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Strawberry Chocolate Elephant Lollipops Tutorial

Chocolate Elephant Lollipops

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Recently we celebrated my son’s first birthday. How did the first year fly by so quickly?  How did the tiny infant sleeping on my chest turn into the smiley boy chasing after his big sister and climbing everything in sight? Sometimes time goes by too fast. Ever since he was a newborn my son has […]

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Orange Curd Buttercream Tutorial

Orange Curd Buttercream

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Orange curd buttercream is one of my two favorite recipes for creating a delicious and delightful orange flavored buttercream.  My other favorite recipe, which I’ll post sometime soon, is flavored with orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. Both recipes are delicious and both have their advantages depending on intended use.  If you’re already making orange […]

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Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

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Whether you’re flooding sugar cookies or piping flowers for cakes you need an easy royal icing recipe. One that comes together in a pinch and doesn’t make your arm feel like it’s going to fall off after mixing. When I first started making royal icing I followed the Wilton royal icing recipe to a T. The result […]

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Plaid Easter Bunny Cookies royal icing decorated

Plaid Easter Bunny Cookies

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I recently made these fun and cute plaid Easter bunny cookies for my daughter’s kindergarten class. Let me tell you, I have a thing for plaid. Maybe it’s because I was a teenager in the ’90s where plaid was everything and everywhere. Plaid layered upon plaid. Twenty years may have passed (um, how did that […]

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Irish Cream Buttercream

Irish Cream Buttercream

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Irish Cream liqueur is a beautiful thing. It’s a perfect little treat on its own after certain children are in bed. It’s an awesome way to dress up your coffee. So of course Irish cream buttercream is going to be awesome. Swirls of sugary, liqueur-y goodness piled high on cupcakes or slathered on cakes. How […]

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Brown Rice Syrup Modeling Chocolate Cutouts

Making Modeling Chocolate with Brown Rice Syrup

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I recently experimented and made modeling chocolate with organic brown rice syrup. Normally I make my modeling chocolate (candy clay) with organic light corn syrup but I haven’t been able to find any lately. Instead I bought some organic brown rice syrup and decided to give it a try. I also made a small batch […]

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How To Make Paw Print Cupcake Toppers

Paw Print Cupcake Toppers {2 Ways}

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I made some really cute paw print cupcake toppers to go with the cat & dog theme my daughter chose for her 5th birthday party.  There are two ways you can go about making paw print cupcake toppers and both are pretty quick and easy. The first method uses a paper punch and the second […]

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Royal Icing Decorated Birthday Cake Cookies

How to Decorate Birthday Cake Cookies

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Instead of an actual cake this year I made these ‘His and Hers’ layered birthday cake cookies. You see, the husband and I have birthdays five days apart. This all takes place during the Christmas holidays so as you can imagine there’s a lot of sweet stuff happening in a small amount of time. It’s […]

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DIY Birthday Candle Bling

DIY Blingy Birthday Candle

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Soooo, it was my daughter’s fifth birthday this past October. I still don’t know how five years have gone by. As they say, the days are long but the years are short. That feels so true right now.  My little girl is a huge fan of those number candles you can buy for the top […]

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