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…]

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

I like Apple Pie, but my favorite is the Dutch Apple Pie. You know, with the crumbly stuff on top? I just can’t get enough of that streusel. But I figured I’d try making something without that streusel this time. So I decided on an Apple Pie Cupcake. You can’t go wrong with that. But I knew I didn’t want to do an actual filling in the cupcake. I wanted the Apple Pie filling to be folded into the batter. I knew this would create a nice, moist cupcake.

Now if you decide that you’d rather bake the cupcakes without the Apple Pie filling folded in, you can do that too. You can then add in the filling in after the cupcakes have cooled. Either way works. Go ahead and do whatever floats your boat! [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…]

Support Philabundance! Cupcake Smash ~ April 26, 2014


I’m SO excited for Cupcake Smash this year! It’s going to be an amazing event, as always. It’s the 4th year that Cupcake Smash is being held, and it’s for such a wonderful cause. I’m a huge supporter of Philabundance. They do such wonderful things for the community. I’ve gone to their location to volunteer with my coworkers, and it was such a rewarding experience. So if I can support them AND eat cupcakes at the same time that is definitely a win/win!


Philabundance’s Cupcake Smash challenges both professional and amateur bakers to create wild, ambitious and flavorful cupcakes.


Saturday April 26th, 2014  ~  2pm – 5pm


The Piazza at Schmidts
1050 N. Hancock St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
*Rain or shine!*


Click here to purchase tickets.
Your ticket includes entry into the event, mini cupcake samples created by our professional and amateur bakers, complimentary cocktails* and more.

And you will see me there! I’m a Judge, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I can’t wait to see all of the talented people competing this year! The weather should be gorgeous, so buy a ticket and come on out for some cupcakes!