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Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

A few years ago, a friend at work asked me to make Halloween cupcakes for a birthday party. We settled on Frankensteins, mummies, jack’o’lanterns, owls, graveyards, and pumpkin patches. This was back when TGBG was a baby, and my photography skills were…a little lacking:       […]

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

Back when I was in college, I took a Wilton cake decorating class at my local JoAnn Fabrics. It was the intro class, and I was the youngest person there by far. We learned the basics of decorating cakes using buttercream, decorating bags, and decorating […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Apparently September is for confessions…last week I told you I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, this week I have another confession. I’m also not a huge fan of cream cheese icing. Which is a shame since that’s what most people use with pumpkin […]

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

I have a confession to make…I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s like The Classic Flavor Combination, I know. But, I really don’t like it. It’s just not exciting enough. There’s too much of the same flavor without anything to break it up. […]

Drunken Strawberry Shortcake

Drunken Strawberry Shortcake

Weeknights can be rough. There are a million things to do and never enough time to do them. I think this is especially true when it’s nice out – we usually end up cooking outside just so we can stay out longer. But…I like to […]

Smoked Cinnamon Rolls

Smoked Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls. Do I even need to say anything else? No, but I’m going to. I’m also going to show you a lot of pictures today, so I hope you’re prepared to give in to the urge to make cinnamon rolls. Because you will feel […]

How to Bake With Parchment Paper

How to Bake With Parchment Paper

The next baking trick I have up my sleeve…parchment paper! I use parchment paper ALL. THE. TIME. when I bake. The biggest key with parchment paper is to make sure you don’t have it confused with waxed paper. Waxed paper is coated in wax (hence […]

Make Friends With Your Oven

Make Friends With Your Oven

After talking to some friends at work, I’ve realized I have a lot of baking tricks I’ve grown up using that other people don’t know about. They’re usually the kinds of things that come as second nature to me until I’m talking to someone who’s […]

New Year’s Pretzel

New Year’s Pretzel

I hope your holidays have been merry and bright!  It’s hard to believe it’s almost the New Year…it seems like Thanksgiving was just yesterday.  I have always loved New Year’s, maybe because it was an excuse to stay up late when I was little or […]

Baking: Prep Ahead

Baking: Prep Ahead

I don’t have any recipes for you today, but I do have one of my most-used baking secrets: prepping ahead.  I do this all the time.  When I say “all the time” I mean All. The. Time.  Seriously.  I’m currently stocked with peanut butter (this […]