Category: Frostings/Fillings

How To Throw A Memorable Birthday Party

Tie Dye Cupcakes are a fun way to celebrate a birthday! Made easily using boxed cake mix, they wow without a lot of effort!

Our kids never had birthday parties.

Let me rephrase that, for they’ve had more than their fair share, to be honest. But they were between our different sides of the family, combined with cousins or not, and even packaged up with holiday picnics. My kids don’t suffer a lack of fanfare; but we haven’t thrown …

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Today is a big day. Not only is it the start of another year of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, but it’s also my 2-year Blogiversary! Yay! Two years of delicious goodies coming out of my kitchen and onto your screen. I hope you haven’t had to replace your keyboards because of all the …

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Carrot Cake Pie with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake pie

We are well into birthday season here! Sunday was my husband’s 35th birthday and while he was out on a mountain bike ride with a buddy, my daughter and I whipped this up for our intimate celebration: Carrot Cake Pie with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Carrot cake is one of my husband’s favorites. I rarely …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night to pee and then you can’t get back to sleep? Or worse yet, you do resume your slumber, but it takes so long to come to you that when you finally do fall asleep–and subsequently wake for the day–you feel like crap?

Ever since …

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Yellow Confetti Cake with Chocolate Malt Buttercream

yellow confetti cake with chocolate malt buttercream

My son, that is. My baby, a baby no longer. Sunday was his 5th birthday and, to make up for missing all the fun that Memorial Day weekend he was born, he now gets 2-3 parties every year. Not a bad a trade-off.

To end the birthday weekend festivities, I baked him a cake. …

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Chocolate Eclairs with Pastry Cream Filling

eclairs

As a child, my father worked as a route salesman for Entenmann’s; there was never a shortage of eclairs in our home. A delicious indulgence that was readily available–but never made in my own kitchen, until now.

I’ll admit, these challenges have become true challenges for me lately. Between working two jobs, house hunting, …

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Strawberry Macarons with Prosecco and Orange Flower Water Buttercream

strawberry macarons with Prosecco and Orange Flower Water buttercream

I have a confession to make: This isn’t the first time I’ve made macarons. It’s not the second time either. I’m such a fraud!

I had no problem attempting them again, however, because macarons are something that require practice in order to reach perfection–and I am nowhere near that point yet. Case in point.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting | Ahoy, Mateys!

pirate kids

My daughter has been going through a pirate phase. For a while. Like a year now. It’s incredibly adorable, perhaps especially because it’s my daughter and not my son who is enchanted by pirate lore. Regardless, pirates have become a part of our everyday life.

And birthday parties.

I love to bake, but …

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Yellow Confetti Cake Cupcakes with Chocolate Espresso Buttercream

Yellow Confetti Cake with Chocolate Espresso Buttercream

To my mother-in-law! While the kids and I were in New York City with friends so we were not able to celebrate with her on the day itself, we brought cupcakes to our Fake Easter celebration so we could all sing “Happy Birthday” to her. You can’t run from the passage of time!

You’re …

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Raspberry Jam Buttercream and Making Macarons

Yes, macarons are the trendy foodie thing right now. Never heard of them before? Well, neither did I until about a year or two ago. To me, macaroons were those mounds of coconut, decadent and sweet. I thought “macaron” was a misspelling when I first came across it. Little did I know there’s a HUGE …

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