Baked Cinnamon Donuts

Hi there. I have a confession to make, I think… I may… or may not… have a donut obsession. See, I got two mini donut baking pans from Williams Sonoma Australia and then I started making donuts. And then I didn’t stop. But that’s okay.  Eventually I hit upon the best donuts ever.  They’re quick,… 

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A Harry Potter Birthday Party

My daughter, who is into all things Harry Potter, turned 10 recently.  Of course, she wanted a Harry Potter birthday party.  I rolled my eyes, thinking of the planning that would need to go into this party – wands, specially-named lollies, potions, label-making.  I had no idea how I was going to do this, as… 

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Hot Chocolate Affogato With Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream

Have you ever sat down with a tub of a ice cream and a spoon to melt away all your troubles?  I know I have!  Did you know that ice cream has statistically been proven to be the ultimate comfort food (only behind chocolate, of course!)?  Over half of us fabulous Australians, looking for a… 

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I couldn’t resist – I had the ingredients to make the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes again, except this time using chocolate cupcakes and chocolate buttercream frosting. I was too lazy to make the raw cookie dough to mix in with the frosting so I just sprinkled the frosting with mini chocolate chips. The result?… 

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Congrats, It’s A Girl! Cupcakes

A friend of mine recently had a baby girl and a group of friends got together to bring the new mom meals and treats in these first few weeks. Of course I volunteered to bring cupcakes!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

My inspiration for my chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes came from How To Eat A Cupcake. I love chocolate chip cookie dough and had never heard of this type of cupcake, so when I saw this recipe I just had to make it for myself! I didn’t follow the same recipe as How To Eat… 

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Cupcake Pops

My daughter’s 3rd birthday is Saturday and I was determined to make Bakerella’s cupcake pops for that special occasion. This is my cupcake pop story. I won’t bore you with step by step photos as you can find that on Bakerella’s website, but I will note my supplies.


Independence Day/Birthday Cupcakes

My son’s first birthday was on July 5, the day after Independence Day, so I made him some patriotic cupcakes. The red and blue dots are supposed to represent fireworks. Just trying to keep it fun for him and his 3-year-old sister, who told me that the cupcakes were so pretty! I layered red, white… 

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Watermelon Cupcakes

So I lied – I do have some cupcakes for you after all! Watermelon ones – cross section is pictured so it would look more watermelony.


Green Tea Cupcakes

One week after I placed my order for green tea powder (also called matcha) it arrived in my mailbox, and one day later, today, I baked my green tea cupcakes.


Peanut Butter & Nutella Cookies

This is obviously not a cupcake, but still sticking upon the topic of Nutella from the last post – peanut butter cookies swirled with Nutella.

Mocha Cupcakes

In my search for a coffee and banana cupcake, I decided to try the following combination. Mocha cupcakes from Genius of a Cook: Obviously I did not use the Kahlua frosting, but I can say that these are the best mocha cupcakes. They were so soft, delicate and moist and had just a hint of… 

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Half-Birthday Cupcakes

I baked these cupcakes for my son’s 6-month birthday. Of course he couldn’t eat any of these, but the rest of us took care of that. We thought it was so funny my daughter only ate the iced side of these cupcakes! I used this recipe.