Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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We all have those treats we had as a kid that just hold such a good memory, for me that was Dreamsicles. The perfect orange popsicle with vanilla ice cream in the center that signified it was summer time. I think orange and vanilla remain my one of my favorite flavor combos (which says a lot because I like chocolate more than almost anything)! So, if you are a fan like me, try these cupcakes as the perfect way to kick off your summertime.

If you love this recipe, try my amazing Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream!

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Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there! It finally feels like Spring in Texas (which won’t last long!), so I wanted to celebrate with some delicious fruit-inspired cupcakes. These Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream make the perfect Spring or Summer dessert – they are light, fluffy, tangy and sweet! I’m going to post a few more fruity cupcakes over the next few weeks, so look for more in the weeks to come!

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Sea Salt Caramel & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Whenever I’m having a bad day or just need a little comfort food, nothing is more perfect than a delicious warm cookie! These cookies are ooey gooey greatness with the combination of dark chocolate, caramel and sea salt! Really, you just can’t go wrong. They are soft, buttery and just amazingly delicious. My husband rated them a 10, though he may be a bit biased. 🙂

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The Best Buttercream Frosting + How to Make an Ombré Cake

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I am always looking for amazing staple recipes like this buttercream frosting. It’s really wonderful! It’s a perfect soft to medium buttercream, great for cakes and cupcakes! I also wanted to make my first ombré cake for my nephew’s birthday and was really nervous about getting it just right! So, I wanted to share the technique I used to get the ombré effect you see in my picture. Enjoy!

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Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting

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12439277_10104370460668820_3671211814708792324_nHi friends, I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I couldn’t find time to post last week, so I thought I’d make up for it with this spectacular cupcake! This frosting definitely makes the top of my list, it’s incredible! I made these cupcakes for my nephew’s 3rd birthday and they were very well received! Of course, I had to make them Ninja Turtle-rrific! This Vanilla Cupcake is so incredibly moist and rich and, as I mentioned, the Cake Batter Frosting is TO DIE FOR!

If you like this frosting, try it with my Best Funfetti Cupcake Recipe!

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White Velvet Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

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I made this cake for a friend’s daughter’s first birthday. It was so adorable and delicious, I just had to share! This makes a great smash cake or mini cake (6”). It makes enough for 3 tall layers, I only used two in my cake to avoid sending a 1 year old into a sugar coma! 🙂 You could also probably make a bigger two layer cake with the same recipe. It’s a moist, smooth white cake with a light, tasty frosting with just enough strawberry to make it taste wonderful! Let me know what you think of this recipe!

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Cookie Dough Obsession Cupcakes

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Let’s face it, we all love cookie dough! I can’t ever think of a time I’ve had cookie dough ice cream and thought, man there is WAY too much cookie dough in this ice cream. No, there is never too much cookie dough in anything ;). This cupcake is for those who love cookie dough as much as I do! It’s a cookie dough cupcake with a soft eggless cookie dough center and cookie dough frosting on top – and it is as delicious as it sounds! I served these at a party and they were a huge hit! I’m also obsessed with my new Sparkly Gold Sequins Tablecloth I used for the backdrop of this picture… it’s as amazing as the cupcakes! This is a great, super simple recipe that turns out better than any cupcakes you’d get at a bakery! Enjoy!

Craving more cookie greatness after trying this? Try my Cookie Dough Dip or My Favorite Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Samoa Cupcakes

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My sister-in-law is having a baby girl and she wanted Samoa cupcakes for her baby shower… it was such a delicious cupcake, I just had to share the recipe and result. First, I have to show off the cupcake bouquet from her shower, it turned out so great and I loved using edible glitter (Disco Dust, Gold Hologram) for the first time!12778869_10104278685302390_3180651741115299318_o

As one of my friends at the shower said, it is EXACTLY what you want a Samoa cupcake to taste like! What this one includes is a yummy vanilla cupcake, rich chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, homemade caramel sauce and caramel frosting! I topped off the recipe with Samoa cookies to make this a perfect cupcake. So, if you love your Girl Scout cookies, you will love this cupcake

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Sparkling Cranberry White Cupcakes

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If you are like me, your December is always completely crazy! We never have a free weekend between all of the holiday parties, family events and gatherings with friends. While it can be chaotic and stressful, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! It’s the one time of year you get to see everyone you love and eat like a kid again! I’m always on the hunt for a delicious and pretty Christmas dessert. This is a perfect choice for any Christmas occasion!

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Cotton Anniversary: Cotton Candy Cupcakes

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1454898_10102060996403720_2107784398_nTwo years ago today, I married my best friend and soulmate. We have so much fun together and I wouldn’t change a thing about our marriage. For those of you who are married, you are probably familiar with traditional anniversary gifts. The two year anniversary traditional gift is Cotton. Cotton was not the easiest thing to create a good guy gift, but I had a lot of fun coming up with it. So if you are looking for a good Cotton anniversary gift, I’m happy to share mine. His gift included: (1) a “LOVE” graphic with our wedding date and state we got married in (and live in) printed on cotton and framed (purchased on Etsy); (2) a really nice canvas and leather duffle bag; (3) his favorite cotton dry-fit Nike shirt; (4) some new running socks; and finally (5) cotton candy cupcakes to top off my ultimate Cotton gift! Obviously, I got a little carried away with the cotton theme… but I enjoy putting fun gift packages together.

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If you aren’t celebrating a Cotton anniversary soon, well these are also a great October treat to enjoy the Fair season! At least here in Texas, we make a pretty big deal out of our State Fair and our fair foods, and cotton candy is pretty much a staple fair food.

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