Funfetti Cupcakes for my Blogaversary and a Giveaway!


One year ago on Superbowl Sunday I had an idea. I was feeling creatively stifled, and I knew I needed to do something big to change that. I wanted to spend more time making things, and less time feeling bummed about not doing that. So, as I sat around with my friends and family- I mentioned the idea of starting a baking blog. I spent that week thinking about it, and one year ago today I started something I have grown to love so much. A little celebration is in order don’t you think?


Something bright, fun, and of course delicious was needed. And what screams celebration more than funfetti? (It sure makes me feel special.) Add some creamy vanilla frosting decked out in even more sprinkles and these cupcakes really made my day.

….because we need to celebrate these special moments in life don’t we?

And since it’s the one year anniversary of The Baker Chick, I thought I’d give you a present. (Where would I be without you after all?) One lucky reader will win two of my absolute favorite things to have in my kitchen- a cute Anthropologie apron and a jar of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste.


To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post!
One entry per person- US and Canada only please! Giveaway is open until Thursday 2/16 11:59 ET. I’ll announce the winner on Friday 2/17! :)
*This giveaway is sponsored by me!

Funfetti Cupcakes for my Blogaversary and a Giveaway!

Yield: 12 cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting
  • vanilla buttercream
  • 2 sticks of unsalted buter- room temperature.
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tsp milk or cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • Sprinkles for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, and pale about 3 minutes.
  3. Scrape down the bowl and add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk gradually, mixing only until just combined. Don't over mix! Fold in the sprinkles and pour into cupcake tins - filling them 2/3 of the way. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.

For Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter until it is fluffy and pale. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until it is well combined and thick. Add the vanilla paste and 1 tsp at a time of milk until the frosting is a creamy and good spreading consistency. Pipe/Spread on cupcakes and top with sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Did you make this recipe?

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recipe adapted from: How Sweet It is


  1. Found your blog a while ago and have really enjoyed it. I’ve never used vanilla bean paste and would love to try it out!

  2. Absolutely adore your blog, so thanks for following your dream! :) Also I’m with you on two major points: LOVE funfetti, and baking too. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful apron and vanilla paste.

  3. I’ve been following you for your year. Thank goodness you started the blog, you’ve provided me with a lot of good recipes and some delightful times!

  4. I just found you a few months ago. When I had my son I became a stay at home Mom, and it’s really let me stretch my culinary wings! I KNOW my son will enjoy making these with me, he’ll be three in September. :) Good work.

  5. Happy one year!! I clicked for the cupcakes but I commented for the giveaway ;) I had no idea vanilla bean paste was a product!! I bet it makes food taste SO DELICIOUS!

  6. Congrats on the blogoversary! Sweet of you to do this giveaway also. I have never tried using the vanilla bean paste, but I imagine it does great things to the taste of baked goods. You did make a festive choice to celebrate with-funfetti always brings a smile to my face! Delicious looking cupcakes!

  7. Happy Anniversary! I LOVE your recipes, thanks for sharing and please keep ’em coming!!

  8. Happy 1 year!! I am glad you decided to start blogging cause I have used lots of your yummy recipes since I came acrossed your blog a few months ago!!!! keep on blogging and I’ll keep on following!! ;)

  9. Happy Blogaversary!! I love your recipes and I am gonna have to try these cupcakes. My four year old loves funfetti

  10. Hi. I recently came across your blog. I love to bake too….never heard of vanilla bean paste. Might have too look into that…

  11. These look so good. I am so excited to try these since I’ve only done the Funfetti from a box. Your recipe sounds so much more flavorful!!
    Happy Bogaversary! Love your blog.

  12. ♫Happy♪Blogoversary♫Chick:)
    I promise to wear the apron if I win :) Love your website♥ love your FB. I think your doing a fabulous job!!!! I’ve been in the food industry for many years..Brother is a professional photographer. So when I say your stuff is awesome…Im not just talking….Congratulations on following your dream, looks and smell’s like a great one!!! Run with it!!! seriously though I’ll even post a picture of me in the apron :Þ

    Gregory Noble Dow

  13. My husband has been asking for funfetti cupcakes for months, I can make these for him for Valentine’s Day! And I’m dying to try vanilla bean paste- Nielsen Massey makes the best extract I’ve used- so fancy!
    Happy Blogaversary!

  14. i had a cupcake dissaster this week w/a new recipe. i’m excited to try your funfetti cupcakes. sticking to the box for tomorrow’s school valentine’s celebration, though! i told your mom, i wish you could fill my cupcake order. your’s are always so cute.

  15. Happy Blogaversary! I love to see what you are posting! I need to space trying them though otherwise my hips would not fit through the door! I love vanilla, but never tried the paste. I will have to give it a try. Cute apron! Congrats on growing over the year into a wonderful site:)

  16. These cupcakes look amazing! I’ve always wanted to try making homemade funfetti cupcakes and this recipie looks perfect! Can’t wait to try it! -perhaps with that adorable apron ;)

    Happy Blogaversary! I’m so glad you decided to start the blog, I love your recipes! :)

  17. Funfetti cupcakes were my all time favorite for my birthday growing up. These are adorable! I just found your blog last week + love it. Your blog design is one of the best I’ve seen. Simple, classy, modern, and vintage all at the same time. :) Congrats on your 1yr blogaversary!

  18. I just found your blog and just love it. The coconut salted caramel cookies were a hit at Superbowl and next up is something for Valentine’s Day! I have put off doing much baking (even though I enjoy it) due to end results being consumed in our house, but realized from your blog that I can just randomly surprise the neighbors instead of keeping it all!

    Thanks, having fun trying the recipes,

  19. Congratulations on your success! Thanks for all your recipes, and I’m looking forward to many more! Also props to making your own funfetti! Great idea!

  20. Congratulations on your blogaversity! I truly enjoy your blog. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  21. Happy Blogaversary. recently found your website, and I love it. You have great recipes and ideas. Keep them coming. Having trouble picking one to make for Valentine’s Day… one a side note.. all the best with the wedding planning…

  22. Happy 1st Year Blogaversery!!!

    I think your recipes will turn out even more smashing if I was wearing the ‘girly girl’ apron and they had a hint of Madagascar Bourbon vanilla paste!!! :)))

    Bask in your anniversary moment.

  23. Happy Blogiversary! And thanks for opening the giveaway to Canada! That apron is SO super cute!

  24. Congratulations! These cupcakes look really festive – perfect for celebrating!

  25. Oh my! I love that vanilla and I’m almost out! And I was just browsing for a cute apron. What a perfect giveaway!

    Happy happy blogaversary!

  26. Thanks for keeping up such a wonderful blog! I’ve been loving it since the beginning. This post makes me want to bake something delicious this week.

  27. Love your blog. Great mix of recipes and a glimpse into your life. Have tried several of your recipes. They are a hit every time. Thanks and congratulations on one year.

  28. Congrats! I love anything with rainbow sprinkles- will have to make those cupcakes soon!

  29. Funfetti cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate your blogiversary! I am so very glad that you decided to start blogging a year ago.

  30. a whole year already?! time flies! congratulations! cannot wait to see what the baker chick has in store for a whole ‘nother year :)

  31. Happy blog-a-versary! I’m just coming up to my first year celebrations – can’t believe how quickly it’s gone. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2012 :-)

  32. Your blog always makes me want to try some of these recipes, or taste yours :) Happy Anniversary!

  33. Congratulations Audra! Can’t believe it has been a whole year!! I still get people who I spoken to in years sending me notes saying how much they enjoyed one of your recipes. I forget that I made a push to get all of my Facebook friends to follow you last year!! haha.

    Favorite post of the year?? Has to be this one…

    NO WAIT…!! This one…

    My, oh my!! :o)

  34. Happy Anniversary! I am so happy for you, congratulations from a fellow aspiring blogger (who hasnt quite taken the leap into actually being a regular poster yet…)

  35. Happy Anniversary! I check your blog daily and I’ve saved many future baking adventures.

  36. Happy Anniversary! I LOVE your blog.. it’s my “go-to” for awesome goodies! I had to create a binder to put all the recipes I have printed from your site.. my fav so far has been the “Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Toasted Coconut”.. oh and of course “Creamy Key Lime Coconut Bars” as I am obsessed with all things coconut and I love lime/lemon flavours too.. Thanks again! Jessica Faulkner of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  37. Congratulations… have a accomplished so much in a year to be proud of! Favorite post for me is the Homemade Oreos!

  38. What a great giveaway for an exciting blogiversary! Happy one year! Your photos are so bright and cheerful, and I LOVE all the sprinkles in the second one. I also love vanilla bean paste and use it all the time. Thanks for sharing, Audra!

  39. I love funfetti! Never even considered it’d be so easy (and I’m sure delicious) not from a box. Love your blog!

  40. Congratulations on a year of blogging! I just started my baking/crafting/home-maker blog today. Hopefully a year from now I’ll be where you are!

    These cupcakes look so happy :-)

  41. Happy Blogaversary! That apron is adorable I could definitely use it (keep my jeans from getting flour all over them, I’m not a clean cook)

  42. You have inspired me more than you could ever realize! My parents and friends used to make fun of me for my lack of skills in the kitchen. And your recipes are so easy to follow and you put so much love and care into them that you have made me a better baker :)

    Thank you so much my dear! Keep on baking!!!

    ~Arielle Ritter

  43. #1-I love funfetti. It is the only cupcake I would eat growing up, it reminds me of a simpler time :P #2-HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! I’m so jealous that you started your blog just months before I started mine and…yours is just SO much nicer. I’m super super duper happy for you!!! Yayyyy!

  44. Congrats on your blogiversary! I always love coming here to check things out, and these cupcakes are adorable!! Great giveaway!

  45. Happy Blog Birthday! Love your blog, love your recipes and especially love funfetti cake!

  46. Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog. I am going to have to try the funfetti cupcakes at my next party. How fun!

  47. I LOVE your blog! It’s truly one of my favorites which is why I have re-posted some of your recipes. The apron is so much cuter than anything I own. :)

  48. Happy Blogaversary! I just discovered your blog recently and I will be baking lots of goodies from it. Glad to find you!

  49. These are the cutest little cupcakes! I love those anthro aprons and have always wanted to try vanilla bean paste and see what everyone raves about!

  50. You made it past the one year milestone!!!!! Nowadays it’s hard to find someone who sticks to something that long! Found your website today and as a budding baker I have to say I can’t wait to try all of your recipes, starting tonight. Favourite part of what I’ve seen is your pictures (for me I find pictures help sell the product). Keep at it!!!!!!!!!

  51. Happy Blogaversary!!! I do enjoy your site and am looking forward toyour wedding in august!!!

  52. Thank you very much for all your posts. I look forward to reading each new one! I am relatively new to the blog, but I have already tried several recipes (and I am actually waiting for my eggs to get done in the oven for breakfast sandwichs this week!) I am currently a student so I love to try your new recipes during my study break (and my husbad appreciates them very much too!) Happy Anniversary and I hope for many more years to come!

  53. Happy blogiversary :)
    Sprinkles and funfetti are definitely the way to celebrate! Here’s to many more!

  54. Happy Anniversary! I was supposed to be thinking dinner thoughts, but now all I can think about are sprinkles…. Perhaps I shall consider it a sign and go with the sprinkles?

  55. Happy Blogaversary! These cupcakes are so fun and the perfect way to celebrate!

  56. Happy happy Blogaversary! These funfetti cupcakes look delicious! Can I celebrate with you?? :)

  57. Happy Blogaversary Audra! I absolutely love your blog and look forward to checking it every day!

  58. Congrats on you blogaversary. Your photos and recipes are fantastic and inspirational! Best to you.

  59. You’ve really inspired me to return to my baking roots. Thanks Audra and congratulations!!!

  60. I love your recipes! The first recipe I came across was your s’mores cupcakes. It made me really want to get a blow torch!

  61. I love your blog and look forward to your recipes, and stories. You motivate me to bake more – which I’ve always loved to do, but time and life just get in the way. Reading your blog gives me that extra little push I need sometimes. Thanks! And congratulations on your anniversary~

  62. Happy Blogaversary!!! That’s very exciting! I hope you keep at it many more years…I just love the recipes you share with us! These cupcakes look so fun, I just might have to go buy some sprinkles and make them!

  63. These beauties look fluffy and delicious I love the funfetti, it’s so fun and cute! But that cuteness wouldn’t last for long because I would devour these little bites of heaven in no time! And awesome giveaway, both items are great! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day :)

  64. Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Blogversary ;) I’ve only just started so I know how you must feel to happy you are :) These cupcakes are so cute ~ too bad I’m not in the US or Canada but I’m sure winner of this giveaway will be so happy ~

  65. Happy Anniversary! These look yummy and cannot wait to try t hem. I have just found your website a couple weeks ago and really love visiting it each week!

  66. Love your blog!! And these cupcakes look so yummy and moist – can’t wait to try them! :)

  67. I have such a long list of your recipes to try out, and chances are will save these funfetti cupcakes for our 2 year anniversary as we had a funfetti cake at our wedding reception – how can you not love all of the fun colors!? Love your blog!

  68. Happy Blogaversary! The cupcakes look delicious! You should try funfetti cookies, they are my absolute favorite!

  69. Cute cupcakes! Would it matter what kind of sprinkles you use? Would the larger ones work as well?

  70. Yay for a blogaversary! Congrats on the full year of sweet treats and lovely recipe. PS: These funfetti cupcakes look divine.

  71. Congratulations! I am glad you took the time to create this blog. It made me stop lusting over baking and actually do it. I am glad I stumbled upon your blog, and I hope there is many more years to come.

  72. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I’m so glad you decided to start it, and I love to read your new entries. I also would love to wear that Anthropologie apron around the kitchen – I would look so New York! My fingers are crossed, and toes too.

  73. Happy Blogaversary!! I recently discovered your blog and absolutely love it! Plus, Funfetti is always a win :)

  74. I just saw that apron, its sooo cute. Were do you get vanilla bean paste I have searched every where for it? Love your blog, photographs, and your recipes! Keep up the great work.

  75. I LOVE funfetti cupcakes, we make them all the time around here! Happy Anniversary by the way :)

  76. Happy Blogoversary!! Funfetti cupcapes are my favorite flavor cupcake!! Not cake…somethings taste so much better as a cupcake!!!

  77. Happy Blogoversary!
    Your beautiful blog makes me happy every time I look at it! The creative ideas, gorgeous photos, and inspiration are amazing! I’m starting a small pie baking business from home – (cupcake-size pies) and I came across your blog while searching for ideas a couple of weeks ago. I made the soft sugar cookies for Valentines Day and they were wonderful – so much better than the chemical-laden ones my daughter likes from the grocery store! My daughter even made them into bow tie shapes for her boyfriend and they were a huge hit!
    Thanks for doing what you do, and best of luck to you!

  78. Your blog is what started my food blog obsession! I love your commentary and honesty about baking! Keep up the GREAT work!!

  79. HAppy Blogoversary!!! I too am a self taught baker, and I seriously love almost every recipe you post (friends and family agree). I can relate to every up and down and love trying new things and this blog has been a great place for ideas and to help me grow as a baker…Thank you so much for sharing…And Here’s to following your dreams!

  80. Happy Blogoversary. (What a weird word!) My daughter’s favorite is Funfetti and her birthday is next month. I am going to make these. Love your blog. Thank you

  81. I think I have tried every one of your recipes, except for the ones containing peanut butter as a main ingredient. (Not a big fan). Congrats on your anniversary!

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  82. This is a perfect post for your blogiversary and reflects perfectly why I keep coming back– fun, sparkly, delicious recipes to inspire!

  83. Congratulations! Here’s to many more happy years of blogging…and many more delicious treats!!

  84. Congratulations! I think you’ve done such a wonderful job creating a blog in just one year. It’s really an incredible accomplishment. I just love your recipes and try them all the time. my most recent try were the sweetheart cupcakes for valentine’s day and they were a huge hit!

  85. Congratulations! I love your blog so much! Wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures!

  86. I love your blog! I love the apron and would look great in it! Thanks for all the amazing recipes!

  87. I just found your blog from browsing around Foodgawker, and I have to say this is an amazing blog you have here. It’s so adorable and your food looks absolutely gorgeous! And congratulations on your one year blogoversary :) And yes, funfetti is the perfect way to celebrate. Who doesn’t love sprinkles?

  88. I’m glad I found this blog! :) You have so many yummy recipes… I can’t wait to try’em.

  89. I’m glad there are people like you to make cupcakes for people like me :) Not the best baker in the world.

  90. Funfetti Cupcakes are my sister’s favorite! I especially like the idea of using the nonpareil sprinkles!

  91. i LOVE funfetti! and i’ve never ventured to make it from scratch. gotta try this :)

    thanks for posting – i found your blog through mormon in manhattan and i’ve loved reading ever since! great recipes! here’s to many more blogaversaries to come!

  92. Basically I love this blog to bits! Everything is always so yummy and you make the recipes easy to replicate!

  93. Happy blogaversary. I know I am late but I wanted to come by and wish you a good one! Its amazing how time flies – and these awesome cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate. Nothing brings out the kid in us like funfetti!

  94. Happy Anniversay! I just discovered you about 3 weeks ago and love your blog. I have a small company that bakes dog treats and it is a lot of fun to check out receipes that I can enjoy!!! I have made two of your recipes already and can’t wait to make more!

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