Love and Olive Oil - Eat to Live. Cook to Love.

Hazelnut Cappuccino Cupcakes

This is how it usually goes down in our house: I spend hours slaving over a hot kitchen aid, whipping up cupcakes with mounds of beautiful buttercream, sprinkles, fondant flowers, the works. Taylor gets his hands on one, and proceeds to push 2/3 of the frosting (oh the beautiful swirl of frosting!) onto the side...

Chocolate Olive Oil and Blood Orange Cupcakes

The Cupcake Hero theme for February is olive oil. After I heard it, I figured it would be absolutely ridiculous if I did NOT enter. You know, seeing as this blog’s name and header is practically and ode to the stuff. I was slightly worried, replacing the typical canola oil with olive oil in this...

And the Winner Is…

Wow. You all sure love cupcakes. Like, seriously. Out of over 400 entries (holy moly!), the lucky winner was randomly selected: A huge congratulations to Ashley who will be receiving her very own Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit from Bake it Pretty! Didn’t win? You can still get a Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit for...

Pork Chops with Savory Blueberry Sauce

Yes, I did just put pork and blueberry in the same sentence. The same recipe in fact. And you know what? It was quite tasty! As someone who didn’t grow up eating the other white meat, I have to say I’ve never been a big fan of pork. Growing up, it’s just not something my...

Cupcake Tips & Tools, plus a GIVEAWAY!

I often get asked how I decorate my cupcakes. So I figured a post dedicated to the ‘how’ of it all was in order. However, to be honest, I don’t think it is something that can be taught. It’s a matter of practice. Get yourself a plate or silicone mat, and a vat of buttercream,...