“Aahhh, cappuccino!”

Posted on Sep 14th, 2012

I bought new piping tips last week, even though I'd decided I was going to maybe lay off the cupcakes for awhile. But, I can't get away from…

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“Bring Your Own Lampshade” Browned Butter Cupcakes

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

We spent the past weekend in Wisconsin, as another of my nieces graduated from high school. It was nice seeing family again, and getting out of…

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“Is it a boy or a girl?”

Posted on Oct 31st, 2012

A couple weeks ago, a friend approached me about making some cupcakes for her. She's expecting her second child early next year and Tuesday afternoon…

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(Chupon Chocolate #Review) Green Tea White Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on Nov 6th, 2013

A little while ago, I received a box of chocolate in the mail: Chupon Chocolate! Chupon Chocolate is made by infusing imported Swiss Neuchâtel…

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Almond Cupcakes with Amaretto Buttercream

Posted on Jan 21st, 2013

I've been rather lax with baking anything lately. I got a little burned out over the holidays, and I've been busy at work. And I just haven't felt…

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Almond Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Posted on Nov 28th, 2014

It's rare that I make a cupcake that I myself go nuts for. I like baking just for the sake of baking, so I generally taste them, and then give them…

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Almond Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013

I was a little disappointed with the last batch of cupcakes I made. They were okay...Decent-enough that the bambino actually ate the cake portion. He…

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Almonds, Espresso and Caramel, Oh My!

Posted on Oct 15th, 2012

I don't usually get that adventurous when it comes to cooking or baking. I'm anal-retentive enough that I'm pretty lost if I don't have a…

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Baileys Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2016

Since it's now March, that means I can spend the next 3 weeks or so pushing all the Irish-themed desserts I can think of. And there's no better way…

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Posted on Sep 28th, 2015

After we got back from Rochester last week, we swung back down to Sioux Falls to go to Costco, and pick up a few things we'd been lacking...Like…

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Bourbon-Soaked Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Salted Chocolate Frosting

Posted on Oct 21st, 2015

I popped out to the Brookings Municipal Liquor Store (yes, it's owned by the City of Brookings...Pretty much every entity in this town is owned by…

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Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Bourbon Salted Caramel Frosting

Posted on Nov 5th, 2015

I did some baking for the bambino's school. Twice a year, during parent-teacher conferences, the PTA asks for parents to make or bring things for the…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes and Barlean's

Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes #Choctoberfest

Posted on Oct 18th, 2017

This post is sponsored by Barlean's. Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes are moist, delicious, and made with coconut oil, not butter. You won't be able to…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Posted on Feb 9th, 2016

Due to having worked in banking for close to 13 years (between First Bank & Trust, and having worked for Key Bank when I still lived in Ohio),…

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Chocolate Cupcakes Filled with Vanilla Cream – #OXOGoodCupcake

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and OXO has started up their annual program benefiting Cookies for Kids' Cancer. This program was…

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Posted on Jan 26th, 2015

I'd been itching for cupcakes--Which is somewhat unusual for me. I'm happy to make them for other people and as blog fodder, but for the most part, I…

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Chocolate Mascarpone Cupcakes

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2014

Man...This harsh, cold winter needs to be DONE. I know it's worse in the eastern half of the country--Believe me, I'm glad we're not looking forward…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

I know I'm getting to be that age where birthdays shouldn't be a huge deal. I really don't expect the entire world to associate the numbers "11/13"…

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Cinnamon Browned Butter Cupcakes with Whiskey Salted Caramel Buttercream

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

It's been absolutely gorgeous this week. Spring made an early appearance on the prairie and while March and April usually bring snow, I'm hoping this…

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Cinnamon Spiced Cupcakes with Frangelico Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Spiced Cupcakes with Frangelico Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Nov 14th, 2016

Cinnamon Spiced Cupcakes with Frangelico Cream Cheese Frosting are a decadent treat. Perfect as a rich dessert, or paired with your favorite coffee…

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Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Posted on May 12th, 2013

I'm apparently out of my cupcake rut. Last week, I made S'Mores Cupcakes, which were a HUGE hit, both with the family and at work. I've had more…

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Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Posted on Aug 18th, 2016

Recently, we had a work picnic. There've been two this summer, one last month that was HUGE, which I chose to skip. This most recent one was…

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Cosmic Cupcakes for Plutopalooza

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015

I learned quite a few years ago to embrace my inner sci-fi/space geek. If you know me in real life, you're already well aware of this. I'm a…

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Custard Tart Cupcakes

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

A few months ago, I came across a picture of a cupcake that caught my eye. I know, that's not hard at all to do. I have a whole board on Pinterest…

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Mascarpone Frosting

Posted on Apr 26th, 2014

It's funny to think about the things people turn to when it comes to stress-baking. Some people bake brownies, some make chocolate chip cookies,…

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French Toast Cupcakes

Posted on May 6th, 2015

For as much as I bake, I don't seem to do a lot of baking just for the sake of baking. Something's always either good blog fodder, a project, or…

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Posted on Dec 9th, 2012

About a week ago, Jay asked me if I'd mind baking some treats for him to take to work. I didn't/don't fully recall what the reasoning behind it was,…

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Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014

I know what you're thinking...Green Velvet? Yes, Green Velvet Cupcakes, with a mouth-watering Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting. I mentioned that I…

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Hazelnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2015

I got a notion that I wanted some Hazelnut Cupcakes, and they'd need some form of Chocolate Buttercream. I wanted to make these a week or so ago, but…

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Hazelnut Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

Posted on Jun 7th, 2014

By now, my dad, younger sister and family are back in Ohio and collapsing into that "Thank the gods we're home" exhaustion. Before they left, we…

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Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on Dec 19th, 2013

I've had this idea in the back of my head for a couple weeks now--A hot chocolate cupcake of sorts. It's winter, hot chocolate is a festive holiday,…

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Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli Cupcake.

Posted on Jun 27th, 2014

Ah, pop culture references. For someone who's never read or sat through any of The Godfather books or movies, I know plenty from that alone. Hence…

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Malted Milk Cupcakes with Bourbon Salted Caramel Frosting

Posted on Mar 24th, 2016

I'm having a hard time remembering that Easter is this weekend. I have no idea what we're doing for Easter dinner. The Easter Bunny already has the…

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Mt. Dew and Doritos Cupcakes

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

Yeah, you read that right. Mt. Dew and Doritos Cupcakes. These were another Pinterest find, a few months back. I mentioned them to Marc, one of my…

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Princess Leia Cupcakes – OXO Good Cookies

Posted on Oct 16th, 2015

This post is sponsored by OXO's Cookies for Kids' Cancer I tell people all the time that the whole reason I make "pretty" cupcakes is because I have…

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Oct 20th, 2013

When the bambino started school, we had a parent meeting to go over some of the things in the school, what the kids would be doing throughout the…

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Pumpkin-Pecan Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Oct 29th, 2015

I wish I was better organized sometimes. With some things, I am extremely particular, and keep things orderly. My food magazines are that way. All…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

I don't think I've ever actually posted my recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes. I'm too lazy to go back and check the archives, but I don't think it's out…

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S’Mores Cupcakes

Posted on May 6th, 2013

I read an article a week or two ago about how cupcakes are (according to Wall Street, because as we all know, they're a mover and shaker among food…

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Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

We've had our first official taste of Autumn now on the prairie, and while I live for it, I don't like what comes after--The Season Which Shall Not…

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I've got the urge to travel, and while I will get to next month, I'm finding I need to step away from social…

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Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Sep 5th, 2014

I know, it's barely September and I'm already breaking out the autumnal baked goods. I don't go gaga for pumpkin the way a lot of bloggers seem to…

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream #SundaySupper

Posted on Apr 17th, 2016

I have tried to start this post more times in the past few days that I care to admit. Nothing is wrong, and there's no dramatic reveal of something…

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Sunshine Cupcakes

Posted on Feb 20th, 2016

Oy, South Dakota. I try and keep the politics off here--It's a food blog, after all, and I don't even talk about food-related politics. Things these…

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Toffee Cupcakes

Posted on Apr 13th, 2013

I haven't baked cupcakes in awhile. I made some about a month ago for a coworker's baby shower, but that's really been it. I got quite burned out on…

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Frosting

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2016

It's almost the end of January, though that usually means absolutely nothing as far as winter in SoDak goes. If we're lucky, by the end of March, the…

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White Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Posted on Jun 11th, 2013

I had a veiled request for some cupcakes...A coworker, fishing for cupcakes without actually asking for them, wanted to know if by any chance I did…

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream are a festive treat. Peppermint-flavored cake swirled with white chocolate is topped by…

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Winter Cupcakes

Winter Cupcakes

Posted on Dec 24th, 2015

Leaving the bank was somewhat bittersweet. I was participating in the Secret Santa gift exchange for the first time in a year or so, and I'd received…

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