Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes from Cupcake Carnivale

Oh hi! Remember me? I know, it’s been a while. But I’m back.  Things have been crazy here, but in a good way. It’s been so fun to watch my little girl grow up. She’s almost 10 months old and she has quite the little personality. She’s also quite the little traveler – we just got back from London and I think she loved it there! We would love to move there, but it’s kind of hard to get a sponsorship to work there. But if anyone has any tips, let me know!!!

We all know I love cupcakes. And I love girl scout cookies. What happens when you put those two together? I will buy all of the cupcakes! My friend and fellow cupcake lover Cupcake Carnivale got his hands on some girl scout cookies and went to town. I was lucky enough to catch up with him vending at Love Park. I was only supposed to go and buy ONE cupcake. But guess what? He made me get ALL SIX OF THEM! Say whaaaaaaat? I guess I’m easily convinced!

So let’s get started. Sadly, this menu was only available for a very short time. So if you ever come across these fabulous cupcakes that he makes, GET THEM ALL!

Thin Mint


Need I say more? We all love this girl scout cookie. And this cupcake tasted just like the cookie. Sadly I had to share this one. I wish I would’ve gotten two!

This one was his signature Valrhona Chocolate Cupcake dipped in a Mint Chocolate Ganache and coated with Thin Mint Cookie Crumbs. It was then topped with a swirl of Belgian Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (I wish I had a tub of this stuff!!!) and garnished with a Thin Mint Cookie. Wowsers. [Read more…]

Sweet Life Bakeshop

There’s a new kid on the block! Sweet Life Bakeshop. This cute little place is not far from my house and it was a beautiful day for a walk so I decided to pay them a visit. I’ve heard great things about their Banana Pudding so I knew I had to stop in and see what else they had. They had a nice assortment of cupcakes, breads, cookies and pudding. Since I know myself, I had to limit the number of things that I bought. I could’ve easily come home with one of everything there, but I limited myself to two cupcakes and the infamous Banana Pudding!

Check out my stash:


Now I must say that it was difficult to wait until after dinner to try the cupcakes. [Read more…]

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but I’ve been on a peanut butter kick lately. I’m not sure what the deal is, but when I saw the recipe for these Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes  from Life Love and Sugar, I knew that I HAD to make them. I LOVE REESE’S PIECES! I had to go on a bit of a mission to find the mini Reese’s Pieces, but I’ll tell you it was worth it!  I took the rest of these to work and everyone that I worked with loved them! Who wouldn’t?! [Read more…]

Cupcake Carnivale’s Holiday Menu

Things are really busy over here (my Dessert Tour on Groupon has been doing very well!), but I did want to share some beautiful pictures that I took. And of course they are cupcake related! Cupcake Carnivale, one of my favorite cupcake trucks here in Philly, had a terrific holiday menu. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

Coconut Snowball{Classic Vanilla Cupcake | Coconut Buttercream Frosting | Sweet Coconut Flakes}

The Grumpy Elf{Angry Orchard Hard Cider Cupcake | Apple Cream Cheese Frosting | Caramel Drizzle | Granola Topping}

Winter Carnivale{Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcake | Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting}

The Merry Gringo{Mexican Chocolate Cupcake | Marshmallow Cream Filling | Dulce de Leche Buttercream}

Spiked Eggnog{Egg Nog Cupcake | Spiked Rum Cream Cheese Frosting}

Gingerbread Express{Spicy Gingerbread Cupcake | Lemon Buttercream Frosting | Gingersnap Cookie}

Dexter Series Finale Cupcakes

One of my favorite shows on TV is Dexter. And now it’s over. *cue sad music* Last night the series finale aired, and I’m not going to spoil anything, I’ll just say that I wasn’t a fan of how it ended. My Sundays have always been filled with Dexter each season and now that’s never going to happen again. There is a Marvel comic book series for Dexter, so maybe I’ll check that out. I hear it’s quite different though.

Which season was your favorite? Personally I loved Season 4 – Trinity Killer. John Lithgow was amazing.

To celebrate the series finale of Dexter, I had to make some cupcakes!

I’m not going to go through the recipe or how I did anything, but if you have any questions whatsoever please ask in the comments and I’ll answer them.

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