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Hi, I’m Betsy!

I’m the Head Cupcake
and Creative Mastermind
behind everything you find at JavaCupcake!

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Easy Homemade Strawberry Preserves | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com #FarmToFork

Homemade Strawberry Preserves

When strawberry season is at its peak, easy homemade strawberry preserves are a must-make for my family! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is take a…

Girls Movie Night with OREO | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Best Friends Movie Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EnterTheWonderVault #CollectiveBias Friends, I’m so excited for this post because it’s sponsored by…

Simple Fresh Bread Recipe - Perfect for weeknight dinners! | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Farmhouse Fresh Bread

With a few ingredients and a little time, you can make the most delicious farmhouse fresh bread that will taste better than anything store-bought! ‘Farm to Fork’ I’m so excited to…

Mojito Cupcakes | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Mojito Cupcakes

Transform the perfect summer cocktail into a decadent dessert with my recipe for Mojito Cupcakes! My husband’s favorite cocktail is the mojito.  I’m not sure if it’s because he loves…

{REVIEW} Confections Cupcakery - Manassas, VA | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

{Review} Confections Cupcakery – Manassas, VA

I think I found the BEST cupcakes in Virginia at Confections Cupcakery in Manassas! It was by chance that I found out about Confections Cupcakery.  I was meeting a colleague  half…

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Once a year, on May 12th, the country recognizes the strength and resiliency of those who stand beside their service members on Military Spouse Appreciation Day.    Today, I wanted…

How to make Buttercream Succulents | javacupcake.com

How to make Buttercream Succulents

Spring has sprung and succulents are everywhere!  Not only can you grow these beauties, but you can learn how to make buttercream succulents with this simple tutorial!  Most of you…

Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza | JavaCupcake.com

Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza

It’s fresh fruit season and I love finding new ways to serve fruit to my family!  This Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza is a fun, delicious way to get my kids…

Welcome to the Team!

Since 2009, I’ve been running JavaCupcake completely on my own.  I’ve had a few amazing friends and fellow bloggers helping me out from time to time with guests post, but…

Paw Patrol Party | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

How to Host a Paw Patrol Party at School

Instead of hosting your child’s next birthday at home, why not bring the party to their school?! Use this How to Host a Paw Patrol Party at School guide for…

My Favorite Birthday Cake - Espresso Chocolate Cake filled with Raspberry and topped with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

My Favorite Birthday Cake

Rich chocolate espresso cake filled with fresh raspberry and topped with whipped vanilla buttercream make this My Favorite Birthday Cake!  And I didn’t even have to make it! It’s been…

Review: Magnolia Bakery NYC | The JavaCupcake Blog https://javacupcake.com

Review: Magnolia Bakery NYC

When a cupcake blogger takes a trip to New York City for the first time, it’s written in the rules that she’s got to visit the place that started the…