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I'm Paula, a self-taught baker from New Jersey who's madly in love with chocolate. I rather cut off my arm than never eat chocolate again. I grew up dipping chocolate chip cookies in coffee for breakfast. When I was little, my mom told me everything tasted like chocolate so I'd eat something besides actual chocolate. Chocolate is my life.

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11 April 12

Springtime Cupcake Assortment

Springtime is my favorite time of year. Sucks for me, because spring weather is rarely present in New Jersey; it’s either hot or cold, almost never in between. I’d kill for that beautiful 70s weather year round. Hot or cold weather, I don’t care! Nothing can stop me from making beautiful flower cupcakes.

I achieved the lime green frosting by using an entire bottle of green gel food coloring. I thought it would produce a darker green color, but I like the lightness of it since it’s not as harsh and fake looking.

The vanilla buttercream frosting is my go-to frosting.

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream

With a whisk attachment, mix butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Sift in powdered sugar, half a cup at a time, and adjust sweetness to your liking. Add in vanilla extract, salt and heavy cream. This will cover 12 cupcakes if you pipe it as a flower, like I did.

(Also pictured, my Almond Joy Cupcake. It’s almost too good to be true.)

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