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Princess Cupcake Cake

I don’t know why, but I was really excited to do this project. I haven’t been baking too much because we added another addition to the family in December 2013, and even though I had to return to my regular 9-5 job after 8 weeks, I decided to take an even longer break with my…


Gin & Tonic Cupcakes

I LOOOOOVE these cupcakes. I think these are the best cupcakes that I’ve made! I’m not even a huge fan of gin, but these turned out so amazing. I’ve made these cupcakes on two different occasions and the second time turned out to be even more amazing. I’m going to have to figure out what…


Using Stencils on Decorated Cookies

I made these cookies for an event at the UIC African American Cultural Center. When I was approached and shown the logo that was wanted on the cookies I had no idea how I was going to pull off adding such small lettering. I don’t have an edible printer (yet) and there was no way…


Batman Cupcakes

A friend of mine ordered these for a designer that she models for. He’s a huge fan of Batman so I stuck with a simple Batman theme with the logo and black box, but the white dots and design on the cupcake cups gave them a little designer edge.The cupcakes are red velvet and the…


Happy Halloween!

In the spirit of Fall and Halloween, I made a couple of tasty treats. Earlier this month I made candy corn cupcakes. They didn’t taste like cupcakes but they were made to resemble candy corn. I’m not a fan of the actual candy and plan to give the leftovers candy pieces to my mom who…


Wonder Woman Cupcakes

I had soooooo much fun doing these! This has been my most creative cupcakes project by far. I did these for an adult Wonder Woman birthday party. The cupcakes are half chocolate and half vanilla and before I put the fondant on the cupcakes, I added a layer of yellow buttercream frosting. The rest was…


Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

I understand that not everyone likes the usual cakes or cookies or frosting goodness like me. As I mentioned in my Blueberry-Lemon pound cake post, my husband enjoys other pastries like pies, muffins, and cheesecakes. So when my friend Renita gave me the idea of making cheesecake cupcakes, I jumped on it! I like cheesecake,…


NUTELLA!

I have so many friends that absolutely love Nutella, and I must admit, it’s pretty awesome! My two year old even prefers it on his graham crackers now. So my cousin approached me about making Nutella cupcakes, and how could I say no?! These turned out so well and they were so tasty that I…


Back to School Cookies

Everyone (and by everyone, I mean parents) get excited when it’s time to go back to school in the fall. It wasn’t until I became a parent that I understood why my mom got so happy around this time of year. My son isn’t old enough yet, but I started thinking of all the fun…


Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

My husband isn’t a big sweets eater, but when he has a taste for something sweet, it’s usually apple pie, blueberry muffins, cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, or pound cake. Nothing with frosting on it. Just plain pastries. He does occasionally enjoy the donuts with the jelly filling as well, but I’m not fond of those….