25 DIY Fishing Party Ideas

25 DIY Fishing Party Ideas

25 DIY Fishing Party Ideas

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We've rounded up 25 of our favorite fishing party ideas that you can DIY! From bobber cakepops to bait bucket cupcakes, click through our round-up to get inspired for your fishing themed event!

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25 DIY Camping Party Ideas

25 DIY Camping Party Ideas

25 DIY Camping Party Ideas

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We've rounded up 25 of our favorite camping party ideas that you can DIY! From campfire cakes to tent invitations, click through our round-up to get inspired for your camping themed event!

Love these ideas? Make sure to check out our Printable Camping Party Collection!

20+ Pages of DIY Camping Party Printables that you personalize in Adobe Reader!
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Welcome to the NEW Enchanting Details Printables Shop!

 

Welcome to the New Enchanting Details Printables Shop!

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I am so thrilled and excited to be opening an independent shop for my Instant Download Printables! Having this website will be the ultimate in flexibility- I will be able to share new themes, party inspiration, and fun tutorials to give you the best experience possible after purchasing my printables!

If you are new here, my name is Nina Hendrick. I started Enchanting Details in 2010 shortly after the birth of my second son. It began as a wedding/event planning business, but quickly transformed into graphic design and party styling. In 2012 we moved into our new home, which I began blogging about over at Everyday Enchanting. That blog took off beyond my wildest dreams, so I began a dual professional life as a home blogger and graphic designer.

For the past few years I took a bit of a break from developing new party themes. I was more focused on home decor and the birth of our third child (a girl this time!). However, I did design and begin selling a planner and other home organizing printables, which I will be bringing to this shop!

So, long story short- on this website you can expect to see Printable Party Kits & Templates, Planners & Organizing Printables, and Party Inspiration, with much more coming soon!

If you want to be among the first to receive fun FREE printables, discounts, and hear about our new themes you can sign up here for our newsletter!

We’ve Been Boo-ed!

Put the trick in "Trick or Treat" by "Boo-ing" your neighbor with our fun "We've been Boo-ed" Free Printable from www.everydayenchanting.com!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to post a quick update of last years “We’ve Been Booed!” sign to reflect our new URL.

Have you been boo-ed yet?! Chances are, even if you haven’t been, you’ve seen it on Pinterest!

Boo-ing, also known as “ghosting”, is a tradition sweeping across neighborhoods. It involves sneaking up to someone’s front door with goodies, leaving them on their front step, and running away! It’s like ding-dong ditch… but a nice version!

I have created a Free Printable You’ve Been Boo-ed Sign so that you can bring this tradition to your own neighborhood. Simply compile a bucket of goodies, print out the free printable, and leave it on a neighbor’s doorstep without being caught! They will hang up the hang-tag sign that shows they have already been boo-ed, and pass the tradition on!

Ready… set… GO! 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE “WE’VE BEEN BOO-ED” SIGN!

Put the trick in "Trick or Treat" by "Boo-ing" your neighbor with our fun "We've been Boo-ed" Free Printable from www.everydayenchanting.com!

 

Pssstt… this coordinates perfectly with my Classic Halloween Printables from the Enchanting Details Shop! The kit includes so many fun items you can customize, print, and craft for Halloween!

You can take 30% off with the code HALLOWEENBLOG30! 

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This Kit Includes (See Photo 2 for numbered samples):
1. Editable Halloween Party Invitation
2. Editable Address Labels
3. Editable Flags Banner Plus Spacers
4. Colored Pennant Banner
5. Bat Decals
6. Editable Party Circles
7. Cupcake Wrappers
8. Editable Bottle Wraps
9. Party Hats/ Snack Cones
10. Editable Thank You Hang Tags
11. Editable 6″ Treat Bag Toppers
12. Straw Flags
13. Stickers
14. Editable Folding Labels
15. Editable Round Labels
16. Editable 5×7″ Signs
17. Editable 8×10″ Sign
18. Pattern Papers
+ Full & DETAILED suggestions, instructions, & tips!

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: “It’s a…” Gender Reveal Cupcakes

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So guys… we caved. 

You may have sensed it was coming when I mentioned how challenging not finding out the baby’s gender was becoming for me in my 25 Neutral Nursery Ideas post. I am a planner… and in reality, I don’t love surprises. I was simply going crazy. So when I had a chance at a follow-up ultrasound, I had the (super sweet!) ultrasound tech write down the baby’s gender on a little card, and seal it in an envelope. I brought it home to open with Mack (it was the longest drive ever). 

I thought these gender reveal cupcakes would be a fun way to share our exciting news! 
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We are completely thrilled, and baby is growing and healthy! :) I will be sharing more in the coming days, because I simply cannot contain myself.

The boys are super excited to have a little sister. Logan was hoping for one all along, and Cooper has warmed up a bit to the idea 😉 

And no, I don’t regret finding out! It actually made the first half of the pregnancy go by a lot faster, since I wasn’t counting down the days to the ultrasound. While the delivery room surprise would have been neat, my list-making soul is completely content in knowing

To make things even sweeter, here’s my favorite classic vanilla cupcakes with buttercream recipe! To core the cupcake and add the colored frosting, I use a cupcake corer (yes, this is a thing) to remove a bit of the middle and simply pipe in a bit of colored frosting before frosting regularly with the non-tinted buttercream. You can also use a knife to achieve the same result.

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Sweet Treat Tuesday:: My Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: My Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting | EverydayEnchanting.com Yay, it is September! One of my two favorite months of the year (along with October!). I am now in full fall mode, and I’m celebrating the season by sharing my favorite recipe for pumpkin spice cupcakes with you todaySweet Treat Tuesday:: My Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting | EverydayEnchanting.com

I am a pumpkin spice fanatic. Lattes, muffins, candles- and cupcakes (of course!)- I love them all! I know there are many recipes for pumpkin spice cupcakes floating around, but I wanted to share the one I use personally. Over the years I have added milk to the recipe, more pumpkin pie spice, less egg, etc. I added the cinnamon to the cream cheese frosting to give it a little something “extra”. These cupcakes disappear really fast in our house- the boys love them (with or without the frosting!). I hope you enjoy them! HAPPY (ALMOST) FALL!  

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Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Strawberry Jam Cheesecake Bites

 

Learn how to make these delicious Strawberry Jam Cheesecake Bites from MoreChocolate.net for EverydayEnchanting.com!

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Michelle Dieringer

Michelle is the blogger/baker/creator of MoreChocolate.net.  She shares many chocolatey and delicious recipes on  her blog- and many of them are also gluten free! She is also studying to become a Physical Therapist. Please visit her site, check out her yummy pins, and follow her on Facebook to stay up to date!

 

In honor of it being a very hot summer here in Oregon- and it being the beginning of canning season, I came up with this delicious and cool treat- using your very own homemade jam. But don’t stress- you can use store bought jam or jelly if you don’t have any. Any flavor of jam will work- I tend to gravitate towards strawberry, raspberry or blueberry.

 

Although this dessert does require baking, the finished product is sweet, refreshing, and cool. Oh, and who doesn’t love bite sized treats?! They are just so cute.

 

A few weeks ago I whipped up some low-sugar freezer jam because I wanted to see what it would taste like- compared to regular sugar jam. To be honest, I didn’t love the outcome when slathered on crunchy morning toast. Besides strawberries, the recipe called for cranberry juice cocktail, which totally over-powered the strawberries. Looking back, I should have used water or apple juice. However, I soon realized this jam would be delicious and tangy on the subtle but sweet cheesecake bites I wanted to make. Because the jam has a hint of sour cranberry, the cream cheese really complimented it by toning the strong flavor.

 

I shared these treats at one of my favorite outings with my friends- Wine night! Everyone thought they were delicious and they were so surprised to know the jam was also homemade! These cheesecake bites are a little delight that will surely impress your friends and their taste buds.

 

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Please comment below and let us know what your favorite jam recipe is!

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Strawberry Jam Cheesecake Bites

By Michelle Dieringer

 

Recipe yields 30 cheesecake bites

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15-18 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

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Ingredients:

8 whole honey graham crackers

1/2 cup butter (melted)

8oz cream cheese, softened (low fat)

1/2 cup sugar

1/8 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup strawberry jam*

 

Notes:

*You can use your favorite jam flavor!

 

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 300°F. Place 30 cupcake papers into mini cupcake tin.

Learn how to make these delicious Strawberry Jam Cheesecake Bites from MoreChocolate.net for EverydayEnchanting.com!

2. To make graham cracker crust: pulverize graham crackers in a food processor or blender until they break down to a fine crumb. Place in a small bowl then add melted butter and stir until combined. The crust mixture will be a little thick.

Learn how to make these delicious Strawberry Jam Cheesecake Bites from MoreChocolate.net for EverydayEnchanting.com!

3. Press about 1-1.5 teaspoons full of graham cracker crust into each mini cupcake slot and press down with your finger to make the crust flat. Set aside.

Learn how to make these delicious Strawberry Jam Cheesecake Bites from MoreChocolate.net for EverydayEnchanting.com!

4. In a large bowl add cream cheese, sugar, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract and blend until well combined.

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5. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, add enough cheesecake batter to each cup to fill almost full.

6. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for approximately 15-18 minutes, or until cheesecake appears firm and does not wobble when you move the pan. Remove from the oven and let sit in pan for 20 minutes. Then place in a freezer safe pan (a 13×9 pan works well) and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

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7. While the cheesecakes are in the freezer, prepare the jam.

8. If the jam is thick or has chunky pieces, blend in food processor or blender until you have reached a thin consistency. If your jam is now thin enough to squeeze through a small hole in a baggie, skip the next step.

9. To make your jam spreadable (unless it is already thin enough) place jam in a small pot on the stove over low to medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes and let rest. Once jam has cooled slightly, spoon jam into small baggie. Then cut a very small corner off the baggie to create a piping bag to carefully spread the jam over cheesecakes. Set aside.

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10. To prevent a messy countertop, place a sheet of foil or a large pan under a cooling rack. Carefully remove the papers from the cheesecake bites and place on top of cooling rack.

11. Using your homemade piping bag (baggie with jam in it), slowly squeeze jam onto cheesecakes using a crisscross pattern or a design of your choice.

12. Repeat for all cheesecake bites and store in the fridge until serving.

13. Enjoy!

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Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

Yum! I’m so excited to finally share these Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream with you today! I shared them over at iheartnaptime.com a couple of weeks ago!  I have to confess- since remodeling our kitchen, I haven’t done a ton of baking. However, this gave me the perfect excuse to get back in the swing of things! And since July was National Blueberry Month, I knew I wanted to use the seasonal fruit in my recipe, so I devised these Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream!

The Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes come from a highly modified version of Martha Stewart’s Lemon Meringue Cupcake recipe. It is my go-to lemon cake recipe, with some changes I have made over time. The blueberries are a perfect tangy addition to these creamy cupcakes! The Blueberry Buttercream is based on my own personal buttercream recipe. The blueberry puree takes the place of the heavy cream I usually add to my frosting (and I’ve also made it with raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry puree- yum!).

I hope you enjoy these fun summer treats! I know my family did!

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream by Nina Hendrick

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes*

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups self-rising flour ( I love White Lily Self-Rising Flour) or 3 cups all-purpose flour + 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 3 lemons (about 3 tablespoons), plus 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries

*Some cupcake ingredients adapted from Martha Stewart’s Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare standard cupcake pan with liners.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour (or flour + baking powder) and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. I prefer the paddle attachment for this recipe.

4. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Once mixed, add zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated. Use spatula to scrape sides of the bowl until batter is well combined.

5. Slowly add cup of milk. Mix until combined.

6. Gently fold in blueberries using spatula.

7. Add batter to cupcake pan until tins are 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

Blueberry Buttercream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 lbs confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of blueberry puree

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

Directions:

To make blueberry puree: place 1 cup of blueberries in your blender or food processor.

1. Cream butter in stand mixer using paddle attachment until fluffy.

2. Add 1/2lb. of the confectioners sugar (1/4 of the bag). Mix until creamy.

3. Add vanilla extract until combined. Add another 1/2lb of the confectioners sugar. Mix until grains of frosting begin to form.

4. Add 1/4 cup of the blueberry puree and mix until creamy. Alternate between the remaining confectioner’s sugar and blueberry puree until you achieve the desired consistency. It is okay to not use all of it! You are looking for a peanut butter consistency for optimal frosting.

5. Once cupcakes are cooled, frost using the tip of your choice and a frosting bag. I used the giant closed star tip from Bake it Pretty.

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

 

Sweet Treat Tuesday:: S’mores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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Michelle Dieringer

Michelle is the blogger/baker/creator of MoreChocolate.net.  She shares many chocolatey and delicious recipes on  her blog- and many of them are also gluten free! She is also studying to become a Physical Therapist. Please visit her site, check out her yummy pins, and follow her on Facebook to stay up to date!
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Summer is officially on its way! Camping, boating, tanning, swimming and relaxing are just a few of my favorite things to do! Growing up, I absolutely loved making S’mores around the campfire (well, I still love making them!!). My mom is the master of the perfect marshmallow: golden brown color, crispy on the outside, and melted on the inside; just the right temperature to melt the chocolate on your graham cracker sandwich. Of course, this requires a campfire filled with a bed hot coals so you don’t light your marshmallow on fire…and I was never very patient waiting for this moment. So, this got me to thinking, there must be another way!

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My solution!? Cupcakes of course! These delicious S’mores cupcakes are topped with marshmallow cream frosting and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs. The cake is made from a rich chocolatey batter and a graham cracker crust. These cupcakes can bring you back to one of your favorite camping moments without having to wait for those perfect coals (or burnt and crispy marshmallows). These will be perfect for your next camping trip or next BBQ/ summer celebration.

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Be sure to check out the adorable printable party packs from the Enchanting Details Shop. You can decorate your cupcakes with cute papers, signs and more! The camping theme is featured today with my S’mores cupcakes!

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S’mores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

By Michelle Dieringer from MoreChocolate.net

 

Recipe:

Yields: ~30 cupcakes

 

Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients:

4 Ounces unsweetened chocolate (chopped)

1/2 cup milk

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 large egg yolk

2 cups sifted cake flour*

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)

1 cup sugar

2 large egg yolks

2 large egg whites

1 package graham crackers or 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs

6 tablespoons butter (melted)

1 bar Hershey’s chocolate for decoration

 

Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Graham Cracker Crust Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place cupcake liners into cupcake pans.

S’mores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting | MoreChocolate.net for Everyday Enchanting2. Prepare a double broiler. If one is not available, place about 2 inches of water into a pot and place a heatproof bowl over the pot; bring to a simmer. Place unsweetened chocolate, 1/2 cup milk, brown sugar and 1 egg yolk into the bowl on top of the pot. Stir until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

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3. In a medium bowl whisk: sifted cake flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

4. In a small bowl combine: 1/2 cup milk, water, and vanilla. Set aside.

5. In a large bowl beat butter until smooth for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar and beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes. Then add egg yolks one at a time and beat well.

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6. On low speed, add flour mixture in three parts, alternating with milk mixture in two parts, beat until smooth. Then add chocolate mixture, mix just until combined.

7. Using clean beaters, whip egg whites for 2-3 minutes until size triples and whites are stiff but not dry. Fold into to cake batter.

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8. Using a blender or food processor, pulse graham crackers into fine crumbs until you have about 1.5 cups. Separate 1/2 cup crumbs and aside for sprinkling on top of the finished cupcakes. Then, using a fork, mix 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs with 6 tablespoons of melted butter; mixture will look clumpy.

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9. Fill each cupcake paper with about 1 tablespoon of graham cracker crust. Then fill cups until about 2/3 full with chocolate batter.

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10. Bake for ~20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.

11. Let cupcake pans sit out for 5 minutes, then place cupcakes on cooling rack. Make marshmallow cream frosting while baking/cooling cupcakes.

 

*To make cake flour: For every cup of flour, substitute 1 tablespoon flour for 1 tablespoon cornstarch.

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Marshmallow Frosting Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 -7-ounce jar marshmallow cream
1.5- 2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Marshmallow Frosting Directions:

While cupcakes are baking/cooling, make the marshmallow frosting.

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1. In large clean bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy.

2. Add marshmallow cream and whip for 2 minutes.

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3. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time; beat well. If you desire a sweeter frosting, use more sugar. Then add vanilla and beat until incorporated and smooth.

4. Once cupcakes are cooled completely, pipe or spread marshmallow frosting evenly on each cupcake.

5. Sprinkle cupcakes with graham cracker crumbs and top with chocolate piece. Optional: decorate with Camping cupcake printables from the Enchanting Details Printables Shop!

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Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Chocolate Cake recipe adapted from the Joy of Cooking

Marshmallow frosting adapted from Oreo Marshmallow Brownies from MoreChocolate.net

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Sweet Treat Tuesday: Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream

Today Michelle from morechocolate.net is back sharing these incredible Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you have seen Michelle’s mouth-watering confections- and you probably know about my lemon obsession! So this is the perfect recipe for her to share, and would make the perfect companion to our Sunshine Sip N’ See! I am so incredibly excited to make these myself! I also want to thank Michelle for another excellent post, and congratulate her on her graduation! What an amazing accomplishment- CONGRATS MICHELLE! – Nina

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Michelle Dieringer

Michelle is the blogger/baker/creator of MoreChocolate.net.  She shares many chocolatey and delicious recipes on  her blog- and many of them are also gluten free! She is also studying to become a Physical Therapist. Please visit her site, check out her yummy pins, and follow her on Facebook to stay up to date!

 

Lemon Poppy Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream by Michelle from MoreChocolate.net

 

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My mom (who is also a wonderful baker and the very person I learned my skills from) said that these lemon poppy seed cupcakes are luscious, light and airy. She also pointed out that even the person who doesn’t usually like lemon cake will really enjoy this cupcake. We took a cake decorating class about 2 years ago and I thought it would be fun to share a frosting style tip I learned back then: how to make your frosting look swirled with color. Check out the directions below for this easy frosting decoration that will surely impress your guests!

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Last week was my grandpa’s birthday and I wanted to make him a special dessert for his 83rd celebration! I brainstormed many different ideas and finally made up my mind last minute and decided on lemon poppy seed. It just happened to turn out that lemon poppy seed cake is one of his very favorites! This awesome moment made me realize that my magical power must be that I subconsciously know everyone’s favorite cupcake flavor. :)

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Anyways, in my non-baking life I am about to graduate (FINALLY!) with my physical Therapy doctorate degree! Back when I first started PT school about 3 years ago is when my baking blog: www.MoreChocolate.net was created. My blog has transformed over the past years and I never could have imagined that one of my posts would be pinned on Pintrest over 44,000 times!!! Check out the post here. I’m excited for the coming months and I have several recipes lined up for your baking pleasure.

 

Enjoy and let us know what you think!!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream Frosting by Michelle Dieringer

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Ingredients:

1 cup butter (softened)

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lemon extract

Lemon Zest from 1 large lemon

Lemon Juice from 1 large lemon (use the same lemon!)

3 cups cake flour*

1 tablespoon & 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 cup milk

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl add butter and beat well for 1 minute until creamy. Add sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until creamy for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add eggs 1 at a time and beat well after each addition. The mixture should be very creamy.

4. Add vanilla, lemon extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Beat until well incorporated.Sweet Treat Tuesday: Lemon Poppy Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream | morechocolate.net for everydayenchanting.com

5. In a separate medium bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and poppy seeds; mix well with a whisk.

6. Add flour alternating with the milk at a 3:2 ratio of flour mixture to milk. Beat until just combined after each addition.

7. Place cupcake papers into pan and fill each cup 2/3 full.

8. Bake in the middle rack for ~18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean with no batter. If using 9” cakes pans, bake for ~30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean with no batter.

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*To make cake flour: substitute 1 tablespoon of flour for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch; repeat with each cup.

 

Classic Buttercream Frosting Ingredients (requires stove-top and stand mixer)

**Make sure all ingredients are room temperature

1 and 1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter

2 large eggs

1 and 1/2 cups unsalted butter (softened, equivalent to 3 sticks)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

Classic Buttercream Frosting Directions:

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1. Combine sugar, water and cream of tarter in a medium saucepan and continue stirring while over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

2. Once simmering, stop stirring and cover for 2 minutes to dissolve the sugar. Then cook uncovered until the syrup registers 238° on a candy thermometer.

3. Meanwhile, fill a medium-large saucepan with 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer. In a separate medium sized heatproof bowl (that will fit on the saucepan), beat eggs and vanilla extract on high until thick and pale yellow. Beat eggs again right before the syrup reaches 238°.

4. Pour the syrup into the egg bowl in a small stream, beating constantly. Then, place the bowl above the saucepan of simmering water (like a double boiler) and stir constantly until the thermometer reaches 160°. Remove from heat. Wash the beaters and then beat the hot mixture until it cools to room temperature (this is easiest with a stand mixer).

5. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time and beat well between each addition. If you add the butter too fast, it may curdle and therefore adding butter slowly is necessary. If it becomes soupy, place in the fridge for several minutes and beat again.

6. Place frosting onto room temperature cupcakes or cakes.

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How to swirl color into your frosting:

Sweet Treat Tuesday: Lemon Poppy Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream | morechocolate.net for everydayenchanting.comYou will need: a frosting-piping bag, 1 food grade or clean (and never used) small paintbrush, and gel food coloring of your choice.

1. Prepare your frosting bag by folding over the edge ~2-3 inches to prevent over filling the bag and for easier handling. Place your favorite tip in the frosting bag. I used Wilton brand 1M to create a star/swirl pattern.

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2. Using your paint brush, paint a thin stripe of gel food coloring on the inside of the bag from the frosting tip to ~3/4 the way up your bag. You can paint a few stripes of different colors or use the same color like I did. Then, place the frosting in your bag being careful to not touch the fresh gel paint with your spatula. Then unfold the top edge and twirl to create a closed end.

3. Pipe frosting on your room temperature cupcakes or cakes.

 

Sweet Treat Tuesday: Lemon Poppy Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream | morechocolate.net for everydayenchanting.comSweet Treat Tuesday: Lemon Poppy Cupcakes with Classic Buttercream | morechocolate.net for everydayenchanting.com

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe is an original from Michelle from MoreChocolate.net.

Classic Buttercream frosting was adapted from the Joy of Cooking.