Birthday surprise for Mama

I surprised Mama today by showing up in the middle of her Senior’s Memoir Writing Class with birthday cupcakes! After dropping her off at class and secretly conspiring with the teacher, I dashed off home and baked the fastest dozen cupcakes of my life. I didn’t manage a photo of the ginger cupcakes with vanilla…

The mint within

Mint chocolate cupcakes we already loved have gotten even better because they’re now filled with more mint! These glorious treats from Rubicon Bakers used to have a rich chocolate center, but Mama and I were pleased to discover the delicious change. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the mint within—with Mama. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please…

Peppermint fudge cupcakes

Mama and I enjoyed the most glorious peppermint fudge cupcakes tonight! I found them at our local organic grocer on Friday, though they’re made by the same Bay Area bakery that created the triple lemon and mint chocolate cupcakes we adore. This new flavor hasn’t been available before, and we love it! Today’s #OneGoodThing was devouring peppermint…

Magical mint chocolate cupcakes

We are mint chocolate addicts — and so our dear friend and chef/artist/extraordinaire Lisa tested out several batches until she came up with these incredible mint chocolate cupcakes for our big celebration this weekend. The frosting is light, creamy and super minty with a lovely shaving of chocolate on top. The cupcake pairs perfectly, airy…

Triple lemon heaven

A light lemon cupcake filled with tangy lemon curd and topped with a delicate lemon buttercream frosting. It was triple lemon heaven in the form of a delightful cupcake. This out-of-this-world offering was another creation by Rubicon Bakers, the very same bakers of those magnificent Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes we shared with you last week. Today’s…

Magnificent mint chocolate cupcakes 

I guess we’re easily suggestible, but watching the kids bake incredible cupcakes on Master Chef Jr. last night sparked an old, unfulfilled craving. So when I noticed this glorious 4-pack of cupcakes calling out to me in the market, I couldn’t resist. These delicious beauties were made by Rubicon Bakers, a Bay Area bakery with a…

Apple Cupcake Tree Shows Teachers the ♥

More than 130 local teachers turned out for the End of Year Celebration last May, filling the garden patio at Jalisco’s Restaurant in Watsonville for a record turnout. This year’s celebration had a few extra special perks to show teachers the ♥, including the DIY Easy & Inexpensive Cupcake Stand I created loaded down with…