The Little Epicurean

Oct 23 2016

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie: chocolate hazelnut graham cracker crust with a pumpkin cheesecake filling topped with chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts. Cheesecake. It’s one of the heaviest desserts around, and unfortunately it’s also one of the tastiest. During the end of the year (mainly October, November, and December), it’s a time to celebrate and unapologetically

Oct 19 2016

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes: traditional red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a shocking addition of raspberry coulis. It’s my new favorite Halloween treat! Remember when red velvet was super popular? Red velvet was the cool kid before cronuts, cuffins, rainbow bagels, and those giant over the top milkshakes ever existed. It’s not quite chocolate.

Oct 17 2016

Orange Spiced Tea

Orange Spiced Tea

This orange spiced tea is steeped with orange peel, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s the perfect tea to cozy up with this autumn season! A little over two weeks until wedding day. All the big decisions have already been made and taken care of. We’ve got our first dance song, cake cutting song, and every other formality

Oct 13 2016

Surprise Bloody Cake

Surprise Bloody Cake

This surprise bloody cake will definitely shock your Halloween guests! It’s a four layer vanilla cake with Swiss buttercream and raspberry coulis.  I don’t handle surprises very well. No surprise parties, no deviating from the itinerary, nothing out of the ordinary, please. When it comes to Halloween tricks, I am the absolute worst person to

Oct 06 2016

Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Maple Buttercream

Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Cake: four layers of moist pumpkin cake frosted with cinnamon maple Swiss buttercream.  Every year I have grand plans of dressing up for Halloween. Maybe we’ll be Princess Buttercup and Westley. Perhaps Prince Charming and Snow White? As soon as summer ends, I’m already dreaming up the perfect coordinating costumes for Alex, me,