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The Fantastical Paris Chez Sharon

Every week my email box is flooded with questions: How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan? Where did you find that tablecloth? Can you send me a piece of that cake you made last week? I try to answer all of these as honestly as I can, but sometimes I simply can’t reply to everyone… and no, I am not going to send you a piece of cake in the mail… plus, I already ate it all. Well, one of the most common questions I receive, is who are my favorite chefs to follow on Instagram. I have …

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Bleeding Heart Cupcakes

Funny thing about recipe development, sometimes it goes horribly wrong. For the sake of transparency, I have shared my past cooking disasters with you. I am giving you the stink-eye, Butter Macadamia Truffles! My journey with The Frosted Petticoat has been one of growth and learning. The website is a little microcosm of life, one would say. And like in real life, on my site I am honest to a fault. That is why I quit my day job as a trial attorney to pursue food. How does your client plead, guilty or not guilty? Me: Eeehhh? Not guilty? *shrugging shoulders*. …

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How to Make Edible Glitter

  Glitter is always fun, no matter where you use it – on cupcakes, in drinks, on donuts, you name it! Sure, you could run out to the store and buy sprinkles. But I know you’re more creative than that. So, before you head out look for something to jazz up your treats with, check out this glitter guide by Shari’s Berries on how to make some sparkle you can eat. We’ve teamed up with the company to bring you their easy-to-follow recipes below. So, I’m going to let Shari’s Berries take over as they spill the beans on one of their secrets to dessert success!   …

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Red Wine Chocolate Frosting

With the advent of Pinterest, the idea of a simple wedding has fallen on the wayside.  Events oozing with immaculate decor is now the standard and you’d be hard pressed to find a fete without some sort of mason jar DIY detail.  But there is something to be said for the understated wedding.  Take for example today’s real nuptials between cuties Kyle and Melody.  This stunningly simplistic outdoor wedding in California would make even the most crafty couple yearn for the simple things in life.  We’ll let photographer Jessica Hensley introduce you to the couple, but make sure to grab …

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Celebrate Everything

  My job as a food writer and stylist has more perks than just getting to taste-test my subjects. From dinner with Giada de Laurentiis to talking rustic pies with Curtis Stone, I get to hang out with some pretty cool people. And one person I am thrilled to constantly cross paths with is Darcy Miller. If you’re a die-hard Martha Stewart fan, then you know exactly who Darcy is. The founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, her creative genius and amazing ability to put together a killer party has catapulted her into goddess status. Seriously, Google her… you won’t be …

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Apricot Cupcakes with Saffron Frosting

Autumn is the perfect time for two of our favorite hobbies… romance and baking!  Today’s post perfectly captures this lovely pairing with cutie pie fiances Mariah and Matt.  Capturing the magic of fall, their gorgeous engagement session inspired today’s delicious recipe – apricot cupcakes with saffron frosting. Photographer Mallory Ruggiero sets the scene: I first met Mariah when we were in elementary school. We grew up together in the same town, so I was beyond honored when she contacted me to photograph her wedding. When discussing when to take their engagement photos, fall seemed like the perfect time to do so! …

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The Strawberry Harvest

This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received product samples to facilitate my review. Autumn has arrived and with it comes baking season, my friends. Literally, my favorite time of the year for two reasons: baked goods and more baked goods. Oh, the carbs! So, as you can imagine, I struggle a bit to find balance and nutrition in my Fall routine. But I have learned the hard way that the key to both my happiness and health during this …