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8 Piping Hacks You Should Know

  Ever been stuck without a piping bag or the right tip? These hacks will save your cake. Eight different ways to cut a plastic bag to make it pipe these fast and easy designs. Click here for my buttercream recipes.   1. The easiest cut of all- the line Create a fine line ... »

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Youtube Cupcakes

YouTube is a crazy, hilarious, fascinating, educational, weird and inspiring world, often all at the same time. I just love how the 'How To Cook That' YouTube channel has become so interactive over the years. From teenagers sharing their teary moments reading The Fault In Our Stars to excited Mums and Dads discussing the success ... »

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Heart Cupcake

Valentines Day is just around the corner so how about giving these 'surprise' heart cupcakes a try.  Unlike most love-heart cupcakes, where you have to cut at a specific point to see the design inside, these little beauties will show your heart no matter which side you bite.  So whether you're making them for a good ... »

best red velvet cake recipe

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Red velvet cake was the best selling cupcake at every store I visited recently in New York City.  But finding the perfect red velvet cake recipe is no easy task as there are so many variations.  Some I tried in NY were simply red-coloured vanilla cake with buttercream (which left me wondering what all the ... »

Caramel Cupcake Recipe

Caramel Cupcake Recipe

  It was six o'clock in the morning, I just putting the finishing touches on a birthday picnic for my hubby to take to work.  Caramel cupcakes with salted caramel frosting sat at the top of the picnic basket alongside chocolate macarons.The kids crept downstairs and we cooked bacon and eggs.   Breakfast in bed is ... »

chocolate peanut butter cupcake recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe

Snickers, reese's peanut butter cups, butterfingers, baby ruth, peanut m&m's and oh Henry, all make it to the Top Ten list of the worlds most popular chocolate bars.  How m&m's count as a chocolate bar I am not sure, but the point is they all contain the winning combination of chocolate and peanuts.  If you ... »

mickey mouse cupcakes

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes with Mickey inside

Mickey was everywhere, even honeymooners donned Mickey Mouse hats with veils. It was Disney World after all, but I still did not expect the level of devotion that the adults had for the Disney characters. These cupcakes are a tribute to our time spent at Disney World and to all those Mickey Mouse LOVERS! It ... »

easy cookie monster cupcakes

Easy Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Cookie Monster cupcakes Cookie Monster Cupcakes will go down a treat at any little kids party and with this technique they will be done quickly without the use of any fancy equipment. You will need: Cupcakes (vanilla cake recipe at bottom of princess cake post or chocolate cake recipe) Blue Buttercream (buttercream recipes can be found here) White chocolate melts ... »

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How to Pipe Butter Cream Flowers Using Only a Ziplock Bag

Believe it or not, you can make these buttercream cupcake frosting flowers using only a ziplock bag. They are super easy and quick, making them ideal if you need to frost a large number of cupcakes with buttercream. I wanted to develop a way of piping flowers without the need for specialty nozzles and piping bags. ... »

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Buttercream Cupcake Frosting Recipes

Basic butter cream or American buttercream is an easy cupcake frosting to make. Today we will look at the basic recipe and some of my favourite variations. UPDATE: See seven different frosting recipes in a taste test and in the Aussie sun for a heat test on this more recent post. You may also like to ... »

how to make lemon meringue cupcake recipe

Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe

These are one of my favourite cupcakes, light fluffy italian meringue offset with tangy lemon curd and vanilla cupcake. Vanilla Cupcakes: Make the cupcake using the vanilla cake recipe on the bottom of this post: vanilla cupcakes While they are cooking make your lemon curd and italian meringue. Lemon curd recipe 165g (5.82 ounces) or 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs plus 2 yolks zest ... »

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Chocolate Orange Cupcake with Ganache Frosting Recipe

  Chocolate ganache can be infused with any flavour you desire, so do some experimenting. For these cupcakes I used orange and topped them with a jaffa.  You can eat them as is, or heat in the microwave until the ganache melts down over the warm cake. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. For ... »

mint chocolate cup cake ganache

Cupcake Frosting – Chocolate Mint Ganache Recipe

Rich chocolate cupcakes with creamy mint chocolate ganache and a slice of peppermint crisp.  You can eat these as is or heat them in the microwave, let the ganache melt down over the warm cake and serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. For the chocolate cupcake recipe I use best ever chocolate cake ... »

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It’s My Birthday

  Above is a beautiful layered fondant birthday cupcake made for me by my 9 year old son (I took a bite so you could see the inside).  Below is a pic of one made by my 7 year old and dinner made by a very lovely friend.  So blessed. Thank you boys   Swordfish... my favourite!! ... »

chocolate cake

Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever   Have you ever been disappointed by a dry and tasteless chocolate cake? Well then this is the recipe for you. This is my all time favourite chocolate cake recipe. It makes a rich moist cake that tastes like chocolate. The photos below are from making four times the quantities listed in ... »