Lemon Coconut Cupcakes {Italian Meringue Buttercream}

In these Lemon Coconut Cupcakes a moist coconut cupcake that is made with both dried coconut and coconut milk is filled with lemon curd and then topped with a coconut Italian Meringue Buttercream. And then topped off with some more toasted coconut.

These Lemon Coconut Cupcakes have a moist coconut cake, a sweet, tart lemon curd filling and are topped with a lemon Italian meringue buttercream! Lemon, coconut, Spring, cupcakes… Look me straight in the face and tell me that lemon and yellow don’t make you instantly happy. That’s what I thought. Insta-sunshine As I was photographing… 

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Italian Meringue Buttercream Tutorial

An easy to follow Italian Meringue Buttercream Tutorial! My favorite frosting made super simple!

A step-by-step Italian Meringue Buttercream tutorial! It is the smoothest and creamiest of all the buttercreams! You will love it on cakes, cupcakes and more! Plus it’s easier than you think! In culinary school we made 5 different types of buttercream, but Italian Meringue Buttecream is my favorite! It has a lighter texture and taste… 

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Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream has been on my culinary bucketlist for months now, because someone told me it was difficult. Well, I don’t know about you, but to me that sounded like a challenge and I don’t like to back down to challenges! A nice flavorful Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream seemed like an excellent place… 

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Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes {and thoughts on Happiness}

These Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes have a moist vanilla cake, salted caramel filling and a delicious caramel buttercream!

These Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes have a moist vanilla cake, salted caramel filling and a delicious caramel buttercream!  For me Easter conjures up happy memories: Easter egg hunts, dark chocolate bunnies (the bigger, the better), purple sashes on giant crosses, Whopper’s Robin’s Eggs, and fancy hats. Yes, fancy hats (thanks, Mom!)! This year I can… 

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Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream and Salted Caramel Filling

This Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes have a chocolate Guinness cake filled with salted caramel and topped with a Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream!

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Filling topped with a silky Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream. I tried to come up with a shorter name; I really did. But nothing else really did them justice. These. Are. So. Good. Any time of year. Most people would fill these cupcakes with a Guinness Ganache, and I… 

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