Recipe: The Best Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER

This is what I consider to be the best sugar cookie recipe for cutting into shapes and decorating. Why? Because it has cream cheese in it, you guys! It makes these cookies chewy and delicious. Check out these decorating ideas. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

In all my years of baking I’ve never come across a yummier sugar cookie. It has cream cheese in it, you guys! Which makes it chewy and downright delicious, and I am ALL about a chewy and delicious cookie. This Continue reading Recipe: The Best Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER

Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

I originally began making this cake because it was my mom's favorite at a local restaurant many years ago in Fredericton, NB.  Before the restaurant went out of business, I asked the owner for her recipe and for a long time I made it her way...from a (gasp!) box mix!  Still, it became my mother's birthday cake...even on her 50th, the last birthday before she passed away.  And now it has become my husband's favorite and his only birthday request.  I have tweaked the recipe here and there so you can make it from scratch, too!

I love a good chocolate or vanilla birthday cake. But this lemon poppyseed cake is a wonderfully light and delightful alternative. Also, it has a special place in my heart. I originally began making this cake because it was my mom’s Continue reading Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

Homemade Marshmallow Fondant: Recipe

How to make homemade marshmallow fondant with Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows at http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

I have been baking my kids’ birthday cakes since my eldest turned one. But it wasn’t until my twins’ first birthday that I attempted to cover a cake in fondant. By the time my twins turned two, I was ready Continue reading Homemade Marshmallow Fondant: Recipe

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting | Recipe

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting recipe at http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

When I decided two weeks before my husband’s 39th birthday that it would be a ‘fun idea’ to throw him a surprise beer-tasting party, pulling together a menu was half the battle. I ran out of time to make a Continue reading Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting | Recipe

Corona Cupcakes with Zesty Lime Cream Cheese Frosting | Recipe

Corona Cupcakes with Zesty Lime Cream Cheese Frosting recipe at http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

I made a duo of beer cupcakes for the first time last year for my husband’s surprise birthday beer-tasting bash! They were SO good! And so easy. Bonus, right? These Corona cupcakes were deliciously light, offsetting the richness of the Chocolate Guinness Continue reading Corona Cupcakes with Zesty Lime Cream Cheese Frosting | Recipe