Candy Bar Cupcakes


After falling in love with the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker, I was anxious to try the Babycakes Cupcake Maker.

Sure enough, it works just as well as the Cake Pop Maker and is a fun and quick way to make cupcakes (as well as quite a few other things!).   I love it so much that I want to share it with my readers, and will be giving away TWO of these great little machines!   One cupcake maker is a gift from me to one of my readers and one is from the wonderful people at Select Brands, creators of the amazing line of Babycakes products.

As if that’s not enough, Select Brands will also be giving away an autographed copy of their new cookbook to go along with each of the cupcake makers.

Cupcakes, cookbooks and giveaways – what’s not to LOVE????     Let me show you what I’ve been doing with my cupcake maker, and then tell you about how you can win one!    
After the Butterfinger recipe round up last week, I was REALLY craving Butterfinger, and decided that making Butterfinger Cupcakes would be a great way to show how the Babycakes Cupcake Maker works.

I decided to use a cake mix, and modify it according to the directions in the cookbook.   Since one of my kiddos can’t have nuts, I picked Nestle Crunch to be our nut free cupcake choice.

After mixing up the batter, I divided it into two, adding crushed up Nestle Crunch to one and crushed up Butterfingers to the other.

After letting the Cupcake Maker heat up, I put cupcake liners in each well.  I used the cupcake liners I had on hand, which are a bit smaller than the size that Babycakes offers.  I wasn’t sure if they would work, given their smaller size, but they worked perfectly.

Close the lid, bake for approximately six minutes and voila – cupcakes!

I frosted the Nestle Crunch cupcakes with a simple vanilla buttercream frosting, and added some crushed Nestle Crunch bar on top.   So easy to make and delish!

For the Butterfinger cupcakes I decided to try something a bit different.  I frosted them with buttercream, and then stuck them in the fridge to chill.    While they were chilling, I melted some Nestle Butterscotch Chips in the microwave and added a small amount of shortening.    I dipped the top of each cupcake into the butterscotch and topped with crushed Butterfinger.  SO GOOD.

Mmmm…. Butterfinger Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting And Butterscotch Topping.  Butter butter butter!

If you are looking for more great Butterfinger recipes, make sure to check out my Butterfinger Bites From Other Blogs collection – SO many GREAT recipes!

So would you like to WIN your very own Babycakes Cupcake Maker & Cookbook????   The winner of the first giveaway will be drawn on Monday, and you can start entering to win today!   The second giveaway will run next week, and I will be sharing a few more Cupcake Maker creations with you these next two weeks.    You can enter each giveaway five times.  Here is how…

For your first entry, leave a comment to this post – simple as that!    For additional entries you can do the following…

Follow Love From The Oven On Facebook – and leave a comment here that you do.
Follow Love From The Oven on Twitter – and leave a comment here that you do.
Follow Select Brands / Babycakes on Facebook – and leave a comment here that you do.
Follow Select Brands / Babycakes on Twitter – and leave a comment here that you do.

Please note that if you do each of the above items, you will leave five SEPARATE comments on this blog post.  If you put all five into one comment, you will only receive one entry, so please leave a comment for each – they can be short “Follow on FB!”  “Follow on Twitter”  “Follow Select Brands on FB!”  “Follow Select Brands on Twitter!”.

Thanks so much, and good luck!   The winner will be selected by a random drawing on Monday, August 15th, and if you don’t win, the second entry period will begin that day.    This week’s contest is open to residents of US and Canada.    Thanks for entering!

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  1. Amie says

    This would be nice to have in this heat….then it wouldn’t be “too hot for cupcakes”

  2. amy walker says

    I have been thinking about a Baby Cakes maker. Now I HAVE to get one. The recipe looks fantastic!

  3. Sue says

    They look so good and easy to make. My son and his wife are expecting their first born any day which means I will be a grandmom for the first time and this looks like the perfect thing to make for small hands!

  4. Bobbi says

    I have been thinking about getting one of these.. Thanks for the review.. Cupcakes look delicious :)

  5. Carey says

    I’m in love with your site! And in love with all things cake, especially tiny cake-like things! :)

  6. Leah says

    This is such a cool product! Cupcake making looks so much faster with this, I’m adding this to my “ahh, someday….” wishlist.

  7. Lauren says

    I am debating on getting this cupcake maker. Wish it could make regular sized cupcakes too

  8. Tracey says

    I would really LOVE to win the cookbook since none of the cake pop recipes I’ve tried in my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker have worked!!!

  9. Stephanie says

    I love this! It looks SO amazing. What a great way to bake in the summertime without heating up the oven!

  10. Ashley says

    I totally missed the first entry… but your cupcakes look amazing! I love your blog btw.

  11. says

    I am new to your site, and absolutely love it! But it does make me drool! I can’t wait to try some of your uber creative and delicious looking recipes! this babycakes might be the cutest cupcake invention ever! And it looks clean to use? I am now following you on twitter and a fan on facebook! MMMMM!

  12. Linda L. Seidel says

    What fun it would be to make your nut free recipe with my grandson with severe tree nut allergies. Thank you so much for the great recipes and photos. Love your website!

  13. Heather Carter says

    I hope I win my 4yr and 2yr old would have so much fun making goodies with mommy! And perfect time for a giveaway before the holidays start :) I liked Babycakes on facebook :)

  14. jessica says

    Omg. I have been wanting one of these for awhile now. I’m glad to see you reviewing it! I thought would be an awesome way to try out new cupcake recipes in smaller batches!

  15. tiffany S says

    this is such an amazing idea!!!! I’ve never seen a cupcake maker! I want one now… I hope I win!!!

  16. Mindi M. says

    I follow you on Facebook!
    Have the cakepop maker and just have had no luck with it. :-( Maybe cupcakes are my thing.

  17. Jill says

    I’ve been wanting the Babycakes maker. I’m following Love from the Oven & Select Brands on FB. I love, love, love “love from the oven”

  18. Jackie says

    LOVE anything cupcakes!! Would love love to have this maker, but happy for whoever wins!!

  19. Brenda says

    I would love love love to have this …they are so beautiful and cute, and just the right size for the little ones to eat, and of course grown ups too.

  20. Heather says

    I love your site and the recipe round-ups! My list of things to bake keeps getting longer!

  21. Missy says

    I entered to win a babycakes pop maker the last time you had a giveaway and am SO happy there’s another chance for me to win an adorable babycakes product!

  22. Missy says

    I already follow you on facebook :) As if the amazing recipes and ideas weren’t enough this is fabulous incentive!

  23. Stephanie Kincaid says

    My 2 yr old daughter loves cupcakes, she calls them party cakes. We would love the chance to score a cupcake maker and cookbook!

  24. Cheryl says

    I love your receipes! Plus you make everything seem so easy to do! I have a cake pop maker, would love to have a cupcake maker!

  25. Jaimie says

    Love your site!! I’m a FB follower too!! Thanks for all that y’all share with the rest of us!!

  26. Charlotte says

    Such a wonderful site and awesome recipes to try for my family!! Thanks so much for the chance on this giveaway !!

  27. Christi Shanks says

    I am having so much fun with the cakepop maker that I would love to win a mini cupcake maker!

  28. Katherine says

    I want to win it! It looks awesone and would just LOVE to try that butterfinger cupcake recipe with it! :)

  29. Katherine says

    Facebook, like already existed so I just posted! I want to win it! :) full name is Katherine Quiñones 😉

  30. Katherine says

    Following on twitter and already replied telling you I would love to win it! twiter nickname _Kat11_

  31. Talia says

    Likes both your facebook and the babycakes. I love these machines! My kiddo’s would have so much fun using them too!

  32. Amber says

    Like you both on Facebook. I’ve been wanting to get these machines for a while now. The cupcakes look so cute and yummy! :)

  33. Karen Palmateer says

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’ve tried many of your recipes and they’re all keepers!

  34. says

    This looks so awesome. I especially love that you tried it with traditional mini liners…it would make me nervous to buy a product and have to buy specialty liners just to use it, seems to take the convenience of out it? Anyway! Butterfinger cupcake looks to die for!

  35. Christine says

    I would love to win one of these!! I’ve been dreaming about them since i saw them!

  36. Abby says

    This is awesome! a must for the summer time when you want something sweet but don’t want to turn on your oven and heat up the whole house!! great invention!

  37. Tammy says

    Those would allow me to make many, many yummy gifts to share . . . and I am sure of it – cupcakes that tiny and cute – have almost no calories at all. ;o)

  38. Liz says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your Babycakes giveaway! So excited and can’t wait to use this machine! It looks like it will make life so much easier!!!

  39. Sarah Smith says

    I love cake! I LOVE cupcakes more—individual…easy to eat…fun to decorate (albeit more messy sometimes)! I have some new neighbors I’d love to welcome with such a cute lil treat!

  40. Gail French says

    Can’t get much easier than this! I as just reading about this product the other day. Thank you for the chance to win one!

  41. Debby says

    I have the cake pop maker and LOVE it!!!! I can only imagine all the wonderful cupcakes that I could make with the cupcake maker.

  42. Theresa says

    Would love to win this!!! Would make it so easy and I could even do in my classroom with my students!!!

  43. Emily says

    I follow you on FB. And I check your blog every day for new stuff. I love everything you do and have tried a few things at home… LOVE YOU!!!

  44. Megan says

    You’ve inspired me to try all of those delicious recipes. I’d love to win a Babycakes Cupcake Maker!

  45. Christine L says

    I have been wanting one of these for since last christmas…if I don’t win,hoping to get a good deal during the holidays!

  46. Allison Germain says

    I am addicted to cupcakes! I even make them for friends weddings and birthdays.
    I would LOVE to win !

  47. Rukhshinda says

    I would love to bake baby cup cakes with this amazing Baby Cup Maker. It will certainly make baking easy along side college and also treating friends…..

  48. Linda allen says

    would love to have one, I am going on the internet to look where to buy.

    I looooovvvveee your blog, and your recipes.


  49. jenett says

    i love ur site and i would love to win the cupcake maker i have the cakepop maker n i love it…

  50. Michelle says

    I follow Love from the Oven on Facebook. Really enjoy your “Bites from other Blogs”

  51. Jolyne Bock says

    How cute are those itty bitty yummy looking cupcakes?!!..I must have one of these machines!

  52. Angela says

    I always read your facbook posts! I can’t not hardly believe the yummy treats you share!!!! I know I can always find something to bake from here no matter what I’m craving!!!

  53. Andrea D. says

    These cupcakes and the cupcake maker look really cool. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  54. Rose S. says

    I’m following Select Brands/Babycakes on Facebook! Again, thanks for the chance to win these great machines! :0)

  55. Renee Rhodd says

    My daughter’s summer camp had the kids make cupcakes in a class called “Designer Desserts. She came home excited wanting me to get one, the instructor bought it at BJ’s. I have a donut maker from Salton which I never liked the end product so I was not crazy about buying a similar machine. She brought home a cupcake and it was delish, so tender just like it was baked in a full size oven. I really hope that I can win a Babycakes.

  56. Megan Randles says

    Love this company I got my son the doughnut maker for his bday and it is awesome. Would love to be chosen for the mini cupcake one..

  57. Martha T says

    The Babycakes Cupcake Maker would be such fun and how nice to be able to make just a few … :)

  58. catherine says

    Are you using/giving away a full size babycake maker or the mini? Top picture is red one, bottom picture is pink? I am confused! Thanks for the clarification!

  59. jennifer Bittle says

    I am following Love From the Oven on facebook! I love all your postings. They make me want to bake all day and night!

  60. Lynne B says

    Where have i been? This is the first time I have seen this and I love it. It looks like fun but also very yummy.

  61. says

    Hi Christi :) This little machine is so cute! I had no idea there was even such an invention. It makes the cutest little cupcakes. That is a great name for this machine “Baby Cakes” cupcake maker. It’s definitely as cute as a baby! All of your photos are awesome!! Now I better get on the ball, and start following “Love From The Oven”. That’s such a cute blog name as well :)

  62. says

    Cheryl Davis is now following Select Brands on Twitter :) Phew…all these likes and follows made me exhausted :) Now, on to browsing you wonderful looking food blog. Nice meeting you from one foodie to another :)

  63. Maureen says

    How utterly wonderful and decadent these treat look. They also look pretty easy and would be great for a child to “help” in the kitchen making such great treats.

  64. Julien says

    Are you saying that I could make cupcakes even though I don’t have an oven? That would be terrific!

  65. Candace says

    I love making mini cupcakes. I like sweets, but in small quantities. A babycake is the perfect solution :)

  66. Baileigh Millender says

    These look SO yummy! I cannot wait to make these! And right when I saw the crunch bars I just about died and went to heaven! Keep on baking:) I added you blog to my favorites a little while ago and I love what you post!:) so thank you!

  67. Brittany says

    These are fabulous ideas, and how quick and easy is that?? Not to mention, smaller cupcakes lead to (hopefully) eating less calories!! Ha, probably not.

  68. Ethel says

    These look decadent! Following on Facebook to keep up with all the new and delicious recipe ideas.

  69. Mariel Spencer says

    I would love to use this to make cupcakes for all of my roomates! hope I win one of them!

  70. Jessica says

    I would love this! This would be so much fun to use/do with my 3 yr old daughter! Great giveaway!

  71. Elena Freeman says

    Those look amazing! I think I might try the Butterfinger one for my niece’s bday cupcakes this weekend!

  72. OTA Mom says

    If I had one of these, I could make cupcakes and muffins for my kids way more often, and what a great time they would have helping out! :)

  73. Katie Guernsey says

    I’ve been looking for great new cupcake recipes and these will definitely be at the top of my list to try!

  74. suzanne says

    I absolutely love looking at your blog, I look forward to seeing the yummy things you make ! :)

  75. MaryLou Farris says

    I would love this machine anything to make my life so much easier for my set of twins. :)

  76. Stacy Jarrell says

    I have a toddler and love making mini muffins. I have seen this machine but wondered if it really worked. Your cupcakes look amazing! I may have to look into this machine so I can whip up some muffins for the kids before school!

  77. olivia jordan says

    i’m just starting to obsess over cake pops! i would be thrilled to win a Babycakes Cupcake Maker & see where it leads me… i’m planning on selling them to my 7th grade class as a starter ; )

  78. Jessica says

    Love to bake muffins and love trying your variations! Would love to try out the baby cakes maker!

  79. Julie Brown says

    OMGoodness! I loove this! What a neat way to decorate my dessert table at Christmas with little treats! Gotta have one! Oh and the recipe book too!

  80. Laura L. says

    I want to win the Babycakes cupcake maker and cookbook! These cupcakes look wonderful, and cupcakes are hands down my favorite treat!

  81. says

    Oh my! This looks fun.
    Side note: I came across your pretzel s’mores on Pinterest, then the rest of your site, and now I’m in love.
    And about to gain 46 pounds.
    C’est la vie.

  82. Charlene Williams says

    I am loving the idea of making little tiny cupcakes with this machine :) and I would especially like a recipe book to go with it!

  83. Amy W says

    I saw this at Kohl’s last week and wanted one, but instead had to buy underwear and socks for my son. Hope I win!

  84. Jaime says

    WOuld LOVE one of these to make yummy treats for little ones coming home from their first day of school!

  85. Hello Kimmy says

    This is a cute product. I would love to see how it works. Thanks for giving one away!

  86. Colleen Hoffman says

    I love this thing! I wasn’t sure it made sense to purchase, but after seeing so many great ideas on how to use it – I am sold! Thanks for sharing!

  87. says

    What an adorable little cupcake maker! I love to bake and this would be perfect to make little cupcakes with my little cupcake girl who will be turning 3 this week. She loves to help me bake :)

  88. MAndey says

    I love the babycakes cupcake maker my sister has one and i would LOVE to have one too!
    I follow you on facebook! :)

  89. Alicia Bernhardt says

    Sorry, above comment posted accidentally before I could finish “And I follow you on Facebook”!

  90. Rachel Miltko says

    I have been wanting one of these for awhile! My husband is going to deploy to Afghanistan really soon and I think this would be perfect for making cupcakes and other treats to send in his care packages!

  91. Norma Espinoza says

    I follow Love From The Oven on Facebook! Love your site! Babycakes looks so cute and Id love to have it. Good luck everyone!!!

  92. Kristie Stenstrom says

    My daughter would love for us to have one of these. She’s almost 8, but loves helping out in the kitchen!

  93. Barbara Helm says

    Hi, I am a newbie at baking and decorating cupcakes. I have to say u guys are all so amazing. I do love the recipes and pictures. I want to do what yall do and do it as well. That said I would love to win.