holiday

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Light and airy cupcakes with a subtle hint of pink champagne...topped with a thick and creamy champagne buttercream.  This buttercream is one of the best I have ever tasted!  And to be completely off-the-wall, the whole cupcake is garnished with a spun sugar New Year's "firework"!  Happy New Year from The Curvy Carrot!

Recipe: Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

from Sweet Life

Bonnie at Sweet Life tells a hilarious story about baking for friends for the holidays, and shares with us this lovely chocolate cupcake with peppermint cream cheese frosting. She talks about daydreaming about sugar, butter, and chocolate... and after seeing these cupcakes, I think we'll all be doing the same.  

RecipeMini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

5 Holiday Quick Breads

Holiday Quick Breads

There's nothing quite like a homemade gift, especially if that gift is edible! Joelen shares five holiday quick bread recipes that would make perfect holiday gifts: Classic Vanilla Pound Cake, Banana Bread, Coco-Nana Bread, Lemon Vanilla Yogurt Loaf and Cinnamon Bun Streusel Bread. 

Recipes: 5 Holiday Quick Breads

Joelen also shares her expert tips for holiday baking: How to Stock Your Holiday Baking Pantry