Black Sesame Cookies & Cream Penguin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Estimated cost: $10.04 per 12 cupcakes, $0.84 per cupcake If you saw my last post on my teddy bear cookies, you may know I am back from taking a break from Bites by Bianca. It was pretty hectic the past few months, but I’m really excited to get back into posting more regularly again. I have a bunch of ideas …

Bear-Shaped Chocolate Mochiko Muffins (Gluten-Free)

These mochiko muffins are made with regular cocoa powder and black cocoa powder to get the darker color. But if you don’t have black cocoa powder on hand, feel free to use regular cocoa powder! They also have chocolate chips folded into the batter, giving them the perfect amount of chocolate flavor. In terms of texture, these muffins are a bit chewy/springy and not cakey (due to the mochiko flour) when comparing them to regular muffins/cupcakes.

Homemade Ube Marshmallows (No corn syrup!)

Estimated cost: $3.74 These marshmallows are extremely fluffy, pillowy, and have a hint of ube flavor without any corn syrup added. There are only a handful of ingredients: gelatin, water, sugar, ube extract, powdered sugar, and purple food coloring, the last one being optional! I didn’t add any extra purple food coloring since ube extract typically has red + blue …