alyssa’s 1st communion

rosette cupcakes

WOW, has this been a busy week! I have to apologize for not being able to update on here as often as I’d like – things have just been getting crazier and crazier, and unfortunately I don’t anticipate them getting a whole heck of a lot better any time before the wedding. Luckily, once June […]

coconut cupcakes

These coconut cupcakes were a perfect addition to the desserts I brought down to the Outer Banks with us.  The buttercream has a hint of lime in it, which compliments the coconut perfectly and adds that bit of a tropical flair to it – very beachy.  These were also a hit; there was lots of […]

strawberry cupcakes

This past week, Daren and I were lucky enough to spend the week with friends in the Outer Banks, NC.  This is our second year making this trip, and I know we’re all excited to have it become a yearly tradition.  With a group of 13, we rented a huge house right on the water […]

vanilla bean cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Everyone needs a good recipe for the basic cupcake flavors – chocolate & vanilla at the very least.  Having those in place gives you a basis to create all different flavors – like these chocolate biscoff crunch cupcakes or vanilla cupcakes with different flavor icings.  This recipe is my go to for vanilla cupcakes – […]

ginger rosewater cupcakes


Ginger AND rosewater.. typically, not 2 of my favorite flavors.  Probably flavors I would tend to steer away from, actually; especially in a cupcake.  They are, however, 2 of Daren’s favorite flavors, and when I saw these cupcakes over on Baked Bree I knew he would probably love them (spoiler alert: he ate 3 the […]

it’s a….

It’s a…. BOY!! Congratulations Cathy & JT!!

gender reveal cupcakes

cathy reveal 2

I completed an extra special baking project today.  My good friend Cathy is pregnant, and she and her boyfriend JT found out the sex of their baby this morning.  Cathy and JT are planning to fill their families in tonight, and she asked me to bake some cupcakes to help them do so!  I am […]

chocolate raspberry cupcakes

chocolate raspberry cupcakes

Chocolate and raspberry is always such a great combination (especially for the upcoming holiday!)  These cupcakes start out with a moist chocolate base, are filled with a homemade raspberry filling and then topped with a rich ganache.  A ganache-filled raspberry on top makes the cupcake complete Although these involve a number of steps, none of […]

chocolate biscoff crunch cupcakes

Chocolate Biscoff Crunch Cupcakes 2

Yesterday was a big day for me.  As many of you know, the 1st annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival was yesterday afternoon.  I submitted 2 entries to the festival, including these cupcakes and a triple chocolate cookie.  I was thrilled with how the cupcakes had turned out, but that didn’t stop me from being nervous/anxious […]

cupcake sneak peak

biscoff cupcakes

Here’s a sneak peak at the Chocolate Biscoff Crunch cupcakes for tomorrow’s Chocolate Lovers Festival.  I am thrilled with the way they turned out!  Recipe to follow