Welcome to Cupcakes & Sunshine!

Welcome to my baking blog! I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Deidre and I am currently a Communication Studies major at Kutztown University where I also have minors in Public Relations and Digital Communication & New Media. I am graduating this Spring, May 2017 and have plans on moving to... Continue Reading →

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Life is Better with Sprinkles

I was scrolling through pins on Pinterest (like I always do) and a photo from Deliciously Sprinkled caught my eye. While the featured Funfetti cake looked absolutely delicious and beautiful, I was really drawn to the color of the sprinkles that were used. The colors were so vibrant, with every color of the rainbow. Most importantly, they didn’t have... Continue Reading →

Behold the Magic Frosting!

Cupcakes! Oh, how I love cupcakes! But, then again really who doesn’t like them? There is just something about those thick swirls of frosting, covering a moist, delicious hand-held cake that is completely irresistible. I have heard great things about Flour Bakery ever since Joanne Chang’s Sticky Bun Throw down with Bobby Flay. If you couldn’t... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Ever since I saw these delicious looking blueberry muffins almost a year ago, I have wanted to make them. About a month and a half ago I came across the recipe again and I finally decided to take the plunge and try to make them, but of course I had to go to the store first... Continue Reading →

Banana Pineapple Cheesecake Cupcakes

This is my most interesting baking adventure I had- and it happened just this past Thursday! I had a pile of brown bananas on the windowsill, in between perfect for baking and perfect for the garbage. So, what could I do? I thought about making banana bread but I really didn’t feel like making a... Continue Reading →

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up, I remember being in my room and smelling the aroma of my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. Her recipe was the one I have been using since the start of my baking passion. A little while ago, I went downstairs to the bookstore I live above and found The New Best Recipe book where I... Continue Reading →

Which Baking Method is Best?

Get the flour, crack the eggs, pour the water and oil, mix until creamy, put the mixture in a pan and then put it in the oven to bake. These are common actions that are typically done during the basic method of baking. Perfecting a recipe that fulfills the taste buds of both the baker... Continue Reading →

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