Eats + Sweets

Loving Popsicles

Loving Popsicles

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I’ve been mildly obsessed with wanting to make homemade popsicles lately and now that the summer heat and humidity has shown up in full force, I’m thinking I have to make it happen. I love the idea of making homemade treats to beat the summer heat. Using fresh fruits and even champagne or prosecco puts a grown up twist on this classic treat. Or skip the booze and get the kids involved in making their own summer snacks. Either way, …

Smores Mini Cakes

Smores Mini Cakes

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and spent Mother’s Day doing something special. Now that it’s Monday, I’m thinking we should all day dream about these mini s’mores cakes. Because, let’s face it, they’re pretty genius. A thick graham cracker crust, loads of chocolate and toasted marshmallow frosting. What’s not to love? Get the recipe on Desserts for Breakfast.

{Photos from Desserts for Breakfast.}

Happy Birthday Pancakes

Happy Birthday Pancakes

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A few times now we’ve talked about my love for pancakes and breakfast in general. (A breakfast birthday party? Fabulous.) So, I have to say I truly believe a little stack of cake batter pancakes loaded with sprinkles and drizzled with icing sound like the perfect birthday treat. Today I am spending a quiet day at home with our pups and a backlog of magazines to celebrate my 28th birthday. The only thing that would make this day better? A …

The Anatomy of a Cupcake

The Anatomy of a Cupcake

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I know I’m not the only one who loves a good cupcake, so I had to share this super cool print with you titled The Anatomy of a Cupcake. My architecture and engineering roots love seeing this flow chart style breakdown of the composition of a cupcake. Check out a video of the making of the print and buy your own here.

{Photo by Allen Hemberger via Oh! Cupcakes.}

Loving Sweet Details

Loving Sweet Details

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The design details of a wedding or party are always what get me. They don’t have to be extravagant and there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Just think about your personality and your passions and let it shine! As a sweets junkie, I love seeing fun and unique ways of incorporating desserts at a celebration. Here are a few sweet details I’m loving of late…

{Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty.}

{My New Roots.}

{Sweetapolita.}

{Call Me Cupcake.}

{Kate Osborne via Style …

Recipe: Chocolate and Orange Cream Cupcakes

Recipe: Chocolate and Orange Cream Cupcakes

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I am so excited to have Alessandra of Almalu’s Place share her recipe for chocolate and orange cream cupcakes today! (As featured in the Peanuts themed birthday party she planned for her sister Fabiola.) My sweet tooth seriously can’t even handle the thought of these without going crazy. I need to find an excuse to bake cupcakes. Pronto.

Ingredients -
1/2 cup (50 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 cup (240 ml) boiling hot water
1 1/3 cups (175 grams) all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking …

Cupcake Fondue

Cupcake Fondue

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I love this fun idea from Amanda of Bake It Pretty – cupcake fondue! Really, what could be better than dipping mini cupcakes in frosting and topping them with a rainbow of sprinkles and pretty sugars? I am thinking about nothing. This would be a fun idea for a kids party or for a party of kids at heart. Get the recipe and the how-to at Pintsize Social.

{Photos from Bake It Pretty via Pintsize Social.}

Valentines Treats (and Link Love!)

Valentines Treats (and Link Love!)

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One last dose of Valentines Day inspiration – pretty little cupcakes and treats – to take you through the afternoon. However you’re celebrating today and with whomever you’ll mark the occasion, I hope it’s sweet!

And a few sweet ideas for throughout the year (or to tuck away for next year)…

Pretty heart confetti

Coffee sleeves + miniature cards

Really pretty tags

Perfect chocolate chip cookies

Pastel whoopie pies

Hearts on a string

And more hearts

A cake with a sweet surprise

Happy Valentines Day breakfast ideas

{Photos from The Pastry …

Heart Beignets for Your Sweetheart

Heart Beignets for Your Sweetheart

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Our awesome DIY Contributing Editor Jenny is sharing the sweetest Valentines Day idea. Love love love this inspiration for sweet Valentines Day treats!

Treat your sweetie first thing in the morning on Valentines Day with these little heart beignets served with coffee. Quickly whip up some love with the Beignet Mix from world famous french market coffee stand Café du Monde of New Orleans, found at Cost Plus World Market. They are incredibly simple to make! Add water to the mix. Roll it out …

Groundhog Day Cupcakes

Groundhog Day Cupcakes

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Originally spied on Hip Hip Hooray, I thought these groundhog cupcakes were too cute not to share this morning. Meredith of Lily Jane Stationery made these awesome little cupcakes – some with shadows and some without – to celebrate Phil’s venture outside today. Visit Meredith’s blog for the how-to and for a printable groundhog so you can make your own cupcakes. Adorable, right?

{Photos from Lily Jane Stationery.}

Breakfast Love

Breakfast Love

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There is something about breakfast that I just love. Do you know those people? The ones who say they hate breakfast and refuse to eat it? I can’t even imagine what that’s like! If I could only eat one meal a day it would be breakfast, no contest. I love brunch the day after an all night wedding celebration or for a sweet birthday celebration with your girlfriends. Basically, if you call it breakfast or brunch I am sold. Hook, …

Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies

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I know with everyone on diets and all that it’s probably sacrilegious to talk about brownies in January. I know, I know. I’m trying to stick to a new year’s resolution, too. With that said, I’d jump swiftly and gleefully off the bandwagon for these double chocolate pecan brownies. After the bustle of the holidays, I like simple recipes for easy entertaining come the start of the new year and brownies are just that. Plus, brownies make people happy so …