Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Happy St. Pattie's day eeeeryone. For this hoilday, I couldn't turn down the opportunity to make green cupcakes. The only question was, what kind of cupcake could I turn green? Then it hit me, red velvet! So, to celebrate, I made green velvet cupcakes. The chocolate didn't come through as much as I would have liked, but they sure do look purty. I went to Michael's to get shamrock sprinkles and then I found these adorable shamrock cupcake papers too!

I am going to a St. Patrick's day party/ birthday party for my CASI friend, Vicki so I am giving these cupcakes to her for her birthday. Hope you like them, hun! These were super fun to make so email me if you would like the recipe. You could really make these cupcakes in any color, but I would add more cocoa powder to the batter to make them taste more like chocolate. Once again y'all, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Hope you wore green today so you wouldn't get pinched, I sure did!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forver

Hello everyone!

I am deeply sorry for not blogging at a sooner time, but like I've said before, College has taken over my life. I am a second semester junior now and can not wait for summer to come :) I hope all of my readers have been well and healthy. I have been happy and concentrated so y'all do not worry that I have fallen off the edge of the Earth, I haven't.

Anyways, for one of my classes(that is 3 hours long), each student takes turns bringing snacks. Well it was my turn last week and I made delicious strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream. Now, I do have to admit that some of this, especially when choclate is envolved, I do not eat my own cupcakes. This time, I got to class and realized I had not eaten all day and my cupcakes were getting scarfed by the class, so I grabbed one. It was such a beautifully rich and delectable dessert! It was light and fluffy and the buttercream had the perfect hint of strawberry. Actually, no hint at all, it was positively strawberry. Everyone in the class (including my teacher, and a guest speaker), LOVED them! It always makes my day when I get compliments and they all thought the edible glitter was fantastic, which I know it is, (I put it on everything). Tell me what you think, aren't they Go-geous? (In a Texan accent)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"And The Only Reason For Making Honey Is So I Can Eat It" -Winnie The Pooh

Hello Readers,

Winnie The Pooh was one of my characters when I was a little girl as well as Barney and Baby Bop. When I found a recipe for honey cupcakes, I thought it sounded too good not to make, whether I missed this months cupcake hero competition or not. I would have loved to enter, but you know college consumes me. I haven't even been able to go see my cousin that lives 15 miles away when I normally see her at least once a week! Other than being busy at school, I have been getting ready for Halloween. This will be the first year that I won't be able to see my mom on her birthday (Halloween) and she's turning 50! Woah-ho! She will be in Terlingua, Tx getting ready for the International Chili Champsionship (CASI thing).

You all know that I will be a chef this year, but do you know what Charlie is going to be? My 120 lb chocolate lab? A shark! He looks adorable, doesn't he? He went to a halloween bash at PetSmart today for a costume competition and won 4th place, that's my boy.

Anyway, back to the cupcakes. I made these smashing cupcakes, and I tried to play with the frosting since I really only know how to pipe the basic design onto cupcakes. They didn't come out too pretty, but they are mighty tasty. I decided to use blue sprinkles for ADPi since our colors are blue and white. I am going to have to make cupcakes for ADPi in a few weeks and I haven't decided which ones to make yet, maybe these!

I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend and be sure to tell me what you are dressing up as for Halloween!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mintly Twisted

Hello everyone!

I am so very sorry that it has been so long since I blogged last. I have been very busy at school and I've also been a wee bit sick the past couple of weeks. Since I moved into my beautiful yellow house, I have made many different cupcakes. Cappuccino, Margarita, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry's and Cream, and Blueberry. I can't think of anymore off the top of my head but I could ask my sous chef, Sherilyn. I love living with a bunch of girls that actually enjoy my cupcake addiction. They actually WANT me to make cupcakes! Over the summer, I have a feeling my parents got a tad bit annoyed with the oven always going and cupcakes shoved into their faces.

Yesterday I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with a hint of mint. I actually decided on these because my roommates birthday was about a month ago and she asked for these cupcakes and I just never got around to it. Therefore when I made these cupcakes, I made sure she knew that they were specifically for her. She ended up loving them and saying they were the best ones I've ever made. (Of course that put a huge smile on my face) Anyway, you remember the last time I blogged about my dog stealing cupcakes EVERYTIME I make them? Little theif did it again. Poor Kerry lost 5 cupcakes and Charlie (my chocolate lab) ate the chocolate cupcakes with the paper and everything! He knew he was bad, he ran to his kennel with his tail in between his legs.

I hope everything is going well with my lovely readers. Anyone getting excited about Halloween yet? I have already picked out my costume and it is ADORABLE! Did you expect me to get a chef costume? I guess so, but it is so perfect! Let me know what you're going to be for Halloween! I want to know what my fabulous readers are going to dress up as.

As always, Tootles!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Be Patient Connoisseur's!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to say a few quick words of apology. I have recently moved back to school and didn't realize that my classes were going to completely control my every move. I promise to blog soon and show you some more YUMMY cupcakes. Be patient, and you shall be rewarded ;)


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Toast To Myself

Good news everyone!! I'm all moved in and the house looks great! I am living with two of my sorority sisters, Sheriyln and Julia and my suitemate, Kerry. These girls are all super sweet and they arn't too upset about me being obsessed with making cupcakes(teehee). I have made 3 different cupcakes since I moved in, but the first one I am going to tell you about is the one I made for my birthday party.

My housemates and I decided to have a birthday/housewarming party the first week after we were all moved in. Guess what guys, I'M 21!!!!! (Thanks to my mother and Ken, I got a pink KitchenAid). WOOOHOOO!!! (Thanks!) But, back to the party, we went shopping for snacks to have at the party and then it hit me, I'll make margarita cupcakes! I"ve never made these before but I've heard from a chili friend that they are superb (Thanks Becky)! I also got a new cupcake book for my birthday from my Aunt and there it lay, a recipe for Margarita Cupcakes. They sounded phenomenal and they looked so pretty. So I started making the cupcakes and ended up having to make another batch because we figured 12 cupcakes wouldn't be enough. After the two batches of Margarita cupcakes were all cooled off, I started with the icing. Lime Juice, powdered sugar, and that "other stuff" you put in margaritas. I had a lot of icing left and my housemates definently took advantage of the yummy icing, they all poured it into mugs and drank it straight like a real Margarita! After the icing was put on top of the cupcake, I sprinkled it with edible glitter and sugar and stuck a straw in it. Perfecto!
I also made Snickerdoodle upcakes because everyone LOVES those! I ended up with over 50 cupcakes and even got to use my new Wilson cupcake stand! I made regular size snickerdoodles and also mini, some people don't like sweets so I thought the mini would give people a good alternative.
The party turned out really good and everyone LOVED the cupcakes. Tootles!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Cupcake Competition: White Chocolate

This will probably be my last post for a while because I am currently moving to a STUNNING house in Georgetown with 3 of my best friends. So remember in my last post how I explained about my Chocolate Lab stealing my cupcakes? Well, I caught him this time!

Little Thief!! He couldn't help it this time, my White Chocolate Pistachio cupcake was HEAVENLY!!!! This is The Sweetest Kitchen's second month at doing the Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge and last month was a HUGE hit. The secret ingredient was Tea, and I made a Chai/Matcha cupcake that turned out okay, but I wasn't very impressed. This month, when I found out the secret ingredient was White Chocolate, I couldn't resist using Pistachio's! I love this little nut and believe it or not, they are phenomenal in cupcakes! And, Charlie agrees!

Good luck to all the competitors, and here are the sponsers this month:

The winner of August’s Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge will receive prizes from:
Thank you times a million to all of our prize sponsers!

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