Monday, January 26, 2009

Meat Cake, A.K.A. Man Birthday

Ok, so this one is for my friend and co-worker Kent. He doesn't really eat sugar and he loves meat. This year for his birthday I decided to make him a meat cake. It's basically a three layer meat loaf with mashed potatoes for the frosting. It was a lot of fun and I make it in a cupcake version too! I don't have a picture of it cut open, but if I can get one, I'll post it later. As you can see, I've been busy over the past week. AND, Valentines' Day is coming up. I won't be doing a mass delivery this year, but if you want a special cupcake for your loved one, just contact me and I'd be happy to sweeten their day with a few cupcakes!

Sweet 16 Cupcakes

My little cousin also recently had a birthday and she is one of the sweetest girls around. And just like my sister, she doesn't really like chocolate. I know, there should be some sort of law about not liking chocolate, but it also allows me to be creative. And this is the kind of project I have been wanting to work on for awhile. Her colors for her party were hot pink, orange and lime green. So, I created a signature cupcake and stand just for her big day! I love doing that! "Libby's Rainbow Sherbet" cupcake will definitely make the flavor list. It's Lime, Strawberry and Orange cake made with fresh limes, strawberries and orange swirled together then finished with Very Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting. Her cakes were also topped with brightly colored monograms.

My Sister's Birthday!

My middle sister just turned 30 on Friday and we wanted to make sure to have a party that reflected her personality completely! She is a classy cowgirl, think leather and lace or pearls and wood. Tough as nails and delicate as a flower. For her birthday I wanted to do a special dessert table just for her. Her best friend, came over early and helped me set up and our older sister helped by baking her out-of-sight snicker doodles! Also on the menu I made: lemon mousse fluffed on top of a white chocolate dipped gingersnap and topped with a fresh blackberry, peach champagne cake with hand piped swiss dots, fruit kabobs with dip, bacon cheese phyllo cups, lemony shrimp and passion tea. Some of her favorite things.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Cupcake

I was not happy with how this one turned out, but everyone else enjoyed it. I had this great vision of a Egg Nog cupcake that would be the star of my Christmas flavors, but it didn't make the cut for me. It wasn't Noggy enough, but I have some ideas of how to make it much better, including a little nog pastry cream in the middle! Mmmm....maybe we'll have Christmas in March.

Not Cupcakes

Awhile back I got asked to do cookies for a baby shower as a party favor. They turned out pretty cute! Now, most of you probably don't know that I make cookies too, I just don't do it often because I LOVE to eat them and that's just not good for me. I can stop at one cupcake but cookies (especially chocolate chip) I can not resist.

Christmas Craft Show Cupcakes

That's right, I did a craft show.....and it was so much fun! Top 6 things I enjoyed at the Craft Show:
6. Being asked 800 times if the cupcakes were edible or just candles.
5. People's eyes light up when I asked if they wanted a free sample.
4. The baked potato I had for lunch.
3. Guy in the booth next to us who proposed after eating a cupcake.
2. Meeting so many fun and creative people/people watching all day!
1. Spending the day laughing with Lindee and Jen. You girls are awesome and so crafty.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been baking like nobody's business. I hope to update my blog for the next week about all the things we did over the holidays. I've got to get me a good camera that I can haul around and take pictures of everything I'm making...Someday. Anyway, back to today's post. I had the honor of making my dear friends Ashley and Chris' wedding cupcakes. They had Chocolate with Cream cheese frosting and Vanilla filled with strawberry and topped with cream cheese. I learned a lot about baking in someone else's oven in west Texas and that I CAN get 350 cupcakes done! My sister was my right hand gal and there is no way I could have done it without her!

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