Cupcake Wedding

Wedding cupcakes make a beautiful alternative to a traditional cake that are easier to share with your guests.

Happy Birthday

Wish them an extra sweet birthday with these delightful cupcake cookies, made with our signature shortbread recipe.

Cake Decorating

Turn a basic cake into a treat worthy of a celebration with some buttercream frosting and a few creative details.

Best Cupcake Recipes .. one happy bite at a time!

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Once a year, on May 12th, the country recognizes the strength and resiliency of those who stand beside their service members on Military Spouse Appreciation Day.    Today, I wanted to share a look back at a few of the military spouses who have made me who I am today. When I became a military…

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How to make Buttercream Succulents | javacupcake.com

Spring has sprung and succulents are everywhere!  Not only can you grow these beauties, but you can learn how to make buttercream succulents with this simple tutorial!  Most of you know I’m originally from Seattle and the inspiration for this blog came from the other foodies in the region.  Specifically Jenny Keller of jenny cookies.…

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How to Dice an Onion (video tutorial) | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Do you dread dicing onions? Does it drive you nuts when you can’t make small, even little squares? I’ve got the perfect video tutorial for you to help you with that… “How to Dice an Onion”! I’m baaaaaaaaaack! Well, sorta. Back in August while in the Dog Tag, Inc. Fellowship Program, I had a 5…

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Football Party Tablescape & Decor Ideas | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Are you ready for football season!? With these football party decor ideas, you’ll be ready anytime your friends and family want to come over to watch a game!  This post is sponsored by M&M’S®.  All ideas and commentary are my own. Have you ever been at CVS and a big stack of candy on the…

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Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza | JavaCupcake.com

It’s fresh fruit season and I love finding new ways to serve fruit to my family!  This Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza is a fun, delicious way to get my kids to eat more! OXO provided the tools to make this dessert pizza, however all the opinions are my own. When OXO asked if I wanted…

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Welcome to the Team!

Since 2009, I’ve been running JavaCupcake completely on my own.  I’ve had a few amazing friends and fellow bloggers helping me out from time to time with guests post, but I’ve never hired anyone to help out long-term.  Until now! Photographer & Videographer I’m so excited to introduce to you Fanette Rickert of Fanette Rickert Photography!…

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Paw Patrol Party | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Instead of hosting your child’s next birthday at home, why not bring the party to their school?! Use this How to Host a Paw Patrol Party at School guide for inspiration and recipes! Sometimes hosting a party for your kids can be stressful!  Figuring out where and when to host the party to get the…

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My Favorite Birthday Cake - Espresso Chocolate Cake filled with Raspberry and topped with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Rich chocolate espresso cake filled with fresh raspberry and topped with whipped vanilla buttercream make this My Favorite Birthday Cake!  And I didn’t even have to make it! It’s been at least 15 years since anyone has made me a cake for my birthday.  My mom used to make me one every year until I…

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Review: Magnolia Bakery NYC | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

When a cupcake blogger takes a trip to New York City for the first time, it’s written in the rules that she’s got to visit the place that started the entire cupcake craze… Magnolia Bakery. Feb 2-5, 2017, I took my first trip to New York City!  On my bucket list was to visit the…

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5-Minute Breakfast Sandwiches featuring OXO products | The JavaCucpake Blog http://javacupcake.com

When you’ve only got 5 minutes in the morning to grab breakfast, this 5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich will do the trick! OXO provided me with these products, however the opinions are all mine.  One breakfast my family is known for making on road trips is breakfast sandwiches.  My husband typically cooks them while the girls…

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Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Rich chocolate cake baked with chunks of holiday OREO cookies topped with whipped peppermint buttercream loaded with candy cane chunks makes my Dairy Queen Blizzard inspired Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes the perfect holiday treat! No, I didn’t get paid to make these cupcakes.  Instead, inspiration hit me at a time in my life when I thought…

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Homemade Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Back to school season is in full swing and I know Mom’s everywhere are stressing out about what to feed the kids for breakfast!  My recipe for homemade peanut butter and jelly granola made with Bob’s Red Mill oats is perfect for those busy school day mornings! When we lived in Germany, granola and yogurt was our…

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Football Party Tablescape & Decor Ideas | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Are you ready for football season!? With these football party decor ideas, you’ll be ready anytime your friends and family want to come over to watch a game!  This post is sponsored by M&M’S®.  All ideas and commentary are my own. Have you ever been at CVS and a big stack of candy on the…

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Paw Patrol Party | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Instead of hosting your child’s next birthday at home, why not bring the party to their school?! Use this How to Host a Paw Patrol Party at School guide for inspiration and recipes! Sometimes hosting a party for your kids can be stressful!  Figuring out where and when to host the party to get the […]

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My Favorite Birthday Cake - Espresso Chocolate Cake filled with Raspberry and topped with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Rich chocolate espresso cake filled with fresh raspberry and topped with whipped vanilla buttercream make this My Favorite Birthday Cake!  And I didn’t even have to make it! It’s been at least 15 years since anyone has made me a cake for my birthday.  My mom used to make me one every year until I […]

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Review: Magnolia Bakery NYC | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

When a cupcake blogger takes a trip to New York City for the first time, it’s written in the rules that she’s got to visit the place that started the entire cupcake craze… Magnolia Bakery. Feb 2-5, 2017, I took my first trip to New York City!  On my bucket list was to visit the […]

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5-Minute Breakfast Sandwiches featuring OXO products | The JavaCucpake Blog http://javacupcake.com

When you’ve only got 5 minutes in the morning to grab breakfast, this 5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich will do the trick! OXO provided me with these products, however the opinions are all mine.  One breakfast my family is known for making on road trips is breakfast sandwiches.  My husband typically cooks them while the girls […]

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Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Rich chocolate cake baked with chunks of holiday OREO cookies topped with whipped peppermint buttercream loaded with candy cane chunks makes my Dairy Queen Blizzard inspired Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes the perfect holiday treat! No, I didn’t get paid to make these cupcakes.  Instead, inspiration hit me at a time in my life when I thought […]

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How to Dice an Onion (video tutorial) | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Do you dread dicing onions? Does it drive you nuts when you can’t make small, even little squares? I’ve got the perfect video tutorial for you to help you with that… “How to Dice an Onion”! I’m baaaaaaaaaack! Well, sorta. Back in August while in the Dog Tag, Inc. Fellowship Program, I had a 5 […]

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Football Party Tablescape & Decor Ideas | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Are you ready for football season!? With these football party decor ideas, you’ll be ready anytime your friends and family want to come over to watch a game!  This post is sponsored by M&M’S®.  All ideas and commentary are my own. Have you ever been at CVS and a big stack of candy on the […]

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So long, farewell. Auf Wiedersehen, adieu.

Hello Friends, As many of you know the last 2 years have been a difficult journey for me.  My husband’s PTSD from 8 years at war finally reared its ugly head and changed our lives forever.   We went from living a safe, secure life in Germany to being civilians trying to navigate the transition […]

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Homemade Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Back to school season is in full swing and I know Mom’s everywhere are stressing out about what to feed the kids for breakfast!  My recipe for homemade peanut butter and jelly granola made with Bob’s Red Mill oats is perfect for those busy school day mornings! When we lived in Germany, granola and yogurt was our […]

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Dog Tag, Inc Fellowship Program – Week 5

This week was the end of the first round of classes and rotations of the Summer 2016 Dog Tag, Inc Fellowship Program!  I can’t believe it’s already been 6 weeks of the program, time has flown by and so many memories have been made. That handsome man in the blue shirt in the center of this […]

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Twenty Minute Paella (with Iceland Frozen Fish)

Are you craving summer? Whilst it’s not been especially cold it has felt a gloomy winter so this easy supper made last night really made life feel brighter now the light nights are here. With the exception of a generous sprinkle of saffron from the storecupboard, the ingredients above were all frozen ingredients from Iceland...

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Sheep Yogurt Feast

I declare January officially over and to lead us towards spring, here is a winter friendly Mediterranean style mezze feast to evoke memories of summer. There are three easy ways shown here to incorporate sheep yogurt into one family friendly meal that’s rich in protein and will fill those grumbly tummies; Lamb steaks marinaded in...Read More »

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Salmon Filo Quiches (with British Lion Eggs)

Mini quiches with filo pastry are quick and easy to make and the ideal solution if you a) prefer a lighter pastry and b) don’t want to make pastry in the first place. I was surprised to realise upon compiling this post that filo pastry was something I’d barely used on this site. In fact...

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Iceland Festive Desserts

There’s been a revolution quietly taking place in Iceland recently. I don’t mean a military coup in the country, rather a culinary reinvention of the nation’s best known frozen food supermarket’s image. Iceland have been trimming up their luxury ranges ready for Christmas – they have some gorgeous products in store this year as you’ll...

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Cheese and Pineapple Sticks Posh Version for Christmas Parties

Retro classic party appetiser cheese and pineapple sticks gets a posh makeover. Recipe commissioned by Emily Crisps. Forget comedy hedgehog arrangements with glacé cherry noses.

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We Bake Autumn Chocolate Cupcakes

Are you getting your baking hat at the ready for Christmas? I made these little cupcakes in boxes at the weekends and it struck me they’d be perfect for handing out as gifts to teachers and class mates as they’re easier to transport than cupcakes in paper cases. I was creating a loosely seasonal cupcake...

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Low Fat Sausage and Bean Casserole

Are you looking for a healthy supper you can mostly leave to cook by itself? Try this low fat sausage and bean casserole recipe – cooked in the Redmond multicooker, find out more below… Reduced fat sausages are just one of the ways you can reduce the saturated fat content of your family’s meals. Whilst...

[Read it now!]--> Low Fat Sausage and Bean Casserole