Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cupcakes, etc.

Okay.. So I am terrible at keeping up with my blog! Time to catch up a bit once again. Here is just a few projects I have been working on....

I was asked to bake a cupcake tower for my friend's wedding! What an exciting job!! We made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a buttercream frosting. We used chocolate buttercream and burgundy color paste to make the dark roses. The white roses on top of the cake are molded out of white plastic chocolate. Yumm!

These are some Reeses peanut butter cupcakes. Reeses cup on the bottom, chocolate cake, and peanut butter frosting! So so good!

After making my Reeses cupcakes I had some extra chocolate batter so I threw in some sprinkles and made chocolate "funfetti" cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream.

I promise I will try harder to take pictures of my work and post more regularly! So many cupcakes, so little time!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cupcake Catch Up

So I have been baking.. But not blogging! Here are just a couple projects I have been working on....
Naked black bottom cupcakes- Devils food cake and cheesecake, no need for frosting..... Very tasty!!!

For my birthday I made two types of cupcakes- one was blue velvet with a vanilla candy coating and a star of brown sugar cream cheese frosting on top...

And the other was a wacky chocolate cake (my dad's favorite) with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and a swirl of caramel. Aren't they beautiful??

For mother's day I made a carrot cake with pineapple and coconut, brown sugar cream cheese frosting, and dried up some pineapple slices to make pretty flowers for on top.

Next project---- a wedding in just a couple weeks!!! Wish me luck!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Springtime cupcakes

First, let me remind you, I am not good at decorating my cupcakes. And I know it. I do not have an artistic bone in my body and am not very creative. That's why I rely on my friend Brenda for all that! But I saw the cutest picture of a cupcake with a nest and little eggs on it. It looked easy enough! So I gave it a try.....FAIL. But they taste great!!!!! I baked up some burnt sugar candy bar cupcakes with peanut butter icing. Mmmmmm.... I put some chunks of Snickers bar in half of them and they taste just like a candy bar! Defiitely made up for how silly they look...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dora birthday cupcakes

This past weekend I got to help my friend, Bethany, bake the cupcakes for her daughters Dora themed 3rd birthday party. I had so much fun spending the evening with my friend, and we created the cutest and tastiest cupcakes for her little girl!



We used a giant cupcake pan to make Madison's cake. TOP HALF WAS PINK VELVET AND BOTTOM WAS CHOCOLATE OREO. Turned out awesome!!:

Thanks SO much to Bethany for letting me play in your kitchen and letting me be a part of Madison's beautiful birthday party! (And for taking so many great pictures of them for me to use here on my blog!!)


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Elvis cupcakes

Our fabulous neighbors across the culdesac gave their basketball hoop to our boys the other day. What better way to thank them than with cupcakes?! I had some Hershey's kisses in the fridge so I used them up in this fun Elvis cupcake. Elvis's favorite sandwich was peanut butter and banana with chocolate. So I made a banana cupcake with a Hershey kiss core and peanut butter frosting.
My neighbor said it was the best cupcake he had ever had! Awww that made my day!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ladybug Cupcakes!

I got to make the cupcakes for my friend's daughter's 2nd birthday party! My crafty friend, Brenda, was in charge of the decorating.. And they turned out adorable!
We made cookies & cream with oreo sunflowers on top and the others are vanilla bean with a raspberry swirl. Yummy! We had to get creative to make the dome-shaped ladybug cake.. Used one of my small stainless steel mixing bowls to bake it in and it worked out perfectly! Hope you loved them, Melayia!
Next week.... Dora themed birthday party! Keep giving me work, guys.. I have lots of recipes I want to practice with!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Toffee cupcakes

I am always finding recipes that I want to try but I can't have that many cupcakes just sitting around my house.... Not good for my waistline and not good for my boys's energy level! Please give me work, let me practice! I just baked the cupcakes for my sister's baby shower, I am baking cupcakes for a birthday party in a couple weeks, and baking a cupcake tower for my soon to be sister in law's wedding this summer! I am constantly looking for an excuse to bake so friends for dinner provides a perfect opportunity. Last night I baked a toffee cupcake with a salted caramel buttercream. Oh so good! I loved the cupcake but the frosting was too buttery for my taste. Next time, I will make a little more caramel and use a little less butter.