• 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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  • Peanut Butter-Banana-Bacon Pupcakes – a Cupcake for your dog!

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      “Some of our greatest treasures we place in museums. Others we take for walks.” It’s National Puppy Day! I am a huuuuge animal person, and dogs are probably my favorite. The loyalty, kindness, companionship, and love these creatures give us is nothing short of amazing – so today, let’s hear it for the dogs. 🙂 Your little furry friend deserves a cupcake as awesome as he/she is, so without further ado, I give you the Peanut Butter Banana and bacon Pupcake! The Cake (makes a dozen mini pupcakes) 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 mashed, ripe banana 2 tbsp. cottage cheese…

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  • Classic Apple Pie

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      “There’s no place like home” I don’t think any statement is more true than this one! I baked this apple pie for a special person coming back home. Is there really any more welcoming dessert than a warm, freshly baked apple pie?? And with some sweet writing and a big heart to boot, it’s bound to put a smile on your face 🙂   Crust 2 ½ cups flour 2/3 cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 egg yolks ¼ cup water 1 tsp vanilla In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt.…

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  • Rose Swirl Meringues

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      “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you!”   More like so are these cute little meringues! So there are 3 types of meringue – French, Swiss, and Italian. These are based on the Swiss kind, because the egg whites are heated over a double boiler. Anywho, I definitely recommend making these because they’re easy to make, Fat Free (!), can be eaten as a cookie on their own, or used to decorate cookies and cupcakes. They’re perfect for any old day, or a special day, like a bridal shower, wedding, or anything pretty!…

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  • Mini Chocolate Pistachio Cakes with a Matcha Green Tea Glaze

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      “Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am! And I would eat them in a boat! And I would eat them with a goat… And I will eat them in the rain. And in the dark. And on a train. And in a car. And in a tree. They are so good so good you see! “- Dr. Seuss How about green tea matcha icing atop mini chocolate cake? Would you eat that if I bake? What if it had pistachios too? If yes, then let me share with you! (I tried! ) Mini…

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  • 5(0) Shades of Grey Chocolate Cake

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      “Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” So I haven’t read the books or seen the movie – but – the movie did come out this week, and I needed an excuse to make a quick little chocolate cake – with 5 – not 50 (can you imagine how long that would take?!) shades of grey frosting! I was worried about using coffee in the cake but I had been hearing for a while that this makes for a super moist dark chocolate cake – and you can’t even taste the coffee. The rumors are true! So…

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  • “Eye See Your Heart” Almond Cookies (Linzer and Conversation Heart Cookies)

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      “Sometimes me think what is love. And then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you.” – Cookie Monster   What a cutie quote, right?! Ah, the Cookie Monster, with his infinite wisdom. So you may be asking yourself, why glasses linzer cookies? Well, I love to bake…and I also love my job (eye doc) – and sometimes I get to combine the two! Baked this batch for a Valentine’s day event we had at the office. These are pretty quick to make if you’re still looking for that last minute Valentine’s dessert. They…

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