January 13, 2018 Amy
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Red Velvet cake is an amazing creature. With its hint of chocolate, but not quite a chocolate cake. And it is so buttery. And don’t get me started on that red color. How do they make that red so vibrant? If only I could get my Fondant to come out like that!   I’ll admit, I originally made this Red Velvet cake just so that I had something to put this cute heart cupcake topper on (you can check out my heart cake topper tutorial here). But this really was a fun project, refining the recipe until I got the…

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January 12, 2018 Amy
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These chocolate covered strawberries are easy to make and can be made with no refined sugar! One of my favorite indulgences has to be chocolate covered strawberries. I don’t have them very often, which I think makes them extra special. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, shops a gearing up for gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. But they are so expensive!!! Tasty, but expensive. Instead, try these easy DIY strawberries. I promise you they are simple to make and hard to get wrong. And you may be left with some spare chocolate to do…. well, anything you like with. Even if…

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December 27, 2017 Amy
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*Updated: I first posted this Sugar Free Vanilla Buttercream on my original blog, Amy’s Cake in February 2016.  Since then, I have made this icing recipe countless times and fall in love all over again every time I do!*   I ate a cupcake!  I am jumping for joy!!  And also getting laughed at by how giddy I am. I had this ah-ha! moment with Italian Meringue Buttercream. If it uses granulated sugar and manages to come out smooth and not grainy, then I could use Xylitol (and not have to powder it) and I should be able to make a super smooth…

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December 23, 2017 Amy
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What’s better than a cake that impresses your guests?  An impressive cake that was easy and quick to make!  This wafer paper snowflake cake topper looks difficult to make but is actually quite simple.  The wafer paper is so light that it will stand up on its own with very little support. It floats on top of your cake as if defying gravity.   The white snowflake contrasts beautifully with the sparkling silver cake.  This snowflake cake topper is perfect for Christmas, New Year’s, or just because!   Step 1: Cut 12 strips of wafer paper that are each 1/4 inch wide…

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December 20, 2017 Amy
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This St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would share one of my favorite cake recipes – mint chocolate cake and cupcakes!  They taste just like an Andes mint turned into a cake. One of my favorite desserts growing up was cream de menthe brownies. They are brownies with a layer of mint and a layer of chocolate on top. We would store them in the freezer and they would last forever. We could keep pulling one out to eat every night. I would usually eat it frozen and rock hard because I was too impatient to wait for it to thaw.:)…

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