Day of the Dead – Cupcakes and Cocktails

arroz con leche cupcake recipe

Add a little life to your Day of the Dead celebration with a cocktail party. We have everything you need to put you on the right track with two new recipes – Arroz con Leche Cupcakes and Tequila Sunrise Mimosas. Not only are they pretty, but super tasty, too. The cupcakes are moist and delicious […]

Treat of the Week: Grape Cupcakes

grape cupcake recipe

“Somebody’s coming!” Darrell exclaimed in a hushed but excited tone. The three of us, Kenny and Darrell, who were brothers, and I, scrambled to hide just on the other side of the landscaping garage. We knew that if we were caught picking and eating the park manager’s grapes there would be trouble. We were the […]

Treat of the Week: Black Forest Cupcakes

black forest cupcake recipe

We are finally getting settled into our new home. I hope you have taken some time to look around and see what’s new at Today’s Nest. We are excited about all of the upcoming projects and treats. Today is no exception. These cupcakes are simply divine. We’ve updated the classic just a bit to make […]

Treat of the Week: Kahlua Cupcakes

kahlua cupcake recipe

Cupcakes are the perfect little treat. They offer up just the right amount of cake and icing in an easy to carry package… and no dishes afterward!  Box mixes make it easy to make cupcakes just about any time, but the truth is making them from scratch doesn’t take much longer. With a few simple […]

Valentine Round Up

valentines day roundup

The sweetest day of the year is just around the corner. We have a few new things to share with you in the coming days, but before we do check out some of the Valentine’s Day projects and recipes we have featured in the past 3 years. Here’s a sample… Here are a few posts […]

Treat of the Week: Cheesecake Cupcakes with Apricot Glaze

cheesecake cupcakes with apricot glaze recipe

Over the past few years, we have shared loads of recipes here. Many were new takes on existing recipes and some were (as far as I can tell) completely original. That is NOT the case with today’s Treat of the Week: Cheesecake Cupcakes with Apricot Glaze. Today our recipe came directly from a book. I loved it so […]

Treat of the Week: Lola’s Lemon Cupcakes

lemon cupcake recipe

This is Lola.  In case you haven’t met her, she is the inspiration for just about everything we do around here. Lola is a thrifty girl with modern sensibilities. She loves smart, simple design, making things from scratch, and good food. Lola is a modern homemaker raising two little canaries and juggling all that comes with that… and […]

Treat of the Week: Cheery Cherry Cupcake

cherry cupcake recipe

It doesn’t always go right. My original plan for today’s post was very different than what you see. I typically make the treat of the week on the weekend before it is to be posted. That way I have a few days to edit the photos and prep the post, and worst-case scenario, come up with something […]

Boo!: Halloween Fun

halloween craft ideas

Happy Halloween! Our post today is dedicated to a bit of Halloween fun. I thought it might be nice to put up a few fun facts to get you in a spooky mood. But first, check out is this adorable little mummy cupcake.  Decorating it is simple, and it gets rave reviews. Halloween week in hectic for our family (and many others, I imagine). For that […]

The Chocolate Cupcake

best chocolate cupcake recipe

Thank goodness someone comes up with unusual holidays and celebrations or we might miss our chance to celebrate the chocolate cupcake. Today, October 18, is the day. You can celebrate it by buying some if you don’t have time, but better would be to make some. Today we offer up our favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. This recipe is […]