Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 3
Edible Grogger

Edible Purim Groggers (They Actually Make Noise!)

I’ve been planning to make an edible Purim grogger (noisemaker) for over a year.  Last Purim, I experimented with making a grogger out of hamantashen dough, but the grogger didn’t make noise and it fell apart way too easily.  This year, I decided to use chocolate.  I got advice from my friend Jenny at Kakao [...]

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Gorp Muffins

Meet the Hiking Snack You Didn’t Know You Needed

Gorp is the hiker’s snack.  Whether or not you see yourself as a serious outdoorsy type, I assure you that these gorp muffins are for you.  Gorp muffins are for mom and/or dad out with the scout troop, a short day hike with friends, a stroll around a city sculpture park on your lunch break, [...]

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Irish Soda Bread

You’ll be Shocked by the Surprise Ingredient in this Irish Soda Bread

Dump a bunch of ingredients in a bowl (under 5 minutes of your time), give a little mix, transfer into a skillet, bake for 40 minutes, and you’ve got an unforgettable sweet, hearty, rustic Irish soda bread.  This Irish soda bread is being added to my short list of show-stopper recipes that I can throw [...]

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Tiramisu Frosting

Fluffy and Irresistible Tiramisu Frosting

This tiramisu frosting could dress up even the most drab of cupcakes.  It’s a Swiss meringue buttercream frosting recipe, which means that it’s silky smooth and not overly sweet.  However, this tiramisu frosting trades some of the butter for mascarpone cheese and is finished with rum, espresso, vanilla, and a dusting of cocoa powder. I [...]

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Hurricane Rum Balls

Hurricane Rum Balls Are a Must at Your Mardi Gras Party

  These hurricane rum balls are not like the rum balls that you find on Grandma’s Christmas dessert spread.  They are meant to be taken with you on a Mardi Gras float, brought to a Mardi Gras parade, or served alongside King Cake (or King Cake cupcakes) at a Mardi Gras party.  These hurricane rum [...]

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strawberry chocolate hi hats

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes from Smells Like Home – Pin of the Week

This week’s Pin of the Week chosen by Pinterest Explorer Kathy Grinstead is chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes from Tara’s blog, Smells Like Home.  I love the way that Tara describes these cupcakes: I paired my favorite and go-to chocolate cupcake with strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream and then dunked the frosting in a coating of melted chocolate.  They are [...]

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