I’ve been thinking a lot about my blogging goals for 2017 lately and trying to get organized before the new year starts. One thing that I want to focus on is finding my niche and what makes my blog unique in a saturated sea of lifestyle bloggers. After reflecting on what posts I am most passionate about and thinking back to why I started this blog, I’ve narrowed it down to affordable fashion and baking—so literally “Treats and Trends.” In the past year fashion has been the primary topic, but I want to bring back more recipe posts, too. My favorite part isn’t just making (and eating) delicious desserts, but it’s also the cute cake stands, copper utensils and other stylish items that go along with baking. So instead of being all over the place with beauty, travel, DIY projects, random thoughts, etc. I’m going to hone in on these two categories. I hope you’re as excited about this new vision as I am! If you don’t want to miss a post make sure to sign up for my email list by clicking here!
To kick off this new chapter for Treats and Trends and to celebrate the holiday season, I’m sharing a recipe for pink champagne cupcakes! This was one of the three flavors that Rob and I had at our wedding, so I decided to recreate it for a festive treat. The champagne flavor is definitely there, but not overpowering. I added it to both the cake and the frosting so you get a hint of the bubbly drink in both. As for the cake, it’s very moist because of the sour cream and a little more dense than some of my other recipes. They would make a great New Year’s Eve dessert, especially with these cute cupcake toppers that I found at HomeGoods! The pink and gold is right up my alley, plus the party-themed words are perfect for this time of year. A dusting of gold sprinkles complements them perfectly and adds that extra bit of sparkle that NYE requires! I mean who wouldn’t want to toast 2017 with pink champagne cupcakes? Cheers!