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Category Archives: cupcakes

hello chocolate

While my vanilla cake might be my favorite, I also have a soft spot for this chocolate cake. It isn’t the ultimate recipe (which I am still searching for) but it is very close. I honestly think the key to getting an incredible chocolate cake is, quite simply, the chocolate. Some call for chocolate squares […]


Even I make mistakes … this is what happens when you leave cupcakes in too long… And never substitute fruit juices for water. Add the lime or lemon juice after you’ve completed your white cake recipe. Why? Well its chemistry. Acidic juice does not equal water. Your cupcakes will shrink up and pull away from […]

happy st. patty’s day

Ever since I brought cupcakes for breakfast at work, I’ve had a few requests for more. So I figured I’d whip up some St. Patty’s Day cupcakes. I used my go-to chocolate cake recipe but with some Callebaut cocoa = heaven! We also charged the battery in the Nikon (finnnaaalllyyyy) so I had to take […]

charlotte geary photography

Charlotte was so kind as to send me the beautiful pictures she took of the desserts I made for Stephanie and Dave. They turned out beautiful! Check out her site at!

happy halloween!

a lavender wedding

I was so honored to be able to provide the desserts for Dave and Stephanie. They contacted me awhile back. I work with Dave and he had sampled many of my lovely cupcakes! Stephanie knew that she wanted a cupcake tower. We met and discussed options and decided to split the cupcakes – half groom’s […]

a hokie/lavender wedding

I am currently working on cupcakes and cookie favors for a wedding this weekend. Here are a few sneak peeks. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished product! I’m so excited! Oh yay fondant hokie pieces! I do have to add that I was cutting these out WHILE watching us kick NC State’s butt so […]

fall and fondant leaves

I love fall. A good carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese buttercream reminds me of fall for some reason! (Other than the fact that fall is indeed upon us). I decided to make some fondant leaves to adorn my fall cupcakes. Here’s how: Press together three or four of your favorite fall colored pieces of […]

the infamous pupcake thief…

… an incident that will live on in this office forever… Remember the pupcakes that I madeĀ for a doggie birthday party? .. yea those. With the grilled chicken treats and beggin’ strips? Well there’s a small detail I left out – sort of on purpose because I was so mad. Let me re-tell the details […]

useful tip tuesday: practice makes perfect

I wanted to blog about everything I’ve been up to lately and I know I haven’t posted a UTT, so I figured I’d roll it into one. I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but practice really does make perfect. If you are a perfectionist like I am, you want it to come out […]