Double Almond Frosted Cupcakes

Vanilla Buttercream Frosted Angel Food Cake

We’ve made it!!!:)100 posts on our food blog and counting!!...more

Lavender Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

I really enjoy making birthday treats for family and friends, especially if I have a good idea of something new they might like....more

Vanilla Buttermilk Cupakes With Fudge-Laced Buttercream Frosting

Blog: www.lifeinthesmellylane.comThis might just be one of the best Vanilla Cupcake recipes out there. I know, it's a very cheeky and bold thing to say, right? ..but I really do believe that it is. :)'s a recipe I use often at my catering job at The Sweet Side. And these are always a big hit amongst kids and kids at heart!...more
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Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

I have been obsessed with these cupcakes since I saw them on Pinterest a few days ago, so tonight was the night for experimenting!  Please remind me never to try new recipes out on the day when we have 5  guests coming over for dinner!  The recipe is amazing, but the caramel frosting was very time intensive and I tried to substitute another frosting that turned out nasty.  So, I started over and made a new batch of buttercream, but added some of the caramel frosting into the buttercream and then it tasted really great!...more

Things a Monkey Could Cook: Rainbow Birthday Cake

Well here it is: your basic black and white, waiting-for-that-scoop-of-ice-cream birthday cake—in this case, with a fairly dark chocolate on the inside and rainbow candy sprinkles enhancing the balancing vanilla outside, since we like that sort of kid stuff around here....more

Yellow Cupcakes with Fluffy Chocolate Cream Filling

I asked my boyfriend, David, if he wanted me to bake a cake for Football Sunday.  Maybe something with a Dallas Cowboys theme?He responded, “We don’t need anything that…lame.”Ok, well then.  I was looking forward to it, but he asked for cupcakes instead....more

Loved your blog! Men are a pushover for cake!

If you ever need a really elegant but easy ...more

Doll Cake: A Birthday Wish Come True

If you're looking for a unique idea for a girl's birthday cake, this is it! I've been making these cakes for a few years now and they're a hit every time. And I'm completely self-taught, so don't think you can't do this at home. ...more

exercise and food

I have started to exercise again after almost a week. You’ll all agree it’s necessary after all the cakes and sweets I have been cooking. They all seem to contain so many calories, but I don’t care! They are so good, especially since they now look so cute with the decorating class I’ve been taking. Yes, it’s very fun! They should teach us that in chef school, sad face! ...more