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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Sometimes you need to spice things up a bit. A friend of mine had been going on and on about Mexican Hot Chocolate, which is hot chocolate with some added chili pepper and cinnamon. Although I had never tried it myself, I figured it could be easily recreated in a cupcake recipe. I was right. […]

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Flax Eggs

I was asked recently to make a few dozen cupcakes and a smash cake for a little girl’s first birthday party. A smash cake is a little, in this case only 3 inches, personalized cake for the birthday boy or girl that they can demolish with their hands. I’d never heard of one until I […]

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Peppermint Frosting

‘Tis  the season for all things minty, at least that’s how I feel. I had a holiday order for cupcakes recently, and I suggested chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting to the client. It didn’t take any persuading. This is a super simple peppermint buttercream that you can use to top your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, this […]

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Triple Ginger Carrot Cupcakes

November’s theme for the 5th Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge was ginger. If that’s not a perfect flavor for this season, I don’t know what is! I started brainstorming right away to create something seasonal, but that wasn’t gingerbread or pumpkin-flavored. (As Jamieanne points out, the idea of this challenge is to bake creatively!) I’ll tell you, […]

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Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

When I saw Sweetest Kitchen’s Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge for this month was “Orange,” I actually hesitated before deciding I’d enter. In fact I may not have entered at all if my friend Ale hadn’t placed an order with me for a dozen pumpkin spice cupcakes to have on hand for some weekend visitors. My […]

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The White Lime Experience

This month’s Mystery Box Ingredient was white chocolate. “Well,” I thought, “surely I can make something with that.” And then I thought “stop calling yourself Shirley.” (Fun fact – I have a bowling shirt with the name Shirley embroidered on it. Just ‘cuz.) One of my favorite combos is white chocolate and lime because the […]

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Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites

I hope you all had a good 4th! I know I did, which is why this entry is a day late… Let me start this post off with a story… I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, when I hear someone scream out behind me “Oh my G-d!” I turned to see […]

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Caramel Cupcakes, part 1

Over the next 2 posts, I am going to show you how I made these Caramel Cupcakes with White Chocolate frosting and Dulce de Leche drizzle: These cupcakes were inspired not only by my love of arts and crafts (project!), as well as the fact that I was invited to a cupcake challenge. A cupcake […]

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the rise of an empire

It would be easy to say that my baking kick started with Wilton Cake Decorating classes, but that was just what opened the floodgates. It’s probably more accurate to acknowledge that Cake Wrecks had a bigger part to inspire my taking the class than my love of baking. I’ve always liked baking, I remember getting […]

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