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March Madness Cupcakes

March Madness Cupcakes

March Madness is the popular name for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship series, which primarily takes place during March every year. The single elimination tournament is so popular that even people who don’t watch basketball the rest of the season get into it, rooting for their alma matter or the college team that is local to their area. Like the Super Bowl, it ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Spring is the season when the snow begins to melt and flowers begin to peek up from underneath the earth to catch a few rays of sunshine. Flowers also work their way into spring baking projects in the form of decorations, as well as a few edible flowers here and there. It’s easy to decorate a cake with a flower motif, but Wilton’s Mini Flower ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

If I have more than a few lemons in my kitchen at a time, they inevitably turn themselves into a batch of lemon curd. Lemon curd fans will want to check out Wallflower Girl‘s Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies. Most sandwich cookies like these start with a buttery shortbread dough, but these have a gluten free almond cookie base that is every bite as delicious. They’re ... Read More »

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

Chocolate mousse is an indulgence that is a real treat on special occasions – at least, special occasions are just about the only time I see chocolate mousse being served. Mousse is easy to make and it is light enough that it can be served any day of the week, for any occasion, and doesn’t need to be “saved” for a handful of times throughout ... Read More »

How to Store Leftover Buttercream

Leftover Buttercream in a Piping Bag

There are several different styles of buttercream out there, including basic American buttercream and slightly more labor-intensive Italian and Swiss buttercreams. All are delicious ways to frost a cake or top a batch of cupcakes. I usually recommend that people make more buttercream than they need when they are planning to decorate a cake or cupcakes, since running out of frosting part-way through a project ... Read More »

What is Snow Sugar?

Snow Sugar

A dusting of confectioners’ sugar is a great way to finish off a cake or a batch of cookies before serving them. I usually add confectioners’ sugar at the last minute before serving because the moisture in a baked good will usually cause the sugar to melt right into the cake. This means that you might bet left with a slightly sugary crust but without ... Read More »

Peeps Krispy Treats

Peeps Krispy Treats

Even though Peeps are now going to be available year-round, I will always associate them with Easter and spring. They were always my favorite springtime treat when I was a kid and I keep finding new ways to use them this time of year, though I don’t inhale them quite as quickly as I did when I was 10. Last year, I turned a batch ... Read More »

Surprise-Inside Cakes

Surprise-Inside Cakes

When you slice open a tall layer cake, you usually only expect to see layers of cake and filling inside. The cakes in┬áSurprise-Inside Cakes┬ádeliver a little something extra: a colorful, edible design that is hidden inside of the cake and isn’t revealed until you are ready to slice and serve. The inspiration for this style of cake came from the author’s desire to set her ... Read More »

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