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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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Mocha Almond Fudge Frosting

Mouthwatering Mocha Almond Fudge Frosting

Silky, smooth, and pillowy light, this mocha frosting with a swirl of fudge and a sprinkling of slivered almonds is a showstopper.  I paired my mocha almond fudge frosting with the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake and highly recommend that you do the same.   Eating this combination is like dining on a rich brownie hot fudge [...]

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pina colada cupcakes

Piña Colada Cupcakes from Teacher By Day Chef By Night – Pin of the Week

This week’s Pin of the Week chosen by Pinterest Explorer Sarah Elizabeth Singleton is piña colada cupcakes from Teacher By Day Chef By Night.  Sarah chose these cupcakes because she “pinned that pin to the Cupcakes Galore board and it was repinned 694 times (my phone kept going off!) so there must be something special about that [...]

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Leftover Frosting Cookies

Easily Turn Leftover Frosting Into Cookies

When frosting a batch of twenty-four cupcakes, I always end up with one unfrosted cupcake (fine by me as I love plain cake) or gobs of leftover frosting in the bowl.  Leftover frosting gets pawned off to be used as a vegetable dip (That makes it healthy, right?) or to be slathered on crackers.  Once, [...]

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