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Sweet Treats and Tips to Salvage Overcooked Cake

  I cannot tell you all how many times I have forgotten about something I was cooking in the oven and it burned to a point where I couldn’t eat it. Sound familiar? It happens to the best of us.

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are Full of Surprises

Cupcakes are my favorite dessert to make for parties and now that we are living in COVID-19 times, they are even more perfect for your small gatherings. You don't have to share utensils from cutting ...

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Kids Can Make Coconut Cupcakes with Pineapple Frosting and So Can You

  To be honest, I find it fairly difficult to read coconut cupcakes with pineapple frosting without smiling. This recipe is packed with toasted coconut and juicy pineapple frosting that comes ...

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Celebrate Carnival with King Cake Cupcakes

I love Mardi Gras season for many reasons: my birthday, parades with masked people and their "throws" (i.e. beads and trinkets), and King Cake. Being from Louisiana, I'm particularly picky about my ...

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Make Your Pipe Dreams a Reality with These Piping Tips

Somewhere along the line, cupcakes became “the thing”.  They are all the rage these days with their interesting flavor combinations and beautiful decorations. The only problem is that their growing ...

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C is for Cupcake: How a Group of Kids Encouraged Me

I’ve had it in my head lately that I would like to create some sort of program that involved kids who are interested in food. It would be educational, yet fun and something I could do on my own time ...

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Holiday Baking is Easy with Hazelnut Cupcakes

The holiday season is upon us; the turkeys are gobbling and the sleigh bells are ringing in the distance. The holidays are a time to get our fill of friends and family and lots of food, which makes ...

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Ginger Me Timbers

Holy cow. Ginger is in full effect, folks! I just took a look at the December calendar for The Chopping Block classes, and my ginger meter went from minor to majorly ginger! I’m talking about ...

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I'm Breaking Up with Sugar

Picture if you will the following: racks of freshly baked treats of varying sizes, flavors and colors. There’s no one around to stop you from eating all of it. It’s just you and those cupcakes, ...

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Dinkel's Bakery: Four Generations of Good Baked Goods

Donuts. Bear claws. Cinnamon rolls. Long johns. Croissants. Cupcakes. Muffins. Just writing these words is making me drool all over my keyboard right now. This blog is going to be about the place I ...

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