These cupcakes were for a cute boy in my daughter's Kindergarten class. The Ninjago faces are made from fondant circles and the eyes drawn on with edible marker. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. A boy after my own heart.
This was a cake for my mom's birthday, which was the same day as Father's Day. I know they sell giant cupcake pans for these, but I thought it would be more of a challenge to carve it myself. I used this tutorial to help. The cake is chocolate (her fave) and I tried this new … Continue reading Cupcake Cake
You know who I love? Sweetapolita. How fun and gorgeous is her blog? She posted these one bowl chocolate cupcakes with "cloud frosting." These are amazing- light and fluffy, moist and chocolatey. And this frosting is a new fave- butter and sugar beaten together, add melted chocolate and vanilla. It comes together in less than … Continue reading One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
These cupcakes were for a beach themed bridal shower. I was pretty excited to be able to use my new airbrush that my dad bought me for Christmas. He's so awesome.The cupcakes were vanilla and chocolate with vanilla italian meringue buttercream. The cupcake without starfish or sand dollars were sprinkled with sparkles.
We carved pumpkins last week and for our treat, I made spiderweb cupcakes. I just used a box cake mix (gasp!) but, as I usually do, I substituted butter for oil, milk for water, and added 1/2 c sour cream. I also tried a new whipped buttercream frosting recipe from my new favorite cookbook.To make … Continue reading Spiderweb Cupcakes
Ok, maybe I'm the last mom of daughters on earth who hadn't read this book, but someone asked me to make a Pinkalicious cake so I finally read it. Adorable!!This cake was for a sweet little 6 year old. The mom really liked this cake, so that was the inspiration. The bottom cake was chocolate … Continue reading Pinkalicious Cake
Ok, I think I missed last month's Cake Slice Bakers' cake. This month was Red Velvet, one of my favorite flavors of cake. I halved the recipe and made cupcakes as between this and TWD, we're up to our eyeballs in desserts (thank goodness we have visitors!)Did anyone else miss where in the recipe instructions … Continue reading CS- Red Velvet Cake
I made some princess cupcakes for Brynn, our favorite (albeit rarely utilized babysitter) a while back. Her request was simple- soft pink and white with flowers.
This month's DB Challenge was chosen by Dolores with help from Alex and Jenny. The recipe is by Shuna Fish Lydon, and is apparently her signature cake. I am sad to say I did not like this cake, nor would I make it again. First, the caramel syrup. I dislike recipes that don't give a … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Caramel Cupcakes with Caramelized Butter Frosting
I know you came here looking for something called Rugelach, but I missed last week's TWD because of this, this and this and I really wanted to make them. And also, I didn't so much want to make anything with raisins/currants and nuts. Although the cream cheese dough sounds pretty good.I was actually planning on … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes