buttercream

Chocolate Macarons with Orange Buttercream (for two)

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6 perfect little sandwich cookies with the best flavor combination on earth: chocolate + orange

Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes

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Its strawberry season here in California!! These cupcakes are amazing and a perfect summer treat!

Mudslide Cupcakes

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Enjoy these grown-up treats with a side of coffee! These Mudslide Cupcakes consist of a chocolate Kahlua cupcake, topped with a Bailey's Irish Cream and Chocolate Kahlua buttercream swirl and bittersweet chocolate curls. These are seriously the moistest (and quite possibly, the booziest) cupcakes I have ever made!

Lemon White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

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The lemon cupcake and lemon buttercream are bright yet subtle, the white chocolate centre is like a sweet little surprise, and the raspberry is the perfect compliment to it all!

Swedish Cream Cookies

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These are basically tender, flaky pie crust sandwich cookies that have a smooth vanilla/almond buttercream filling. A few ingredients, a little work, some time in the oven, and voila! One of the best cookies you'll ever bake.

Churro Cupcakes

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year with these Churro Cupcakes. A buttery cinnamon cupcake with a surprise Dulce de Leche filling, cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and cinnamon-sugared tortilla strips - this one is sure to bring out the festive side in you!

Grasshopper Brownies

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Putting these into the Brownie category is really selling them short - they are so, so much more than that. The brownie is simply the base - a chocolaty, fudgy, chewy vessel for carrying an inch-thick layer of minted buttercream to your mouth, held down by a snap of bittersweet chocolate that cracks under your teeth with each bite. They are quite sweet in the best way, and you'll do well to keep a cup of coffee in one hand and a brownie in the other. Also, the liquor alone isn't enough to give the buttercream its minty boost, so you'll need a bit of peppermint extract. I made the mistake of buying mint extract which turned out of be a combination of spearmint and peppermint, and the very smell of spearmint makes me gag worse than strep-test. Do as I say, not as I do.

Victoria Sponge Cake

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A traditional English Victoria Sponge Cake I made to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The cake was decorated with printable little Union Jack flags that can be downloaded from my blog. I've also included downloadable flags for England, USA & Canada that you can use to celebrate St. Georges Day, Independence Day and Canada Day.

Blueberry Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting

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Blueberry Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting are the perfect way to chase away the blues of a late Spring snow storm.