easy. Just leave your answer to the following question in the comment section below, before 7pm Eastern Standard Time, on Sunday, October 24th, 2010.

What kind of cupcake do you like best?


Other ways to enter the draw:

Tweet this post on twitter and leave a comment telling me about it.

If you haven’t already click the like button on my facebook page here.  All ‘likes’ will be included in the draw!

The contest is international and the winners will be chosen randomly at random.org


Good luck!



{Thanks to Erika and Ryan of Rowell Photography for the great pics!}

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  1. Judy R
    October 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    I love a chocolate cupcake, filled with marshmallow creme then topped with vanilla buttercream

  2. Tambur
    October 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    I love beautiful white cake with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting.

  3. buhfly
    October 25, 2010 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    These are so, so adorable. I have some friends who are total chess fiends, I very much want to make these for them.

    Favorite cupcake: red velvet with my grandmother’s cream cheese icing.

  4. Courtney
    October 25, 2010 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    When ever I make cupcakes, I make lemon or chocolate and make intricate fondant decorations <3 So those are my favorite.

  5. Lily
    October 25, 2010 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    I like red velvet cupcakes! SO delicious.

  6. Libby
    October 25, 2010 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Favorite cupcake would be chocolate with chocolate icing! Thanks for a great giveaway. Libby

  7. Diane
    October 25, 2010 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    A dense, moist chocolate cupcake is a no-lose proposition. Top it with airy, whipped frosting, and it’s heaven!

  8. Elena
    October 25, 2010 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    I hope to be on time… Chocolate with chocolate buttercream!!! Lots of chocolate…Thanks for your giveaway….

  9. Michelle
    October 25, 2010 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I’m a chocoholic. So a chocolate cupcake, filled with chocolate truffle filling and then the topped dipped in dulce de leche. Mmmmm, yummy!

  10. Lulu
    October 25, 2010 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    My favorite would have to be chocolate fudge with chocolate ganash or white chocolate mouse icing!

  11. October 26, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I love the molded chocolate toppers. Same idea can be used for many other themes. Thank you so much for sharing…

  12. M
    November 14, 2010 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Are this cupcakes mini or regular size? I can’t tell from the pic. @ Paula:

    • marian
      November 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      The cupcakes are regular size. =)

  13. Mar y Marisu
    January 4, 2011 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    Tus galletas y tartas son realmente preciosas, felicidades. Te invitamosd a que conozcas nustrop blog. Feliz Año.

  14. January 17, 2011 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Awesome cupcakes!!! Very inspiring!!=)

  15. aliza
    January 28, 2011 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    these look awesome! quick question, i just got chess pieces chocolate molds… but they are only half the piece. do i need to make each piece twice and attach them together somehow to get the full piece? or is the mold you used just one 3D piece?

  16. marian
    January 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    @ aliza:
    You’re exactly right! You can see the ‘seam’ a bit (look closely at my pics you’ll see it there too).

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