Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 133

Missouri Bean to Bar Update and a Reason to Go to St. Louis’ Union Station

On Valentine’s Day, I wrote about Patric chocolate, a top-notch chocolate that is produced from bean to bar in Missouri. Earlier this week, reader Kristen wrote to let me know that Cioccolato, a store located in St. Louis’ Union Station carries Askinosie, another Missouri bean to bar chocolate. Those of you who live in or [...]

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Trader Joe’s Does Not Carry Vanilla Bean Paste

Many of you commented on my post on vanilla bean paste about being able to get cheap vanilla bean paste at Trader Joe’s. Since I hadn’t seen it at my local Trader Joe’s, I decided to try to find out what the story was by emailing Trader Joe’s directly. Here is their response: Hello Stefani, [...]

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Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Cup-Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe Pumpkin pie is a holiday staple. However, isn’t it the best when everyone gets their own mini pumpkin pie (cup-pies)? (Note: Mini sweet potato pies are also a favorite of mine.) Here’s What the mini pumpkin pie recipe tasters had to say: My father was in town from NY to taste [...]

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Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This vanilla frosting recipe is so much better than your everyday vanilla frosting. Regular readers may know that I don’t typically like vanilla frosting. I typically make cream cheese frostings, mascarpone frostings, or glazes. However, this vanilla frosting recipe is an exception. It tastes just like melted vanilla ice cream. In fact, I used it [...]

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Vanilla Bean Paste

Why You Should Buy Vanilla Bean Paste

Let’s start with the basics on why you should buy vanilla bean paste. What is Vanilla Bean Paste? When I first heard about vanilla bean paste, all I could picture was that white paste that you eat (umm.. glue with) in Kindergarten mixed with some bean specks. I found lots of pictures of the vanilla [...]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Cupcakes: A Savory St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake

Cupcake O’Project presents corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. You have a few weeks before St. Patrick’s Day to think about whether you would actually eat them. Do the Corned Beef and Cabbage Cupcakes Really Have Corned Beef and Cabbage in Them? You bet they do! The cupcakes contain corned beef and the [...]

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