Wednesday, April 1

Some catch up

Banana Split

Orange Creamsicle

Triple Chocolate 



Holiday Assortment

Tuesday, July 10

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

I was searching for a good muffin recipe, some called for applesauce, some called for sour cream, neither of which I had on hand.  I also wanted to find one without a lot of butter.

Adapted from To Die For Blueberry Muffins with a few additions by me :)

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Friday, June 22

Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Meringue Buttercream

title says it all..they aren't very 'peachy' so next time i would add a peach glaze and try making a buttercream with peach puree..they ARE very good and fluffy, just not very peachy

i topped with some cinnamon sugar

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Thursday, June 14

Dark Chocolate with Marshmallow Buttercream

Another quick post...Just a basic 'one-bowl' chocolate cake with a marshmallow buttercream.  I did the shortcut of buttercream with Fluff, not the same as the usual cooked marshmallow frosting.

The cakes came out with perfect domes!

Another Strawberry Attempt

This time I made a strawberry cake, complete with fresh strawberry chunks and a strawberry swiss meringue buttercream.  I love making this type of frosting, it takes a bit more time but its so much *more* than a traditional buttercream. 

The batter on this batch did overflow and normally I would redo (because overflowing cupcakes tend to bother me) but I was exhausted and had to accept the uneven cakes.  The buttercream came out great but I have a feeling the strawberries were a bit too tart.  I guess we will see how these go over with the crowd tomorrow.

Monday, May 28

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

These were made at the last minute, I haven't had the urge to bake lately.  Warm weather always bums me out because it messes up my bake times and flattens my buttercreams. :(

These were a white cake, which ended up browning too much, fresh strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting.  The frosting was a bit too soft so they are in the fridge stiffening up a bit before serving.

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 19

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

I am always paranoid about trying new recipes, mostly because I never know how they will rise during the baking process. I filled 3/5 full, as I do most recipes, but this one could have used a tablespoon more of batter since they did not rise much. I made a lemon cake with a light lemon-vanilla cream filling, topped with a lemon buttercream. I whipped the hell out of the butter today and it came out perfectly fluffy!

 I topped with my favorite white sprinkles and yellow sugar, yay! I'm getting better with a piping bag, I swear :P