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Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

April 26, 2017
Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I don’t bake layer cakes all that often because (let’s be real) I don’t need an entire cake sitting in my fridge for me to eat by myself, but every once in awhile I’ll pick a special occasion and use it as an excuse to make one. Part of that is honestly because I feel like I […]

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Glazed Blueberry-Vanilla Scones

May 5, 2015
Glazed Blueberry Vanilla Bean Scones - fluffy and tender scones with an amazing vanilla flavor and juicy bits of blueberry taking center stage - plus a sweet, colorful blueberry glaze! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have this MAJOR piece of news, which is that I’m leaving for London and Greece in about a week (!!!), and that means that at this moment I’m caught somewhere between being crazy-excited for what’s coming up and freaked out about all the stuff that needs to get done before then. I kept telling […]

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Vanilla Bean Scones

March 26, 2015
Vanilla Bean Scones | slightly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and topped with a sweet vanilla bean glaze for maximum flavor. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I feel like scones are such happy food, don’t you think? I mean, how can you picture yourself sitting down in the morning with a fresh scone on your plate and a cup of coffee at your side and not feel happy? I dare you to try, really; it just can’t happen. Now, there’s clearly […]

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Vanilla Bean Biscotti

September 15, 2014
Vanilla Bean Biscotti - a light, subtly sweet biscotti that's perfect for dunking.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guyyyyys… It has literally been ages since I posted a biscotti recipe. And when I say ages, I mean that it was back in the time of recipes that I hardly ever link to because my photography skills were seriously dismal. Today I realized that I definitely need to bring biscotti back into my life again ASAP […]

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Funfetti Cake with Ombré Frosting

August 28, 2014
Confetti Cake with Ombré Frosting - a vanilla cake studded with colorful sprinkles that's wayyy better than any boxed mix, plus the how-to for a gorgeous ombré frosting technique. | brighteyedbaker.com #cake #funfetti #ombrecake

I have this theory that everyone has a few questions they get asked all the time – the kind of questions that you almost memorize answers for because you’re so used to saying the same thing. It’s like the whole “What’s your major?” for a college student, one of those things that people just automatically […]

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Confession #130: I can’t get enough… Tart Frozen Yogurt

July 17, 2013
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So I’ve been sitting here for the past 10 minutes trying to decide how to start this post, when all I really want to say is: I ♥ ice cream and frozen yogurt… like, A LOT. You know how when you go on vacation, one of the best parts is that you get to splurge a […]

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Confession #126: I don’t do “vanilla”… Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

June 21, 2013
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I have nothing against vanilla. I liberally pour vanilla extract into just about everything I make and I’m pretty sure even an awesome chocolate chip cookie would be lacking without it. Buttt… things that are just vanilla flavored? Ehh, no thanks. Too often that just seems to mean plain and therefore boring. I’ll take chocolate, […]

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Confession #79: There’s a Reason Behind Every Recipe… Vanilla Pound Cake

August 13, 2012
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Every time I step into the kitchen, pull out ingredients, and start creating something new, there’s a reason for it. Some of the reasons are always the same: I like being in the kitchen, I love trying out new recipes, and my kitchen time is just “my time”. But there’s always a specific reason behind […]

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