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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

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Start with dark chocolate cake: Moist and airy, light and fluffy, yet very dense in chocolate flavor... this cake is a chocolate lover's dream. Then top with dark chocolate frosting. This frosting is bit more dense than normal frostings... And when everything is made with the best ingredients possible, you know you're going to get a good product!

As Rachel Ray would say...this cake is "Yumm-O!"

Red velvets and edible mustaches...

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I love mustache-inspired things... although I do have to admit... I hate real mustaches! Go figure. Anything with a mustache on it except... well a man's face, I just laugh at and love. Who wouldn't think a walrus, elephant, finger, iPhone, bus, tractor, and now cupcakes would look 100x better with a mustache on it?? I needed to get home STAT so I could start drawing all my ideas down on paper! I wonder why I never thought of making edible mustaches before? Oh well...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Light and fluffy... silky smooth... simply sweet and VERY peanut-y! It was truly addicting. And, as you all know - the purest ingredients are always used...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

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Moist chocolate cake (it's so light and fluffy and very very chocolaty!) topped with strawberry buttercream frosting. Fresh organic strawberries are pureed with yummy homemade vanilla bean sugar and added to sweet cream buttercream frosting. This is not (and never has been) your standard butter/powdered sugar frosting. This is an egg white and vanilla bean sugar - slowly cooked together to the perfect temperature and then beat until light and fluffy buttercream frosting! Sweet cream butter is added very slowly to ensure proper texture along with homemade vanilla bean extract. Then fresh strawberry puree is added until just perfect!

Bacon Truffle Brownie

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Using homemade vanilla sugar from real vanilla beans, homemade vanilla bean extract, the best chocolate we could find for that really deep chocolate flavor, sweet cream butter, and of course love makes a surprisingly light brownie with a very dense flavor. The texture is that of a flour-less chocolate cake. Each bite almost melts in your mouth! Now, add in little pieces of smoky apple wood smoked bacon, the bacon drippings, a touch more flake sea salt, and a sprinkling of bacon pieces baked right on top and you've got yourself an absolute match made in heaven!