cupcakes

A PinterTest Kitchen Bridal Shower

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a huge yard sale, which included several bags of old dresses. The entire day, my cousins and I played dress-up between sales, donning her old outfits and marching down a make-shift aisle in the yard. I don’t know if the yard sale was a success, but […]

“Pot of Gold” Miniature Rainbow Cupcakes

I’m so darn proud of these cupcakes. Have you ever tried a recipe that you were sure was going to be a flop? That’s how I felt with this recipe. I was sure that the rainbow batter was going to blob together and create an ugly gray mess. Boy, was I wrong! SUPER WRONG! These […]

Moon Pie Cupcakes

Every year for Valentine’s Day, I make my fiance Jeffrey some kind of special dessert. Well this year, I decided to do something different. We went to the grocery store, and I let him pick any ingredient in the whole store for me to make his Valentine’s Day dessert. As you can imagine if you […]

Maple Banana Frosting (Paleo)

This is possibly the weirdest frosting ever… but it is so tasty! I didn’t start out looking for a paleo recipe. I was just looking for something that didn’t use the tradition sugar, milk, and butter ingredients you find in most frosting recipes. Then I came across this 7-minute maple frosting from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. […]

Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing

Show of hands, who here has/had a grandmother whose pockets and/or purse always seemed to have a few Werther’s Original butterscotch candies in them? That’s what I thought… everyone in the world can put your hand down. These cupcakes pack all of the punch of a Werther’s Original and then some. I actually found the […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]

The Best Raspberry Frosting of All Time

You guys. You guys! This is seriously the best raspberry frosting of all time. It’s a butter cream of sorts, but you don’t use any powdered sugar. Seriously…NONE. You will not believe how completely perfect this frosting is, especially when paired with a chocolate cake. This frosting is so good, you can get away with […]

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Cupcakes

When a recipe mashes up two things I love, I get excited…but this one includes THREE! Key lime pie? Yum! Cheesecake? Yum! Cupcakes? YUM! My mom, Sharon, made these cupcakes and few times, and I decided to try my hand at them. They are so good that I literally have to hide them so they […]

White Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Cupcakes (with Oreos!)

  How much to I love cheesecake? I have an entire board on Pinterest called “Cheesecake Recipes: Because I’m in Training to Become a Golden Girl.” But let’s face it. Cheesecake is a big ole pain in the butt to make. Will it set up right? Will it crack? Will it be creamy? Cheesecake is […]

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes

One of my best friends LOVES the candy Nerds. When we were little we used to get a big box of them, dump them into a bowl, and eat them with spoons. Years later, we’re still friends and even work together. A few weeks before her birthday this year, I came across a pin for […]

I Bake For Major Life Events… Pull Apart Engagement Ring Cupcakes

Somehow I always end up baking when someone has a major life event. When I was in college and it was someone’s birthday, I’d hand them my recipe book and tell them to pick something out. I was the girl that always brought brownies to movie night. My college friends STILL request my mini sticky […]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes

No “pinspiration” today – this is a recipe straight from my childhood. Growing up, these chocolate cream cheese surprise cupcakes were one of my favorite treats. Forget any Tastykake or Hostess cupcake out there. These are like, ten times better than anything you can buy. Plus, there’s a secret surprise in the middle. Who doesn’t […]