The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 14 year old baker…..


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Peppermint Marshmallows

What’s soft, fluffy, festive, and basically the best thing ever?? Peppermint marshmallows of course! 

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Homemade marshmallows are officially my favorite thing in the world. They taste so much better than regular store bought marshmallows and they have none of those nasty chemicals and preservatives either.

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Gold & White Red Velvet Cake w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2015})

It’s been a whole year since the last Cake-Off 4 Kids, so you know what that means…

I just competed in the 2015 Cake 4 Kids contest! If you don’t know already, for the past two years, I’ve competed in this cake competition. This competition is held by the non profit organization I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids. I’ve always loved competing in this contest, so I was really excited to be baking for this one again.

In the past two years, I was in the “Made by Kids”  category, but this year I didn’t register in time to be in this category, so I had to choose a category that wasn’t filled up. I ended up choosing the “Best Tasting” category.

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Holiday Desserts and Treats

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I know, I know. I haven’t posted a blog-post in FOREVER. Well a month to be exact. But, I have a perfectly reasonable excuse for it.

I was sick. Really sick.

It was pretty terrible. I basically lived in my bed for a couple of weeks. And what’s worse is that I got sick during the Winter HOLIDAYS!

But that doesn’t mean I didn’t bake anything, cause everyone in my family knows that I’ll be the one making Holiday desserts for them to eat. Unfortunately, because I was asleep half the day, and I was exhausted or in a coughing fit for most of the other half of the day, I didn’t get to bake as much as I’d wanted to. But I couldn’t just not post a couple of holiday recipes for you guys. Right?

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Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Hi everybody!Last weekend I made something I have wanted to make for a long time – chocolate peppermint whoopie pies! I also decided to make these whoopie pies because pi day was a couple of weeks ago as well!

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I also made a YouTube tutorial on how to make these treats, so please check that out below. And I would really appreciate it if you subscribe to my channel- TheBakingOwl

The recipe can be found on my recipes page or on this link. Also, for the mint filling in the center, all I did was add 1/4 tsp. of pure peppermint extract to a batch of plain buttercream. I got the mint green color by adding a bit of green gel paste food coloring to frosting.

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These whoopie pies were really delicious and I gave a few of them to my neighbors, and they said that they loved them! The filling was piped on with a medium sized star tip.

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I hope you guys like these whoopie pies! Please follow my blog if you enjoy reading posts like this!

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