Carrot cake muffins

I love carrot cake. Now I can also claim to love carrot cake muffins. My good friend, Kathy, made these for our children to decorate at a recent play date (of course, the kids ate more sprinkles than … [more]

#825 Star Tip

For decorating cupcakes, I recommend using a #825 star tip (eg, by Ateco or Wilton). You’d want to pipe the frosting in concentric circles on the top of the cupcake starting on the outer edge … [more]

Devil's Food Cupcakes

I think Devil’s food cupcakes are heavenly, despite their name. I used a #43 star tip to pipe/spread a chantilly cream frosting on my cupcakes. But the result was “over-the-top … [more]

Frosting, again

What is the secret to a creamy, silky frosting? Preferably chocolate. I’ve tried numerous recipes and my batches usually turn out uneven in texture, too thick and difficult to spread, too sugary. H [more]

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