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.