Baking: Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes

Orange marmalade was a present in a little goodie bag from my friend Brandon when he went to Europe. When his birthday came around, I thought what better plan than to make cupcakes using the same orange marmalade he gave me? Since I was going to fill the cupcakes with the orange marmalade, I needed to make sure to decorate it in a special way for him – why not chocolate? Chocolate goes with everything (or just about!).  Continue reading “Baking: Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes”

Baking: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

At the same time I was making the donuts with a separate recipe, I decided to also finish up the Ultimate Cake Baking Bucket List April challenge of making carrot cake. Since I had already shredded plenty of carrots and made those donuts, I decided to cut the recipe in a quarter and see how this would compare to other carrot cake recipes I had made in the past. Continue reading “Baking: Carrot Cake Cupcakes”