I did an order for one of my favorite little girls:) Miss Abigail is 2 years old and LOVES cupcakes! Her mom ordered a variety so I stuck to chocolate and vanilla (with vanilla and chocolate cream cheese buttercream).
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
These are some of the pics from an order I did for a holiday party on a unit at the United Nations. 4 flavors: Chocolate with Swiss Meringue frosting, Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Buttercream frosting, Coconut with Malibu Cream Cheese Buttercream and Vanilla Buttermilk with Caramel Icing.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Last night I did giveaways at Billies Black open mic. It was veeeerrry SEXY;) Everyone was so friendly and cool and the owner was also very nice. I had some fried chicken and fish-DELISH! I put Red Velvet and Chocolate mini cupcakes under their Christmas tree. I packaged them individually so they'd be easier to give out. A couple more pics from the night:
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I did a "recipe remix" using one of my favorite alcohols and my love of chocolate. Some people do not like white chocolate but I do not discriminate when it comes to chocolate. I have love for ALL of them:). Searched online for some and nothing seemed like it would work so I took the recipe from the Caramel Cupcakes, followed pretty much the same exact steps but made a few ingredient changes and stirred in the melted white chocolate right before baking. Overall, I thought these were just OK. Kinda too sweet and not moist enough for my taste. I got good feedback about them but not so sure about making these again.
INGREDIENTS (makes about 36 minis)
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp amaretto
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
3/4 cake flour ( make my own sifting cornstarch and AP flour)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 stick butter
5 oz melted white chocolate (cooled)
I did these for a graduation (nursing) celebration so I made cupcake picks to liven them up a bit.
Friday, December 10, 2010
It's officially FREEZING in NY so I've ben craving soup. My daughter loves Panera's Broccoli Cheddar bread bowl so I made this tonight since I had most of the ingredients on hand.
|Cook 1/4 cup flour in 1/4 butter for about 5 minutes.|
|Add 2 cups half and half and 2 cups chicken broth. Cook on low for about 25 minutes|
Add fresh broccoli or thawed frozen broccoli. Cook 6-8 minutes
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday night I supplied cupcakes for Rosa's Resources' Customer Appreciation and Networking Party at Harlem Lanes. I had a great time and Rosa is truly a beautiful person. There was great music, great food, a very funny MC (DJ Mario), "interesting" prizes and a runway walk competition. Some pics from the night.
|Rosa working the room and serving my cupcakes.|
|Enjoying that Red Velvet!|
|Thanks Rosa! You're the BEST!|
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I've had a can of Organic Pumpkin Puree since Halloween and kept talking about making Pumpkin Bread. Since my daughter is not into big breakfasts, I thought this would be a good choice for her. I searched the Internet for "the perfect recipe." I wanted something a little more special than just regular pumpkin bread or muffins. Then, I found this recipe on Joy of Baking. I halved it and modified it a bit (see end of post for recipe). I did this at 4:30 AM! It came out very moist with the perfect amount of sweetness. My daughter loved it!
|Dry ingredients- flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin spice|
|Wet ingredients- Organic pumpkin puree, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract; brown sugar and cane sugar|
|Add half of batter, layer with cream cheese filling then top with remaining batter|
|Bake for about 1 hour and let cool for 10 minutes.|