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Fourth of July Soiree | JavaCupcake.com

Fourth of July Soiree

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media. Fourth of July is right around the corner... are you ready? Here are some fun, easy ways you can celebrate America's Independence by hosting a Fourth of July Soiree! Planning for this party was pretty easy since our Nation's colors are Red, White and Blue.  To mix things up a bit, I decided to go with a light blue instead of the traditional dark blue for the party color scheme. I set the table with a red table cloth with a white … [Read More...]

Kick Off Summer with a Hot Dog BBQ | JavaCupcake.com #greatergrilling #HebrewNational

Kick Off Summer with a Hot Dog BBQ

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media. Summer is finally here and what better way to kick off the season than by throwing a back yard BBQ for your family and friends?  But not just any BBQ... a hot dog BBQ! I planned and hosted this BBQ in just one day using the party decor I already had on hand.  I recycled several tissue paper tassels from other garlands to make the yellow, red and white garland for my party and had a few red paper lanterns then hung them all from the … [Read More...]

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

My Favorite Things Party and Giveaway

Spoil your best friends with a party filled with your favorite things by hosting a My Favorite Things Party! I’ve been living in Germany for the last 4 1/2 years and my time here is sadly coming to an end. To celebrate the ladies that have made my life here special and who have become my Army Family I threw them a “My Favorite Things Party”! I originally got the idea for this party from my sweet friend Jenny Kelly of jenny cookies who hosted a MFTP in 2014. It looked like such a fun time, … [Read More...]

Rhubarb Cherry Bundt Cake | JavaCupcake.com

Rhubarb Cherry Bundt Cake

Rhubarb isn't just for pie and it surely shouldn't only be paired with strawberries.  Kick things up a notch this rhubarb season by making my  Rhubarb Cherry Bundt Cake!  It's moist, dense, tart, sweet, full of fruit and oh so delicious! Are you tired of rhubarb yet?  After baking this bundt cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, Raspberry Rhubarb Pie,  and a Rhubarb Upside Down Cake I thought it might be a little bit of rhubarb overload?  But then I thought... naw!  Everyone loves rhubarb, … [Read More...]

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake | JavaCupcake.com

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Rhubarb isn't just for pie, it's for cake too!  This summer take your rhubarb skills to the next level with this moist and delicious Rhubarb Upside Down Cake! Before this summer, I had only made rhubarb once and it wasn't amazing.  I thought I could just pop it into a cake batter for cupcakes and it'd be amazing.  I was wrong.  I had no idea what I was doing.  So, this summer when the rhubarb was in season and so beautiful, I decided to try baking with it again. First, I made a Strawberry … [Read More...]

Introducing Jonathan Henry - My first attempt at newborn photography | JavaCupcake.com

Introducing Jonathan Henry

I've been taking pictures of food for over 6 years now but only seriously for the last 4.5 years and I've gotten pretty good at it.   So, when my neighbor Amanda had her second baby, I decided I would offer to take pictures of her new son while her Mother was in town visiting. Meet Jonathan Henry. Jonathan (aka Jonny), was born May 31, 2015 in Bavaria, Germany weighing 10lbs 11oz!   A big boy!  Amanda was over a week late with this pregnancy and looked like she was carrying twins! … [Read More...]

Asparagus Bacon Quiche | JavaCupcake.com

Asparagus Bacon Quiche

We are in the height of asparagus season here in Germany and I had to take advantage of all the beautiful, green, delicious fresh asparagus at the market by making a Asparagus Bacon Quiche! A few weeks ago, I hosted a "My Favorite Things" party where 12 of my closest friends and Army family came over for breakfast, mimosas and a little spoiling.  I knew I wanted to serve them something that I could make ahead of time since it was a morning party so I chose quiche! I whipped up … [Read More...]

Pretzel shaped Cinnamon Sugar Cookies {Video Tutorial} | JavaCupcake.com

Pretzel Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Surprise your friends and family with your favorite sugar cookie kicked up a notch with my Pretzel Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Cookies! My sweet neighbor Amanda had a baby this week!  A sweet little boy (well, not so little he weighed 10lbs, 11oz!) with the cutest chubby cheeks and the softest skin who just lays peacefully in my arms as I ooohh and awwww over him.  Of course, I had to bake for this sweet baby's Mamma and Grandma and decided on Amanda's favorite cookie recipe of mine.  Sugar … [Read More...]

Snickerdoodle Macarons | JavaCupcake.com

Snickerdoodle Macarons

Take your favorite cookie to the next level by transforming them in to decadent, delicious Snickerdoodle Macarons! So, I've made macarons before but they've never been my favorite dessert to make.  They're temperamental and if you don't get the batter 'just right' the come out terrible.  However, when a friend is eating a gluten-free diet, loves macarons and is moving away you set aside your aversion for making them and get to baking! Snickerdoodles are one of my most favorite … [Read More...]

Mokka Sahne Torte

Mokka Sahne Torte

This is a guest post from my sweet friend, Roxanna.  Make sure to check out all her recipes featured on JavaCupcake and visit her on Facebook at The Red Eye Baker.  Some time ago I was chatting with my mother-in-law about sweet treats when she said, "Oh, next time I see you you'll have to make a Mokka Sahne Torte!" I'd never made one in my life (nor tasted it actually), but I knew that I had to try it. Even with my limited German I knew it was a Mocha Cream Torte... you had me at mocha! … [Read More...]

Raspberry Rhubarb Pie | JavaCupcake.com

Raspberry Rhubarb Pie

I'm obsessed with Rhubarb this season.  Every time I pass it in at the market, I need to pick up at least 3 stalks of it.  This time, I made a tart, decadent, delicious Raspberry Rhubarb Pie with a lattice crust top!  To. Die. For.   This pie was my first attempt at making a lattice crust top too.  I posted a snapshot of it on Instagram and someone said it looked "rustic".  I wasn't sure to take that as an insult or a compliment at first.  But, I think I'll take it as a compliment. … [Read More...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble | JavaCupcake.com

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Tart rhubarb paired with sweet strawberry is a perfect summer flavor combination.  Top both fruits with a thick layer of crumble and you've got an amazing afternoon treat! I wasn't planning on posting this recipe.  Really, I just wanted to try out baking rhubarb and strawberry together to see how I liked the flavor.  I invited a few friends over with their kids to play and pulled this crumble out of the oven just in time for an afternoon treat. As soon as I saw it completely baked, I … [Read More...]

The Most Epic Cupcakes Ever! Guinness and Chocolate Cupcakes topped with Biscoff Buttercream, Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream, Caramel Drizzle and a Chocolate dipped Bisocoff Cookie! | JavaCupcake.com

Guinness Bailey’s Biscoff Chocolate Cupcakes – The Most Epic Cupcakes Ever!

There's really no other way to describe these Guinness Bailey's Biscoff Chocolate Cupcakes than by just calling them what they are... The Most Epic Cupcakes Ever! My friends Christy and Stefan live a few hours from away from us here in Germany.  Stefan and Dave went to basic training together 10 years ago and have been friends ever since.  Christy and I met in 2007 and have been Army family every since too!  They two of them came over for a Friday night BBQ and Christy insisted I make her … [Read More...]