russian piping tips

I just made this sweet cake for a church activity (kinda went overboard on the flowers, I know), with my brand new Russian piping tips Rory got me for Christmas! (that I added to my Amazon wishlist, and then sent him the link to, let's be real) The set I got has SOO many options-you can see all the different varieties in the pictures, I believe. … [Read more...]

chocolate, pecan, and caramel "Turtle" cupcakes

"Heaven in a cupcake" is what these should be called. I had absolutely no self control when it came to this caramel frosting. Seriously. I pretty much ate it by the spoonful. (after they were all frosted of course...most of them were at least...) It's pretty darn delicious on a graham cracker too...just sayin'.  If you've never made swiss meringue … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from a bunch of ponies!

 (Sorry about the iphone pics....well not really that sorry but I didn't want to lug out my DSLR so...moving on.)Happy Halloween from a bunch of ponies! Rainbow Dash and Applejack to be more specific. We had our church trunk or treat party last Saturday so the girls got to wear their costumes-they loved it! Surprisingly a lot of people knew who … [Read more...]

Almond Joy cupcakes

If you like Almond Joy candy bars then you will hate these cupcakes. NOT. They are life changing...seriously guys. Just trust me on this. Get the recipe here. Everyone will love you forever and ever if you make them .(I got a few wordy love notes from people....a little embarrassing if you ask me, but I appreciated the sentiment ;) ha, … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas…and a Happy New Year! (and free printable tags)

Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing   Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies  Hey, all! I hope your days to come are Merry and Bright! We're gearing up for all the holiday traditions and family time, I can't wait! Also, I've been having a blast in my kitchen baking up some … [Read more...]

cupcakes galore!

This weekend I made 70 cupcakes for a wedding open house for a longtime gal pal (like since kindergarten-ish). Her new hubby has a fondness for red velvet and she likes lemon, so the flavors were easy to decide on! I practiced beforehand (everyone I knew who sampled them was so bummed they had to help eat cupcakes for scientific reasons...) Lemon … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July

We started the day off with some patriotic cupcake decorating...we being Janae and I. She was a big help...we made these with Ina Garten's recipe here, marshmallow fondant and buttercream icing.It was a bit labor intensive but still FUN!Then we were off to our ward BBQ at Miller park. The weather was perfect...breezy and warm. We enjoyed sitting … [Read more...]