Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Birthday Party Cupcakes and a 5K!

I just wanted to share two quick pictures of some lion and lamb cupcakes for a little girls' 1st birthday party. I'm going to admit that the lions are alot of detail work and I don't know if I'll do them again, but I'm sure if someone asks I'll say yes.

I also participated in a 5k on Saturday! I still am not sure I believe it. But, I did sport a running cupcake T-shirt and had a blast. I just stopped being sore yesterday.

If you have any ideas for either creative cupcake flavors or decor holla at me and I'll see if I can make it happen.

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Cupcakes!!

So as promised, I have tested two new recipes! Someday when I get to have a little store front and bake cupcakes all day, I hope that my friends and family will stop by and visit a little while. Each of you inspire me and I love you dearly. In that spirit, many of the cupcakes I make are named after someone. The first cupcake I tested is the oreo crazy cupcake (secretly it's named:Crystal because it's what I would choose to eat everyday if I could). It has moist chocolate cake that is piled high with "oreo mousse," well, that's what I call it anyway. It's a combination of whipped cream, cream cheese and oreos. Then it's sprinkled with more oreos. Yum!

Next we tried out Nate's pineapple right side up cupcake. Before I tell you about the cupcake, let me tell you about Nate. He is attending University of Texas in Austin and is one of the most fun guys I know! But my favorite thing about Nate is that he always has a hug ready when I see him and he calls me and my sisters "you girls." I love it! Now for the cupcake, Nate loves pineapple so it is only fitting for his cupcake to be pineapple right side up! It's a butter cake topped with crushed pineapples that have been slow cooked with brown sugar, then it's topped with a light whipped cream cheese frosting and a cherry.

I'll be working on more in the weeks to come, all of these of course include a lot of love!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Chocolate Overload!

I'm back, sorry there has been so much time inbetween blogs, I went to London and Wales (more on that later)! This past weekend was a big one for me. I gave a cupcake decorating demo at Lake Pointe Church for the girls chocolate festival. It was a blast. My assistant threw sprinkles at me the entire time and I had sprinkles places I never thought possible. Thanks Becca for asking me to be a part of it!
I also went to Austin and checked out Hey Cupcake!- it's a cupcake stand that I've been wanting to visit awhile. I had a red velvet cupcake on Saturday and a carrot cake cupcake on Sunday. I personally think their red velvet cake is a little dry and not very flavorful. But the cream cheese frosting with a hint of coconut was excellent. The carrot cake was delicious. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be trying out some new cupcake recipes and hopefully posting some pictures. I'm sure some of you will be the taste testers! Till then much love and frosting.

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