Baby Chick Cupcakes

How to Pipe a Chick in Buttercream! (video)

Piping out a chick in buttercream could not be easier. Or fun. Or delicious! Well, if you like a 1:1 cupcake to frosting ratio. Ok, so maybe it’s more like 1:2. Stop judging me. These chicks were inspired by real life… my real life! We currently have 7 layer chickens, 1 big bad rooster, 3 […]

Elmo Cupcakes

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

You knew it was coming right? After tackling Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch I just had to try Elmo. He is such a cutie! And not as hard as I had imagined. The nose is what was throwing me… I didn’t know how I was going to make it perfect! But a #12 tip […]

How to Pipe a Carnation

How to Pipe a Buttercream Carnation! (video)

Piping out a carnation with buttercream frosting is not only easy, but it is fun! I kinda stumbled on this technique as I was playing around today. I did it, then sat back and thought, “What flower is that?” A carnation immediately came to mind. Upon looking up pictures of carnations, I realized that I […]

oscar the grouch cupcakes

Oscar the Grouch Cupcakes!

Making Oscar the Grouch cupcakes is not only fun and easy, but a great way to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Who doesn’t adore the familiar and lovable character from Sesame Street? I got a couple requests after the Cookie Monster video was posted. Mostly for Elmo, which I am certainly going to share […]

cookie monster cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

A quick video tutorial on how to make the most adorable and fun Cookie Monster Cupcakes! (both mini and regular size) Is there anything better than Cookie Monster? I know I grew up loving that friendly face and loving how he attacked cookies with wild abandon! I may or may not do that myself.  These […]

how to pipe a tall fluffy buttercream flower

A tall Ruffle-like flower from buttercream!

How to make a tall fluffy “flower” out of buttercream! I posted this on Instagram the other night. Here was the caption: If someone ever tells you that you put too much frosting on your cupcake, stop talking to them.You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Well. Turns out you guys really […]

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcake with Whipped Buttercream!

Did you have a favorite treat from the ice cream man? Whenever I would hear that music playing in our neighborhood I would start to dream of just one thing. Orange creamsicle. Making a cupcake with those flavors in mind seemed like a good idea. It ended up being a great idea. And I don’t […]

Five Ways to Eat Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownie Pie!

Five fun and easy ways to jazz up the most amazing Homemade Brownies! Brownie Parfait 1 recipe homemade brownie 2 cups chopped strawberries 2 cups whipped cream Prepare brownies in 9×13 inch pan, bake according to directions and allow to cool.  Invert pan onto a clean solid work surface and cut up brownies into 2-inch […]

strawberry lemon cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream!

It’s January 2nd (my mom’s birthday, Happy Birthday Mom!) and I am craving summer.  Not for the reasons you may imagine, mind you.  But the flavors.  The light, warm, refreshing flavors of summer. As much as I love the comforting aroma’s of pumpkin and spice, or the biting coolness of mint, or even the rich […]

spice cupcakes with eggnog buttercream

Spice Cupcake with Eggnog Buttercream and Caramel Drizzle!

Confession time:  I don’t like eggnog. But if I was going to partake in eggnog this Christmas season, there was only one way that seemed acceptable. In buttercream. Because buttercream. #da So I made up some Spice Cupcakes.  Because cupcakes. Then I made up some eggnog buttercream. I was scared.  I mean… was it going to […]

chocolate dipped ice cream cone cucpakes

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

My little girl has a birthday in a few days which makes her a December birthday.  Ah the December birthday’s.  Those folks who get birthday gifts wrapped in red and green paper and who can’t have a proper party because people’s scheduled are so booked. I try my very hardest to make sure Audrey’s birthday has nothing to […]

The Easiest Chocolate cupcakes

The EASIEST Chocolate Cupcake! (that just happens to be vegan!)

I was in a pinch.  Ever since our chickens started laying eggs, I vowed to never buy eggs again. (It’s not for vanity reasons or anything, it’s just that our eggs are so delicious and naturally organic and wonderful, all other eggs pale in comparison.  Literally.) I found myself without any eggs but needed to […]

candy corn cupcakes

Candy Corn Inspired Cupcakes with pure Candy Corn Glaze!

This post is sponsored by McCormicks. What’s for dessert?  Cupcakes.  Glorious dual-toned, frosting piled high, covered in an obscene sweet glaze decadent cupcakes. Imagine if you are in grade school, and have been sitting in class all morning.  The tick-tock of the clock is constant, and you are full of energy, waiting so impatiently for […]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Um, have you noticed?  I am putting zucchini in everything.  I can’t say I am sorry though, because everything I am making is so darn delicious!!   This one is a favorite so far, as it is over-the-top chocolatey.  Everything is rich and creamy and moist and amazing.  It’s pretty much the best cupcake to […]

patriotic hi-hat cupcakes

Patriotic Hi-Hat Cupcakes! (with a fun surprise-inside!)

I think it’s safe to say that I love all things surprise-inside.  These hi-hat cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate with the classic red, white and blue theme, but to pleasantly surprise family and friends!   I really enjoy making hi-hat cupcakes and since I make them so often, I really experimented with these. […]

Neapolitan Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Neapolitan Hi-Hat Cupcakes!

I have been waiting all week long to share these with you!  My favorite, favorite, mostest favoritest everest summertime flavor combination is Neapolitan.  And this one is extra special to me!     This cupcake is adapted from a cake in my new book, Surprise-Inside Cakes!  I have an entire cake that is a Neapolitan […]

s’mores cupcakes

s'mores cupcakes! #chocolate #summerdesserts

I think one of my favorite summertime flavors is s’mores.  There is something so comforting about melting marshmallows between chocolate and graham crackers. It’s almost as if the food has transcended flavor to represent something more; a feeling of joy, peace, love, family and friends. More specifically though, there is something quite magical about a […]

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes!

A couple years ago I made a Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cake.  Little did I know (as is most often the case when I am creating recipes!) that it was an original recipe.  Whoopee! These cupcakes today are the babies to that original cake. With a special twist of course!   I can’t think of […]

Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes

Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes!

I have never made (nor even heard of) angel food cupcakes, but I figured they would be easy to make.  And guess what?  It was.  Super duper easy! (said in my best three year old voice)   Because I used a box mix.  Then I topped it with Cool Whip.  Then I added super awesome and […]

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Let the summertime fun begin!   This week I am all about baking.  Let me get even more specific:  baking cupcakes.  Wait, I can get even more specific.  Baking summertime flavor cupcakes! There are a few “flavors” that come to mind when I think about the warmth and fun of summer.  Drinking a refreshing limeade […]