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DIY Christmas: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Spoons

These spoons would have made extra special party favors if I could have located my clear plastic treat bags. These spoons are for stirring in hot chocolate or coffee on those cold winter nights and in the warm liquid the peppermint chocolate will infuse into your drink making an already great treat even better, yummy! These are plastic spoons so you don’t want to run around dipping them into boiling fluid or anything like that…

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DIY Chirstmas: Santa Claus Face Cupcakes

I had a bunch of these at my party on Friday and I had to keep convincing people to eat them because they kept saying the cupcakes were too cute to eat. It’s food, people! Eat it! To make 24 cupcakes you need 1 box white or yellow cake mix2 tubs icing (I used cream cheese icing because I like it but obviously plain white works just fine)Pink and red food coloring24 black or brown…

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Killer Cake

I’m going to be out of town this weekend for a family celebration, part of which includes a Murder Mystery dinner party/surprise birthday party. The murderers are also the birthday girls. My job was to make the cake. The cake is two layers of red velvet, cream cheese frosting and red gel “blood” writing complete with “gunshots.” I think the bullet holes are the best part.

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First attempt at rainbow cupcakes.

If you’re wondering why I’ve been MIA it is because I have been on another massive road trip and adding another 5,000 miles to my Kia. I have since returned to a half way moved in apartment that was desperately in need of being unpacked and made livable. So naturally what was the first thing I did when I got home? Make cupcakes. Don’t ask why. I wanted to take this cake decorating class with…

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Apple Cupcakes

I seriously have some sort of obsession. All this cupcaking and cupcake related things need to stop. But before I give myself a cupcake intervention here are some nifty apple cupcakes I made! You can see the recipe and directions here. It’s actually from the book What’s New, Cupcake? The sequel to Hello, Cupcake, aka best cupcake related book ever. You need some mini donuts sliced in half for the tops of the “apples,” red…

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Owl Cakes

Sunday I started a self imposed week long vegan, gluten free diet. Sort of a detox. I’ve been eating so bad lately I thought doing this only-eating-real-food diet would make me feel better. Well, that all was ruined yesterday. I had forgotten that last week I agreed to make these cute Owl face cupcakes with Vanessa. Not exactly diet fare. At least we used an all natural cake mix. Does that make it any better?…

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Cheesy crackers

My friend Vanessa loves Tastespotting and only until lately have I realized why. Sooooo many wonderful recipes collected from all over blog land in pretty pretty picture format just makes my mouth water! Saturday I hopped over to her place to work on her new business logo designs and to make some super delicious cheddar cheese crackers. Yes, they are pretty much cheese-its, and yes, it may not be completely worth it to spend all…

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Oreo Cupcakes

My roommate in LA made these cupcakes and after making these other cupcakes I remembered how wonderful these cupcakes were. I found the recipe by searching through some blogs. From How to Eat a Cupcake COOKIES AND CREAM CUPCAKESMAKES 22 TO 24 30 Oreo cookies1 package (18.25 ounces) plain white cake mix1 cup sour cream1/2 cup vegetable oil3 large eggs1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and…

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