Guilty Pleasures

Daring Bakers: Cheesecake!

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I missed last month’s Daring Bakers Challenge which was a lovely looking lasagna with handmade noodles.  It was a tough month in my world and while the lasagna sounded delicious, it looked like a lot […]

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Coca Cola Cake

I was searching for ideas and tips on using soda (aka “coke” if you’re in the South) in cakes in preparation for this month’s Iron Cupcake: Earth challenge (soda pop is the theme ingredient).  And that’s when I found it.  And once I found it, I had to have it.  Do you ever get those […]

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Everything old is new again: red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cake. It’s a Southern classic.  But one of those classics that I took for granted all those years growing up in the South. (I am from Savannah, Georgia and it doesn’t get much more Southern than that.)  But my mom is Korean and so I never really thought of myself as “Southern”.  At […]

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A tale of two cookies…

Last weekend I went to Tahoe and stayed in a cabin with a bunch of people.  When I say cabin, I don’t mean little 4 walled thing with 20 people crammed in.  No, this place was insane… big enough that with 20 people it did not feel crowded.  At all.  Anyhow, remember my cupcake disaster […]

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When the going gets tough, the tough bakes cupcakes!

At least, that’s what I decided to do. Work has gone a little sideways this week and today I needed to take a mental break. And I needed some chocolate. So on the drive home this evening, I thought about what I would bake. Not if I would bake, but what I would bake. It […]

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chocolate zinfandel cupcake

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I think I am a little late to the party to actually enter the Iron Cupcake challenge for January (since I just decided today that I would try it out and did not request to be admitted to the group until just now… and the deadline for entry is tomorrow at noon Central time). BUT […]

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Filled cupcakes! Finally :)

I bought the Wilton Cupcake decorating kit about a month ago. And I’ve been anxious to try it, but I have not had an opportunity between Christmas cookies and candies, work, and other projects… Until today. I’ve had it in my mind that I wanted chocolate filled with marshmallow. So that’s what I made:

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