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Vanilla Pastry Cream

I don’t know when or how I got into my head that I wanted to make pastry cream, but I did. Probably because it’s summer, and a fruit tart sounds so nice this time of year. Of course, I didn’t actually have the patience to bake a tart crust, but that’s neither here nor there. There’s […]

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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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Whipped Cream Filling

A friend of mine made me cream puffs for my birthday this year which, coincidentally, has a lot to do with why I haven’t posted in a while. (Not because of the cream puffs necessarily, but from the general celebrating of many birthdays and going on vacation and mourning the loss of my youth and […]

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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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Fauxstess Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a good knock-off? Generally, they’re less expensive than their commercial counterparts, and you can always chalk any spelling errors (Versaci? Rollex?) up to the charms of owning a handmade item. These knock-offs are just as good, if not better than the original, despite their uneven squiggles. (That’s my fault, not the cupcake’s. […]

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