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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble |

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! |

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...]

Kaleidoscope Cookies | #CoreHome

Kaleidoscope Cookies

Classic butter cookie recipe made with powdered sugar rolled in rainbow jimmies make these delicious Kaleidoscope Cookies a fun treat!  I love baking cookies.  I love the Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. Put the two together and you've got me trying new recipes and new ways to bake!  In the past, I've only tried one roll and cut cookie and it wasn't a success, so when I came across this recipe for Kaleidoscope Cookies I thought they were too simple to try not to bake! Core Kitchen sent me these … [Read More...]

Secrets from your Favorite Food Bloggers - Real life stories about the mess-ups, mistakes and mishaps that happen behind the scenes of your favorite food bloggers! |

Secrets from your Favorite Food Bloggers

One morning as I was baking, I realized that my stand mixer was still dirty from the last time I used it and I thought to myself, my readers would probably be surprised to see my kitchen such a mess right now.  I, like most food bloggers, work really hard to produce incredibly beautiful photos of food, presented perfectly to inspire our readers. What all of us bloggers don't want you know to... all those pictures we post on our blog, well they took a whole lot of time, energy and usually a … [Read More...]

Andrut - A Traditional Polish Dessert |

Andrut: A Traditional Polish Dessert

Today, I welcome back Roxana sharing her recipe for Andrut, a traditional Polish dessert made with layers of crispy wafer and delicoius fillings topped with chocolate.  Hello, YUM!  Make sure to check out Roxana on Facebook at The Red Eye Baker or here on JavaCupcake for more of her fabulousness! Happy spring everyone! So I've decided as I navigate and learn the blogging world that one of my goals is to recreate and learn as many of my mom's recipes as possible. One of the challenges will … [Read More...]

5 Amazingly Simple Cake Decorating Ideas |

Five Amazingly Simple Cake Decorating Ideas

I have not typically been a huge fan of Martha Stewart, her recipes or tutorials.  However, I did come across a super sweet video tutorial on her website that shows Five Amazingly Simple Cake Decorating Ideas!  I hope that you learn something from this and try them on your cupcakes. Personally, I was inspired by the two-toned soft serve cupcakes.  I think I'll try that myself! Happy Baking! … [Read More...]

Easy Buttercream Baseball Cookies - A step-by-step tutorial! |

Easy Buttercream Baseball Cookies

Spring is here and that means BASEBALL has begun!  I am a HUGE baseball fan and have been a lover of the Seattle Mariners my entire life!  GO M's!  But can you believe that this is the first time I've ever made baseball cookies? I have been a baseball fan since birth.  My older brother Robert used to take me to Seattle Mariners games on the local city bus all throughout my childhood.  He'd teach me the ins and outs of the games, the line ups and I loved every minute of it.  We'd play … [Read More...]

Homemade Tomato Salsa |

Homemade Tomato Salsa

Fresh tomatoes, cilantro and lime make this tomato salsa the perfect side to your next taco night or Mexican fesita! A few weeks ago my husband and I went to the Nurnberg Easter Market to buy one thing and one thing only... A Nicer Dicer.  We've seen this chopping and dicing contraption at every market we've been to in Nurnberg and frankly, it was just time for us to bite the bullet and get one! Thanks to our new #NicerDicer we picked up at the Nürnberg Easter Market, my husband … [Read More...]

DIY Glitter Clothespins - Tutorial & Video |

DIY Glitter Clothespins

Have you ever wanted to hang pictures on your wall with clothes pins or maybe use them as name card stands on your table but were discouraged because the pins were just too ugly?  Now you can make simple clothespins glamorous with my DIY Glitter Clothespins video tutorial! I have a big party coming up and I want to use glitter clothespins for several things at the party.  I figured they'd be pretty easy to make myself so I gave it a whirl.  Below is the video tutorial for these DIY … [Read More...]

Strawberry Lemon Cake with Spring Flowers |

Strawberry Lemon Cake with Spring Flowers

Celebrate spring with this simple, delicious Strawberry Lemon cake with Spring Flowers!  I made this cake for no other reason than I was inspired by a cake that jennycookies made for Easter.  Jenny made a "naked" carrot cake and topped the cake with frosting and a pile of fresh flowers.  The look was unique and stunning.  I had to recreate it! Since I wasn't making this cake for any particular reason or occasion, I decided I'd make a small 6-in cake so I wouldn't have tons of cake to … [Read More...]