Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kahlua Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

These cupcakes were a tasty experiment. My coworker loves chocolate so I wanted to make something extra chocolate-y. This cupcake is a chocolate cake box mix except I substituted 1/2 cup of water for Kahlua. It makes the batter runny and the cupcakes extra fluffy. Keep an eye on these babies in the oven as they cooked about 4-5 minutes quicker than suggested on the box. The icing is my favorite standard Martha Stewart's Chocolate Ganache Icing. Ping me if you want the recipe. I've never gotten more compliments than when I use this icing! Lastly they are topped with mini chocolate chips!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Save the Boobs

We had a breast cancer awareness bake sale to benefit Susan G Komen today. We also got to wear jeans with a $5 donation. Woo Hoo. I made pink lemonade cupcakes, adapted from the blog JustJENN. They were a huge hit and gone before the lunch rush! Of course I wouldn't have priced them at $0.50 either, they are easily worth $2, but thats just me griping.

Why won't blogger let me turn this photo? So frustrating, but either way their cute.

I used Jenn's icing recipe which was super easy and absolutely delicious. Instead of making the cupcakes from scratch, I used a yellow cake mix and added 2 tbsp lemon juice and a tbsp of lemon zest. Again, super easy.

In order to cut out the breast cancer ribbons I printed out an image online and made a stencil, which I secured on the cupcake with tooth picks and then cut out with a knife. Presto Change-O.

Thanks Jenn for the inspiration!

Karma's a Sweet Lady sometimes

I know we always say that Karma's a bitch, but someone saw my cupcakes at our company bake sale and they want ME, yes ME to bake their sister's birthday cake....and they're going to pay me.

The cake is royal wedding themed so it will be red velvet with blue icing and a tiara on top. I'm not sure how that color combo is going to come out, but it thats what you want, thats what you get!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Simple and Sweet

I'm obsessed with this cake photo I saw. I really want to make this cake.......

I will find a reason to make this cake......

A very special birthday

My Mom turned 60 this year. Now who really enjoys turning 60 and having everyone make fun of your age? Therefore I decided to throw my Mom a 6 year old's birthday party at our local bowling alley. Everything turned out great and everyone had a good time bowling and celebrating instead of standing around black balloons screaming 'over the hill'.

I also wanted to make my mom a special birthday cake. This two layer cake is chocolate with kahlua painted on after baking with my go to chocolate ganache-ish frosting.
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