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Easy Emoji Cupcakes

Easy Emoji Cupcakes

Easy Emoji Cupcakes!  Not sure what it is, but faces always seem difficult to achieve in cake decorating.  Knowing that, I was always totally intimidated by making emoji cupcakes.  Seriously.  These simple emotional circles seemed to be a challenge I just steered clear of.  Well, thanks to a cupcake class I took, Wilton replaced my fear : / with enthusiasm : D .  Insert big grinning emoji here.  Now it’s your turn to see how I made these Easy Emoji…

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Fabulous Fall Flavored Cupcakes

Fabulous Fall Flavored Cupcakes

Fall brings many unique sights, sounds, activities and flavors that make this season a favorite of many.  Autumnal flavors stand out and bring this wonderful season to all our senses.  Baking is a favorite pastime to bring these flavors to life.  Of course, my favorite baked item is cupcakes!  This year to commemorate Fall I made 3 fabulous fall flavored cupcakes.  Surprisingly, no pumpkin cake flavor either!  Gasp-worthy, I know.  See below for my 3 Fabulous fall flavored cupcakes. I…

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Spiderweb Cupcakes

Spiderweb Cupcakes

Halloween has always had a special place in my heart.  Whether you enjoy super scariness or simple spooks to celebrate Halloween, one thing is certain, Halloween has to have treats!  Spiderweb Cupcakes are my go-to Halloween treat for any seasonal party.  The best part of Spiderweb Cupcakes is how simple they are!  It’s spooky how simple.  Read on to make your own Spooky Simple Spiderweb Cupcakes! First, gather your ingredients and tools.  The things you will need to make Spooky…

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Bunny Cottontail Cupcakes

Bunny Cottontail Cupcakes

Hoppy Easter everyone!  Ok, so it is way past Easter.  Still, these are super adorable and it is always a good time for a new cupcake idea, right?  I learned how to do these bunny cottontail cupcakes when I took a class at Michaels.  Looking at them seemed more complicated than it turned out to be.  Always a pleasant surprise! Bunny Cottontail Cupcakes don’t have to be reserved for Easter.  Any springtime event or for any bunny lover’s birthday would…

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Color Swirl Cupcakes with Wilton Color Swirl Coupler

Color Swirl Cupcakes with Wilton Color Swirl Coupler

Color swirl cupcakes!  I always marveled at the technique that must be used on cakes and cupcakes to reach a multi-toned look.  It always looked amazing, but not like something I would ever have the skill (or patience) to pull off.  Color swirl cupcakes were just not going to be produced by me, until Wilton’s new ColorSwirl 3-Color Coupler came out. The method to swirl frosting colors before this invention was an intricate balance of smooshing the frosting into opposing…

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Hulk Smash Birthday Cupcakes and Hulk Smash Cake

Hulk Smash Birthday Cupcakes and Hulk Smash Cake

This summer I was honored to be asked by a friend to make Hulk Smash Birthday Cupcakes and a Smash Cake for her little one’s birthday.  Cakes for kids are some of my favorite kinds to create.  She gave me a few guidelines and I ran with it.  Hulk Smash Cupcakes for a small crowd, and a Hulk Smash-Smash Cake for the birthday boy himself.  Never having done a superhero birthday before, but being swept up in the hype of…

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Whipped Cream/Cream Cheese Frosting

Whipped Cream/Cream Cheese Frosting

This is THE BEST FROSTING EVER!!!  Seriously.  There are a lot of recipes out there that claim to be “the best ever.”  Nothing is more perfect than this hybrid of fresh whipped cream/cream cheese frosting.  It is light, creamy, cool, smooth, flavorful, not too sweet, and perhaps best of all, it pairs well with every cake I’ve ever tried it on.  It also colors extremely well too. My whipped cream/cream cheese frosting is what I’ve been covering cupcakes with for…

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Rainbow Dust Metallic Food Paint Tips and Tricks

Rainbow Dust Metallic Food Paint Tips and Tricks

Rainbow Dust metallic food paint tips and tricks is nothing I ever thought I’d be writing about.  Metallic food paint is a new dimension to cake decorating I just discovered.  I found it as a side note when watching some baking videos on youtube.  A small piece of fondant was being painted as an accent to a much larger design with bronze Rainbow Dust metallic food paint.  It caught my attention as my husband’s orders for Volkswagen Cupcakes had been…

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Irish Dip Sandwiches

Irish Dip Sandwiches

Irish Dip Sandwiches.  It looks pretty darn good doesn’t it?  Never heard of Irish Dip Sandwiches?  Well, I imagine you’ve heard of French Dip sandwiches right?  I can see the light bulb coming on over your head. I’m not sure what makes those sandwiches “French,” but the general make of the sandwich is well known.  Beef, melted cheese, with a hot au jus (there’s the French!  Whatever au jus means anyway :-/ ). Ok, I just looked it up, it…

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Strawberry Cake 2 Ways: Muffins and Cupcakes

Strawberry Cake 2 Ways: Muffins and Cupcakes

Spring is here!  The bright colors and seasonally changing fresh fruits and vegetables were only part of the inspiration for my next post.  I took a note from my last blog, Blueberry Muffins 2 Ways and decided to see if I could offer another variety of fruity-flavored confection.  By special request I aimed for strawberry cake.  Feeling extra inspired, I made my new strawberry confection 2 ways.  Why stop at one right?  I created one strawberry cake recipe, preparing it…

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