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Category Archives: Cakes & Baking

Margarita Cupcakes

These cupcakes were made last spring for my sis-in-law’s very fun, very festive, fiesta birthday party.  They’re the real deal!  Made with tequila, margarita mix, and lime juice added to the cake mix.  Vanilla buttercream frosting, green sugar crystals for a ‘salt’ rim, and a lime slice top them off.  They turned out so festively […]

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A Black and White Affair

A few months back Nick and I went to a friends black and white themed birthday party.  My lovely sister-in-law and her close friends planned and designed this party.  And they did an amazing job!  The decor and ambiance was beautifully chic and everyone looked stellar in their party attire.  I did contribute 1 thing […]

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Kiddo crafts have been on a down-swing lately at our house.  Lots of birthdays and holidays keep us busy from November thru February and creative time with Ethan takes a backseat.  I figured V-day was a perfect occasion for something crafty.  Ethan asked me if we could make "sparkly glitter hearts" and off to google-search […]

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Christmas Cake Screw Up!

I would love to say that the final product of this cake is what I had planned it to be.  That would be a lie!  I was so excited to make a cake for the 30th birthday of a great friend.  I had planned to make an awesome, burgundy-colored, Christmas gift box cake–an open gift box–with a propped […]

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Train Birthday Cupcakes

I made such a mess making Ethan’s train party cupcakes that I decided it needed a post all it’s own.  Here are 2 tips I have for you…learned from hands on experience…with photographic proof! #1-Use a pastry bag large enough for your frosting needs.#2-Don’t overfill your dry ingredients in the mixer, especially without a shield over […]

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