Friday, June 25, 2010

Calling All Coconut Lovers!!!!!!

Missy Moodle here! It is always helpful when stressed to bake up some scrumptious cupcakes, and coconut is my personal favorite (banana is a close second). This is my first time using this recipe, and these cuties came out a little dry, but still yummy! The icing has coconut creme, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter. After mixing it for a good minute or so, it came out very light and fluffy, which I wasn't expecting. Although it was very light, it tasted a little strange. So next time I make this cupcake, I will probably just use my buttercream and maybe add a little sweetened coconut in the mix. Overall, a great recipe and I will be adding this to my personal cookbook but with a few little changes. Let me know if you would like the recipe and I would be happy to share it with you! Thanks for reading, tootles!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Great Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I have been a follower of Inside My Own Private Idaho for a while now! The stuff on her blog is so cute! Now Michelle is having a bake it pretty gift card giveaway! I am such a fan of bake it pretty and I have purchased many items. The latest thing I bought was the edible glitter (in purple and in blue). Y'all can enter to win this gift card right here:

It's super easy and also fun! This is my first time talking about another post (since i've been blogging for less than a week) but I'm glad it was about Michelle's blog and Bake It Pretty!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Cocktail of a Cupcake

Raspberry Vodka Cupcakes! Doesn't that just sound delicious? These cupcakes were heavenly and every single person that tried them LOVED them. I am in a sorority (Alpha Delta Pi) and my Little Sister's birthday was yesterday, so I made these cupcakes for her. The party was to celebrate both of my Little Sister's birthdays so I also made Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. (The picture below) I've made the snickerdoodle cupcakes tons of times and they are the favorite at home. As for the raspberry vodka cupcakes, this was my first time making them, but they turned out beautifully! The batter ended up being a strange color after you mix the raspberries in, but the cake still tasted great! I ended up putting purple edible glitter on top of the raspberry puree which made them even prettier! I used the Ateco number 808 tip and I didn't put icing in the middle of the cupcake so I could put the puree on top without it falling off. I asked everyone that tried it if I should do something different next time, and they all said it was perfect. Here's the recipe, Enjoy!
Raspberry Puree:
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 cups white flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup rasberry puree
4 tablespoons raspberry vodka
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons marscapone cheese
pink food coloring
4 tablespoons vodka
Prepare Raspberry Puree:
With a fork, crush raspberries together with powdered sugar and lemon juice until it is thick. Set aside.
1.) Preheat the oven to 325 and insert liners into cupcake pan
2.) In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt
3.) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy(will become more pale in color)
4.) Add eggs one at a time until completely mixed
5.) Gradually add dry ingredients, raspberry puree, and vodka
6.) Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full
7.) Bake for 20-25 minutes
Prepare Icing:
1.) Cream butter, powdered sugar, and marscapone cheese until mixture is blended well.
2.) Add pink food coloring and vodka
-If the icing is too thin for your liking, add more powdered sugar, if it is too thick for your liking, add more vodka-
All you have to do now is eat and enjoy! Tootles!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Growing Passion

So for my first post, I decided to give the reader a little background into my life. "Little Missy Moodle from the town of Boodle, an egg she wanted to buy. One day a cockadoodle, layed an egg of noodle, and used it to make creme pie." This was a little chant that my mother used to sing to me when I was a little girl. She's always called me her little Missy Moodle. You have to understand, my mom has a pet name for everyone she loves.
I am currently applying to the Culinary Institute of America and of course, I have to write an essay. I always get essays that ask me questions like, "Who has been the most inspiring person in your life?" That question is just simply unfair. There have been many people throughout my life that have given me some kind of inspiration. My mother, my step-father, my grandmother, my grandfather, my best friend Steffani, and my boyfriend Daniel. There are so many more people, but this post shouldn't be too long, right? So I've been pondering who I should write about in my essay. Looking back on my childhood, I never really stood on a stool with my grandmother and helped her make cakes and pies. I never really did that with my mother either. But then I remembered the little chant that my mother used to sing to me on a daily basis. It just all of a sudden popped into my head, and that was when I decided that my cupcakery, (a growing dream of mine), would be named Missy Moodle Cupcakes. I told my mom about this little epiphany and she has stood by my side on this three year journey. She has bought me many decorating and baking supplies, and helped when my seven minute icing just wouldn't cooperate. Therefore dedicating my passion to cupcakes could go to no one other than my loving mother. I am planning on making raspberry vodka cupcakes either tonight or tomorrow morning so keep reading and I'll post some pictures along with the recipe. Tootles!