Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Celebrity Post: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so adorable!! 
Gotta love an auntie who makes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy cupcakes for her niece's birthday! We were sent these by loyal LP reader and friend, Kristen! <3

These cupcakes would look great on This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cupcake Stand!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Biscotti, Biscotti, Biscotti!

You say "Bisco-tti", I say "Bis-cotti"
What is your favorite flavor of biscotti? 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Passion Fruit Cupcakes

Believe it or not, there are non-chocoholics out there. Those who adore all things fruity will be in heaven over these passion fruit cupcakes! 
The white chocolate shavings is an adorable contrast to the great magenta frosting! 

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Mardi Gras!

Did you eat any fasnachts today?? 

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Spotlight On: Coffee and Donuts Cupcakes!

The Cupcake Mastermind at Muscoreil's is at it again!

What do you get when you combine yellow cake + donut glaze + coffee buttercream? 

The "Coffee and Donuts" cupcake!
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's King Cake season!

This is a great article from NPR about King Cakes: Tuesday is Mardi Gras, also known as "Fat Tuesday". It's traditionally celebrated as the last day of indulgence and revelry before the start of the annual Christian fasting season known as Lent. And no Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans is ever complete without the king cake, a traditional pastry dating back to the 19th century. 

Traditionally decorated with yellow, purple and green sugar, the ringed pastry is filled with a cinnamon/sugar mixture and a plastic baby hidden inside.  The person who gets the baby in their bite becomes the "king"! 

Here's a picture of the homemade king cake at the Mardi Gras party we attended! 

Want to know more? Check out gumbopages.com - Carnival FAQ for great facts and information on the tradition of king cakes and Mardi Gras! 
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boys love cupcakes, too! Plus WWE cupcake toppers

Cupcakes for little boys often pose a challenge. How do you make a dessert that is so frilly and commonly associated with princess parties more boy-friendly? 

The perfect cupcake toppers! In this case, we took clippings from a wrestling magazine and glued them to bright blue cardstock. Secure your toothpick with a sticker, and you're ready to party!

Here is a great selection of WWE-themed goods to use at your party on your homemade cupcake toppers:

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Celebrity Post - Valentine Edition

Take a look at these spectacular strawberries and champagne cupcakes made by our friend, Danielle!! Great shot! Happy Valentine's Day! <3
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kid-Friendly Valentine Cake Pops!

Nothing says perfect kid-friendly Valentine desserts like cake pops!
These were made by our favorite Team LP-ers, Jenny and Madalyn with their new cake pop baking trays. 

However, you don't need a kit to make these delicious sweets. Simply take leftover cake or cupcakes and frosting and mix into balls. Freeze, and dip into chocolate/sprinkles! #yum!
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Dessert Table ideas!

Another lovely snapshot of our Valentine's Day dessert table from our Sheckys.com feature with KC You There.
Using Valentine themed scrap paper gives your an affordable avenue for the look you want to achieve. There are SO many different options! Check out your local craft store for countless styles! Paper doilies are also a super cute way to bring in the holiday theme.
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DIY Marshmallow Treats for Valentine's Day!

 Rice Crispy treats are the king of all easy kid-friendly treats. For Valentine's Day this year, whip up a batch and cut them out in hearts with a heart cookie cutter! 

OR if you're feeling adventurous, try out different cereals like Lucky Charms!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Make Cannoli Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Cannoli cupcakes, doesn't that sound divine?! It's a quick and easy dessert for your Sweetheart this Valentine's Day.

What you need:
1 pound low moisture ricotta cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Yellow cupcakes
Chocolate chips
Valentine-themed Sprinkles
Heart cookie cutter
Pastry bag/ziplog bag
 How to make it:
1.       Cut the lid off of the cooled cupcake
2.      Take a cookie cutter and cut out hearts
3.      Mix sugar with ricotta cheese until you achieve the desired flavor
4.      Using a zip-locked bag as a pastry bag,  bottom half with cannoli mixture
5.      Sprinkle your choice of jimmies and/or chocolate chips
6.      Place top layer of cupcake on top
7.      Garnish plate with chocolate sauce and serve immediately
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Spotted: A Darling Pink Ruffle Cake!

Here's a closeup of our favorite Valentine's cake! 

Buttercream ruffles create a chic look on any girly cakes. Not only is it perfect for Valentine's Day, it would be an adorable addition to a baby or bridal shower's dessert table! This would surely be lovely also on a layer of a tiered wedding cake.

Check out DarlingCake.com for all kinds of great cakes!!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

S'more's Dip - RECIPE

  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 box (13 oz) graham crackers 
  • 1) In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and condensed milk on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chips are melted. Stir until mixed well. Pour into glass dish, spreading evenly. 

    2) Drop marshmallow creme by tablespoonfuls randomly over chocolate mixture. Microwave on High about 30 seconds or until marshmallow creme is softened. Immediately with a knife, make small swirls through the marshmallow and chocolate mixture, creating a marbled look.

    3) Serve immediately with graham crackers!
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Peanut Butter Lovers UNITE

One word for our delicious dessert featured on Sheckys.com.... 
To make these peanut butter ladyfingers, simply swirl our favorite Peanut Butter Mousse (get our recipe here) and drizzle with sprinkles and chocolate!

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Plan your own Valentine party with us and Sheckys.com!

Valentine's Day is a great reason to bust out the chocolate sauce and pink sprinkles. We recently did a DIY Valentine party spread with Sheckys.com and KC You There.

Cupcake fondue once again was the star of the show! Homemade cupcake toppers take the cake to an adorable level that is both useful and creative! Pin It

More Valentine Cupcake Toppers!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy February!

February is our favorite month around these parts, hope you're having a great start! 
Cheers to love! <3 xoxo
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vote LP for the Cupcake Crown!

Please vote for our Princess Cupcakes win the 
You can vote once per day, so please bookmark the link and visit the website each day until Sunday, 
February 12th. Thank you for your support and spread the word!! <3
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spotted: Groundhog Day cupcakes!

If the groundhog see's it's shadow, then six more weeks of winter. If it's cloudy, then spring will come early...
Bring it on! 
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Super Bowl Cupcake Fondue!

While you're going gaga over dips while watching football over the weekend, this cupcake fondue idea is a wonderful alternative to all the savory appetizers.
You must make this for the Super Bowl! 
Learn how to DIY after the break! 
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Super Dip for the Super Bowl

This is the ultimate dip for your next get-together. Try this recipe for your Super Bowl party!
What you need:
12 oz chopped jalapenos
1 can minced green chiles
8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (+ ½  cups)
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon dried oregano

Mix ingredients and add to an oven safe pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle top of mixture with remaining cheese and ½ cup bread crumbs.

Bake 400 for 20 mins or until bubbly.
Serve with chips or crackers! 
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