When we posted about Sprinkles' cupcake ATM earlier this week, a few of you said you'd rather just make your own. A cupcake dispenser does take all the fun out of it if you love to bake, and if you love to innovate. The sky is the limit with flavor combinations and creative decorating ideas, so I thought I'd share a handful of recipes I've stumbled upon recently that might inspire some cupcake baking. And I'd love to hear your favorite go-to combinations, too. Take a look.


Martha Stewart's Nesting Baby Birds cupcakes are an old favorite of mine, and are super season-appropriate!



These Tiramisu cupcakes look absolutely irresistible.


S'mores cupcakes? Yep those go on my to-do list. My boyfriend is a big fan of s'mores and cupcakes... it's a no-brainer.


I love red velvet cake in an unhealthy way. So these Red Velvet Cheesecake cupcakes are a mashup from heaven.


If you're never tried making Rainbow cupcakes, they're as much fun to look at as they are to eat.


My favorite flavor combination — maybe ever — is Salted Caramel. Any way to slice it (and the insides of these are pretty spectacular) this is a great recipe.


If you're into subtle creaminess and warm flavors, these Banana Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Frosting might be right up your alley. Thanks again to Martha.


You can't not get a little nostalgic with these Cookie Monster cupcakes. After all, there's a little cookie monster in all of us.


No addiction is overlooked when it comes to cupcakes, and those of you who love Oreos, get ready for all new realms of self-control. Or just...lack thereof.


And the most dangerous addiction: Peanut Butter and Chocolate in a cupcake together. Bet you can't eat just one!

Cupcakes are brilliant in a sense because they are pre-measured portions of a dangerous substance: cake. But what's life without a little indulgence, right? Especially if you've got a crowd to please. These cupcakes won't last long anywhere you take them.

What are your favorite cupcake flavor combinations? Care to share any great recipes?