Category Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you haven’t tried this combination yet, get on it! (Truthfully, I hadn’t before this cake either.) A friend requested this cake for his birthday recently, so I dug up two tried and true recipes. The first, for the cake, was the Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe. Instead of cupcakes, I made two 9″ round cakes. […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Frosting

As you may remember, I had a few cupcakes left over after the great nugget experiment of 2012. Not wanting the remainder to go to waste, I decided to frost them. And, since it’s technically autumn (despite the temperature fluctuating from 106ºF to 65ºF back up to 92ºF in the course of 10 days), I wanted to […]

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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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Orange Buttercream Frosting

Normally I don’t condone cheating, but when it’s 95ºF outside for a week, who in her right mind is turning on an oven? Not me, that’s for sure. And why would I take the time to make perfectly good cookies if someone else is willing to do it for me? Ok, so it’s not really […]

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Cookies and Cream Frosting

I wanted to shake things up a bit recently, and not just use plain ol’ vanilla frosting for my yummy chocolate cupcakes. I’d recently purchased some Oreos, thanks to some effective ad campaigns for its 100th birthday, and in a desperate attempt not to eat the entire package all by myself, I decided to incorporate them into […]

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Caramel Buttercream Frosting

This recipe was totally worth the wait, I promise. When I think of fall, I think of caramel apples (among other things – I have so much canned pumpkin waiting to be used!), and thought I should incorporate that flavor into a cupcake. This caramel buttercream was the perfect pairing for the Apple Spice Cupcakes. Like […]

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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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Chapeaux and Champagne Brunch

Hello, Everyone! I know I’ve been gone quite a while, but I have a great excuse… I was traveling Europe! The good news is, although I’m sure you’ve been missing my wacky antics, I have stocked up on some fab ideas for new desserts. (Prepare your bellies!) When I got home, I had a mystery […]

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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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French Macaron Day!

**UPDATE** You should also check out my pumpkin macarons! My friend Ashleigh and I have been talking about making French Macarons for a while, and this past Monday it was finally French Macaron Day! (*Note – not an actual holiday outside of her apartment.) Armed with a recipe from Martha Stewart, a custom French Macaron Pandora […]

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