Tag Archive | "buttercream frosting"

Easter Sugar Cookies with Naturally-Dyed Frosting

Friday, April 6, 2012


The pastel colors of the naturally-dyed buttercream frosting are perfect for Easter. And my son loved yet another way to decorate Easter eggs.

Oh, Toodles! Cake Pops

Friday, February 3, 2012


It's easy to transform cake pops into the iconic Mickey Mouse head using Necco wafers. Decorated with rainbow sprinkles these cake pops were the perfect addition to the dessert spread at my son's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party.

Funfetti Cupcakes

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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It is easy to make make funfetti cupcakes (or a whole cake, for that matter) with the cake batter of your choice. They look just like the cake mix versions but taste much better!

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. We have to wait a bit longer here in the Pacific Northwest but I am so ready, as the arrival of the strawberry marks the beginning of summer in my book. I decided to jump-start summer with these strawberry shortcake cupcakes.

Natural Dyes for Buttercream Frosting

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I know what you're thinking: spinach or beet juice in my buttercream frosting?! Yuck! But you will be amazed at how you don't even taste them, especially with the small quantities being used. As far as I'm concerned, I would much rather have my family consume a little spinach, beet or other natural dye than a chemically-produced version.

Ariel Cupcakes

Friday, March 18, 2011


Making chocolate with molds is an easy way to decorate cupcakes, especially when you are trying to make an intricate design. I found generic mermaid chocolate molds and colored them to look like Ariel from The Little Mermaid for an Ariel-themed birthday party.

Buttercream Frosting Sandwiches

Thursday, February 10, 2011


These sandwiches are a quick and easy dessert that turns your leftover frosting into a new treat. Because buttercream frosting is just too good to throw out!

Valentine Heart Sugar Cookies

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


For Valentine's Day give your someone special heart sugar cookies that are made and decorated with love {and yummy buttercream frosting!}. Your kids can also have fun decorating them for Valentine's treats.

GO DUCKS! Sugar Cookies

Sunday, January 9, 2011

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The Oregon Ducks football team has made it to the BCS National Championship game. I made these cookies to commemorate the special occasion. GO DUCKS!

Let It Snow! Cupcakes

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I recently had the opportunity to create a cupcake display for the 20th Annual Festival of Trees gala event in Port Angeles, Washington, a fundraiser benefiting Olympic Medical Center. The theme of the event was Let it Snow! Decorating over 400 cupcakes (both minis and regular-sized cupcakes) to match the theme was the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

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