• Pumpkin cupcakes

    Pumpkin Spice Cupcake recipe at Marshmallows and Margaritas - perfect for fall!

    Pumpkin spice lattes have arrived at Starbucks, apple picking pictures are popping up all over Instagram, and temperatures here in Bahrain have dipped into the double digits (it was 95 today), which can only mean one thing: It’s fall! Let’s break out the canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg and make cupcakes. You don’t even need […]

  • Coconut bird’s nest cupcakes

    coconut bird's nest cupcakes

    About 10 years ago, my go-to cake recipe involved a box of cake mix, a can of crushed pineapple, a can of sweetened condensed milk, a bag of coconut and a tub of Cool Whip. It wasn’t very fancy, but it was definitely good: I won an office baking competition with that cake. Since then, […]

  • Chocolate souffle cupcakes with chocolate buttercream

    mexican spiced chocolate souffle cupcakes

    Since Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us, I thought I’d start my Super Bowl recipe sharing with these amazingly rich, fudgy (and gluten-free) chocolate cupcakes. Whether you decorate them like footballs or sprinkle them with hearts is up to you. The first thing you need to know about these cupcakes is that there is […]

  • Fallen cupcakes 911

    Ever pulled some delicious-smelling cupcakes out of your oven with glee, only to find they’ve fallen and they can’t get up? Or seen a cake go from beautiful to concave in a matter of minutes? I usually just pile on the frosting and hope no one notices the droopy center(s), but wouldn’t it be nice […]

  • Red velvet skull cake (and cupcakes)

    Happy Halloween, y’all! Are you dressing up this year? Toby and I are at the airport, on our way to Kentucky for homecoming festivities at his alma mater, Centre College, so I am not wearing a full-on costume, but I am wearing some leopard-print items and a leopard-ear headband. And I wanted to share a red […]

  • Flavors of Central Texas

    If you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting much lately… this is why. I’ve been in Killeen, Texas, for work. It’s hot here, and there isn’t a lot to do. Of course, I’m waking up at 5 a.m. and working really long days, so I don’t have a ton of time for super fun activities. […]

  • Fab Fave Friday: Baked & Wired cupcakes

    I’ve had Sprinkles cupcakes (too dry). I’ve had Cake Love (also too dry). I’ve had Crumbs (good, but a bit too big). I’ve had any number of random local cupcakes. And I’ve had Georgetown Cupcakes. Don’t get me wrong — they’re good. Maybe not stand-in-line-for-45-minutes good, but definitely good. By my vote for the best […]

  • Sweetest tank ever (and free cupcakes!)

    Although I frequently bring baked goods to work, my actual day job doesn’t usually involve cake. But one day last year, I came to work and was immediately alerted to the existence of a tank covered in cupcakes (which were decorated with camouflage fondant) in the Pentagon courtyard. Turns out, the ladies of Georgetown Cupcake […]

  • Totally rad 80s cupcakes

    When some of Toby’s classmates decided to have an 80s rock party, the following happened: 1. I got really excited 2. I became sad that I can’t fit into my Rainbow Brite costume 3. I began thinking of ideas for 80s-themed cupcakes I also went to Forever21, where I was alarmed to learn that acid-washed […]

  • Cotton candy cloud cupcakes

    After I decided to bake cupcakes for DC Cupcake Camp, I had to decide what kind to make. It wasn’t an easy choice. First, I made a long list of ideas. Then I asked some friends for their input on the options and tested out three of the top options. This was the third one […]