• Patriotic 4th of July Mini Mousse Cakes – Strawberry, Vanilla, and Blueberry mousse!

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      “The red and white and starry blue…” So it’s a little early for Independence day, but I wanted to get these little patriotic cuties up so you have time to make them by the end of the week! These mousse cakelettes are so tasty and light! They start out with a light as air lemon chiffon cake base, are topped with strawberry mousse, blueberry mousse, vanilla mousse, and some more blueberry mousse – and finished off with homemade whipped cream, and fresh raspberries and blueberries.   The Lemon Chiffon Cake base 8 egg whites Cream of tartar 1.5 cups…

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  • Strawberry Meringue Cake

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        “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” Yes! And this Strawberry Meringue Cake is the perfect addition to any summer soiree. Also, strawberry curd. It’s in this cake, but it should also be on top of your bagels, in your pastries, and just on a spoon headed into your mouth – because it is sooo tasty! Try not to eat all of it before you finish making the cake 😉 Strawberry Cake 10 large strawberries, pureed in blender, put through strainer 2 sticks (1 cup) butter 2 cups sugar 1 package strawberry gelatin 3…

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  • Summertime Strawberry upside-down cake

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      “Happiness is…Strawberries” Yum…who doesn’t love a great strawberry?! Makes it feel like summer already! This strawberry upside-down cake is everything you want it to be – moist, rich, and strawberry flavored. Enjoy! Upside down cake 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 box of fresh strawberries a handful of fresh blueberries 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ginger 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup of sour cream 1/4 cup lemon juice   Spray 9.5 inch springform pan with…

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  • Graduation Owl Cake Pops

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      “If you imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” Ah, graduation time. It’s such a special time to enjoy with family and friends, and to really be proud of this huge accomplishment and milestone in your life. You did it! Now you should enjoy some cake pops, grad style 🙂 (P.S. sorry the photos aren’t great. These were my first ever cake pops- done a year ago, before I really tried to take pretty pictures of my baking. However, I still really wanted to share them because they are such an…

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  • Puppy and Kitten Love: Mini Cupcakes

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      “A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart.”   Aww..so true! Gotta love puppies and kittens. What better way to honor them than cutie mini cupcakes? Here’s a how-to:   Puppies: Your favorite mini cupcake recipe (You can try a chocolate one, or even a gluten-free option.) Wilton candy eyeballs – small Wilton candy eyeballs – large Airheads- cherry flavor Black edible ink pen Wilton black candy drops White sparkling sugar Cream cheese frosting -white   Kittens: White chocolate chips Pink candy sprinkle hearts White and pink jimmies (sprinkles) Black wilton rainbow chip crunch sprinkles or mini dark…

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  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes with a toasted Marshmallow Frosting (gluten free)

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      “When life gives you lemons…bake cupcakes”. Actually, that’s not really a quote. You should just always bake cupcakes…because…cupcakes! I don’t have as much experience with gluten free, so I was afraid these would taste different than my normal cupcakes – but, everyone loved them! They are soft, and quite lemon-y, but also sweet. The lemons were picked fresh and smell divine as you work with them in your kitchen!   Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes 1 cup gluten free flour or ¾ cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt ½ cup butter ¾ cup granulated sugar 2…

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  • Chocolate, Raspberry, and Vanilla Neapolitan Mousse Cake

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      “A party without cake is just a meeting” -Julia Childs The wisdom of Julia Childs – so true though! Let’s talk about mousse and Neapolitan for a second. Mousse is a French dessert that is sooo light and airy, while Neapolitan is originally an Italian ice cream of three different flavors – usually chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. So basically, this cake combines the awesomeness of both of those things, and mixes it up a bit. You get a cake that is so light it almost doesn’t feel like you’re eating cake – according to my taste testers who loved this…

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  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Mini Mini Cupcakes On Top!

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      “When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” True story when it comes to these little cutie-patooties! Every time I walk into the kitchen and see them I break into a little giggle . These are perfect to make for anyone who loves chocolate, cupcakes, mini things, pink, has a birthday, has a baby, is getting married, is sad, is happy, is your valentine, is your best friend – basically anyone – just figure out a reason and bake them!   Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (makes 24 mini cupcakes) 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp…

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  • Cranberry-Apple Upside-Down Cake

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      “Sometimes you have to turn your world upside-down to see it right side up.” I had never tried making an upside-down cake before. Seemed pretty straightforward; but the more and more I read about it, the more I realized the great question that exists with upside-down cakes – how long do you keep them upside-down (once out of the oven), before you turn them right-side up?! If you let it cool too long, you won’t be able to get it out of the pan. But – if you don’t let it cool long enough, the juice from the fruits…

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  • Flourless Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Dome Cakes

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      “A balanced life is chocolate in both hands.” This is why I made brownies and chocolate cakes for breakfast. Sounds about right. But really though – I recently learned to make mousse and it is amaaazing. Mousse is so light and fluffy and it almost makes you feel like you didn’t just eat a whole cake. For the record – these are mini dome cakes, so it’s all good!   Flourless Chocolate Brownies (This makes the base of the cakes and the extras make for ooey gooey brownie goodness just on their own) 4 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar (separated…

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