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10 Things Every Home Baker Dreams of Having

1.  Someone else doing the cleanup work – anyone would do, but someone you are physically attracted to would be ideal… or a robot… or an adorable talking kitten.

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chocolate croissants

Win a Free Croissant Class from Craftsy!

Croissants are a….  wait… I can’t finish this sentence… too busy looking at that picture from Classic Croissants at Home and wanting a hot, buttery croissant NOW!  Seriously, I apologize that I can’t make one materialize in your hand while you are reading this post.  OK, let’s try again. Croissants are a baked pastry that [...]

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Jaffa Cupcakes

Jammin’ Jaffa Cupcakes

If you are not from the United Kingdom, you may not have encountered Jaffa Cakes.  Jaffa cakes are more like a cookie than what Americans would consider a cake. I decided to start a new tradition on Cupcake Project of periodically baking recipes inspired by the blogs of Cupcake Project commenters.  So, if you leave [...]

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Double-Decker Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Double-Decker Hi-Hat Cupcakes

I set out to make hi-hat cupcakes – cupcakes with a giant frosting swirl coated in chocolate.  Hi-hat cupcakes are spectacles on their own, but today I thought bigger.  Why stop at a single dip?  I piped a second layer of frosting on top of the hardened chocolate, dipped again, and the double-decker hi-hat cupcake was [...]

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Chessmen

Homemade Chessmen Cookies Recipe

I spent three days of my life figuring out how to make homemade Chessmen cookies so you don’t have to. Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies, 7.25-ounce (pack of 4) When I was done, I gave my husband a piece of one of these Chessmen cookies from the bag and a piece of one of mine – [...]

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cupcake bakers only

10 Things Only Cupcake Bakers Understand

1.  The feeling when a perfectly domed cupcake sinks as it cools.

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