Apricot Cupcakes with Saffron Frosting-11540

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! …

The Strawberry Harvest-15160

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 …

Wildberry Woodland Cupcakes-13458

Wildberry Woodland Cupcakes

If you happen to be in the general Austin, Texas region then there is a group of vendors that you need to know about! This event planning, photography, vintage rental, venue team is the absolute best in the nation. Every single time I’m sent an event by them, I’m blown away. Well, today we have a special treat from this talent team. One of it’s members is having a baby! Yay! Photographer Amy Gawlik celebrated the upcoming birth of her munchkin with a perfectly themed camp baby shower. Everything from the DIY trail-mix with woodland themed ingredients, picnic tables to …

Retro Cream Soda Cupcakes-12357

Retro Cream Soda Cupcakes

Looking for a modern take on a classic theme?  Then you’re going to dig today’s fun stylized shoot.  Showing off the yummy Cupcake Libations’ wonderful treats, this birthday celebration combines the best of retro soda shop goodness with the crisp lines of a modern fete.  From candy favorites to a dramatically modern (yet fun!) take on a birthday cake, it can serve as a great example of party planning ideas.  We were so inspired by the shoot, we came up with our own version of a recipe that would fit in perfectly with this shindig… Retro Cream Soda Cupcakes!  Enjoy! RETRO …

Almond Maple Oat Bites-14697

Almond Maple Oat Bites

If there is one thing I struggle with, it is eating a balanced breakfast. My morning routine is filled with manic diaper changes, a quick shower, semi-conscious bottle feeding, and frantic gulping of coffee whenever I have a free hand. By the time I get around to eating something, I literally just grab the first thing available… which could be anything from a handful of goldfish crackers to a half-eaten slice of pizza. Honestly, by that point in the morning (or early afternoon), I just need some sustenance and I will take what I can get. I know, considering this …

Spiked Funfetti Cupcake-13963

Spiked Funfetti Cupcake

If you have ever had a birthday, which it is probably safe to assume, then you are likely acquainted with Funfetti. You know, that boldly speckled vanilla cake that is a staple for celebrating the day of your birth. What you probably do not know is that Funfetti dates back to the Medieval era. Legend has it that a rural baker in Wales accidentally poured a batch of sugared berries into the bread dough he was mixing. Not wanting to waste the precious food, he baked up the batter and served the Frankenstein bread at supper, which also happened to be …

Buttermint Frosting-12484

Buttermint Frosting

Whether you like it or not, winter is still upon us.  And if you’re anywhere past the Rockies, then you’re feeling the bitter sting of Mother Nature’s wrath.  So, instead of fighting the cold, let’s embrace it.  If you’re stuck inside today, get some serious winter fashion inspiration from today’s post and whip up our seasonally appropriate Buttermint Frosting for your baked goods… it’ll surely make this frigid weather more enjoyable! BUTTERMINT FROSTING   INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) 1 tablespoon dry mint (powdered) 2 cups of heavy cream 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar INSTRUCTIONS Using a mortar & …