Tag: Buttercream

Coffee Lover’s Cupcakes
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Coffee Lover’s Cupcakes

The name leaves nothing unclear here, these cupcakes are all about coffee! The recipe has three components that all contain strong filter coffee and instant coffee powder for add intensity. I used the coffee I have at home, this time¬†dark roast Juhla Mokka and Nescafe Red Cup instant coffee powder. I’m a devoted coffee lover and have been for all my adult life, though in […]

Vanilla Strawberry Sprinkles Cake
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Vanilla Strawberry Sprinkles Cake

Sweet January, how fast have you passed – it’s crazy! How has 2017 started for you? We are about to go and visit our friends who recently became new parents, to a sweet baby girl. All new parents need an energy boost and while sugar might not be the healthiest it surely makes a¬†sweet one ūüôā ¬†This cake was inspired by the little batgirl that […]

Apples & Honey Mini Cupcakes – Honeycomb Cake
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Apples & Honey Mini Cupcakes – Honeycomb Cake

Bzz Bzz greetings! I’ve been a kind of a busy bee (busy baking of course!) lately and this post is a bit overdue… Nevertheless I hope it comes in good time for your fall baking projects! The cupcakes are delicious apple cake with rich honey caramel and vanilla frosting. And those bees, aren’t they cute? Apples and honey – a very relevant combination here in […]

Vanilla Butterscotch Cupcakes – Quick & Easy Captain America Shield Cake
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Vanilla Butterscotch Cupcakes – Quick & Easy Captain America Shield Cake

It’s my husband’s birthday today, yay! Like always his birthday cake is not exactly for him (( though he nibbles, he isn’t really a cake eater)), but for sharing with his friends and colleagues. This time he¬†asked me to make something quick and easy that would be simple¬†to share. So¬†I decided to make a cake¬†from cupcakes – mini cupcakes to be more exact! Simple and […]

Mini Orange Papaya Cupcakes
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Mini Orange Papaya Cupcakes

Fruitylicious buttery¬†orange papaya cupcakes with deep caramel flavour from unrefined organic coconut sugar. Before I tell you how tasty these cupcakes are, you should know that¬†I don’t really like papayas! Yup, it’s sad (because I’d like to say I love all fruit) but the fruit of papaya is just too sweet for my liking and honestly the butter-like consistency of the ripe fruit isn’t what […]

Luau-Tiki Chocolate Cake
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Luau-Tiki Chocolate Cake

Luau-Tiki theme¬†is a fun cake decorating project. I had the honour of making¬†this cake to a Tiki themed birthday party last weekend and while I rarely do fondant covered cakes I truly had fun making this one! This cake is¬†a¬†7 layer chocolate cake and quite a time consuming project, but you can cut the project into smaller parts to divide the time. You can bake […]

Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes
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Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes

A mini version of a rich, moist and so peanutty cupcake. With or without a dark chocolate bottom¬†makes a perfect two bite snack, though you may end up eating more than just one… Peanut¬†butter and chocolate are maybe one of the best flavour pairings in the world. The slightly salty taste of peanut butter enhances the sweet taste of chocolate. Typically peanut butter is paired […]

Lemon Raspberry Cake
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Lemon Raspberry Cake

A cake to match the season – bright colours and fresh flavours!¬†Spring is¬†probably the most colourful time of the year both in nature and all sorts of celebrations around the world. I made this cake for a little pre-vappu celebrations (Finnish holiday,¬†Walpurgis ¬†Night celebrated 30.4-1.5) ¬†to be enjoyed with a glass of homemade¬†sima¬†while frying May Day donuts. This is a dry cake with colourful frosting […]

Mini Rose Cupcakes
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Mini Rose Cupcakes

Delicate floral flavoured rose cupcakes made with good quality rose water are the perfect treat¬†for tea parties. With a little practice you can master the piping of pretty roses and play with the position of the petals to create closed rose or add more petals for open rose in full blossom. Using a¬†cake decorating flower nail is easies than piping the rose directly on the […]

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcakes
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Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcakes

These Palm Sunday Easter cupcakes are bittersweet cakes with coconut buttercream frosting topped with little cute bird nests consisting of dark chocolate,¬†desiccated coconut and jelly beans. I have wonderful¬†memories of my childhood Easter holidays, they were filled with family time, Easter grafting, chocolate egg hunt and playing outside in the first signs of spring. The fun would start from picking up and decorating willow branches […]

Ginger Lemon & Chocolate Cake
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Ginger Lemon & Chocolate Cake

A special cake I made for a special¬†friend of mine for her birthday last month. Someone who loves ginger and chocolate deserves to get the flavours in their own layers! Acidity of fresh lemons compliments the ginger and gives some lightness to the otherwise rich cake. I loved using the green m&m’s on top and played with the idea of hint of mint and lemon […]

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Hello Sunshine! Tangy orange and rich dark chocolate is the irresistible duo in these fast made cupcakes¬†I made in less than an hour for a dessert to bbq at friends house last weekend. I did not have time to wait for the cakes to cool completely before frosting, resulting in the frosting melting a bit, nevertheless they came out delicious! The dark chocolate I used […]

Triple Chocolate Cake
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Triple Chocolate Cake

I’ve fallen¬†a bit¬†behind with my posts lately, trying to catch up this weekend and this day is just perfect for a triple chocolate cake as it happens to be birthday of three very special people, my sister and twin nieces in Finland. <3 White, milk and dark chocolate cake with a hint of salt and fresh strawberries. Long recipe post, but based on the feedback […]

Pomegranate Macarons
Macarons

Pomegranate Macarons

A more visual post this time, macarons shells recipe same as in my red grapefruit macarons, just substitute grapefruit with pomegranate juice and use red food coloring. For filling I used pomegranate buttercream (recipe in end of this post) and one single pomegranate seed in each as an juicy surprise in the middle.