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Death by German Chocolate: Dark choc stuffed with toasted coconut ganache + super foofy chocolate buttercream. Only 4 that were then overnighted to my mom for Mother’s Day! . . #momsfavorite #germanchocolate #deathbychocolate #chocolate #coconut #ganache #mothersday #cupcakes #becauseyum

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Cheesy, deep-dish spinach and bacon calzone cuppycakes. . . #savorycupcakes #minicalzone #calzone #spinach #bacon #minipie #savorypie #cupcake #appetizer #becauseyum

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One of my favorite #dairyfree, #glutenfree projects – Aaron’s first birthday after we started dating, he hadn’t had Boston cream pie in years. These were fun to make and drool-inducingly delicious. . . #bostoncreampie #bostoncreamcupcake #creamfilling #ganache #custard #cupcake #pie #minipie #gfdf #becauseyum

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A variety of fraternal-sibling panda bears. For the bestie’s birthday, a little while back. . . #pandas #minipandas #minicupcakes #pandabears #cupcakes #adultbirthday #inconsistency #nofondantrequired #becauseyum

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Don’t let that traditional exterior fool you: these are choco-raspberry flavor, filled with raspberry whipped cream. Differently delicious! . . #hostesscupcake #copycatrecipe #spinoff #hostess #chocolatecupcake #iconic #homemade #chocolateraspberry #cupcakes #becauseyum

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Not something I made, but the lovely people at the Fremont Coffee Company – on multiple occasions – just seen to whip these up like it’s NBD. They are amazing foam artists. . . #unrelatedunicorn #gratuitousunicornpost #latteart #wishicouldpullthisoff #becauseyum

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Neapolitan layered cupcakes: for that special person in your life who says they “don’t have a favorite cake.” . . #chocolate #vanilla #strawberry #neapolitan #layers #triplethreat #combo #mashup #becauseyum

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Grief can drive excessive productivity, when it’s not knocking you on your ass. During the hardest holiday season of my life, I made not one but SIX flavors of fruit liqueurs. Along with a still larger batch of truffles than I usually make now. . . #fruitybooze #liqueur #homemadeliqueur #rainbowbooze #tastetherainbow #keepingbusy #raspberry #blueberry #blackberry #strawberry #peach #limoncello #becauseyum

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You know those Pinterest recipes that look soooo amazing that you can’t wait for the occasion to try them out? I waited a long time for an excuse to make these champagne Jello shots and, well, er, at least the edible glitter hearts and stars made them pretty! . . #jelloshots #champagnejelloshots #champagneshots #edibleglitter #notasadvertised #oops #sparkly #becauseyum?

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Caramel-filled, salted-caramel-frosted, toasted-coconut-topped Special Dark chocolate cupcakes for a coworkers’ birthday (who as I recall had a VERY messy desk by the end of the day). . . #samoascupcakes #homemadesamoas #samoas #girlscoutcookies #caramel #saltedcaramel #coconut #toastedcoconut #specialdark #cupcakes #becauseyum