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: Coffee Chocolate Birthday Cake

Picture of the birthday boy by the girlfriend

The girlfriend from the last time I made chocolate cupcakes planned a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend for his Dirty Thirty. We started planning this for probably a few weeks now. She and I go out to brunch weekly on Sunday and we planned it (somewhat together).   What’s funny is that he already got a surprise earlier in the week – his sister from Australia came to visit and asked if there were any more surprises – WELL DUH!

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