Category cupcakes

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

I was asked to make some cupcakes and cookies for a baby shower, where the color scheme was pink and grey. Immediately, for the cupcakes, I thought of pink cakes with grey frosting – and pink velvet seemed a logical way to accomplish that. I used my Red Velvet Cupcake and Cream Cheese Frosting recipes, […]

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Cupcake Nuggets

You heard me.  You may recall that last week I posted about some tasty vanilla cupcakes, but I actually found that recipe after drooling over reading this nugget one, also from Cupcake Project. I’m slightly terrified of boiling oil, but a friend assured me she was up for the task of frying, if I could […]

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Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes

I cannot take credit for coming up with this cupcake recipe, but I will take full credit for executing it perfectly in my own kitchen. To read more about the original inception of this particular recipe, which included plenty of trial and error on the part of the blogger and readers of Cupcake Project, click […]

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Jack Daniel’s Caramel Cupcakes

A friend of mine had a birthday party recently. It was one of those events that spans both hours and miles, which was actually quite considerate of her. Living in LA is sometimes unlike anywhere else, in that people don’t want to drive a few miles to a different part of town if they don’t […]

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Rockstar Cupcakes

Check out some cute manly cupcakes I made for a Rock ‘n Roll birthday party for a totally rockin’ dude. I used my chocolate cupcake base with a vanilla buttercream frosting. I topped each cupcake with a skull and crossbones made from royal icing, and drew on their little, precious manly faces with edible marker. I […]

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White Chocolate Cheesecake with Peppermint Ganache

Do you know what I just realized? Two years ago, I made my first pound cake, and this blog had just started days before. It is amazing how far I’ve come since then… I’ve hit my 100th post (and celebrated on the 101st), and my confidence in my own baking ability has improved by leaps and […]

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Apple Spice Cupcakes

I know, I know, you’ve missed me. Look, it gets hot here in the summer and that translates to me not feeingl like doing a dang thing. The great thing is that suddenly it became fall here! I don’t know what happened – last Sunday I’m out on the tennis court getting a sunburn in […]

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Cherries and Cream Cupcakes

**UPDATE — Holy crap! I actually won this month’s Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge! Thank you to everyone who voted, and thank you again to Jamieanne for hosting! WOOOO!** It’s a sad time in the cupcake world… the last Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge. As hard as it is for Jamieanne to believe it’s been a year […]

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Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberries have been “in season” recently in Southern California since we’ve been having some freak hot weather lately. Couple that with finding a great blackberry cupcake post on Starting to Simmer, one of my recent competitors in the Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge over on Sweetest Kitchen, and you have a recipe for cupcake magic. Since in […]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recently, a birthday order was placed by a friend. The theme was Casino Royale, and she wanted an old world Monte Carlo feel to the party. She wanted the cupcakes to match the elegance of everything else she had in store for the evening, so she requested Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting and gold […]

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