Tag Archive: icing

Frosting Cupcakes (WFMW)

When it comes to baking, one of the best compliments I receive is when I walk in with my hands full of baked goods and someone asks me what bakery I stopped at on the way.  I am always happy to tell them that I did, in fact, bake everything from scratch. I usually get a…

Sports Theme Cookie Cake

As many of you know, over the weekend, I made a birthday cake for our friends’ two year old son.  They recently moved into a new house and decorated his room with a sports theme, so we decided to use that same theme for the cake. A lot of you mentioned that you wanted to see…

Easter Cookies (Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies)

I always enjoy baking for the holidays, and Easter is right up there with Christmas in my book. A few months ago, I stumbled upon a cute set of cookie cutters that included flower, carrot, and bunny shapes.  I knew I had to have them for Easter! I had trouble saving the cookie cutters for Easter,…

Peanut Butter Frosting

You may remember that I was lucky enough to be selected as one of fifteen Foodbuzz featured publishers headed to NYC for an event to raise awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, sponsored by Electrolux.  The event (which is now less than two weeks away!) is a cake decorating event, and we will be…

Gingerbread Cookies… My Favorite!

For me, it’s just not Christmas without gingerbread cookies… Don’t get me wrong – all of the other cookies are great, but they just aren’t the same! I’ve been making the same gingerbread recipe since I was a kid and I made these with my mom.  They puff up beautifully, making cookies that are soft and…

Friday Favorites Halloween Edition (Episode 31)

Since tomorrow is Halloween, it only seems appropriate to do a Halloween-themed Friday Favorites post this week.  There have been many, many delicious Halloween treats posted in the blogosphere this week… It was hard to pick just a few.  If you’re looking for some last minute Halloween recipes for the weekend, be sure to check…

Eat Your Veggies… For Dessert!

Can you think of a better way to eat yellow squash and carrots than in a chocolate cupcake topped with Nutella cream cheese icing? I didn’t think so. August is the very first month of the Nutella Challenge hosted by Bell’ alimento! To get things started, Paula over at Bell’ alimento made a wonderful Nutella…

Happy 4th of July!

It seems that whenever I ask what I can bring to a picnic or gathering, I am usually asked to bake something.  Before I really started cooking, I got into baking and cake decorating.  So, I have pretty much become of the official dessert-maker in the family.  This year, my husband and I are going…

Strawberry Cupcakes

Typically, when my family gets together, I am in charge of making dessert.  I love to bake and decorate cookies and cakes, so it is always a lot of fun for me to come up with new things to make.  For Easter, in addition to the cookies I posted yesterday, I made strawberry cupcakes with…

Mocha Espresso Cupcakes

My mocha espresso layer cake is one of my most popular recipes.  It is frequently requested by my family for holidays and birthdays. Most days, however, I don’t want to bake and decorate a layer cake.  So, I scaled down the recipe a bit to make 12 cupcakes. Mocha Cupcake Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup…