Cakes, Cupcakes & Brownies

Tin Roof Cupcakes

March 15, 2012
Tin Roof Cupcakes

I started out the new year on a high note, running over 20 miles during that first week and almost 100 miles in the first two months. I also made a lot cupcakes and margaritas. I might not have done them in that order, but I feel like one made the others a little better [...]

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PPQ: Individual Tiramisu with Homemade Ladyfingers

March 11, 2012
Individual Tiramisu

Tiramisus? I’m playing catchup with last week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Tiramisu with Homemade Ladyfingers, chosen by Sarah of 20 Something Cupcakes. Homemade ladyfingers are one of those things that deserve to be on everyone’s Baking Bucket List. They’re softer, more tender, and much more flavorful with a healthy dose of vanilla. They would really [...]

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PPQ: Totally Rummy Pound Cake

February 26, 2012

I chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe, Totally Rummy Pound Cake. It was cake + booze. Surely it would be a winner. But if I could do it all over again, I’d go back and choose a different recipe. Because it turns out that I’m not as big a fan of rum as you’d [...]

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PPQ: The Cake That Nearly Killed Me

February 20, 2012
Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Buttercream

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Jen of Sweet Morris: Mexican Chocolate Fudge-Pecan Cake. And I’ll be honest. It nearly killed me. Or at least started a day that nearly killed me. If you learn nothing from today, make sure that you always keep your kitchen countertops clean. Especially the area surrounding [...]

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King Cake Cupcakes

February 9, 2012
King Cake Cupcakes

Let the good times roll, huh? I feel like it wasn’t all that long ago, my girlfriends and I were sitting around at lunch, deciding how we were going to squeeze 8 girls into a hotel room barely big enough for 1… but cost like it should hold 39. Discussions of grabbing odds on who’d [...]

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes

February 2, 2012
Dr Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes

I have been in love with the idea of Thing 1/Thing 2 cupcakes since they popped up online a couple of years ago. They really are absolutely perfect for a Dr. Seuss-inspired party or shower. We baked our very favorite red velvet cupcake recipe in “greaseproof” (ahem, allegedly greaseproof) red and white-striped cupcake liners (although [...]

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Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

December 25, 2011
Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

Merry Christmas, y’all! My week to host Project Pastry Queen fell during Christmas so I picked the most Christmasy recipe I could find: Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake. It’s “just” a small loaf cake scented with lemon zest, studded with fresh cranberries, and topped with a lemon syrup that soaks into the cake. I brought the [...]

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Peppermint Frosted Brownies

December 20, 2011
Peppermint Frosted Brownies

One last Christmas treat. Just one, I promise! Because by the time you read this, I’ll very likely be running around like a crazy woman just before our trip to Indianapolis to see the Texans & Colts play. A trip that heavily relies on the weather to keep us from celebrating Christmas snowed-in in an [...]

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