Tag Archives: decorating

DIY: Colored Sprinkles

For that same pink and grey baby shower, I was asked to make takeaway gifts. I decided sugar cookies were the best option because they taste great, and could easily be made colorful.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the shade of colored sprinkles I was looking for in any stores, but then the DIY gods smiled […]

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Pumpkin Macarons

Happy Halloween! I should start off by telling you there’s no pumpkin in this recipe, but a hefty amount of pumpkin pie spice. ‘Pumpkin Pie Spiced Macarons’ is just a super long and not catchy name for a cookie, so there ya go. Plus, well… they look like pumpkins! I’ve made french macarons before, so […]

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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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Vanilla Cupcakes

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, if you were celebrating, and otherwise I hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m on vacation with my family in Florida; 9 of us staying in a 3 bedroom house. The good news is there are plenty of people to feed, and seemingly endless requests for baked […]

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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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Belated Easter (and Passover) wishes

So I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter and/or Passover. Here are some of the goodies I had at my Easter/Passover party, which included a decorate your own Easter Egg Cookie station (I made egg-shaped cookies and left out a smattering of frostings and sprinkles), matzah bark, and macaroons. Recipes for the latter […]

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Decorated Shortbread Sugar Cookies

I’ve always wanted to decorate sugar cookies, but I was pretty hesitant because it seemed kind of involved for something that would be eaten rather quickly. Now, I’m not going to say this was easy – though the cookies were super easy to make and YUMMMMMY! – but it was a lot of fun, and […]

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Caramel Cupcakes, part 2 (the fun part)

It’s time to prettify your cupcakes! This part was insanely fun for me, probably because I got carried away with the decorating process. A lot went into these puppies! The first thing I did here was make the little chocolate decorations for the top. I used vanilla candy melts, but you could use whatever you […]

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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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