Voting Day Vanilla Frosting Cupcake

This was one of my earlier posts, and I’ve had a few recent requests for it.  Happy Voting Day! A frosted cupcake is a classic American dessert. Here is my go-to recipe for an easy buttercream frosting, made with powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.  It’s sweeter and less silky than a classic European buttercream,…

Vanilla Butter Cookies

This tasty rolled and cut cookie is just the perfect thing to frost and decorate.  What makes this my go-to recipe for cut-out cookies is that this dough tastes great and is easy to work with. The secret?  There isn’t much sugar in this dough, yielding a very easy to roll dough that cuts cleanly…

Barbie Cake

The Barbie Cake is a sugary creation of epic proportion.  My daughter has been a Barbie fan for years.  And so for years at her request I’ve made her a Barbie cake for her birthday.   She just turned 17 and requested a Barbie cake.  She usually had a particular actual Barbie she wanted in the…