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Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

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Mini chocolate cupcakes (can be easily vegan-adapted), with a thick and creamy pink cream cheese frosting. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

from Sweet Life

Sweet Life made these lovely tiny wedding cakes for her little sister, who is currently planning her big day! Speaking from experience (hint, hint), they're something any bride-to-be would be thrilled to receive: mini cakes (adorably named) filled with pineapple, banana and pecans; piped with cream cheese icing; and finished with a gorgeous sugared flower petal.

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Shanon shares her friend's recipe for these adorable little "vanilla vanilla" cupcakes that are the perfect treat for a baby shower. This was her first foray into the land of real vanilla bean baking, and this is what she says:

"The difference between vanilla extract (what I was used to) and a true vanilla bean is amazing. The flavor pops, it’s sweet and light, and almost a little flowery... Vanilla beans may be expensive, but they are so worth the cost."

Story and Recipe: Vanilla “Baby” Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Monkey Muffins

Monkey Muffins

How cute and fun are these?! Super-sweet baker-babe and awesome mom Brooke reveals their appeal: "Of course, they aren't really muffins at all. They are actually kinda healthy-ish cupcakes that hide a bundle of ripe bananas, whole wheat flour, and a handful of chocolate chips inside. Perfect for afterschool snacks, lunchtime snacks, or anytime you feel like snacking on something deliciously fun, moist, and full of incredible banana and chocolate flavor."

Recipe: Monkey Muffins

PB&J Cookies

PBJ cookies

This is the ultimate sandwich cookie - sugar cookies shaped into teeny tiny slices of bread, sandwiched with peanut butter & jam to make mini PB&J cookies! Cover them with icing and sprinkles to make fairy bread cookies, or make any other type of mini sandwich, the possibilities are endless!

recipe: PB&J Cookies/Fairy Bread Biscuits

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

Leave it to Heather to come up with the cutest little baked doughnuts on the planet. I was almost tempted to add the word "squee!" to the title, but this is a classy baking blog. ;)

Recipe: Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

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