Cakes

Pina Colada Cupcake Recipe

pina colada cupcake recipe

This is hands down my favorite cupcake recipe. I have made many many cupcake recipes over the years, and this one is just perfection. I styled a tropical luau party recently, and many of the guests ate more then one of these bad boys. They are simply delightful. This pina colada cupcake recipe will seriously knock your socks off.​  …

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Cakes, Party Ideas

Travel Themed Baby Shower Cake and Cupcake Toppers

Travel themed baby shower cake

My blogger friend Sarina from Joy in the Commonplace is expecting another sweet baby boy to join her beautiful family! My friends Bri from Halfpint Design and Jordan from Jordan’s Easy Entertaining though it would be fun to throw Sarina a virtual baby shower. The theme of the baby shower is travel, so I thought I would contribute a few…

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Cakes

Lovely Lemon Crepe Cake

Lemon Crepe Cake Recipe

Easter is fast approaching, and it is one of those holidays that usually includes a feast and loads of chocolate. The question of what to serve for dessert after a huge holiday meal often leaves hosts scratching their heads. I can think of many times I’ve slaved over a beautiful rather heavy dessert only to have guests eat a few…

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Cakes

A Winter Treat: Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

Meyer lemon bundt cake

January is the start of a new year, new beginnings, and new possibilities. It’s also the coldest, dreariest, and darkest month of the year. To brighten things up, I look forward to Meyer lemon season which starts around this time. If you haven’t baked with Meyer lemons before, get thee to a grocery store and buy these bad boys up,…

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The Absolute Best Coconut Layer Cake Recipe

best coconut layer cake recipe

The absolute best coconut layer cake recipe. Those are bold words aren’t they? This recipe is honestly divine. It has so much coconut flavor and the toasted coconut topping adds a delightful crunchy texture. This cake is covered and filled with a decadent Swiss meringue buttercream, it’s rich and tastes of a dreamy tropical holiday. Sold yet? Read on to…

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Easy Rainbow Cake Recipe and Decorating Tutorial

Rainbow Cake Recipe

If you’re looking to impress, a rainbow cake is just the thing. But as impressive as they are, did you know they’re also very easy to make? Time consuming, yes, difficult, no. My youngest daughter’s birthday is this month, and somehow she’s getting four cakes out of it. For her actual birthday I decided to knock her cute little socks…

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How to Make Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

How to Make Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

My youngest daughter is turning three. She rules the roost around here and I’m slightly embarrassed to say that we all give in to most of her demands. She’s adorable, precocious, and absolutely hilarious. So when I said I would make ‘mini cupcakes’ for her preschool and she understood ‘Minnie cupcakes’ of course I had to oblige.   I whipped…

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Cakes

Little Pumpkins – Fall and Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

I love making decorated cupcakes for my kid’s school Halloween parties, and this year my youngest is in her first year of preschool so I wanted to make something super cute for her class. Little fondant pumpkins are an adorable topper for cupcakes or any pumpkin flavored treats. And pumpkins are popular throughout Fall, not just at Halloween. Fondant pumpkins…

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Charming and Simple Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas

Simple Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas

You’ve got the cake baked and ready to go. You’ve got a bowl full of fluffy frosting. Now what? Cake decorating can be very intimidating if you either haven’t done it before or had a few fails (don’t worry, everyone has!). Cake decorating doesn’t need to be stressful or frustrating though, all you need are a few basic techniques. Today…

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Cakes

Delicious, Fabulous, Easy Birthday Cake Recipes

Easy Birthday Cake Recipes

When my kids and I start discussing their upcoming birthday parties, their first request is always to do with their cake. And really, when I go to a party the question foremost on my mind is “will there be cake?” Any cake is delicious and a delight, but there is just something about a birthday cake. The frosting, the sprinkles,…

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