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Easy Butterfly Cakes (Fairy Cakes)

These butterfly cakes - also called fairy cakes or butterfly buns - are cupcakes decked out to look like butterflies with a pile of sweet whipped cream and a dollop of jam. They are fun …

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cream Pies – Soft and Chewy Sandwich Cookies

If you've ever had an oatmeal cream pie, it's likely that it came out of a plastic bag from the grocery store or a gas station market. The Little Debbie's oatmeal cream pie is a …

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Vanilla Bean Paste – Why You Should Use It

Vanilla bean paste will make all of your vanilla desserts even better! Learn what vanilla bean paste is, how it's different from vanilla extract, why you should buy vanilla bean paste, where you can buy …

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How to Make Mini Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes are perfectly-sized treats that are always a hit at parties. Learn how to convert your favorite cupcake recipe to minis - it's so simple! I also share the best …

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Vanilla frosting on vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla Buttercream – How to Make Classic Vanilla Frosting

This classic vanilla buttercream frosting is so easy to make at home - it takes under ten minutes to make. It also tastes so much better than store-bought frosting! This buttercream is light, airy, and …

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Best Vanilla Cupcakes

The Best Vanilla Cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes might be the best ones you will ever try! They are light, fluffy, and moist. They dome perfectly, and you can really taste the vanilla in every bite. …

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cottage pudding

Cottage Pudding Recipe

I love historical desserts - especially those with an interesting story or those that I may never have heard of before. So, of course, I was super excited to read Jessie Sheehan's new …

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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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Aquafaba on a cupcake

Aquafaba Meringue – Everything You Need to Know

Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas that magically turns into light and fluffy vegan meringue! The meringue is SO easy to make and tastes wonderful! What is Aquafaba? Aquafaba translates …

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Ultimate Vanilla Cake

Ultimate Vanilla Cake Recipe

This best vanilla cake recipe has been years in the making! While a yellow cake or a white cake can be the same as a vanilla cake, my best vanilla cake recipe is differentiated …

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Pound Cake Cupcakes

Pound cake cupcakes, as you might expect, are rich and dense - but, most importantly, they are versatile. Like their full-sized cousins, pound cake cupcakes can be served with whatever topping your creative mind …

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Saffron Cupcakes: Golden Threads Make a Treasure

Saffron cupcakes are well worth every expensive bite. I've baked cupcakes with all kinds of unusual ingredients and flavors over the years - beer, avocado, or ricotta cheese. Some work better than others. …

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