Four Seasons Las Vegas Girls Weekend

September 15, 2015
Girls Weekend Getaway in VEGAS at the Four Seasons Hotel!

Top Row: Lauren, Shawn, Shelly and ME.  Bottom Row: Kristan, Angie, Stephanie and Jenny. I am so grateful to have a great group of girlfriends from all over the country who love to get together to shop, EAT, and travel! I look forward to our trips all year long because they are just so much fun to […]

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The Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

March 5, 2013

Maria and I met through our blogs almost three years ago at the BlogHer Food blogging conference. We instantly hit it off (perhaps it’s our shared love of all things sweet!) and have kept in touch ever since. We talk almost every day now whether it’s about blogging, husbands, life, or cookies. :) Ever since […]

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A Dessert Lover’s Guide to NYC Sweets

June 4, 2012
Must-Stop Guide to NYC Sweets

Planning a trip to NYC this summer? Want to find the best desserts ever? You’re in luck! Here’s a sweets-obsessed, dessert-lover’s guide on where to find the best sweets, treats, and desserts in NYC. To help you plan, I’ve grouped my favorite places together by location, so if you’re short on time, you can easily […]

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A Wonderful Wonderland Bakery

March 2, 2012

When I was in California with Jenny a few weekends ago, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Wonderland Bakery. Oh how I am in love with this fun little store! It is seriously one of the cutest, most darling bakeries I’ve ever been in. Come take a peek inside this cute little place. Everything […]

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Rainbow Cupcakes

February 17, 2012

It’s the final day of Cupcake Week! And I saved this fun, colorful, rainbow cupcake for last. It’s got five layers of colorful cake batter to create this gorgeous, rainbow swirled cupcake. Then it’s topped with pillowy soft buttercream frosting and fun rainbow sprinkles. How cute would these cupcakes be for a birthday party?? Here […]

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S’mores Cupcakes

February 16, 2012
Smores Cupcakes

My goodness, am I in love with this cupcake. This chewy, gooey, chocolaty, sweet toasty cupcake. From the buttery graham cracker crust, to the soft, fudgy middle, to the gooey toasted marshmallow on top — it’s everything you love about a S’mores — in a cupcake! Oh and guess what? It’s also stuffed with a […]

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Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes

February 15, 2012

You guys. This cupcake is an absolute triumph. I’m just going to go ahead and tell you. This frosting rocks my face off. This cupcake was the hands down winner at our cupcake taste-testing party last week. We’d sampled three other cupcakes at this point, and fullness was starting to set in, but this was […]

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Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter Blast Cupcakes

February 14, 2012

Welcome to day two of Cupcake Week! In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have just one thing to say. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = True Love. Forever. Amen. This chocolate and peanut butter fudge swirled cupcake is topped with two of my absolute favorite frostings ever: Peanut Butter Buttercream and Sweet Milk Chocolate Ganache. I […]

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Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes

February 13, 2012

Hi guys! Welcome to Cupcake Week! I’ll be posting a brand new cupcake recipe every day for the next five days. I’ll be sharing the cupcake recipes we taste-tested at the Cupcake taste-testing party last week. I can’t wait to share these fun cupcakes with you guys! I’m kicking off cupcake week with this ultra […]

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Mini Funfetti Cupcakes with Sprinkles

February 10, 2012

Ahh, who can resist a cute mini cupcake with colorful confetti sprinkles?? A simple vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting is my absolute favorite kind of cupcake. I knew I had to make this fabulous little cupcake for our Cupcake Taste Testing Party, and it’s the perfect recipe to kick off Cupcake Week! I used […]

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Cupcake Party

February 9, 2012

One evening last month, I invited a few girls over to help me eat the enormous amounts of chocolate I amassed in New York over my birthday weekend. We drank hot chocolate, made s’mores, and stuffed ourselves silly with french truffles and 14 different kinds flavored chocolate bars. In between all the chocolate tasting and […]

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Butter Lane Cupcakes

January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!! I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday. Kev and I’ve got one more quiet day at home together before he has to go back to work tomorrow. It has been a truly wonderful Christmas, I absolutely love this time of year. I took these photos last month when Kev and I […]

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Frosted Candy Bar Stuffed Cookie Cups

November 14, 2011

Oh boy, first of all, let me apologize in advance for these cupcakes! They are just downright ridiculous. I don’t know about you, but I still had some leftover Halloween candy in my house this weekend, and I knew I had to find something delicious to do with it. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted […]

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The Sweet Shoppe of Blue Ridge

November 10, 2011

You guys know I can’t go anywhere without finding cupcakes! The Sweet Shoppe of Blue Ridge is a new cupcake bakery on Main Street with tons of fun cupcake flavors as well as a case full of chocolates, truffles, and caramel apples. Yum! Let’s see what they had to offer last weekend while we were […]

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Mini Chocolate Chip Maple Pancake Cupcakes

October 21, 2011

Today I’m sharing these fun mini, mapley, and chocolaty cupcakes over on my sweet blogging buddies Maria and Josh’s site, Two Peas and their Pod. As you may remember from their virtual baby shower post this summer, Maria and Josh just welcomed a new pea into their pod. His name is Caleb and he makes […]

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Nashville Cupcakes

October 11, 2011
The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

Hello, cupcake! Last weekend Jenny and I were in the hoppin’ Music City of Nashville, Tennessee for the Food Blog Forum seminar. The Food Blog Forum was such a fun conference – great people, great speakers, great events – I always learn so much and feel so motivated after attending blogging conferences. If you ever […]

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Sweet and Treats in Portland

August 26, 2011

After our much too quick visit to gorgeous Trout Lake Farm in Washington, Emily from Busy Mommy and I headed back to Portland for the night. Everyone else had flights home that afternoon, so we had the whole place to ourselves. And of course, we had just enough time for a quick cupcake and bakery tour […]

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SoCal Bakery Tour, Day 2

August 12, 2011
Newport Beach Sweet Shops & Bakeries

Hey guys! Yesterday I shared some photos of all the treats Jenny and I managed to find during our quick weekend in San Diego. On Sunday we left sunny San Diego and continued our informal SoCal bakery tour up the coast to Orange County and Newport Beach. Newport Beach is lucky enough to have Jenny […]

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Weekend in San Diego

August 11, 2011

Last Friday I met up with my sweet blogging buddy Jenny for a weekend of sweets in southern California. We hit up bakeries from San Diego to Orange County, ate more cupcakes than I can count, and over the course of five days we somehow managed talk ourselves into two trips to the spa for […]

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Sucré Bakery

June 21, 2011
sucre sweet boutique bakery new orleans-01

My first minute in New Orleans was just a touch frantic. My flight landed at 10:30 am, and I’d called ahead to the Bourbon Orleans to make sure I could check in early so I could shower before everyone else got there. I’d been up since 4 am you see, because would you believe there […]

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