'Cake Decorating'

Patriotic cupcakes

Photo: Real Mom Kitchen

Around this time of the year, people show their patriotism by wanting to celebrate the 4th of July and eat red, white, and blue foods.

Here are some last minute food ideas:

–Red salsa, white bean dip and blue tortilla chips

–Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with fresh blueberries and sprinkles

–Angel food …


Cupcakery Abounds

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Meet-Up with the All About Food in Tallahassee group. Having found out about the group from a TNG (Tallahassee Nerds & Geeks) member, that makes MeetUp.com 2 for 2 meeting fabulous folks.

As you might have guessed, the theme, flavor and activity of choice for the meetup was cupcakes.…


I love being a food writer for many reasons; one of them being that people send me things for my “inspection.”  After checking things out, I pass the items on either donating them to charity or giving them to someone I know will make good use of them.  Such is the case with the second bake book I received from …


Georgetown Cupcake's original Potomac Street l...

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DC Cupcakes one of my favorite shows on TLC. This show started when 2 sisters decided to quit their corporate jobs and start a cupcake shop in Washington DC to follow their dreams. Not only do they sell their cupcakes at their store in Georgestown, but they also make large cupcake displays and fun cupcake decor for …


Big Book of Cupcakes

Big Book of Cupcakes by Jan Moon

Some trendsetters say that pie is the new cupcake but I’m not so convinced.

Southern Living has published the most mouth-watering book on cupcakes to date.   Now I don’t bake but if I did it would be a mind blowing cupcake that pops off these astoundingly photogenic  pages.

The book, written by Jan …


Prize-wining vegan cupcakes. Happy Anniversary...

Image by John C Abell via Flickr

Have you ever seen this show? Cupcake Wars is a great show on the Food Network Channel that features bakers who battle it out to win $10,000 to further their business. They have to compete to make the best cupcakes in a very restricted time frame. In the final round, two teams battle …


I found this great recipe online because I am in charge of making the dessert for my grandma’s house on Easter. This recipe seems simple enough but has a great presentation and is very fun for easter.

I’m going to be making it this weekend so you should try it too and let me know how it turns out!



Fourth of July Cake

This  cake is one of many creations that can be made for the holiday. I personally like this one because it is simple, yet you can mix it up a little bit. My tradition way of making this is using white cake, with vanilla frosting. If you want something different, try pound cake or angel food cake. You can …


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