Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    French Buttercream

    1 review

    French buttercream has a custard-like texture and is great if you're going to be piping shapes or decorations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Old-Fashioned Ermine Frosting

    Ermine frosting brings back memories of being in the kitchen with my grandmother. This old-timey frosting was her go-to for...


    German Buttercream

    This German buttercream frosting is super silky and buttery. It's pleasantly sweet, but not overly sweet like some American buttercreams...


    BB-8 Cake

    This BB-8 cake is easy to assemble and decorate. A cake mix gives you a jump-start so you can spend...


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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...

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    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    5 reviews

    Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...


    Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be...

    Blackberry Buttercream

    1 review

    Juicy blackberry buttercream frosting has a stunning color and sophisticated flavor. This frosting works especially well on rich, decadent chocolate...


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    Best Vanilla Buttercream

    3 reviews

    Why is this recipe crowned the best vanilla buttercream frosting? With its powerfully decadent vanilla bean flavor and delightfully creamy...


    Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

    5 reviews

    This Moscow mule cake is my favorite cake I've ever made from scratch. It's so moist and flavorful, and it...


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    Jelly Donut Cake

    5 reviews

    Cake. Doughnuts. Now you don't have to choose between the two. Impress your family with this easy jelly-filled cake. Try...

    Margarita Cake

    3 reviews

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...


    Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

    8 reviews

    This peanut butter Bundt cake with frosting is heavenly to me. I use smooth peanut butter, but crunchy would work,...


    Peanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting

    A luscious peanut butter whipped cream frosting is just a few ingredients away. Try it piped over your favorite chocolate...


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    Frozen Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies

    These snowflake cookies will melt in your mouth as soon as they hit your tongue. Experiment with your favorite colors...


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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

    Vanilla-Glazed Ginger Scones

    1 review

    Gingerbread is a flavor that works with all sorts of delicious holiday baked goods. To glaze these ginger scones, just...


    Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

    2 reviews

    Fresh strawberries are full of water, so they have a tendency to weigh down cake batters and make soggy cakes....


    Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

    10 reviews

    My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...


    Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

    7 reviews

    I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...


    Game Night Domino Brownies

    Brownies are the perfect handheld treat, and they’re even more fun when decorated like dominoes. Chocolate lovers, rejoice!
    —Barbara...


    Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

    6 reviews

    These whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart, juicy blueberries and filled with tangy cream cheese frosting. I...

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    Easter Lamb Cake

    5 reviews

    My grandmother started the tradition of making this molded Easter lamb cake when I was little. We continue to make...


    10 Mistakes You’re Making When Decorating Cookies

    Have more fun in the kitchen over the holidays with secrets for decorating Christmas cookies, straight from the experts.


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    Snow Globe Keepsake Cookies

    Make holiday magic! These extra-special ornaments are totally customizable—each filled with a little snowfall of edible sprinkles. Let it snow...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Chocolate Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Icing

    Mariann James of Ferguson, Missouri created a sweet and salty favorite with her original recipe for chocolate spice cake with...


    Cinnamon-Spice Brownies

    Gail Mehle of Rock Springs, Wyoming submitted the original recipe for these brownies with a secret ingredient: cinnamon. The spicy...