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Modern Number Cakes

These cakes are everywhere! I first saw them around the first part of January, and I feel like I've been seeing them pop up all over the place ever since. 

The original creator of this beautiful trend is Adi from @adikosh123 on Instagram. The basic concept is a very large shaped sugar cookie (or biscuit, in Europe, I'm told), with circular dollops of buttercream, cream, or custard between the layers and on top.
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Valentine's Day Cupcakes - Heart Inside Cupcakes

Say WHAAAA?? Yep, we've spent the last 5 posts decorating the outsides of the cupcake, and I knew I needed to do an inside surprise cupcake! This one is all dolled up for Valentine's day, and I couldn't have been happier with how fun they turned out! 
It's actually easier than you'd think to make this happen. All you need is a small heart cookie cutter, and let's dive right in!

Valentine's Day Cupcakes - Classic Rosette Cupcakes

This one isn't entirely groundbreaking, but I couldn't do a Valentine's Cupcake series without taking a quick nod at one of my favorite piped buttercream techniques. And Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a little bit of roses. Put them both together, and you have the classic rosette cupcakes!

Valentine's Day Cupcakes - Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Hello friends! I hope my last three Valentine's day cupcake ideas have helped get some cupcake ideas flowing! The next three are some of my favorites, and once again, are all super easy for you, and even you kiddos, to make. 
These are my sprinkle heart cupcakes! They are covered in my favorite Neon Yolk Sprinkles, and the cupcakes themselves are shaped like hearts. All you need is ONE small thing to make them shaped like hearts...

Valentine's Day Cupcakes: Heart Top Cupcakes

Whew! Already on cupcake #3 for my mini Valentine's Day cupcake series! The last two can be seen in my previous posts. So far, I feel like they've been so much fun, super gorgeous, but still attainable for the first-time home baker. 
This one is no exception! It's probably one of the easiest, and has such a unique look. I love how they look, and most of all - how they tasted with that extra dust of powdered sugar on top.

Valentine's Day Cupcakes: Love Note Hearts

Here we are with Cupcake #2 of my mini series here on Baking with Blondie about Valentines Day Cupcakes! Customize your cupcake with a simple love note in the shape of a heart. It's super easy to make, and will have your lover's heart a fluttering over the sentiment.

Valentines Cupcakes - Cursive Love Cupcakes

Hi Friends! I have quite the treat for you! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I've been working a bunch on some Valentines Day cupcakes for an upcoming TV segment. I wanted to not only create cupcakes that would be easy to master the first time, but ones that look like they took a lot of effort. Catch my drift?

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Spiced Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

All the familiar ginger cookie flavors in cupcake form, topped with an almond cream cheese, spiced with nutmeg & cinnamon, adorned with a darling mini gingerbread man! 

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Soft layers of rich chocolate cake, studded with white chocolate peppermint, wrapped in white chocolate peppermint buttercream - this cake has all the magic of Christmas morning! 

White and Gold Gingerbread House

It's GINGERBREAD HOUSE time!!! (aka, my favorite family tradition of the season).

Every year around the beginning of December, my little family (even before we had kids!) would gather together and make gingerbread houses. We started with graham crackers and a tube of frosting, and have now graduated to using my favorite Wilton Gingerbread House kits.

Yes, I know homemade is best, but these houses taste delicious, and hold up perfectly. Plus, they come with some super darling decorations to make my life easier, and more fun, while decorating gingerbread houses with the kiddos!

This year, I decided I wanted to do one of my own before going crazy with the kids. I knew I wanted a specific color theme, and to keep things simple, but elegant. Most of my house is decorated in white (heck, even my house exterior is white!), so I knew going with white was a no-brainer for me. Add in a touch of gold, and seriously, such a gorgeous gingerbread house was born! 

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