Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 147

New Cupcake Bar in St. Louis

While heading to one of our favorite St. Louis restaurants, House of India, my friends and I noticed that there was a new cupcake bar opening next door! It’s going to be called Jilly’s Cupcake Bar. As we peered through the window and started talking about it, Jilly (she seemed to prefer being called Jill) [...]

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Orange Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Maple Cookies: The Goodbye and Hello Cupcakes

This weekend was the going away party for a dear friend of mine who has left STL to be back with her family in LA. I don’t think I’ve ever used the expression “dear friend.” It sounds so formal and British, but I’ll stick with it. Also this weekend, a friend (I’d call him a [...]

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne Glaze: Picture Perfect Cupcakes

These strawberry cupcakes are my take on an award winning strawberry cupcake recipe from Good Morning America Weekend Edition’s’ Great American Cupcake Challenge.   I didn’t touch the cake recipe – a sweet yellow cake packed with pieces of fresh strawberries.  However, instead of topping the cupcakes with strawberry frosting, I gave them a champagne glaze [...]

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Naga Bar Cupcakes: The Gestalt Cupcake

I’ve never been one to really enjoy eating chocolate. I know others of my gender have huge chocolate cravings on a regular basis, but it’s just never excited me that much. I’ve even been to Belgium and tried some of the world’s finest, but eh, no big deal. This was the case, until I discovered [...]

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Chocolate with Tangerine Frosting: It’s no Golden Glow

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit this weekend. I’m not quite sure that Grandma understands my cupcake project. She is one of those people that finds a good recipe and sticks with it. Why bother messing with perfection? Grandma makes a cake called the Golden Glow cake that has an out of this world chocolate [...]

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Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita cupcakes, like margaritas themselves, go down smooth, leaving you with just a small tickle in your mouth from the salted rim (yes, the rim of the margarita cupcakes has salt, but it’s mostly sugar).  The margarita cupcakes won’t get you drunk, but they are boozey.  There’s tequila in both the margarita cupcake batter and [...]

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