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Frosting for the Cause: Mango Lassi Cupcakes

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today I’m honored to be posting on Frosting for the Cause — a 365-day baking project launched by Paula of Vanilla Bean Baker to raise funds for cancer research to honor the women in our lives who’ve been affected by cancer. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t had cancer touch someone in their [...]

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How to Host a Cupcake Playdate

March 4th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I mentioned last week that the boy was hosting a cupcake playdate to watch the season premiere of DC Cupcakes. (Oh yes, and if you watched the gorilla party episode really closely…in slow motion…you may have spotted the back of a blond head in the crowd — that was the foodie tot!) It was a [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids

Gone Bananas with DC Cupcakes

February 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Do you watch cooking shows with your kids? I’ve managed to get the 4-year-old hooked on “DC Cupcakes,” so much so that his birthday morning we skipped our usual bakery (sorry, Buzz) to surprise him with a trip to the flagship store. Insider’s tip: the cupcakery’s real name is Georgetown Cupcake, but don’t try to [...]

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Tags: around DC · food benefits · restaurants

Strawberry Cupcakes (and 5 links for Friday)

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I probably don’t have to tell you it’s strawberry season — in fact, we’re getting down to the final weeks here in Virginia, and there were reports of the first cherries of the season at the FreshFarm Penn Quarter market yesterday. We had friends over last weekend and I wanted to make strawberry cupcakes for [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · five on friday

Banana Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

February 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We were invited to a toddler pre-game playdate on Super Bowl Sunday and brought these mini cupcakes. The bananas added enough sweetness that I was able to reduce the sugar in the recipe by half; the frosting of course more than compensates for the not-too-sweet cake. I called it Nutella frosting, but I actually used [...]

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Tags: cooking with toddlers · dessert · recipes · sweets