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Strawberry Pavlova

Stunning Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry pavlova may seem like a super fancy dessert, but it's actually very easy to make. Pavlova is a giant meringue with a fluffy interior. It's typically topped with fresh whipped cream and berries. …

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cupcakes frosted with three types of strawberry frosting on a white background with some scattered strawberries

Strawberry Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

These strawberry cupcakes are moist, flavorful, and loaded with fresh strawberries! Frost them with your favorite strawberry frosting buttercream, cream cheese frosting, or whipped cream. I use …

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Homemade Turtle Candy

Homemade Chocolate Turtles – Simple Turtle Candy Recipe

Making homemade chocolate turtles with pecans and a foolproof salted caramel is a simple introduction to candy-making at home. The turtles don't have to look perfect and, in fact, their imperfections make them all the …

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Collage of gift ideas for bakers

Gifts for Bakers – 25+ Best Gift Ideas

Do you need gifts for bakers in your life? I've created the ultimate gift guide! Start here to find something great for the cupcake, cookie, cake, pie, or bread baker on your list! There are …

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Honey Cookies

Simple Honey Cookies

These honey cookies have the texture of crisp sugar cookies but aren't made with sugar. They hold their shape perfectly during baking - like butter cookies - and offer a satisfying honey taste. …

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Mirror Glaze Cake

Mirror Glaze Cake

Mirror glaze cake is a cake made with glaze that is so shiny that you can almost see your reflection in it! While this type of glaze works best on smooth mousse cakes, it can …

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Sugar Pie

Cream Pie – The Sugar Cream Pie That Tastes Like Crème Brûlée

Cream pie (sometimes called sugar cream pie) tastes like crème brûlée in pie format. It's rich and decadent and the filling requires just six ingredients - sugar, butter, half and half, vanilla, nutmeg, and cornstarch. …

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Sugar Pie Hot Chocolate

The Best Hot Chocolate (Drinking Chocolate)

This hot chocolate recipe is, hands-down, the best hot chocolate I've ever had. It's so rich, so packed with chocolate flavor, that it's hard to put your mug down. I began to experiment with …

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Pink serving dish filled with square and round bonbons painted with gold

What are Bonbons and How to Make Them

Bonbons are chocolates that are often spoken about with reverence - these chocolate confections are truly blissful! They're actually not that hard to make. But what exactly is a bonbon, how are they made, and …

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Vanilla and Strawberry Mousse Layer Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake

This strawberry mousse cake has an intoxicating strawberry smell and a heavenly taste. This is a cake that can be finished with a mirror glaze, but certainly doesn't demand one. As with …

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Neapolitan Cookies

Neapolitan Cookies

Like all Neopolitan desserts, these cookies are tri-colored. They are soft and chewy and taste like the tried-and-true combination of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. "Each of these Neapolitan cookies is like a snowflake," says …

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Chocolate Olives

Olive and Chocolate Aphrodisiac Love Bombs

Green olives are reputed to make men more virile and dark chocolate has been thought since the time of the ancient Mayans to increase erotic pleasure. Combine olives and chocolate and you have little aphrodisiac …

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Better Than Sex Cupcakes

Better Than Sex Cupcakes: Chocolate Times Five

I don't want a 'plain chocolate cupcake'. I want a phenomenal, rich, delectable, 'better than sex' chocolate cupcake. Milk chocolate? White chocolate? Dark chocolate? All of the the above. Not EVERY …

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