The holiday season brings vibrant colors, faces filled with joy, and plenty of time to be spent with loved ones. One of my favorites to have during these cold days is Vanilla Chai from Dunkin Donuts because it provides equal amounts of caffeine, sweetness, and warmth. Inspired by the drink, these cupcakes are a chai spiced base with a luscious vanilla frosting. I used green sugar as the base for the decorations and then added multi colored sprinkles on top to represent the ornaments on a Christmas tree. Instead of the normal size cupcakes, I decided to make these mini because its the perfect size and you won’t feel guilty about them later on. A true holiday hit!
As fall approaches, the leaves change color, an aroma of spices is in the air, and holiday decorations are laid out every where. Pumpkin spice is an ultimate must have during the season because its the perfect combination of earthiness and warmth. These cupcakes are a pumpkin spice base with a vanilla butter cream frosting and topped with assorted sprinkles. The base had both pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. Since it was Halloween weekend, I added orange food coloring to the frosting and used black and orange sprinkles for half of them. These have become a Fall favorite. Enjoy!
It is critical to ask the client for any ideas they may have or for their favorite flavors in order to provide the perfect cake. In this cake, my brother decided he wanted a black and red cake because those were his favorite colors. Using this idea, I came up with a vanilla based cake filled with strawberry preserves and topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh berries. For decoration, I lined the edge with alternating raspberries and blackberries to represent black and red. This is a simple but classy cake that will go great for every event. Enjoy!
Winter has arrived and baking adventures are a must. During this blizzard, I baked a classic vanilla based cake with chunks of strawberries in it. This cake was so moist and sweet that there was no need for a glaze on it. To make it look fancy, the cake was baked in a decorative bundt pan. However, this recipe can be used for cupcakes or any shaped cake pans. Keep Warm Everyone!