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!

Hummingbird Cake | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

This nut-free recipe for Hummingbird Cake is full of pineapple, banana, and sunflower seeds!  There’s so much flavor you won’t miss the nuts!  I’m allergic to nuts.  I mean, I can have peanuts because technically they’re a legume, but almonds, walnuts, cashews… they make me swell up and honestly I don’t want to know what…

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Backyard Unicorn Party inspired by Dr Pepper | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DrPepperPickYourPepper If you’re anything like me, whenever you see a unicorn your heart skips a beat and  your heart fills with thoughts of rainbows and all thinks pink!  Let this Backyard Unicorn Party tutorial filled with mystical must-haves…

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Côte Brasserie - London Barbican - Sirloin Steak with Frites and Béarnaise Sauce

All things French, as you may know, are my passion. We visit France 2-3 times per year. As a rough estimate I have been to France over fifty times, the equivalent of over a year of my life spent there.

[Read it now!]--> Côte Brasserie – Barbican

Wimbledon Strawberry Sandwich Cake

A twist on the traditional strawberry jam sponge cake, recipe made in association with Typhoo.  Strawberries… the great British summer fruit. I am making the most of them this year because normally we are awash with so many homegrown raspberries we have no reason to buy any other berries.

[Read it now!]--> Wimbledon Strawberry Sandwich Cake

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com #SoHoppinGood #BlueBunny #BombPop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #BlueBunny #BombPop For a few summers now, I’ve wanted to make another ice cream cookie sandwich.   When I had the opportunity to work with Blue Bunny®, I jumped at the chance and created these Peanut Butter Ice Cream…

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Easy Homemade Strawberry Preserves | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com #FarmToFork

When strawberry season is at its peak, easy homemade strawberry preserves are a must-make for my family! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is take a road trip to the local farm and pick fresh berries with my kids. This year we drove about an hour away to Westmoreland Berry Farm…

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Girls Movie Night with OREO | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EnterTheWonderVault #CollectiveBias Friends, I’m so excited for this post because it’s sponsored by two of my favorite brands, OREO and Kroger! Best Friends Movie Night Hosting a  Best Friends Movie Night doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking.…

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Simple Fresh Bread Recipe - Perfect for weeknight dinners! | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

With a few ingredients and a little time, you can make the most delicious farmhouse fresh bread that will taste better than anything store-bought! ‘Farm to Fork’ I’m so excited to bring you the first of many posts to come in my new series, ‘Farm to Fork’ with Good for You Farm.  This series will show…

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Mojito Cupcakes | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Transform the perfect summer cocktail into a decadent dessert with my recipe for Mojito Cupcakes! My husband’s favorite cocktail is the mojito.  I’m not sure if it’s because he loves the mint or the lime because they are both his favorite flavors.  However, when a bartender makes a mojito right, it’s out of this world…

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{REVIEW} Confections Cupcakery - Manassas, VA | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

I think I found the BEST cupcakes in Virginia at Confections Cupcakery in Manassas! It was by chance that I found out about Confections Cupcakery.  I was meeting a colleague  half way between our offices in Manassas, VA at a Starbucks when as I was pulling in to the parking lot I noticed a huge cupcakes…

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Rhubarb quark crumble

There’s scarcely been any cooking in my selection of quark desserts this week but in this one you will actually need to use the oven. The good news is you will have some chunky crumbly bits left over to top any other desserts in the days following. Start off by cooking chunks of rhubarb in...

[Read it now!]--> Rhubarb quark crumble

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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