Red Wine Chocolate Frosting-11556

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 …

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! …

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 & …