Tag Archive | "chocolate cake"

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Stout Fudge Frosting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Deep, robust and richly rewarding. Just as Deschutes Brewery describes its Obsidian Stout you could describe these chocolate stout cupcakes in which the chocolate and espresso flavors from the stout beer pair perfectly with the decadent chocolate cake and fudge frosting.

Kit Kat Cake

Saturday, September 8, 2012


My sister surprised me with this Kit Kat cake on my birthday this past week. I have seen versions of it filled with M&M's and other candies but I have to say that I love how it looks overflowing with berries. I wish we had pictures of all of the kids sneaking away with the Kit Kat bars and their little hands grabbing all of the berries.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Happy National Ice Cream Day! We like to celebrate ice cream all year long but being that July is National Ice Cream Month and today is the actual ice cream day, I wanted to share with you something special: Homemade Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Baseball Brownies à la Mode

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


If you're searching for a quick yet festive dessert for a {belated} Father's Day, the College World Series, a baseball team party or any other baseball-themed party, look no further. These Baseball Brownies à la Mode are perfect for any baseball fan and the combo of chocolate cake or brownies, vanilla ice cream and raspberry jam is a homerun.

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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Despite its name, German chocolate cake does not come from Germany. It was invented in the US back in the mid-1800's by Sam German who developed a type of dark baking chocolate used in the cake. It is typically served as a three-layer cake but they make adorable little cupcakes.

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!

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.

Sesame Street Cupcakes

Sunday, December 5, 2010


For my son's 2nd birthday I made a tower of Sesame Street cupcakes topped with an Elmo cake. Decorated with frosting in bright primary colors the characters were easily identifiable and the kids loved being able to pick out their favorite character.

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.

Cupcakes à la Tiffany’s

Thursday, July 8, 2010


These Tiffany's-inspired cupcakes were an elegant dessert to help my niece celebrate her 13th birthday in style. They are simple, easy to make and sophisticated, perfect for a special occasion.

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