Candied Bacon Cupcakes

Candied Bacon Cupcakes

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we’d be willing to bet dad would LOVE some bacon on his cake.  Yeah. skip the grocery store cake or ice cream cake and go for some candied bacon on top of dark chocolate frosting and bacond flavored vanilla cupcakes.  Modern Day Moms know what they’re talking about […]

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Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes

Yes, roasted strawberries.   No, it’s not something I thought about doing before.   But I have to admit to making some dried fruit a week or so ago and the smell – all day – of baking fruit made me hungry.  All day.  It’s interesting to watch fruit break down as it dries at […]

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Tin Roof Cupcakes

Tin Roof Cupcakes

Are you a fan of Tin Roof Ice Cream?  Then you will LOVE these cupcakes!  Vanilla cake with a fudgy chocolate swirl topped with vanilla and chocolate frosting.  Oh, and peanuts, too!  Now you can enjoy the flavor of  tin roof ice cream all summer long without it melting all over your hands. Simply brilliant! […]

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Blackberry Malt Cupcakes

Blackberry Malt Cupcakes

Sometimes I am the victim of a sort of fresh fruit syndrome – I feel like I have to buy ALL the fresh fruit when it’s in season.  That’s not such a bad thing, except then I have to binge eat it before it spoils.  I recently found a local fresh fruit and vegetable store […]

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Baklava Cupcakes

Baklava Cupcakes

Um, ok, these are technically muffins unless you consider the honey on top to be frosting.   Then again, does it really matter what you call anything this delicious?  Eat these warm from the oven with a cup of coffee and you won’t care if they are technically muffins.  Trust me.  You can thank Culinary […]

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Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes

Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes

It’s soon time for summer vegetables and it always seems people are overflowing with zucchini.  A person can only eat so much zucchini before, well, you have had enough for the season.  That’s when it starts to show up on the unsuspecting neighbors porches or on the counters at work.  If you have some extra […]

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Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Yes, I am a sucker for Ghirardelli chocolate.  There’s just something about the rich, creamy texture of what I call luxury chocolate that makes it seem so much more indulgent.  A couple of years ago, a friend sent me a basket of Ghirardelli chocolate for Christmas and someone in the building where I work stole […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes

Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes

Ah…rhubarb,  brings back so many memories of summer in Pennsylvania.  We had rhubarb growing in our back yard – in fact, it was one of those plants that could not be killed.  My mom used to make rhubarb pies but I was never really a fan.  It has a tart taste and I’m not much […]

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Berry Flag Pull Apart Cake

Berry Flag Pull Apart Cake

Sometimes the simple things are the most awesome.   This idea for flag cake from Spoonful is so ingeniously simple yet so very beautiful and fitting for all your summer gatherings.  The cake is a simple vanilla cupcake (box mix can be used to save even more time!) topped with a cream cheese buttercream frosting, fresh […]

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Wedding Cake Cupcakes

Wedding Cupcake Ideas

It’s almost wedding season again!  We have put together a sampling of beautiful, elegant, and delicious cupcakes to make the celebration something truly special.  If the happy couple would like to save some money or if they are planning a smaller, more intimate gathering they should consider making cupcakes from scratch instead of buying a […]

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