vanilla birthday cake

ingredients 2 2/3 cups cake flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 stick salted butter, room temperature 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups granulated sugar 4 egg whites 2 tbsp vanilla paste (my favorite, but you can use vanilla extract if you don’t have paste – but really, i think the…

vanilla & cinnamon extracts – make your own

i am personally not a huge DIY-er. i am not crafty, as as much as my mom sweetly says “honey you can do it”, i honestly have no desire to be.  if my husband were a part of this conversation, he would tell you the infamous first-year-of-marriage farm table story, where i begged him to…

gingersnap cupcakes with vanilla bean cinnamon buttercream

these cupcakes are to-die-for, y’all. they also rivaled little she for top billing at her first birthday party. i made the mistake last time of making them in mini cupcake cups instead of the standard size. read: i ate way more than my share of these babies. dude, i was fighting people off most of…