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Cupcakes from A To Z

We’ve searched high and low to bring you this round-up of amazingly creative cupcakes from some of the best food bloggers out there. Whether you’re looking for a great new flavor to try out or maybe you’re even brave enough to view this as a to-do list, our A to Z cupcake guide is the […]

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Cake Batter Desserts

While birthdays are always a great excuse to indulge in scrumptious cake while celebrating the day away, these mouthwatering cake batter recipes are reason enough to throw a fabulous party! Half-birthday, third Saturday, any day that ends in Y……all perfectly acceptable reasons to celebrate! Now this is the way to start off your birthday! Cake […]

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Cotton Candy with Sprinkles

One of the fun challenges I have every summer is trying to come up with unique ideas for my younger kids’ birthday parties. It seems that all of their cousins have birthdays right around the same time, so I try to be sure that our themes, food, and décor aren’t all exactly the same. This […]

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Tie-Dye Sugar Cookie Bars

While I absolutely love being in the kitchen baking and creating new recipes, I never seem to have quite as much time as I would like to decorate my desserts. Luckily, this Tie-Dye Sugar Cookie Bar recipe from Big Red Kitchen makes decorating an entire batch of sugar cookie bars super easy! With a step-by-step […]

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Easy Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of my very favorite desserts, and yet I’ve always been far too intimidated to attempt making it myself. I’m not even entirely certain why that is. Perhaps the fancy desserts I’ve always enjoyed in nice restaurants seemed too complicated. I’m so grateful that Mimi from Culinary Couture shared her tips for this […]

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Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Oh my! As if the presentation of these adorable cupcakes wasn’t enough, the recipe itself is just divine! These Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes from Raspberri Cupcakes are the best of both worlds – everyone’s favorite combo of milk and cookies plus the ever-popular cupcake! Start with a chocolate chip cupcake filled with chocolate […]

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Pretty Birthday Candles

A birthday party just isn’t complete without everyone singing “Happy Birthday” and watching the birthday boy or girl blow out the birthday candles! No matter what age, whether it’s a 1st birthday or a 101st , it’s a tradition we all love. Of course, the one small detail that tends to get overlooked are those birthday […]

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Cherry Pies ‘n Cream Sandwich

“Can’t you picture these cute little Cherry Pies ’n Cream Sandwiches at your next barbeque or picnic served with a cold glass bottle of milk and a stripey straw?” Actually, that was EXACTLY what I imagined when I saw these enticing little desserts created by Renee over at The Creative Orchard. How adorable would these be at any summertime […]

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National Cheesecake Day Desserts

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to satisfy your cheesecake cravings, then today, July 30th, is the day – it’s National Cheesecake Day! The rich, creamy texture combined with the perfect blend of sweet and tangy makes cheesecake one of the most enjoyed desserts around. And if you’re looking for some fun, new ways […]

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Amazing Dessert Photography

Surfing around the internet, specifically the more visual sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, I’m always in awe of the talent that so many food bloggers have when it comes to photography. A great recipe is obviously an important factor, but almost equally important is the perfect photo that attracts attention and makes the final product […]

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National Hot Fudge Sundae Day desserts

Today, July 25th, we are celebrating National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, but hopefully you’ll all agree that it really should be a month-long celebration! After all, the hot summer season is so much more enjoyable when you have a delicious, refreshing sundae treat to cool off with. So, beat the heat this summer with these […]

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Favorite Aprons

If you’re going to be spending time in the kitchen whipping up delicious meals and treats for your family and friends to enjoy, why not look amazing while you do it! We are so in love with these fashionable and totally functional aprons that are perfect for whatever look you’re going for. Whether you’re looking […]

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Highway to Heaven Cupcake

I love that Rosie from Sweetapolita describes these Highway to Heaven Cupcakes as “enticing.”  They are that and so much more! Clearly, sweet and salty just reached a whole new level. These cupcakes start with a chocolate cupcake base, but they’re then filled with salted caramel, glazed with coffee syrup and bittersweet ganache, drizzled with […]

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TOMS Shoes Sculpted Cake

This TOMS Shoes sculpted birthday cake had me staring in disbelief from the moment I saw it. Debbie of Debbie Does Cakes, based in Oakland, CA is clearly an incredible artist. Her life-like creations are truly unique and awe-inspiring! You have to take a peek at some of her other amazing creations at Debbie Does […]

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Burgers and Fries Sculpted Cakes

Do you want fries with that? Maybe not a question you’d expect your typical bakery to ask, but Debbie, owner of Debbie Does Cakes, builds her business around NOT being your typical bakery. With her main focus being on sculpted cakes, she draws inspiration from pop culture, fashion, and art. Check out her cake version […]

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Salted Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwich

This is one of those recipes that stopped me in my tracks when I read the title. I read it again slowly – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwich. Yep, that’s right. A delicious treat of cheesecake ice cream drizzled with salted caramel, sandwiched in between two graham crackers. I think when one feels the […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

I love a recipe that immediately makes me say, “Hm, I never thought of that – Brilliant!” That tends to happen fairly frequently with Martha Stewart and all of her clever ideas for entertaining. This gorgeous Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe certainly falls into that  Brilliant category. This cake would make the perfect birthday […]

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Gluten Free Lime in the Coconut Cupcakes

Somehow the fact that coconut flour existed had eluded me right up until I saw this Lime in the Coconut Cupcake  recipe from The Wannabe Chef. I really cannot help but feel a slight sense of loss for what I’ve been missing out on.  And while I don’t specifically seek out gluten free recipes, I […]

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