Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

This post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes  I love color. Color in my home, in my clothes and in my food. And there are occasions when only BOLD color will do.  Bright, intense color.  That is what you get with the new Pillsbury Funfetti®  Bold Cake Mixes.  The folks at Pillsbury really went bold when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings. Thanks to my friend Heather over at Whipperberry for the photo above! They come in 5 bold colors and food [Continue Reading...]

Cupcake Milkshakes and Blendtec Blender Giveaway – $500.00 value!

Cupcake Milkshakes

I think a good, high powered blender is a kitchen necessity.  The Blendtec Blender is just that – a kitchen necessity.  One thing you need to understand though, it’s not any ordinary blender.  It is really a blending machine! A Blendtec Blender will do things  no ordinary machine will do!  Within seconds it can blend up just about anything.   Once you use a high powered blender like a Blendtec Blender you will never go back to just an ordinary blender. When  Blendtec sent me one of the blenders as well [Continue Reading...]

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

I do love to throw a party.  I think baby and bridal showers are two of my favorite parties to throw.  I love celebrating a bride to be and a new mommy.  No one deserves a party more than a new mommy! Especially a mommy who is having her fifth baby!  Especially a mommy who is having her first girl after four boys.  I think she may deserve more than a party!! Today I am throwing a virtual baby shower for one of my blogging friends who is doing just [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Lava Cupcakes

CHocolate Lava Cupcakes

I feel like it has taken  Valentine’s Day forever to get here.  It  may be because I decorated so early this year.  But I’m ready! The kids have gotten their Valentine package, I’ve already delivered sugar cookies to the neighbors and I’ve bought a Valentine for my sweetie.  So with all the extra time I have on my hands I played around with another Valentine’s dessert. Of course it is chocolate.  Can you really have a Valentine dessert without chocolate. One of my favorite chocolate desserts is a chocolate lava [Continue Reading...]

Peanut Butter – Chocolate Twist Cupcakes

Sail Away Graduation Party

Today’s recipe is the final cupcake from our cupcake bar at our recent graduation party. I have to be honest though.  I didn’t eat one.  They disappeared too fast.  So I guess that is a good sign. I did try the frosting though and let’s just say the cupcake is worth eating, if only for the frosting. My friend Lizzy who helped me frost all the cupcakes gave me a lesson in how to swirl two different frostings together. She made up a big batch of cream cheese frosting and [Continue Reading...]

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Sail Away Graduation Party

One of the new recipes I tried for the Sail Away party was Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes.  I am a total sucker for anything with the word creamsicle in the title! I picked a fun new cupcake magazine at the grocery store and there are so many I want to try but I knew as soon as I saw it that the Orange Creamsicle would be the first. The frosting on these cupcakes is over the top yummy!  It is an orange cream cheese, so good. The recipe uses orange gelatin [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

peep cupcake

So am I allowed two lemon recipes in a row? I think since it is Easter week and Easter and lemon go together so well it will be o.k. Some type of lemon dessert is a requirement at our house.  No matter what else we have – there must always be lemon! Last year I made a lovely lemon crumb cake.  The filling on this cake was amazing.  A combination of cream cheese, whipping cream and lemon curd.  I still dream about it. This year I decided I wanted to [Continue Reading...]

Nutella Cupcakes and Cupcake Baking Tips

nutella

Last week while I was in Utah I was invited to spend the afternoon baking with Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake.  I actually just visited and took pictures and she baked. But while I was visiting and taking pictures I did ask her for some cupcake baking tips.  She had some good ones. Lizzy is a college student at BYU in Provo.  Her baking inspiration comes from her grandmother who, stuck in the middle of no where, sleeping in  a tent, could make a delicious cherry cobbler over the [Continue Reading...]

Cupcake Fondue and Valentine Table Decor

fondue

When my daughter asked if we could host the Thespian Troupe Valentine’s mixer I of course agreed.  Not only do I love having the kids at our house but I know these opportunities will be coming to an end soon as Tessa will graduate in June.  I will miss having dozens of teenagers in my house, making lots of noise playing the piano and singing, dancing, talking and just having a good time together. The kids all bring snacks but you know me, I can’t not make something! Earlier this [Continue Reading...]