Trophy Cupcakes Interview

Meet Jennifer Shea, owner of Seattle’s Trophy Cupcakes.  Jennifer is a long time baker and party maker who was winning 4-H baking competitions before her 9th birthday.  Jennifer spent many years perfecting unique recipes before opening up her first cupcake shop.  Jennifer and her husband, Michael Williamson, opened up Trophy Cupcakes in 2007.  In addition to their […]

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How to Make Christmas Cupcake Ornaments

  This Cupcake looks like a temptation but it isn’t! This is actually a dessert for the eyes.   Audra from The Kurtz Corner made these adorable Christmas Cupcake Ornaments sure to please any dessert lover… including the Jolly man himself!  These adorable, easy-to-make ornaments are not only too cute to be believed, but they would […]

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Christmas Reindeer Cake Pops

  Bakerella always amazes me with her spectacular creations but these Christmas Cake Pops have me running to my kitchen to bake.  I’m not sure which ones I love more, the reindeer, the Santa hats or the Christmas trees so I might have to make them all!  Bakerella makes creating these holiday Cake Pops possible […]

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How to Make the Perfect Cupcake

Like most women I know Pamela Susan was on the hunt for the perfect cupcake recipe…lucky for us she found it. Her key criteria included chocolate, deliciousness, and ease/speed in making. Her post includes links to the perfect cake and buttercream recipes.   Pamela also shares a tip for creating frosting of the most desirable consistency.  Pamela also recommends the 1M […]

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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes & Frosting

  My holidays are not complete without indulging at least once, ok maybe twice in a Starbucks holiday drink.  Bakers Royale takes the Peppermint Mocha to a whole new level with these Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes. As if the taste of chocolate espresso and peppermint weren’t enough, these cupcakes are topped with a Swiss meringue buttercream […]

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcake

Not in a frosting mood?  Frosting always too sweet for you?  All about chocolate?  Then these Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes are for you.  Unique, lovely, decadent and simple, this recipe from How About Orange is exciting.  I love the idea of adding peanut butter chips to chocolate chips for the filling.  But then again, these are […]

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Peppermint Sugar Cookie

  You can’t have the holidays without candy canes.  I like to hang them on my Christmas tree, stick them in stockings, and of course, add them to mugs of steamy hot chocolate.  Why not add them to sugar cookies too?  These Peppermint Sugar Cookies from Recipe Girl are a scrumptous treat, easy to prepare […]

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Salted Caramel and Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Sweet meets salty in an incredible way in Salted Caramel and Candied Bacon Ice Cream from Spoon Fork Bacon.  Jenny, of Spoon Fork Bacon, is admittedly not a dessert eater, but her love for the salty and the savory lends itself perfectly to this dessert creation, proving that one palate can always learn from another.  […]

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Truffle Hot Chocolate Balls

I must make these Truffle Hot Chocolate Balls from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe immediately.  Not only do I want to have these stockpiled in my freezer for hot chocolate emergencies, but these truffles are a brilliant gift idea!  I love Mel’s advice to fill a mug with them for a friend—an inexpensive, but scrumptious way to […]

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How to make Chocolate Party Spoons

These are a new twist on the chocolate covered spoons that are sold in fancy coffee shops…the ones that always look too delicious to ever use.  While these are every bit as beautiful, if not more so, they’re so simple to make that you’ll feel free to eat one or two…(or three or four)…and still […]

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Cranberry-Almond Tart Recipe

Hi there! I’m Jess from ForgivingMartha and I’m tickled to death to be here today and share a sweet, festive dessert!  With the holidays in full swing, it’s sometimes fun (and a little naughty) to break away from traditional recipes and go wild!  Cranberry-Almond Brownie Tarts are the epitome of wild in my book. There’s […]

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Free Christmas Hot Chocolate Printable Tags

  Cuteness in a cup!  This is a wonderful DIY project with free printable tags from Paper & Pigtails. With left-over jelly jars, (or available at the grocery store), chocolate chips, marshmallows, hot chocolate mix, and a candy cane, these are easy to assemble, and make the perfect, unique gift to give to friends, teachers, […]

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