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One of my great friends celebrated her birthday this past Saturday and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to tackle my fear of cakes. I have no idea why cakes intimidate me so much, but they do…big time! I keep meaning to take the Wilton cake decorating classes at Michael’s, but …

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I was sent a cake recipe via email from a friend. She proclaimed this to be better than Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake, which was my current fave. This is a basic yellow cake from the cookbook, Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America. Since this friend is such a tough critic, I …

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Cupcakes…you all know I have a thing for them! For some reason they are my go to baking item and they are my favorite thing to decorate! I have been trying to step outside the box and experiment with different flavors, textures, colors, etc. Although I have made this red velvet recipe once before, I …

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With fall quickly approaching, I have had the desire to start making things like pumpkin rolls, apple pie and carrot cake. However, I decided to fight the urge a little while longer and make some summer inspired cupcakes. I saw a recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes on the Bon Appétit website and knew I had …

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I get bored with things VERY quickly and I have found myself getting bored with cupcakes. So, I decided to start branching out…attempting to create delicious cupcakes other than the usual chocolate, vanilla, etc. I used a delicious chocolate cake recipe that I originally posted here, but I topped these cupcakes with a White Chocolate …

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I ordered Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. This book is actually what compelled me to create this blog, well, that and my mild photography obsession. This recipe involves a brownie cake base topped with a caramel peanut sauce. In one word, I would describe this as rich… really, really rich! I …

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