RECIPE: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

[1] and [2] Mini carrot cupcakes are a lighter version of dense carrot cake (photos courtesy Kraft). [3] Shred extra carrots and add them to a salad (photo courtesy Stylepresso. [4] Lactose intolerant? Use Green Valley Organics’ lactose-free cream cheese. You can also substitute ghee for butter, at a 1:1 ratio.   Yesterday we made…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Practice Your Frosting Roses (& Maybe A Party?)

Since childhood, our favorite part of a birthday cake has been the buttercream roses. No matter whose cake it was, we had to have a slice with a rose. You too? Then Valentine’s Day is your opportunity to practice piping frosting roses. Do we have to mention, you get to eat all the “learning mistakes?”…
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GIFT: Cupcake Of The Month Club

What we want for Christmas: Yummy Cupcake’s Cupcake Of The Month Club. Photo by GG Merkel | THE NIBBLE.   At the top of our favorite cupcakes list are Yummy Cupcakes, a Los Angeles bakery that we‘re lucky hasn’t opened up down the block from us. Otherwise, we’d be creating a new 12-step program: Cupcake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cake & Cupcake Frosting Idea

You’re making cake or cupcakes. You need to decide on the frosting. Should it be chocolate, vanilla, mocha or another flavor? Should it be cream-cheese based or buttercream? Should it be penuche frosting, made with brown sugar? Why decide on one, when you can have two? Thanks to Yummy Cupcakes in Los Angeles—one of our…
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PRODUCT: Designer Cupcake Kit

If you need a lift today, click on over to CupcakeCuties.com. You’ll find a parade of cupcakes dressed up with clever wrappers and toppings, sold in kits that enable you to quickly transform a plain cupcake into a dazzler. The St. Patrick’s Day kit in the photo is one of 30+ different designs on offer,…
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