Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 129
grenadine

How to Make Grenadine and Why You Should Bother

Homemade Grenadine Homemade grenadine is surprisingly easy to make and when you learn how to make grenadine, you can avoid the high fructose corn syrup and food coloring in the store-bought version. Why You should Make Homemade Grenadine Kristen of Bakesweet contacted me wondering if I had a recipe for a cupcake with grenadine. I [...]

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Pumpkin Chili with Abuelita Two Ways – Cupcake and Non-Cupcake: My First Cupcake Pairing

This month, I participated in a new blog event (well, new to me) called Taste & Create. In this event, food bloggers get partnered up. Participants pick a recipe from their partner’s blog, make it, and blog about it. I got paired with What’s Cooking. What’s Cooking is a blog by a man whose family [...]

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Mardi Gras King Cake Cupcakes: Fit for a King and Queen

King Cakes are cakes typically baked throughout the Mardi Gras season (beginning on Jan. 6, Epiphany, and ending on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday) to celebrate the three kings. It is one of the few desserts that I know of that people base an entire party around. The tradition is that one person [...]

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Meme: The Chain Letter of the Blogging World

I was tagged by Cuppycakes of I Heart Cuppycakes to participate in a meme. A meme, in the blog world, is an opportunity to reveal something about yourself and then request that x many other bloggers do the same. I see it as a blog chain letter. Meme Vs Chain Letter Why Memes Are Better [...]

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Another Wedding: It’s Nuts!

A Story From the Past Seven years ago, there was an event in St. Louis called Drink Exchange. The Drink Exchange concept was that by buying drinks for random strangers you would make new friends and business contacts. I don’t drink, but back then, I needed some new friends so I went as a way [...]

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Sweet Success

At dinner one night in early 2006, some good friends mentioned that they were trying to decide where to buy cupcakes for their wedding. I surprised myself and others at the table by offering to bake for them (I had never baked a cupcake before – ever!). My friends surprised me by accepting. Their wedding [...]

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