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Banana Nut Cheerio Cupcakes

Banana Nut Cheerios Cupcakes

Ah, Cheerios.  Who didn’t eat Cheerios when they were a kid?  I think it’s the only cereal I would eat besides Frosted Flakes.  Yup, was a sugar fiend even in my childhood.  These cupcakes from The Balanced […]

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Heart Accents for Cupcakes

How to Make Heart Accents for Cupcakes

Are you feeling a little down now that all the holidays are over? Need something a little fun to brighten those winter days?  How about making some red or pink hearts to top your next batch of […]

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Easy to Make Homemade Ingredients

Easy to Make Homemade Ingredients

Like most people, I like convenience.  I don’t have much spare time to make things that can easily be purchased in a store.  But, there are some things that can be made from scratch without taking up […]

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Cupcake Questions Answered!

Cupcake Questions Answered!

If you are new to baking or at least cupcake baking, then you might have some questions. We have compiled answers to some of the most asked questions.  Feel free to leave us comments with any other […]

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Gluten Free Baking Conversion Tips

Gluten Free Baking Conversion Tips

Gluten free is not something I am all that familiar with and I suspect there are a number of you struggling with converting regular cupcake recipes to gluten free or at least to use a reduced amount […]

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Blueberry Cupcakes

Blueberry Cupcakes!

I grew up in “farm country” so we spent a good bit of the summer in our garden or picking fresh fruit.  We picked blueberries, sour cherries, and wild raspberries which my mom would then freeze to […]

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Cupcake Baking Tips

If you are new to the world of baking – anything, not just cupcakes – then maybe you are a bit overwhelmed when reading some of the more complicated recipes.   Baking a rich and tasty cupcake […]

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Ice Cream Filled Cupcakes

Cake and ice cream is a staple of almost every birthday party from childhood to adulthood.   But keeping the two separate always seems to slow down the eating.  I always seem to eat the cake BEFORE […]

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How Green is Your Cupcake?

How Green is Your Cupcake?

Using food coloring – liquid or gel – is somewhat of a guessing game.  Not enough and you end up with a mint or pastel color.  Too much and it just looks, well, like too much.  Luckily, […]

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How to Make Leprechaun Cupcakes

We have all seen the pictures of artistically decorated cupcakes.  The ones that look professionally done.  The thought of making them can be intimidating, especially for those of us less artistically inclined. Sometimes reading and following written […]

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Cupcake Batter Scoops

Cupcake Batter Scoops

I admit I am old fashioned and like doing things the way mom always did, even if it is messy.  Isn’t part of the fun of baking making a mess?  Like licking the bowl or licking the […]

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Valentines Day Cupcake Cones for Kids!

We know….cupcakes + kids = messy.  Crumbs.  Leftover cupcake wrappers.  How about baking cupcakes in ice cream cones instead?  No wrappers to throw away and it will seem like eating ice cream cones for the kids.  A […]

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