Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

Hello, gorgeous. You are looking especially beautiful this morning. Is that a different haircut? A new outfit? And what is that ravishing smell? *sniiiiiiff*

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Sorry if I got a bit fresh right now, it’s just that looooove is in the air and I’m in a Valentine’s Day state of mind! Hard as it is to believe, we’re only a few weeks out from the pinkest, frilliest, lovey-dovey-est day of the year, and this time, I’m giving the holiday the full SugarHero treatment. Expect the next few weeks to be full of cupids, romance, long-stemmed roses, giant diamond necklaces, and lots of chocolate…or maybe just that last one.

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Grapefruit Layer Cake

You guys, I have to be honest. 2015 has been a little gnarly so far. Every January I think I’m going to conquer the new year like a she-beast, and every January our little household is struck with various combinations of illnesses, crazy work deadlines, and unexpected life stuff. It’s like New Year’s Claus isn’t even reading my letters!

Fortunately, I’ve got the antidote to the January blues. I dare you—DARE YOU I SAY—to look at this bright and cheerful Grapefruit Layer Cake and not smile like a fool…or at least smize a little.

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I decided that what this gloomy month needed was a little edible sunshine, stat. And what could be sunnier than a grapefruit cake, layered with grapefruit curd, topped with grapefruit buttercream, and decorated to look like a…wait for it…grapefruit?

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Campfire Rocky Road Brownies

Are you a camper? A glamper? A five-star-hoteller with a fondness for room service? No matter your preferred relaxation style, I promise these Campfire Rocky Road Brownies, made with toasted marshmallows and smoked almonds, are totally your preferred eating style. Unless you hate chocolate, or marshmallows, or almonds, or happiness. Hm, this intro quickly took a dark turn…

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Anyhow, I’ve had camping on the brain recently. Asher has suddenly fixated on the idea of going camping as a family, even though he’s never been before, we have zero equipment, and I think he might only be in it for the s’mores. He asks about it regularly, which in toddler-land means approximately every 10 minutes, and after the three millionth request, I agreed that we could go camping this spring. Note to self: start buttering up outdoorsy friends now, for camping gear mooching purposes.

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Black Sesame Shortbread Cookies

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So this was going to be a pre-Christmas “cookies for a cookie exchange!” post. Then it was going to be a “fancy cookies for a New Year’s party!” post. Now it’s basically an “ooof it’s hard to get back into the swing of things and why can’t we all just get paid to read novels…

Best of SugarHero 2014

Best of SugarHero 2014

Happy last-day-of-the-year, folks! All you cool kids probably have plans to party like it’s 1999. I myself am a wizened old lady who is battling the plague (or maybe just a really bad virus) so I’ll be showing myself to bed at a reasonable hour and reminiscing about my youthful New Year’s Eve escapades. Ah,…

Cherry Hot Chocolate

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Merry Christmas Eve, most beloved internet friends! We’ve abandoned our usual sunny home and are having ourselves a genuinely white Christmas this year, playing in the snow, making snowmen, and, it must be said, shivering in our boots. Asher is at a magical age where everything is new and exciting and he really understands the…

Snow Globe Cupcakes with Gelatin Bubbles

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I’ve been dreaming and scheming about these snow globe cupcakes for over a month now. It took a lot of experimenting, several last-minute gelatin purchases, some late-night disasters, and a few choice words mumbled under my breath, but at last, this Christmas dessert finally lives up to the idea in my head! The cupcakes themselves…

Candy Cane Chocolate Cake

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Is there such a thing as too many peppermint desserts this time of year? If you said yes, show yourself to the door. Peace out. For the rest of us, let’s get this red and white party started! Fresh on the heels of Monday’s Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Crunch Cookies, I bring you the reddest, whitest,…

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