Friday, April 15, 2011

When oreos meet cupcakes...

I get a cupcake newsletter from Taste of Home each month. Last month I laid eyes upon a yummy cupcake called the Chocolate Cookie Cupcake. Due to cookie politics they don't tell you those are OREOS! My all time favorite cookie.

I was planning on making them for game night with friends, but my husband got sick. I mentioned that I wouldn't make cupcakes if we weren't going and he replied, "No go ahead, and if there are any left over I will take them with me next week." I guess cupcakes are like chicken noodle soup to him. :)

I followed the recipe as listed on the link above except for the frosting. Instead of store bought vanilla frosting I made my standard buttercream and added more vanilla to it. They turned out pretty yummy and they do go well with a tall glass of milk.

Happy Baking,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hippity...Hoppity...Easter is on its way!

Easter is just around the corner! Have you figured out your Easter desserts? I have been playing around with cupcake ideas for my Easter gathering and I thought I would share them with you.

This year I decided on 2 types of cupcakes: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a vanilla cupcake decorated like an Easter basket. I let my husband taste the carrot cake and he LOVED it. This is a good sign considering he never eats carrots. I might have found a way to feed him his vegetables... :)

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a handmade chocolate carrot topper

Easter basket cupcakes: vanilla cake with buttercream frosting, a handmade chocolate handle, and robin eggs
If you are interesting in purchasing these cupcakes, well not this batch - a fresh one, for your Easter gathering let me know. They are $24 per dozen (you can mix designs). I will be accepting orders until April 18th. You can order by sending me an email, commenting on this post, or chatting via Facebook.

Happy Baking,