Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes + Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake

Tis the season for pumpkin. I just tried out this recipe and the kids loved it. My daughter had some friends over devoured the whole thing.

The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and nothing sounds better than a tasty pumpkin treat. When this time of year rolls around, you see it everywhere

Get the recipe.

Celebration Traditions: Birthday Cake

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Birthday cake traditions are different from region to region, around the world. I’ve learned a few of those traditions from this article.

In ancient Greece, honey cakes with a bread-like consistency were eaten to commemorate the occasion of a birth. In ancient Rome, different milestones were celebrated, including those of individual’s, those of cities and temples, and birthdays of emperors and other leaders.

Read the article at Magpiescakes.com

Oreo Spiders Cake for Halloween

Oreo Spider Halloween Cake

 

This is a fun one. And, it looks easy too. A Halloween cake made with Oreo cookies to look like spiders. Make sure you do the Oreos last as they will get soggy overnight.

You will need Mini Oreo Cookies and frosting to make these spiders.
I piped the frosting eyes on my Oreos, but you could also use candy eyes.

Then I arranged them on the cake and made the legs with chocolate frosting.
You can use a piping bag with a small round tip or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.

Get the details at Bird on a Cake.

 

DIY : Pumpkin Pail Cake

I thought this was fun. Something to try as Halloween approaches. Just another cake to add to my list after I finish these cupcakes for my son’s soccer team.

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With Halloween around the corner and pinata cakes being so popular, I thought I would try creating one– one that looks like a Halloween candy pail! It is actually extremely simple and easy!

See how at The Cake Blog

Video – Making a Shell Border on a Decorated Cake

Here is a video of how I created the shell border on the pool party cake.