5th Birthday Cupcakes

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Recipe: A yellow cake cupcake with a chocolate frosting and a white cake cupcake with vanilla buttercream.

I have a cupcake job due tomorrow morning for a 5th birthday party. The party is being held at a bowling alley and while I considered for a while trying to do a bowling themed cupcake, I decided I really didn’t have the energy for that and the woman ordering the cupcakes didn’t seemed concerned either that the cupcakes be all out awesome. So we settled on a “5” on top of the two types of cupcakes.

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October 26, 2012. Tags: , , . Buttercream, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Yellow cake. Leave a comment.

Chocolate fudge swirl chocolate peanut butter ice cream-what up.

Image[Actual picture to come soon – for now, enjoy my visual interpretation of chocolate/peanut butter love.]

Recipe: A chocolate peanut butter ice cream with a chocolate fudge swirl (sort of).

My ice cream container has been sitting in my freezer since last summer, just waiting to be used again. And, now that it’s cooled off from temperatures that were frankly too beastly hot to consider doing basically anything, even in the A/C, I decided it was time to make some ice cream magic happen! A friend recently proclaimed their love of all things chocolate peanut butter so I decided if I was going to make ice cream, I might as well do something fancy (pb is fancy, deliciousness in my book!) and satisfy their craving.

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July 12, 2012. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

A Modified Boston Cream Pie (And Tips For A Successful Stress-Baking Experience)

ImageRecipe: A yellow layered cake with a pastry cream filling and raspberries, topped with a semisweet chocolate frosting (aka a modified Boston Cream Pie).

The last few weeks haven’t been particular wonderful for me so I decided tonight the perfect thing to do was to indulge in a little stress baking. And then to eat a lot of my baked good. However, as the evening moved along, my plans somewhat morphed. I have discovered the perfect steps to a successful stress-baking experience and I’m going to share them with you now.

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May 21, 2012. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Rubix Cube Cake

ImageRecipe: A three-tiered chocolate cake with a raspberry buttercream filling/frosting, decorated as a rubix cube.

A friend turned 30 recently and she requested a rubix cube cake for her 80’s-themed party. I haven’t had much experience making cakes and, as I have posted previously, I’m not always big into fashioning cakes/cupcakes to look like something else. But this was a challenge I wasn’t about to pass up.

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April 14, 2012. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Baby Shower Cupcakes: It’s a baby rattle smorgasbord!

Recipe: A chocolate cupcake with a pink vanilla buttercream, a white cupcake with a lemon buttercream, and an almond cupcake with a cream cheese frosting.

It’s 1:30am. I’m tired. The gist of the story is I had another baking job – this time for a baby shower. I made cupcakes that look like rattles. There were numerous buttercream catastrophes, hence the being up at 1:30am. But they are FINALLY done. The end.

More to come later… when it’s not a time when I should be in bed….

December 1, 2011. Tags: , , . Almond, Chocolate, Cupcakes. Leave a comment.