Thursday, December 29, 2011

Post-party New Year's Day PREP

Planning a New Year's Eve party can be oh so fun! But it's the planning of the post party recovery that is often forgotten. Brew a pot of coffee and set to chill before you go out to celebrate. It will be chilled in time to help get you back on your feet New Year's Day! 

Coffee Punch:

Combine and dissolve, then chill:
2 quarts hot coffee
1/2 cup sugar

2 quarts coffee ice cream 
1 quart chocolate milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla

(Whipped cream: Optional!)
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DIY Sushi cupcakes for your New Year's party!

Whether or not you eat seafood does not matter in order to enjoy these sushi cupcakes! This is the perfect cupcake to bring to or make for your New Year's Eve party! Gummy fish, coconut and green "wasabi" frosting are all you need for these adorable treats!
What you need:
Mini cupcakes
Frosting (canned or homemade)
Green food coloring
Fresh coconut
Gummy fish and various gummy candies
Sandwich bag

How to channel your inner sushi chef:
1. Prep gummies (cutting some in half)
2. Set aside frosting to color green
2. Frost half of cupcakes with white (or vanilla/coconut) frosting
3. Top frosted cupcakes with shaved coconut 
4. Color frosting into a lighter shade of green 
5. Using a sandwich baggie as a piping bag, cover the remaining cupcakes with green frosting

Don't forget to display your cupcakes on something cute like a cake plate or tiered platter! 

Happy New Year!! xo
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Something new on the blog! LP - Savory Eats! Keep Team Lola Pearl on your radar when planning your next entertaining experience! We'll be posting our favorite savory recipes for you to enjoy! 
Check out the latest updates: As seen on tv, recipes for Clams Casino Dip and Cream Cheese Olive Penguins! 

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Spotted: Holly Jolly "Home Alone" cupcakes!

Nothing says the holidays like a viewing or two of "Home Alone".  Same applies to these adorable mini chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes! 
These DIY toothpick quotes are great!!
Photo courtesy of
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!

It's Christmas night... Which means time to eat your gingerbread house!
 Merry Christmas! 
May your day be full of laughter and cheer! 
xo, L
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Don't forget to leave cupcakes for Santa!

This shot makes us wonder... What kind of cupcakes would Santa choose??
Red Velvet, Eggnog, Candy Cane, Gingerbread...
Don't forget to leave cupcakes for Santa tonight! ;)
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Let it snow!

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DIY idea: Rudolph Gingerbread cookies!!

Rudolph had a red nose so bright it helped guide Santa's sleigh at night. These creative reindeer gingerbread cookies will make your smiles so bright it will light up the room with joy and smiles.

What you need:
Gingerbread cookie dough (store bought, or homemade)
gingerbread man cookie cutter
brown royal icing (recipe found here)
holiday sprinkles
Pastry bag (or sandwich bag)

Be creative and don't limit yourself to the types of sprinkles we used... Have fun with it and don't forget to share your pictures! :) 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This year, give art for Christmas!

We here at Lola Pearl are tremendous art supporters. Especially local artists, and especially while shopping for the holidays.

This is why you must meet Vanessa Sullivan. She is a dear friend and supporter of Team LP and is one of the most talented women we know. Vanessa has won various awards for her artwork in local and national art shows. And deserves every accolade!

Take a look at this peacock painting! So gorgeous!
She now works mainly in watercolors and acrylics, but also has experience with ink, pastel, oil, and clay.
What tickles our fancy is that Vanessa is also a professional cake artist!

There is still time to buy a painting for Christmas!
Check out more of Vanessa's art on her website,

Happy shopping!
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bake Me A Christmas: Chocolate covered pretzels!

Make these as a gift or a last-minute holiday party!

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Bake Me A Christmas: Christmas card inspiration

It's that time of year again, and while your Christmas cards should be going out in the mail by the weekend, it is perfectly normal to be stumped with a creative design. Team LP is loving everything ornaments  this season, including this homemade card! 
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Christmas Dessert Table ideas!

There is a lot to love on this dessert table!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

As Seen on TV: Vixen's Delight RECIPE

One munch of this easy holiday delectable and you will be hooked, guaranteed!

What you'll need:
8 oz box of cheese crackers
8-11 oz White chocolate chips
2 cups of cocktail peanuts
Mason jars
Christmas Ribbon

Here's a pic of the ingredients on set of "Winging It, Buffalo Style"!

Learn how to make this treat after the jump!
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Do you know the way to Candy Cane Lane?

In love with these Candy Cane cupcakes! xo
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bake Me A Christmas 2011 kickoff!!

We had a great time decking the halls of the "Winging It, Buffalo Style" set this morning! What a perfect way to kick of this year's "Bake Me A Christmas"! 

Keep checking in with Lola Pearl throughout the holiday season for featured desserts, recipes, DIY crafts and gift ideas! 

This Christmas cupcake ornament is one of the crafts we featured on today's segment.  Take a look at the instructions after the jump! What a super easy way to get the kids involved in holiday gifts for the family! 
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CUTE ALERT Snowman Cupcake by Riley and Chloe!

Absolutely loving this drawing by Riley and Chloe (ages 8 and 4!) Thanks, girls!! :) xo
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Lady Gaga Christmas!

This should be on every monster's Christmas list AND Christmas dessert table! This pic of a chocolate heel was snapped at "Gaga's Workshop" at Barney's in NYC.
A quarter of the sales will go to her new Born This Way Foundation, an anti-bullying campaign.

For more shots of the Gaga-inspired yuletide, click here! "Santa can you hear me......"
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Spotlight On: "Hot Cocoa" cupcakes!

Hot cocoa with marshmallows is a wintertime staple. 
We prefer the cupcake version!!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Celebrity Post: Adorable Minnie Mouse Cupcakes!

LP loves celebrity posts!! There is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when you have placed your dessert (and hard work) on it's final destination. We believe it's important to share these great moments and shine a spotlight where congratulations is deserved. That's why we are sharing this snapshot from Madalyn's 3rd birthday! 

The Minnie Mouse cupcake picks are just darling on the princess cupcake stand! It looks like one of those cupcakes is about to take a tumble in the front! 
Jenny writes: "The cupcake tower made me nervous, but the cupcakes made it through the party quite fine... until the candles were blown out!!" 

Thanks for sharing, Jenny!
Happy Baking!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Spotted: Banana Split cupcakes!

Strawberry-filled banana cake topped with vanilla buttercream, pineapple syrup, chocolate ganache drizzle, rolled in peanuts and finished with a cherry! YUM
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Talk about turkey cake!! Gobble on! 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thank Goodness For Thanksgiving!

 As always, Team LP had a great time on "Winging It! Buffalo Style!" Take a look at some pics from the segment! Stay tuned for the clip! 

Pumpkin beer "cooler" a la Curt from KC You There

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RECIPE: Must-Try Thanksgiving Pie

Thank goodness for the pies of Thanksgiving!
While looking through old 1950s cookbooks from past yard/estate sale victories, I came across a Mock Cherry Pie recipe. It caught my eye as a must-try!
An oldie, but a goodie! It seems as though this recipe has been saving itself for this perfect moment. It is super simple, and just in time for a cranberry-filled holiday! Recipe after the jump!
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spotted: Twilight Cupcakes!

Gluten-Free Red Velvet cupcakes dressed up for the Breaking Dawn movie premiere! 

Loving this mobile Team LP snap shot of 
Edward Cullen Red Velvet cupcakes at Muscoreil's 
on Niagara Falls Blvd in North Tonawanda, NY: 
Love cupcakes that sparkle! 
<3 Team Edward! 
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Spotlight On: Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes

'Tis the season to try out one of the many great frosting options for your pumpkin cupcakes! 

Caramel buttercream (shown here), milk chocolate buttercream, cinnamon cream cheese... 
Which do you prefer? 
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Celebrity Post: Mickey Mouse Cupcakes!

Wow! Take a look a this great creation by one of our favorite Cupcake Queens! Heather did such an amazing job! They were as delicious as they are beautiful!
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gobble, gobble! Here Comes Thanksgiving!

The leaves have changed colors, and the air is crisp! Time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu! 

Don't forget about dessert! Challenge yourself and try to come up with different takes on the traditional pies like pumpkin pecan or caramel apple! 

Check into the blog the next couple of weeks. We will be posting delicious recipes, prep tips, and fun, kid-friendly ideas for your Thanksgiving table! 
(Can someone say "pie bar"?!)
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Dessert Table - Video

Watch Team Lola Pearl in action and learn how to make your own Halloween dessert table and "trick or treat" cupcakes on CW23's Winging It! Buffalo Style!
What's on your ghoulish menu this weekend?? 
Happy Halloween! :) 
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Monday, October 24, 2011

As Seen On TV: "Trick or Treat" Cupcakes HOW TO

These spooktacular cupcakes are super fun for a Halloween get together. All it takes is some plastic storage bags, frosting and some food coloring, and you've got yourself a nice little kid-friendly activity! 

Behind the Apron "How Too" after the jump! 

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Halloween Dessert Table Inspiration

It's hard to believe we're already celebrating Halloween!! One week from tonight, trick-or-treaters will be knocking at our doors! It's hard to pick what's more fun: Halloween decorating or Halloween baking!!

Halloween dessert tables are the best of both worlds! Today we made "trick or treat" cupcakes on CW23's "Wingin' It! Buffalo Style". We had a great time with host, Joe Arena and can't wait until next time! 

To have a successful dessert table, you want variety! We love this cake by 

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

DIY Recipe: Homemade "Butterfinger" Candy Bars

You have to try this recipe for your next Halloween party! So fun and easy! These taste just like the real thing, you won't believe it until you try it! 
1 lb bag of candy corn
1 16 oz jar of creamy peanut butter

melting chocolate
parchment paper 

Melt candy corn in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals until melted (about 4 times). Mix with peanut butter and put mixture into 8x8 pan lined with parchment until cool. Cover with chocolate as desired! Enjoy!! 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"I'd like to pick your brain" cupcakes!

From creepy cupcakes to caramel apples to chocolate covered pretzels, what is your favorite go-to Halloween dessert? 

Hop over to our facebook fanpage  to join the convo or post your answer below!
Can you imagine the fun bringing these brain cupcakes to your next get-together?!
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Don't Forget Halloween!

Celebrating Halloween is a lot of fun. There are many avenues you can take in your baking and decorating: Spook Street, Candy Land Circle, Bloody Blvd.... 
Have fun and send pics! 
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

First comes Fall, then comes Halloween!

Changing leaves, warm apple cider, pumpkin seeds and cider donuts are among the reasons to love Fall. Mini carrot cake cupcakes with cute fall leaf and pumpkin sprinkles are an adorable way to bring some fall into your sweet tooth. 

Halloween is coming in a few short weeks, so start thinking about what flavors you want to feature at your shindig! These days, there are great gummies (like body parts) and assorted flavors of candy corn to up the spook factor.

Behind the Apron Tip: Don't forget the glitter! Adding (purple, orange or black) glitter to a pumpkin or bat instantly takes the Fall decor to another level! 
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spotlight on: Candy Corn Cupcakes

Fall cupcakes! Love these candy corn treats!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This little piggy went to the market.....

....This little piggy stayed home! 
Look at these adorable pig cupcakes!!
Oink, oink!! 
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Teal Carpet - Teal Cupcakes

So happy to have been a part of the 2nd Annual Teal Carpet Affair! Helping to create more awareness for ovarian cancer, a disease that hits more women than it should, is a total honor! 
Much love and thanks to KC You There and everyone that came out to support this great cause!! 
See you next year! :) 

Photos courtesy of Erica Morano for 
and! Thank you!! 

Be sure to check out the KC You There facebook fanpage for more pictures from the benefit!
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