Chocolate Beehive and Rose Flower Cupcakes

SugaryWinzy Chocolate Beehive and Rose Flower Cupcakes

These luscious chocolate beehive and rose flower cupcakes are definitely the bee’s knees.  If I had to choose one favorite cupcake, it would be these delicious chocolate beehive cupcakes.  They were as much fun to make as they were to eat.  I first planned to make all beehive cupcakes, and then later decided I needed flowers to go with the bees.  So I set aside a few of the cupcakes to pipe flowers on.  The flower cupcakes were pretty good too, topped with a coffee-flavored buttercream. Continue reading

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Blueberry Strawberry Mini Shortcakes

SugaryWinzy Blueberry Strawberry Mini Shortcakes

I cannot rave enough about how scrumptious these blueberry strawberry mini shortcakes are.  They are not too sweet, absolutely delicious and are just the right size for individual portions.  Even better, they are really easy to make.  They were such a hit I made them twice in a row. Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

SugaryWinzy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thinking of what to make one day, and happening to have just one very ripe banana to experiment with, I proceeded to test how much butter and sugar I could cut from one recipe of chocolate chip cookies.   I thought the result was just amazing.  So here is one variation of this all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie.  It will likely be followed by a couple more variations in the future.  After all, the pursuit of happiness comes in many forms, this time in the shape of a cookie. Continue reading

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Favorite Banana Quick Bread

SugaryWinzy Favorite Banana Quick Bread

Just recently I was asked for my recipe for banana quick bread, a favorite of mine because it’s so easy and simple to bake.  I felt rather sheepish because I had nothing written down to share.  Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe when making banana bread, and usually just throw the ingredients together.  I had to retrace my steps and recall what I did, and so now I find myself writing an unplanned post on banana bread.  Which is just as well since it temporarily distracts me from my fixation on cakes.  Continue reading

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Chocolate Celebration Ruffle Flag Cake

SugaryWinzy Chocolate Celebration Ruffle Flag Cake

I had a craving for chocolate cake, but at the same time I also wanted to create something that could be used for a 4th of July celebration— the result is this chocolate celebration ruffle flag cake. Continue reading

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