Holiday Baking

Pumpkin Bread Truffles

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It’s October 1st! (Cue the clichéd “oh where does the time go” monologue.) I am officially putting away the pastel food coloring and ice cream maker, and busting open the industrial-sized can of pumpkin puree. Since pumpkins are the undeniable star of October food and decor, it seemed only appropriate to start my love letter to fall…

Easter Cake Push Pops

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First of all, thank you all so much for the kind words when I indulged in some navel-gazing in my last post. It was really reassuring to hear that everyone wrestles with the same questions about writing for others versus writing for yourself, and it sounds like we’ve all come to similar conclusions. (Besides, who even wants…

Easter Polka Dot Cake

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My parents were in town last week for my son’s birthday party, so they were around when I was making and photographing some SugarHero desserts. When my mom walked into the kitchen and saw this cake, she stopped, smiled and said, “Oh honey, everything you make is so—” A pause. What was she going to…

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles

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Happy Monday! …Just kidding, there’s no such thing as a happy Monday, but wishing everyone a “Middling Monday” just didn’t have the same ring to it. At my house we’re still recovering from a crazy weekend  that included my son’s birthday party (yay) and yet another ear infection (boo). I have some fun Easter desserts in…

Chocolate Rose Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Have I ever told you you’re my favorite? Because you are. Yes, you. (All those other people reading this think I’m pointing at them, but it’s definitely you.) In this season where we celebrate love and friendship, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a second to thank you for reading, and…

Sky-High Pink and Red Velvet Cake

Pink and Red Velvet Cake

By this point, I like to think that we’re friends. I mean, this beautiful friendship bracelet that I’m making for you certainly indicates that. And, because we’re friends, you know me. You know that I like hot chocolate and bread pudding and deep-frying ridiculous things. You know that I shun cake mixes whenever possible, but…

Truffle-Topped Heart Cake

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  Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love. Some people may think it’s about the love for a significant other, or family, or best friends, or even pets. Those people are dead wrong. To me, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the most important love of all: chocolate. What better way to show chocolate that you truly…

Pannetone Bread Pudding with Eggnog Crème Anglaise

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Merry day-after-Christmas! I hope you all had wonderful ones, if you’re the celebrating type. I myself have been “relaxing” (as much as one can relax with an excitable elf-sized kid running around), eating way too much fudge, and making gingerbread houses, and enjoying other seasonal nonsense. I made these pannetone bread puddings a few weeks…

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