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Confetti Cupcakes

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When I first discovered confetti cake, I was still in elementary school and could manage to bake a cake from a boxed mix, which I often did when the occasion arose to do so. I almost always opted for white cake because I liked the color and the vanilla flavor, but when I found that the store stocked white cakes with multi-colored splashes in the ... Read More »

Dying eggs and recipe ideas for Easter

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Easter is only a couple of days away, which means that it is crunch time for ironing out your plans. Easter eggs don’t dye themselves and cookies won’t get decorated without your help! If you are going to be dying eggs, the easiest way to go is to use store bought dye kits, which to save time and make plain, but brightly colored eggs. My preference ... Read More »

Don’t Mess with Our Chocolate!

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Chocolate-lover (and chocolate chip cookie lovers) will want to take note of the fact that the FDA is considering redefining chocolate as we know it. Currently, chocolate is defined as something that is made of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, with flavorings, sugars and dairy being approved additions. The new definition would allow – to use the phrasing of Cybele from Candyblog - “any concoction containing ... Read More »

Bundts Across America Recipe Contest

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Nordicware has just announced the start of their 2nd annual Bundts Across America Recipe Contest, in which interested bakers are asked to submit their best bundt recipes to go along with a given theme for the chance to win $10,000. This year, the theme is holidays. The entered recipes must somehow align with: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, ... Read More »

Lemon Buttermilk Easter Cookies

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Everything about Easter – especially if the displays the retailers put up are to be believed – should be cute cute, from the miniature candies to decorated eggs to the abundance of adorably fluffy bunnies everywhere. Bunnies are so popular at this time of year that you can not only find their images on packaging and stuffed animals in every store, but you can find their ... Read More »

Welcome to Kwik-E-Mart, really!

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Simpsons fans take note: In honor of the Simpsons movie,  due out this summer, 7-Eleven is converting 11 of their stores into Kwik-E-Marts temporarily. To make it even more Simpson-esque, the new Kwik-E-Marts will also stock products from the show, including Squishees, Buzz Cola and KrustyO’s. With the exception of a quick stop for an occasional Slurpee, I don’t get to 7-Eleven all that often. But ... Read More »

Vanilla Creme Hershey’s Kisses reviewed

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Hershey’s really loves their special-editition Kisses. They experiment with flavors and fillings constantly and seem to release another “limited edition” Kiss every month. When they first started putting out filled Kisses, flavors like caramel and peanut butter were a bit hit, but no they’ve beeen releasing so many so fast (from Truffle to peppermint to coconut creme), that they all seem to be tending towards ... Read More »

Beehive Bundt

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 Bakeware manufacturers are getting more and more creative with their pan designs, which means that we have many more options for cake design – even if our cake-decorating skills are a bit rudimentary. The trend at the moment is to design cakes that are baked in two pieces and are then “glued” together with an edible frosting or syrup, resulting in a beautiful, shaped cake with next-to-no work ... Read More »

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