Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

Baked Sunday Mornings: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

September 24, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Welcome to a brand new round of Baked Sunday Mornings! Since the Baked boys don’t have a new cookbook out, we’re throwing it back to their very first book, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. I learned about this book when I started reading Smitten Kitchen and bought it sometime in 2009 or 2010. I actually blogged about […]

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Poop Emoji Cupcakes

August 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Poop Emoji Cupcake

Yes, dear reader, it has come to this. When I texted my niece to see what kind of cake she wanted for her 10th birthday, all I got back was a line of poop emojis. I quickly did a google image search, and sure enough, they are all over the internet. I sent her back […]

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Margarita Cupcakes

July 11, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Margarita Cupcakes

One of my favourite things to do with my co-workers is go to Lone Star for Fajita Fridays. It doesn’t necessarily take place on Fridays, and we don’t always eat fajitas, but there is one constant: CHEAP MARGARITAS. It’s truly the best. My friend Shane had all of us over to the patio in his […]

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Sprinkle Loaf with Birthday Cake Crumb Topping

June 27, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Sprinkle Loaf

And it’s not even my birthday! I saw this sprinkle loaf on Jenn’s Instagram last month and have been thinking about it NON-STOP ever since. I felt like it was everything good about Christina Tosi’s birthday cake without all the steps, wrapped up into a convenient loaf formation. The recipe comes from Bake from Scratch Magazine, […]

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Krabby Patty Cupcakes

May 17, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Spongebob

When my nephew started telling me that he wanted Krabby Patty Cupcakes for his birthday this year, I had no idea what he was talking about. I looked to my brother for guidance and his explanation started with “Well, you know how Spongebob is a fry cook?” and the answer to that was a resounding no, as […]

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Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

April 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Easter Cake

Last year’s Easter Cake was a work of art, in my humble opinion. Three layers of marble cake with Nutella filling, speckled buttercream frosting and cute little chocolate nests with mini eggs on top. I mean, come on. It doesn’t get much better than that. I couldn’t decide what to make this year, and I […]

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Carrot Loaf

March 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Carrot Loaf

When Spring and Easter are on the horizon, there are three things I’m drawn to baking with that are all out of character for me: coconut, lemon and carrot. There is never any other time during the year when I’m interested in any of these ingredients in my desserts, but something about each of them […]

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Darth Vader Cupcakes

December 30, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
darth-vader-cupcakes

My niece Rebecca keeps surprising me with her Birthday Cake selections. Last year she asked for a Shimmer & Shine cake, and this year, even though she still loves all things princess, she asked for Darth Vader Cupcakes. I asked my brother how she even knows who he is, and apparently they watched a couple […]

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Slutty Brownie Cookie Cake

October 27, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
drake-on-cake

I love making my own birthday cake. This is a long-held and well-documented belief here on Planet Byn. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that I make something with only myself in mind, and I start thinking about it months in advance. It took me forever to decide what kind of cake […]

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Caramel Banana Cake

August 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
banana-caramel-cake

I feel like a broken record talking about how old my nieces and nephews are getting, but that doesn’t make it any less true! This year my niece Charlotte turned 9, and she chose a Caramel Banana Cake for birthday, which was just an an excellent decision. This is three layers of a hydrated banana cake […]

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