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Monster Cupcakes

It’s spooky season! Halloween is right around the corner and while trick-or-treating may look a little different this year, the spirit certainly does not. These monster cupcakes are the perfect treat for the holiday. They may not be very spooky, but they are very adorable. Making these little monster cupcakes was really fun. Also, they are very easy to make and easy to get creative with! All you need is a few cupcakes, frosting, edible googly eyes, and some piping tips. Now, this can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. I made the cupcakes and frosting from scratch, but they easily could have been made out of a box. For this recipe, I turned to Sally’s Baking Addiction and her yellow cake recipe. It is super fluffy and light. For the buttercream frosting, I used the recipe from Chelsweets. Her buttercream is great for making decorative cakes. Once the cupcakes cooled to room temperature, it was time to create the monsters. I stacked two cupcakes on top of each …

Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

We all know apple cake is good but what about pear cake? Pears tend to get lost in the shuffle in the fall baking season. I am here to change that with this cinnamon pear loaf cake! Now, I’ll be honest. This loaf cake was originally made with apples and it was great. However, I’ve made countless apple cakes throughout the years and had some pears laying around the house and thought that they would taste great in this batter. Turns out I was right. The pears seamlessly replace the apples and add such a juicy flavor to the cake. Remind me again why we don’t use pears more often? Now, this cake is LOADED with pears. If you are a big pear fan, then I would suggest adding in 3 chopped pears as I did. If you like pears but want more of a fluffy cinnamon cake, stick with adding in just 2 pears. The cake will still have a strong pear flavor, they just won’t be the dominating factor in the cake. Let’s …