Mini Red Velvet Choco Chip Cupcakes (no buttermilk here!)

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I'm currently in the midst of planning my daughter's first birthday and that means A LOT of baking. Ziploc containers of mini this and mini that. Making sure the frosting matches the cupcake toppers matches the pennant banners matches the hole in the wall. You get the point. Read more [...]

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I was recently asked for a good pink velvet cupcake recipe for three baby girls' birthdays and I immediately thought of the Joy of Cooking.  It's the perfect book to turn to when you're looking for baking tips or just basic recipes to adapt to your own needs. Their red velvet recipe (which is an adaptation of their buttermilk layer cake) is a tested staple, so I decided to use it as my foundation for these pink velvet delights. Because of the hot pink liners I used, I decided to go with Read more [...]