Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 154

Apple Banana Cupcakes Topped with Sweet Ricotta: Some Things are Better Naked

One of my favorite comfort foods is pasta (shells work well or wagon wheels) with cottage cheese, cinnamon, brown sugar, and golden raisins. It’s basically an easy version of my mom’s noodle pudding which is still pretty easy but takes longer to make. I could be making a stretch here since this recipe doesn’t even [...]

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Soda Fountain Cupcakes: Cakes on a Plane

These soda fountain cupcakes are actually root beer cupcakes topped with cream soda frosting and a chocolate malt ball. I found that just the smell of them made people smile. Cupcakes on a Plane I’ve been baking cupcakes for quite some time now, but since I live in St. Louis and my family lives in [...]

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How to Make Ricotta Cheese

How to Make Ricotta Cheese I had no idea how easy it is to make ricotta cheese. Here is how you make ricotta cheese: PrintHow to Make Ricotta Cheese IngredientsWhat you need 1/2 gallon of milk that has not been homogenized 1/4 cup of white vinegar Cheese cloth Pinch of baking powder to neutralize the [...]

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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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