halloween

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candy Corn Swirl {gluten-free}

October 26, 2017
Soft & tender pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting that's piped into a fun candy corn-colored swirl. Makes for a perfect fall dessert & Halloween treat!

A few weeks ago I asked everyone on Instagram what kind of Halloween recipe I should post on the blog and literally everybody said “something with pumpkin”. Even though the answer was completely unspecific, I kinda love it because it means you guys are obsessed with all things pumpkin as much as me. Now “smart me” would’ve […]

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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters

October 11, 2014
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters - an indulgent dessert turned into a mini cheesecake shot.

How do you feel about the whole mini dessert thing? Because honestly, my typical answer is usually “no, no, no, no, NO”. I know they’re cute and all, but mini + dessert just doesn’t exist in my vocabulary. I like my desserts full-sized, thankyouverymuch. So obviously, I’m breaking my own rules here because these little […]

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Confession #137: I have an excuse… Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes

October 22, 2013
Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker #halloween #cupcakes

I feel like I need an excuse for splurging on cupcakes all week, so I have one ready – Halloween recipe testing! Truth? Halloween hasn’t really been a big deal to me in a loooong time. It’s like a holiday that isn’t really a holiday. Also, I hate scary things – not silly “scary” things […]

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Confession #93: I don’t lick the bowl… Pumpkin Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies

November 12, 2012
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Back when I was a little kid and my baking experience was limited to chocolate chip cookies every now and then, I think I may have eaten just as much cookie batter as I baked. (Okay, it probably wasn’t that bad, but you know you did it too). Now that I’m constantly in the kitchen […]

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Confession #90: I bet you CAN scare me… Eyeball Cupcakes

October 25, 2012
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Yup… Eyeball Cupcakes. Sounds pretty darn delicious, eh?  You’ve probably always wanted one, I’m sure. And I figure with Halloween just around the corner, it’s seriously time for things to get a little spooky on this blog. Honestly though? This is about as spooky as it gets for me. Let me just put this out […]

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