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Red, White & Blue Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Happy 4th of July! Even though the weather is a bit gloomy in Pittsburgh this year, this is still one of my favorite holidays. All of the picnic foods and themed drinks and desserts just make me happy. Not to mention all of the pretty fire works and fires and marshmallow roasting that happens after […]

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Even though I made these cupcakes for Easter Sunday, I still think they are worth sharing.  I couldn’t eat carrot cake all of the time, but in the springtime I really do love it.  I totally adore anything that has cream cheese icing on it, if we’re being honest.  The cake stays really moist and […]

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Mojito Cupcakes

You all know how much I LOVE my margarita cupcakes, so it’s no surprise that I ventured over to the mojito variety.  I actually would choose a mojito over a  margarita at happy hour…tequila is usually not my friend.  In cupcake form, though, it’s a tie.  They have a very similar flavor and consistency to […]

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Peanut Butter Devils Food Cupcakes

Back at the end of April I tweeted about the Dessert First Bake Off at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern.  A friend of mine planned this benefit for her organization Best Buddies.  Clearly, I thought it was a fantastic idea and couldn’t wait to attend…an evening of devouring sweets get priority on my calendar.  I, of […]

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Marzipan & Pear Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

A friend of ours was having a dinner party, and requested that I make her a dozen cupcakes for her to serve as dessert.  I was honored and excited to try a new flavor on my to-bake list!  Salted caramel is one of my most favorite sweet things…actually I just love the addition of sea […]

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Girl Scout Throwback: Thin Mint Cupcakes

Has anyone watched Unique Sweets on the Cooking Channel??  Talk about mouthwatering inspiration for anyone who loves to bake!  Sometimes, if you’re lucky, they feature a recipe on the website, either inspired by or actually from the bakery of the featured items on a given episode.  After seeing the pear and goat cheese cupcakes (sounds […]

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Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

Being known as a compulsive baker has its perks.  You get to experiment and try new things because it’s just a given that you will make a sweet treat for pretty much any occasion.  You also inherit leftover ingredients to incorporate into a yet-to-be-determined confection.  Last week my mother-in-law handed over her leftover coconut milk […]

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Wedding Shower Eats

Remember last week when I was baking for a wedding shower??  Well, good….it went off without a hitch last Saturday and I think that the bride felt very showered with love by her friends and family!  We had a great time planning it for sure.  It was everything a wedding shower should be – fun, girly, […]

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Red, White and Blueberry cupcakes

I was feeling very patriotic this weekend, partaking in poolside afternoons, barbecues, backyard parties and visits with family and friends.  Even got some sun on my shoulders…the freckles are out in full force!  It is the height of the summer and I’m loving it.  We were invited to a barbecue at a friend’s house on the 4th for […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

I have been looking for an excuse to make chocolate-peanut butter cupcakes, but have had so many others on my list that they have taken a back seat…well shame on me for letting that happen because these puppies were delicious!  So super rich, and perfect for peanut butter lovers.  The icing tastes like the filling […]

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