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Vegan Pie Crust

The Secret To This Tender, Flaky Vegan Pie Crust Will Surprise You

If I hadn’t made this vegan pie crust myself, I wouldn’t have believed it if you told me its secret ingredient. This vegan pie crust is tender and flaky.  Although there is no butter (any guesses yet?), it has a rich, come-back-for-more taste. The secret to this vegan pie crust is… vegan mayonnaise!  Despite the [...]

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Zucchini Pie

Summer “Pumpkin” Pie with Crunchy Pecan Topping (Vegan)

This summer “pumpkin” pie doesn’t quite taste like pumpkin pie (as my pumpkin pie-loving friend was quick to point out), but when I close my eyes and eat a slice straight out of the refrigerator, I could easily be fooled. Rather than using pumpkin, this vegan pie uses something much more readily available in summer… [...]

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artisan bread making

Win a Free Artisan Bread Making Class From Craftsy

If you are happy with bread that’s just OK, Craftsy’s online artisan bread making course is not for you.  In Craftsy’s course, instructor Peter Reinhart (author of five books on bread baking, including The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which was named cookbook of the year in 2002 by both the James Beard Foundation and the International Association [...]

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lisa email

My Response to a Very Upset Reader

Here’s my very public response to the above email that I received from former reader Lisa: I started Cupcake Project back in 2007.  It was literally a project to master the cupcake.  I had a full-time job and never dreamed that one day my blog would be more than just a joyful, creative outlet.  Today, [...]

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back to school snacks

8 Back to School Snacks You Didn’t Know You Could Make From Scratch

Cupcake Project is a baking blog and you might think that I would suggest all kinds of super sweet frosted treats for back to school snacks.  Nope!  I want my son to learn about healthy eating and to enjoy food that’s good for his body.  Most of the time he gets fresh fruit or dried [...]

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Peach Crumble

Simple Stuffed Peach Crumble

  After spending a full day baking from-scratch croissants, this stuffed peach crumble (which can be be assembled in under five minutes) was a pleasure.  Stuffed peach crumble is made by stuffing fresh peach halves with  a cinnamon oat crumb topping.  Don’t forget to stop and smell while the peach crumbles are in the oven; no [...]

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