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Yes, another banana post. I had ‘a lot’ of bananas laying around. What to make now, I asked myself. I’ve attempted bananas cookies multiple times, only to be dissapointed with their results. So I stuck to what I know best, muffins, only these I tried to make more of a ‘cake’; light and fluffy. I found a recipe from Martha Stewart and decided it sounded perfect, but instead of the frosting she suggests, I had to use a ganache of […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Apr - 12 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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It’s that time of year again…the holidays are upon us and when Starbucks rolls out their ‘red’ cups, that is when I begin my holiday planning! Department stores begin playing ‘Jingle bells…’, Santa’s helpers stand on corners, ringing bells and sweet yummy smells start to drift out of my kitchen. This is the time when you don’t worry about fitting into that ‘yellow-polka-dot’ bikini, when you can eat and ‘should’ eat all the scrumptious o’rdeuarvs at holiday parties, cookies and […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Dec - 18 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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While out grocery shopping the other day, I found they had blackberries on sale for 70¢ each! So of course I bought 7 cartons. I figured I would probably eat at least case while baking with the others. Not sure what I was going to make with them, but I knew whatever I made would be scrumptious. In trying to decide what flavor of cake to make I decided on a white chocolate cupcake. My first instinct was a dark […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Dec - 3 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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The Holidays are here…where does the time go! I figured since it being Thanksgiving time, that I should attempt a ‘pie-like’ cupcake. I toyed with apple pie, coconut cream pie, pecan pie, but finally decided on a banana cream pie cupcake and just so happened to have some very ripe bananas on hand, which are the staple for this cupcake. I was worried it might turn out too much like banana bread, but was glad the final cake was spongy […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Nov - 22 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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Wow, is all I can say. The goodness of a PB&J sandwich in a small delicate-delicious cupcake, is in my opinion, a masterpiece of baking. Anyone who enjoys a unique cupcake needs to make this at least once in their lifetime. I talked up this particular recipe at work, preparing my co-workersr for a scrumptious treat on Monday morning. They were all looking forward to it, and I have to say, it didn’t disappoint! I only wish I would have doubled […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Nov - 16 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes YIELD: approximately 24 cupcakes or 48 mini-cupcakes INGREDIENTS: FOR THE CAKE 2 1/4 cups cake flour (I used all-purpose flour since I didn’t have cake flour on hand) 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, room temperature (this helps it to not curdle) 4 large egg whites, room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM Ingredients 3 […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Nov - 16 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Saturday, November 5, 2011 Where do I begin…I have been contemplating a baking blog for quite some time and finally got the inspiration to start one. So today, I decided to start by making a basic vanilla cupcake with a butter cream frosting, that at the last minute turned into a ‘coconut’ butter cream frosting. Now I was excited about the ‘from-scratch’ batter, since I usually go the quick ‘box’ route. The batter turned out a little runny, so fingers […]

Posted by Miss Sweet On Nov - 6 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST
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