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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Silicone Bakeware

I have so many silicone baking cups, and I decided to write about it on Cupcakes.About.com. Do you use them? Do you like them? Even if you don't always bake with silicone baking cups, there are at least 12 things you can do with them. Below is an excerpt of the post and you can read it in full on Cupcakes.


Silicone baking cups are reusable. You can just wash them after use, and you don't have to buy paper liners again. Silicone baking cups are nonstick which is good. It is bad when so much of the cupcake gets stuck on the paper liners. Silicone baking cups cool down quickly. This is beneficial so that the sooner the cupcakes are cooled means the sooner that the cupcakes can be frosted. Silicone baking cups are versatile in that they can be used for either baking or freezing.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Put A Ring On It Cupcakes

I don't know if these cupcakes are for a birthday party or bridal shower party, but they are beautiful. Maybe these pink cupcakes are for a Beyoncé "Single Ladies" party. Photo is from The Cupcake KITSCHen

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Baby Blue Christening Cupcakes

Check out these beautiful baby blue cupcakes made by Hannah Love Cupcakes. Vanilla sponge cupcakes with baby boy decoration. Baby feet from silicone molds and name plaques with an alphabet stamp
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Links: CakeSpy, Ice Cream and Coca Cola Cupcakes

It was great to have Jessie Oleson Moore on last #getbaked chat. If you missed it, you can watch it now on YouTube. Our next #getbaked web chat will be about baking bread and making pizza dough.  Below is an ice cream illustration by Jessie; every Friday, she does a round-up links. Her ice cream illustration is especially timely since the listeria outbreak that has affected both Blue Bell and Jenis Splendid Ice Cream. I am a fan of both so I hope ice cream production will resume soon.


Here's a recipe for Coca Cola cupcakes.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cake and Cupcakes For Earth Day at Botanical Garden

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I celebrated Earth Day locally by going to the Native Plant Botanical Garden at Georgia Perimeter College. To celebrate both Earth Day and the @5th Anniversary of the garden, there were a cookout with hot dogs and there was cake, cookies and cupcakes. There was also a plant raffle and I won a Prairie Trillium.

Celebrated #earthday by going to local botanical garden. I won a Prairie Trillium. Now how to keep it from dying.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

New Cookbook: Biscuits by Jackie Garvin

If you love biscuits, scones or tea cakes, then check out the new cookbook, Biscuits, Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All- American Kitchen. Jackie Garvin has compiled some delicious recipes of both sweet and savory. There's sweet recipes for biscuit doughnuts, monkey bread, cobbler and cinnamon rolls. Also there is a recipe for pizza pull-apart bread. Yum! Biscuits comes out May 5th, but you can pre-order the cookbook now.

Jackie Garvin is a blogger who created her Southern food blog, Syrup and Biscuits, to chronicle wonderful food memories before they were forgotten. She is the recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award by Southern Food Network. She lives in Valrico, Florida, with her husband and basset hound, who are both fed regularly.

Biscuits cookbook by Jackie Garvin

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday's #GetBaked Is All About Creative Baking

The next #getbaked is this Sunday, April 19th at 5PM EDT/2PM PDT.  This week's guests are Jessie Oleson Moore, Kaysie Lackey and Betty Ann Quirino.


You can watch the show on YouTube.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ladybug Cake Pops

Do ladybugs bring luck? Some cultures believe seeing a ladybug brings good luck. The person may then succeed in love, have good weather, experience financial success or simply receive some other desired wish.

Ladybug cake pops are probably lucky to. Check out Sugarkissed blog post on how make them.
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