A gold statuette may be an Emmy winner’s best accessory, but what about a color-coordinating cupcake, dressed to the nines in buttercream frosting, fondant, and sprinkles? That sounds like a dream pairing to us.
Perhaps we’ve been surrounding ourselves with too much food lately, or perhaps we’re just hungry for lunch. Either way, we thought it’d be a fun (and delicious) idea to celebrate Sunday night‘s Emmy ceremony by complementing last year’s red carpet looks with drool-inducing cupcakes. Because it’s not like we’ll be running to designer showrooms for dresses, and a cupcake is a much cheaper, relatable, and satisfying alternative.
Dust off the mixer and scroll down for all of our sinful suggestions.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep: Cookie Dough Cupcakes
When we see dark polka dots, our minds go to chocolate chips. And when our minds go to chocolate chips, we immediately want cookie dough. Funny lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus would bust out The Elaine Dance for one of these sweet indulgences. An image-conscious Selina Meyer would not. Get the recipe.
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black: Red Velvet Cupcakes
It’s only fitting for the lady in red to get the reddest dessert of all: red velvet. These cupcakes don’t skimp on the cream cheese, much like Maslany doesn’t skimp on talent. The versatile actress played over a dozen clones on Orphan Black and deservedly took home an Emmy last year. Get the recipe.
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Matcha Cupcakes
Unless you’re a fan of kale cupcakes with spinach icing, green desserts can be hard to muster. Leave it to the almighty matcha to present us with a gorgeous emerald hue, similar to that of Sarah Paulson’s Prada dress. We’re green with envy. Get the recipe.
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live: Cherry Coke Cupcakes
Since red velvet is off the table, we needed another ruby option that embodied Kate’s comedic versatility. Cherry Coke cupcakes certainly took us by surprise, which makes them the perfect match for this cut-out dress and sassy red lip. Get the recipe.
Regina King, American Crime: Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes
That stunning coral burns bright, much like a muddled strawberry mixed into vanilla batter. And since summer isn’t over until the 22nd, these cupcakes are not only beautiful, but also seasonal. A true win-win for any hungry fashionista. Get the recipe.
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot: Coconut Cupcakes
We love a man who embraces boldness with a white tux. We also love a dessert that embraces the boldness of coconut in its flavor profile. Combine the best of both worlds by rocking a white tux while eating a coconut cupcake. Get the recipe.
Louie Anderson, Baskets: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Champagne Cream
Louie was seeing gold before he even had it in his hands. This metallic-lined tux (and shoes!) looked super chic and expensive, which obviously calls for some champagne frosting. Cheers! Get the recipe.
Jeffrey Tambor, Sterling Brown, and every other man in a tux: Tuxedo Cupcakes