Friday, April 30, 2010
Want a little extra credit? Dont just bring an ordinary apple to your teacher!
These cupcakes are a moist caramel apple cake that is spiced just right. I am excited for my kids to take these to their teachers and thought you might be too!
Topped with a cake pop covered with cream cheese frosting and mint "apple" leaves. The final ones not shown in this picture have a chocolate dipped pretzel stem.
I think this will definitely get your child an A plus.
This jumbo cupcake is packed in a white "peek-a-boo" box. $7 each. (look at the post below to see the boxes)
Optional candy walnut topping available.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This was like a mini cake in a box! Two layers of chocolate cupcake, frosted all around and topped with my favorite white chocolate butter cream. My goddaughter is crazy for pink so we did the pink flowers. I hoped her teachers liked them!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
My friend Kari's husband is an avid biker so for his birthday she wanted chocolate CHOCOLATE cupcakes and she let me have creative freedom to come up with some kind of biking theme. I found these "sour straws" that I thought would work great for the body of the bike and just went from there. Looking at it now I realize that actually riding that bike would prove quite tricky- little low in the back!
The cupcakes are dark chocolate with a creamy milk chocolate butter cream. I put fresh whipped cream into the batter and it made the cupcakes richer and so moist!
Happy Birthday John! (Thanks to you I cant get that Queen song out of my head!! "I want to ride my bicycle!"))
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Spring is the time to think citrus! Our speech therapist Kelly has been coming for a couple years and we just love her. We were sad to say goodbye on her last day so to sweeten it up I made Lemon Cupcakes with my favorite meringue buttercream that had melted orange creme kisses. Yum. We love you Kelly!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Finished my Easter orders! Crazy because I thought my husband would be inside helping with kids instead of outside but oh well.. I do want grass someday out there so I am supporting his dirt shoveling!
I added purple to these orders, fun for Easter but i think now I almost prefere just the pink and yellow and green. But they were all fun to do! Some of the boxes not pictured had pink paper lining them, love the bright color.
Thanks for the orders friends! :)
HAPPY EASTER! Like my daughter said- "All the candy and treats dont have anything to do with the REAL meaning of Easter... but they sure are good!"
Friday, April 2, 2010
Now that we are getting ready to eat our Easter treats I thought maybe I would post something HEALTHY (??what on a cupcake blog??) because we all know cupcakes are not an "everyday" food they are a "sometimes" food. (I have to explain this concept over and over to my kids but they are starting to get it!)
About 5 years ago I realized I was having a hard time getting my greens in so I started experimenting with blending (first ones were not so tempting!!) and came up with a smoothie that has been my staple ever since. I have it almost EVERY single morning and I love it.
It is spinach based but tastes like fruit, I am posting a picture of what I put in it but the MUST haves in the smoothie are Citrus- Banana- and I love the Whey Vanilla Protein powder in the big purple bag from Costco. You can substitute the fruits you love but here is what I put-
Spinach, 1/2 banana, strawberries (frozen) and any other berries- (love the frozen blueberries, raspberries and blackberries), then orange juice and milk. I do 1 part OJ to 2 parts Milk. Add a scoop of vanilla protein and pinapple is always a bonus! You wont believe how much spinach you can cram it there and not really even taste it. If you want more details let me know here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since i was raised by parents who focused so much on health and a nutritious diet I thought from time to time I should post some things I learned from growing up on wheat germ :) And its nice feeling like your body is being fueled with something so good. I have a couple other smoothies I will post later.