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Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

I love fall. The weather is perfect – crisp mornings lead to warm afternoons and chilly nights. You have the chance to wear the cutest clothes of the season. Who doesn’t love layering tights, knee high socks, circle skirts, scarves, and sweaters? And can we talk about fall food? You never get the chance to eat cranberries, candied nuts, or pumpkin any other time of the year! Continue reading Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives me lemons, I make Lemon-Blueberry Chiffon Cake.

It’s the summer now.  The weather’s getting warmer, the clothes are getting shorter, and the fruits are getting sweeter.  One of my favorite things to eat, in the world, are summer fruits.  Mangoes, lemons, pineapples, the list is endless.  The best thing is coming from a hot day, and engulfing a large bowl of fresh, cold fruit.

Lemons and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations on the entire planet.  The tart, sour taste of the lemon is brightened and complimented with the sweetness of the blueberry.  And, the yellow and blue color of both fruits is such a cheerful and happy combination.  I mean, how can you not be in a lively mood with blue and yellow?

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The Easiest Chocolate Cupcakes EVER

This is literally the easiest cake recipe/baking recipe you shall ever find on the planet.  It yields wonderful, moist, perfectly sized chocolate cupcakes every time.  I can whip this up in about 20 minutes or less, cleanup time included.  All you need is one bowl, and one whisk, no fancy equipment, to make these delicious sweets.  What I love is that they’re not to sweet, and they still have the deep flavor of chocolate in them, which is truly the mark of a chocolate cupcake.  And best of all, they’re MOIST.  (My biggest pet peeve is a dry, cornbread-esque cupcake) Continue reading The Easiest Chocolate Cupcakes EVER

Vanilla Buttercream, the Honest-to-Goodness Best Recipe EVER

My favorite frosting on this whole wide world is classic Vanilla Buttercream.  I love how it has a remiscent taste of vanilla ice cream, and its smooth and creamy texture.  But, not all Vanilla Buttercreams are made the same, no no no.  Store bought Vanilla Buttercream?  That “stuff” should be made illegal.  Vanilla Buttercream from a cupcakery?  Too sweet and gritty.  (Ahem Sprinkles Cupcakes)   But homemade Vanilla Buttercream, yes PLEASE.  Free of shortening and overuse of powdered sugar, homemade Vanilla Buttercream is truly the greatest.  It can be paired with any cupcake or cake, and it is versatile enough to pipe on beautiful flowers and designs. Continue reading Vanilla Buttercream, the Honest-to-Goodness Best Recipe EVER

How to Attractively Style on your Cupcake’s Dress

Cupcakes without frosting might as well be a person without clothing, completely inappropriate, unappetizing, and just wrong.

There are as many ways to frost a cupcakes as there are outfit choices in the morning.

You could either create beautiful, homespun ridges  with a butter knife;

Or you could get fancy and use a shiny metal tip to elegantly pipe on oodles and swirls onto your cake.

Today, I’m going to show you guys how to create a basic, ice-cream-parlour like swirl on your cupcake.  I’ll be using a mini cupcake for this tutorial. Continue reading How to Attractively Style on your Cupcake’s Dress