Coffee Time with Shugary Sweets

Grab your cup of coffee. Be prepared to drool.


Most Drool Worthy Photo: Caramelized Banana Sticky Buns


These sticky buns from Heather Christo are made with a banana puree and sliced bananas. Topped with sticky caramel sauce. This is happening in my kitchen. SOON!

I’m Loving It: Shari’s Berries Truffles and Gift sets


I was recently sent some delicious chocolate to review. I know, I have the best job ever! I received a box of Mother’s day truffles. You know I love a good truffles. They were not only pretty, but they tasted amazing. The dark chocolate ones were my favorite. Each truffle was filled with a smooth, creamy center. Seriously, you need to get some of these ordered for yourself. Or a perfect gift for Mother’s day! There are many other ideas of gifts to send too (Ghirardelli chocolate basket anyone???). At least if hubby and the kids forget to buy dessert we have some of these left to enjoy!

Dinner Inspiration: Balsamic Fish Tacos


This week I shared my recipe for Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef. These Fish tacos from Dine & Dish are going on the menu this week! They look amazing, and I’m quite sure they taste out of this world too!!

What’s New: Cupcake Lady


Today I am baking 240 cupcakes for a wedding. I saw this photo on Pinterest this week and thought, OMG that’s me! Well, okay, I’m not going to be walking around at their wedding, but I totally feel like the “cupcake lady” right now. This photo is from Michael Buble’s wedding. Awesome right! Quite a workout for this woman too, think about it. Trying to walk with all those cupcakes. You thought the bride was nervous about tripping in her dress….

Very Pinteresting: Patriotic Rose Cake


I’m working on getting some ideas for Memorial day and 4th of July, when I stumbled on this gorgeous Patriotic Rose cake from I am Baker. It’s so stunning! And the colors are so vibrant! Be sure to follow my Red,White and Blue Pinterest page for more ideas! Then bake this cake and ship it to me. Please!

Most Popular on Shugary Sweets: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles


I’m not surprised this week by your favorite recipe. It’s one of my favorites too! These Peanut Butter cookie dough truffles were decadent. And since they are no bake, you can have PB cookies all summer long (in a delicious chocolate shell)!

Blogging Tips: How to be a better Food Photographer


My friend Karly from Buns in my Oven has been sharing some great Photography tutorials. For food bloggers and NON foodies too. She takes the most gorgeous drool worthy photos. Oh, and the pics of her family are stunning. She is the reason I turned my camera to manual and am striving to improve every single time. Go visit her and drool for awhile. She doesn’t mind!

Okay friends, that’s all for today. Remember, I have cupcakes to bake?? What kind of fun things have YOU been up to this week? Anything I should be drooling over? Let me know!

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**Some links in Coffee Time posts may include affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information! A girl has to pay some bills and buy more chocolate! Thank you to Shari’s Berries for providing me chocolate truffles to review! All opinions are 100% my own.

23 Responses to “Coffee Time with Shugary Sweets”

  1. posted May 10, 2013 at 7:23 am

    OMG that cupcake dress is so ridiculous. In a fabulous way! Also, I must have those cinnamon buns, like, now.

    I hope your daughter is OK!

    • posted May 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

      I am still in shock with that dress too!! Very ridiculous. And I know how you feel about those cinnamon buns….thanks for stopping by :)

  2. posted May 10, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Woah. She was WALKING AROUND IN THAT? I thought when I first saw it that she was just standing and posing. Walking? Crazy!

    • posted May 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Walking!! Very crazy right??? Totally took the attention away from the bride I imagine :)

  3. posted May 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I saw that cupcake lady pic on Pinterest and thought it was hilarious! Happy Baking!

  4. posted May 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I think the restraint to resist the cupcakes that lady is wearing would be the hardest :)
    Thanks so much for sharing my fish tacos.
    Have a GREAT weekend!

  5. posted May 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Oh my. That dress is like something out of cupcake wars!

  6. Liz
    posted May 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Good luck with all those cupcakes! Have a fantastic weekend! :)

  7. posted May 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    This email came at the perfect time — just sitting at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription with my coffee.

  8. posted May 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Was that lady really walking with that cupcake dress? Holy cow!

  9. posted May 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I love the cupcake lady!!

  10. posted May 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Sorry about your daughter’s wrist! Ouch!!!!
    And Heather’s rolls…yes, I have those pinned already. Amazing!

  11. posted May 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    240 cupcakes sound crazy! But I am glad you don’t have to wear them on your dress. Though that does look kind of cool 😉
    I am always looking for new inspiration to improve my food photography so I will definitely have to check out your link.

    • posted May 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Definitely check out Karly’s site for her photography series!! She’s got some great info :)

  12. posted May 10, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    You’re my hero Aimee. That many cupcakes? OMG!

  13. posted May 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

    That patriotic cake is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could decorate cakes like that!

  14. posted May 13, 2013 at 3:27 am

    That’s a lot of cupcakes, Aimee! You are a pro!

    and that cupcake lady? oh my.

  15. posted May 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

    That cupcake lady is cracking me up!

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