Cooking A-Z: T is for Tiramisu Cupcakes

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This is by far my favorite cupcake I’ve ever made and I don’t even drink coffee! It was so moist and the flavor was just like a piece of Tiramisu cake. The Mascarpone buttercream was a happy accident because the original recipe I was following called for heavy whipping cream which ended up being out of date…I figured this out after I whipped it for 5 minutes.  I panicked a little but then rallied and mixed up some butter with mascropne cheese and added powered sugar which turned out wonderful! These are best eaten when the warm coffee has just been poured onto the cupcake…yum, yum! Otherwise, I popped mine in the microwave for 10 seconds. I hope you enjoy as much as I did 🙂 Continue reading

Cooking A-Z: Letter G: Ganache Frosting

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I can’t believe I’m already on letter G! I’ve already learned so much and I’m having so much fun making and tasting new recipes 🙂

I haven’t made cupcakes for my blog in a while and I could feel them calling my name. I’ve never made ganache frosting before so it was perfect timing. I’m usually not a huge chocolate on chocolate fan but after my toe-curling delicious Devil’s Food Cake I was hooked! I did a Valentine theme when decorating these cupcakes and made a pink chocolate heart…awhh!

Ganache is actually pretty easy to make and requires few ingredients. I wanted a thicker consistency for my frosting so I played around with the ingredients and came up with the following recipe. It’s super rich and super tasty 🙂 Enjoy! Continue reading

Christmas Wreath Mini Cupcakes

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It’s that time of year for cute Christmas desserts! I made these Christmas wreath cupcakes for a Christmas party last weekend and they were extremely festive and fit right in with all the snow falling outside. I was so scared walking on the slippery sidewalk that I was going to drop my beautiful cupcakes but thankfully I made it to the front door in one piece 🙂 I hope you have fun making your own Christmas cupcakes! Continue reading

Bloody Mummy Cupcakes

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I just love all of the Halloween baking creations that fellow bloggers and people on Pinterest create. I love seeing how creative people are and what unique recipes or ideas they are coming up with next 🙂

No matter how bad my day is sometimes, it always gets better when I come home where I’m able to bake, cook, create, and do nothing but be blissfully unaware of my surroundings and concentrate on what I love to do. I hope you all get the same happiness from the reasons you blog 🙂

Back to cupcakes… I was inspired today by all of the great Halloween cupcakes. I wanted to make a slightly spooky cupcake, with blood of course. Last year I made “Knife Stabbed Cupcakes” and they were awesome! (see picture below). I think these bloody mummy cupcakes are really fun. I will be on the lookout for an over the top Halloween cupcake next year!

It’s officially that time…..Happy Halloween! Be safe and enjoy all your delicious treats!

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