October 9, 2017

Snickerdoodles (Baking soda and cream of tartar free)

Want to make delicious cinnamon cookies that stay soft ? This Snickerdoodles recipe uses only baking powder, no baking soda and no cream of tartar involved !


Snickerdoodles no baking soda no cream of tartar
Snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles.
That's a fun name. Where the heck does that word even come from ? BRB going on a Google search.

Snickerdoodles no baking soda no cream of tartar
Back from my Google Search, and apparently snickerdoodle either comes from the German word for snail, or it's a completely made up word. That sure helps.
ANYWAY.

October 2, 2017

Free Printable : Halloween Jack O'Lantern Cupcake Toppers

October is here, which can only mean one thing... Halloween's coming ! And because Halloween is coming, I made you guys some free printable Jack O'Lantern cupcake toppers, so you can start planning your Halloween party :)
There are 6 different toppers, and there are 2 of each design, making 12 cupcake toppers ! (How good am I at math, huh ?) You'll have to click the link below to download the file, then print and cut the toppers. Stick them to pretty paper straws* or toothpicks, and voilĂ  ! These free printable toppers will make even the simplest of cupcake Halloween party ready :)
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Click HERE to download free printable Halloween cupcake toppers
halloween jack olantern cupcake toppers printable
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September 11, 2017

Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting

Learn how to make this fluffy mascarpone whipped cream frosting with only four ingredients !


This mascarpone whipped cream frosting is high on my favorite frostings list. Yes, I have a list of favorite frostings.
How to make mascarpone whipped cream frosting - only 4 ingredients
I have used this mascarpone whipped cream on cupcakes and cakes, and I love it. It's light and fluffy and delicious. It takes like whipped cream, but the addition of mascarpone makes it more stable, so the frosting holds itself a lot better than plain whipped cream. It's perfect for anything that involves fruit, and it'd be great with chocolate cake, too. And the best part about this mascarpone frosting ? The recipe doesn't involve softening butter or cooking egg whites in a bain-marie, and you'll only need four ingredients !

September 7, 2017

Party Moodboard : Star Wars

Are you planning a Star Wars themed party ? Here's a party moodboard to give you some decorating ideas !


I haven't done a party moodboard since Easter ! đŸ˜± I figured it was about time I did a new one. I have a list of party moodboards I want to do, and I decided on doing a Star Wars one (it might be because we'll have to plan a Star Wars party later this year for my brother, ha !)

As you can see, I stuck to a black, white and silver color palette. I'm personnally not a fan of buying every party supplies you can find that has your theme on it ; you know, Darth Vader plates and Darth Vader cups and Darth Vader napkins and Darth Vader cupcakes liners and... I'll stop here, I think you've got it. I'd rather choose a color scheme that makes me think of the picked theme, get the main supplies in those colors and add a few touches of the actual theme, like the Darth Vader balloon I've picked here. If you're planning the party for a child, you could add some Star Wars toys to decorate the room (Think something like these figurines).
Star Wars party ideas
Ok, now, onto my picks for a Star Wars party : 

1 - Give Me Some Space Twinkle Sprinkle Medley (Sweetapolita)
2 - Silver paper plates* (My Little Day)
3 - Gold star-shaped paper plates (Candle & Cake)
4 - Black & white stars birthday candles* (My Little Day)
5 - Table confetti, black white & silver* (My Little Day)
6 - Cupcake liners, black & silver (Sweets and Treats)
7 - Foil balloon, Dark Vador* (My Little Day)
8 - Space print placemats* (My Little Day)
9 - Silver stars foil paper straws (Sweets and Treats)
10 - Silver glitter plastic cutlery set* (My Little Day)
Bonus (not pictured) : Dark Side Sweet Sprinkle Mix (Sweets and Treats)

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Happy Star Wars party !

September 5, 2017

Nectarine Layer Cake

This easy vanilla cake filled with nectarine chunks and frosted with a mascarpone whipped cream is the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer.

vanilla cake + mascarpone whipped cream + nectarines
This cake is my way to hang on to those last couple weeks of summer. I mean, nectarines and whipped cream scream summer, right ?
vanilla cake + mascarpone frosting + fresh nectarines
Pinterest and Instagram have already been all pumpkin-everything and apple this and Halloween that these last few weeks, and I'm just scrolling through my feeds, internally screaming "SUMMER ISN'T OVER YET !". Let's just enjoy early September, when it's still warm enough to go out without a coat, before the leaves all turn yellow and it seems like it won't ever stop raining. I realise we're entering the most exciting time of year, with Halloween and Christmas (well, and Thanksgiving in between for those of you who celebrate). The thing is that a week before Halloween, people'll be talking about Thanksgiving like Halloween is a thing of the past, and it will be the same with Thanksgiving and Christmas, and can't we just enjoy things before moving on to the next one and time is just flying by so fast what even is the point of life ?
Alright, sorry, went a bit existential crisis on you there. I'll end my rant and go back to cake.

August 17, 2017

Brown Butter Caramel Chip Cookies

Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !

Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !
I won a contest. This doesn't happen very often.
A few months ago, Vahiné - which is a baking ingredients brand here in France - launched a contest : all you had to do was post a picture of something you'd baked, with a hashtag. And I was one of the winners ! I received a box with a bunch of their products, including these chocolate caramel chips. I knew right away how I was going to use them.
Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !
My chocolate chip cookies recipe is a favorite of mine, it just seemed too simple for these caramel chips. BUT, brown butter cookies ? Now we were talking. I'd tried a recipe for brown butter cookies once but it didn't turn out great. I went around online trying to find THE recipe I was going to try, and found this one, which appeared on several recipe blogs. I modified it slightly, and the brown butter cookies turned out amazing. Yes, amazing. I could've eaten them all in one go.

July 17, 2017

Apricot Tart with Sweetened Condensed Milk Cream

Sweetened condensed milk cream and fresh apricots make this tart the perfect summer dessert !

Sweetened condensed milk cream + fresh apricots
To be honest, I'm not really sure what to say in this post. I had a craving for apricot tart. I made apricot tart.
Sweetened condensed milk cream + fresh apricots
Maybe it was all the chocolate I'd eaten, but I needed something fresh and fruity.

July 7, 2017

Fondant au Chocolat

A classic French dessert, fondant au chocolat is an easy-to-make chocolate cake that you'll want to bake if you can't choose between chocolate brownies or chocolate lava cakes.

Classic French recipe
Hi !
After a break, we're back to chocolate ! In cake form, obviously. Let me introduce you to fondant au chocolat, a classic french dessert, the lovechild of chocolate brownies and chocolate lava cakes. Yep, you read that right. Fondant au chocolat is smack dab in the middle between those two desserts. It is delicious.
Classic French recipe
In French, fondant means melty/melting, so you can be assured that this chocolate cake is just melt-in-your-mouth heavenly goodness. Eat it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or cooled with a couple tablespoons of vanilla custard or whipped cream.
Classic French recipe

June 23, 2017

Tarte Tropézienne

Tarte Tropézienne is a classic French dessert. You're going to love this brioche filled with cream (pastry cream folded into whipped cream) !


A classic French recipe, this is a cream filled brioche
This week I'm sharing one of my favorite dessert : Tarte Tropézienne ! What the heck is that, you're asking ? Well, "Tropezian Tart" is a dessert that's originally from St Tropez. It's a brioche that's filled with a mix of pastry cream and whipped cream, and it was apparently named by none other that Brigitte Bardot !

I first made one a couple months ago, and gave a couple slices to my grandparents, who spent a lot of holiday time around St Tropez. My grandma assured me there was nothing missing, not even orange blossom water, which I'd seen added to some recipes. So if you give this recipe a try, you'll most definitely feel like you're seating in the sun in the South of France ;)
A classic French recipe, this is a cream filled brioche

June 16, 2017

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Milk and white chocolate chips are added to a dark chocolate brownie base to make these brownies a delicious triple threat !

Milk, white and dark chocolate brownies
It was so hot outside the day I made these Millionaire's Shortbread that the caramel wasn't cooling down and the chocolate top wouldn't set. I had to put it in the freezer for 20+ minutes so it would set, and even when taking pictures of it, I had to go back and forth between the freezer and my photo set-up. Why am I telling you this ? Because a few days later the weather did a 180 and we had rain and wind. What does that weather call for ? Chocolate brownies, of course.
Milk, white and dark chocolate brownies

June 9, 2017

Millionaire's Shortbread

A millionaire's shortbread is a biscuit base covered in chewy caramel and topped with melted milk chocolate. It's also known as homemade Twix bars !

A millionaire's shortbread is a biscuit base covered in chewy caramel and topped with melted milk chocolate. It's also known as homemade Twix bars !
See, I think this is called Millionaire's Shortbread because a small bite of this thing has about a million calories. I could have eaten the whole plate and then I'd have gained six pounds. Millionaire's Shortbread is that delicious but also very not healthy (I mean, hello, biscuit base + caramel center + two types of chocolate to top it all off = me not looking like a supermodel on the beach this summer. Heh, who cares.)
A millionaire's shortbread is a biscuit base covered in chewy caramel and topped with melted milk chocolate. It's also known as homemade Twix bars !
Also, fun fact : Millionaire's Shortbread tastes like Twix bars ! So now you'll know how to make them. I suggest you make a batch and impress everyone, tell them you spent a reaaally long time laboring over "homemade Twix bars" when in reality it's super easy and relatively quick to make ;)

June 2, 2017

Homemade White Chocolate Spread

This quick and easy homemade white chocolate spread only requires three ingredients, and it can be made in the microwave !

Homemade white chocolate spread with only 3 ingredients !
Guys.
Homemade white chocolate spread with only 3 ingredients !
Homemade white chocolate spread. Three ingredients. Microwave. Do I really need to say more ?
Homemade white chocolate spread with only 3 ingredients !ngrédients !
Are you really still not sold on this recipe ? Because I don’t have anything left to say except : GO MAKE THIS.
Sorry for yelling.

May 14, 2017

Tarte au Sucre

Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !

Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !
So, I already complained about the weather in my last post, but here I go again : where is spring ? It's been so cold and rainy and ugh lately. I need comfort food.
Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !
So I made this tarte au sucre.
Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !
This is comfort food for me. When I was younger, there was a bakery in town that made the Best Ever Tarte au Sucre. We'd have one on birthdays, or just on a random Tuesday after school. It was the most delicious dessert in the world. Unfortunately, the bakery changed owners, and then closed down, so I'll never have the Best Ever Tarte au Sucre again.

April 25, 2017

Raspberry Mascarpone Cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes have a delicous raspberry filling and a light and fluffy mascarpone frosting.

These vanilla cupcakes have a delicous raspberry filling and a light and fluffy mascarpone frosting.
Spring is here !
Even though we've had low temperatures and I'm still wearing jumpers, we are in late April, so it is technically Spring. That means I'm ready for recipes that include fruits. Chocolate cake is for Winter, raspberry anything is for Spring and Summer.
These vanilla cupcakes have a delicous raspberry filling and a light and fluffy mascarpone frosting.
These raspberry filled cupcakes were made a couple days after my birthday, as an excuse to use up the leftover mascarpone frosting I used for my birthday cake (being the cake baker in the family means you have to bake your own cake). Also, the raspberry filling is amazing and I needed more of it in my life. So, yep, these cupcakes are the result of all that.

April 10, 2017

Free Printable : Easter Cupcakes Toppers

Hello, hello !
Easter is in a few days now, so here are free printable Easter cupcake toppers ! Just print, cut, and stick them on toothpicks or pretty straws*. There are two pages, one with 6 "Happy Easter" toppers and the other with 6 "Joyeuses PĂąques", so you can choose to print only one or both pages :)
Have fun !
Free printable Easter Cake Toppers
Let me know if you use them ! :)
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March 31, 2017

Easter Cake (Vanilla Cake + 2 Ingredients Chocolate Frosting)

Hello !
Two ingredients chocolate frosting & vanilla cake
Today I thought I'd share the cake I made for Easter last year : a vanilla cake with a two ingredients chocolate frosting. Yes, you read that right, two ingredients chocolate frosting, that can even be made in the microwave !
Two ingredients chocolate frosting & vanilla cake
I decorated the cake using pastel mini confetti sprinkles (similar here), gold pearl sprinkles (Mine were "Soft Gold Pearls" from Dr Oetker, but it looks like they've been replaced by Chocolate Gold Pearls), mini meringue candy (or "Petit JĂ©sus" here in France, usually found in stores around Easter and Christmas. They're often shaped like, well, baby Jesus. See here ; do you have those where you live ?) and chick and eggs picks (I didn't find anything similar, as mine were originally decorating a plant and I just re-used them. I did include pastel bunny face picks in my Easter Party Moodboard.)

March 17, 2017

Party Moodboard : Easter

Easter is already in less than a month ! I've made you guys another party moodboard, this time featuring all things pastel.

Moodboard Easter party
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March 3, 2017

Donuts (for donut maker)

Donut maker recipe
I've had my donut maker for a long time now. There were recipes given with the maker, but I didn't really like the donuts I ended up with.

February 9, 2017

Party Moodboard : Valentine's Day

It's that time of year again, when everything's red and pink and heart shaped !

Party moodboard valentine's day

I thought I'd put together a little party moodboard, just in case you have a Valentine's Day party to plan and you want some inspiration. I had a lot of fun putting this together (I live an exciting life) so I think this might become a regular thing (if you have an idea for one of these moodboards, let me know in the comments !)

Here are the sources :
Happy Valentine's Day !
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