Baking · Cake · Desserts

White Almond Sour Cream Cake

This is the best "doctored" cake mix ever. It is incredibly versatile, suitable for all occasions, themes and tastes. I use it at every single birthday and absolutely love it. This cake is sturdy enough to stack a few high, but also has a light texture and deliciously rich taste. I've used this cake for… Continue reading White Almond Sour Cream Cake

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Crusting Buttercream & The Great Cupcake Pan

This week I had the tremendous privilege of making the topper for a wedding tower. The bride and groom wanted a giant cupcake, so that's what they got. I tested out several buttercream recipes and absolutely loved this one. It tastes delicious and crusts up beautifully but is still soft enough to cut thru. I… Continue reading Crusting Buttercream & The Great Cupcake Pan

Baking · Cake · Desserts

Strawberry Dream Cake

I can honestly tell you that this recipe was a present for me. From God. No joke. Let me explain. Some lovely people I know just got married. A few days before the wedding I agreed to help out by making a giant cupcake for them to cut into for the smash-cake-in-your-face moment at the… Continue reading Strawberry Dream Cake

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“Bethany” Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

For those of you who don't know, occasionally I make a recipe that's specifically for a very special person in my life. I name the recipe after them and someday when I have my own little shop, I plan to feature all my ode to friendship items. I'll be surrounded by the baked versions of… Continue reading “Bethany” Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Baking · Cookies

Perfect Every Time Sugar Cookies

I started a cake decorating class this week. Can I just say (while doing a little dance) "woo-hoo!".  I'm incredibly excited. Can't wait to practice new techniques and learn how to make lots of beautiful things. For the first class, I had to bring blank canvases. Which, in a decorating class equals round unfrosted sugar… Continue reading Perfect Every Time Sugar Cookies

Baking · Desserts

Leprechaun Rainbow Cupcakes

If you've seen any pictures of me, you know why I have to make special things for St. Patrick's Day. Pale skin, green eyes and freckles freckles everywhere. I missed out on the red hair though (darn you genetics!). In actuality I think I'm about an eighth Irish, but it is the heritage I associate… Continue reading Leprechaun Rainbow Cupcakes

Baking · Breakfast · Desserts · Muffins

Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes

Sorry it's been a while folks. I have a backlog of recipes to get thru and just haven't found the time to get them up here. Welcome to all the new folks who've found me on Pinterest! A quick little recipe for today that I made recently for a tea party. It combines two of… Continue reading Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes

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Best Buttercream Ever

For her birthday this year, my sweet daughter wanted a Rapunzel cake. She's obsessed with the movie Tangled and her 5th birthday party was a reflection of that. I used this buttercream for her cake as well as my sons Cars birthday cake. It is very easy to work with, holds up when piping it… Continue reading Best Buttercream Ever

Baking · Desserts

Vanilla Bean Buttercream

I'm always looking for the perfect frosting recipe. I may have found it. I knew I needed to make this one when I read in a description that it tasted like melted vanilla bean ice cream. Oh baby. I tweaked it a little, using cream instead of milk (which I always do). Guess what. It… Continue reading Vanilla Bean Buttercream