I thought it would be a good idea to bake the cupcakes directly in the teacups. The guest could simply eat it with a spoon and keep the teacup as her favor. What do you think?
You could, if the cups are oven safe, like Corning Ware. I used stoneware cups in the microwave for that 5 minute cake recipe. What cups are you thinking of using?
Found you a recipe - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/hot-cocoa-cupcakes-recipe/index.html
Just cute cups I come across at the thrift stores I guess.
I noticed that the recipe you provided says heavy China cup.
Guess I would just have to try. Thanks for the recipe btw sounds good!
After seeing the food science guy on Food Network devote an entire show to cupcakes and explaining that this is how cupcakes originated (by baking in actual teacups), I decided to do teacupcakes for my daughters birthday a couple of months ago - we did an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. I lucked out and found real teacups at a thrift store (I chose the hardy ones as opposed to delicate cups) for something like a quarter a piece. One thing he did mention is not to grease the cups as the batter needs to be able to climb up the sides.
I didn't have time to personalize the cups like I thought I would so we didn't give them as favors but I think it's a fabulous idea. FWIW, the teacupcakes were a HUGE hit, everyone thought it was super cute.