|caramel apple cupcakes w/ vanilla cream cheese frosting|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A couple weeks ago my mother-in-law to be gave me a big bag of apples straight from the apple capitol of the world (Wenatchee, WA). I was running out of things to do with them, so I decided to do what I do best and put them in a cupcake! I used a snickerdoodle cupcake recipe and added fresh shredded apples, filled them with homemade caramel, and topped them with vanilla cream cheese frosting. The end result was something out of this world. I might be a little bit bias, but I'm pretty sure one of these cupcakes could change your life. Don't believe me? Give me a call and order a batch for yourself!!!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
SO...here's the deal. I am the world's worst blogger. I promise I did not fall off the face of the earth in June and therefore have not posted anything on my blog since then. I also didn't stop baking. I have had a very busy summer. From soccer, to swim lessons, work, then more work, Mariner's games, date nights, and a couple weekends away here and there...I haven't had much spare time for blogging. I have been trying out lots of new cupcake recipes though. Here are a couple of my favorites.
|red, white, & blue cupcakes|
|i served these with a lit sparkler. tasty and festive!!!|
|banana pudding cupcakes|
To make these yummy cupcakes yourself
With fall right around the corner I plan to be spending much more time inside baking AND blogging. Stay tuned for fun new fall recipes and holiday treats that are sure to cupcake you away!!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I just whipped up a batch of cupcakes for my daughter's soccer team that I'm sure are going to be a big hit! What kid doesn't love a good PB&J sandwich? I took that concept and turned it into a cupcake! I'm sure I'm not the first to do so, but my creamy peanut butter frosting is tops. I can't wait to hand these out after the game tonight.
|peanut butter frosting|
Last week was a very busy and exciting week. I got my engagement ring back after 2 loooong weeks of waiting for it to be sized, my future brother-in-law graduated from UW with his MBA (GO JOSH!), my fiance (I never get tired of saying it!) graduated from Western Washington University (GO WILL!), and I donated 335 mini cupcakes to the first annual Brews, Brats, & Bases event in Ferndale, WA. 100% of the proceeds from the event benefited the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). I was honored to be asked and to donate cupcakes to such an incredible charity. It was definitely a challenge baking over 300 cupcakes, but no where near as challenging as it would be to have a child in need of an organ transplant. I praise God every day for my healthy little girl, and am doing my best to give to those who are less fortunate. If you are interested in supporting a local family through COTA please visit this website and learn how you can bless the Cook family.
|chocolate w/ creamy chocolate frosting|
|lemon w/ lemon buttercream frosting|
|yellow cupcakes w/ pink vanilla buttercream frosting|
|red velvet w/ cream cheese frosting|
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|mississippi mud cupcakes|
He proposed 2 days before my birthday, so I've had an awesome couple of days celebrating my birthday and engagement. Yesterday my girlfriends and I got pedicures, went wedding dress shopping, and had a delicious dinner at Scotty Browns followed by some scrumptious cupcakes made my yours truly. I went with another Confessions of a Cookbook Queen recipe. I found this recipe a few weeks ago when a friend recommended I make Mississippi Mud cupcakes. I had never heard of Mississippi Mud cake, but apparently it's a pretty big deal on the East coast. I found a few different recipes, but this one was the best. I made half or them with pecans on top, and half w/ an oreo cookie at the bottom of each cupcake & oreo crumbles on top. Both variations were delish! I don't have any leftover to share, but I will definitely be making these again.
|mississippi mud cupcakes w/ pecans|
|mississippi mud w/ oreos|
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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I know I've been kind of a slacking with my blog posts lately, but I promise I've been busy baking cupcakes. Last week I baked a batch of chocolate mini cupcakes w/ pink cream cheese frosting for a baby shower. I made a few of them look like baby rattles by inserting a lollipop stick w/ a gumdrop attached to the bottom and adding a pink bow around the middle. Unfortunately I did not take any pictures, but you can only imagine how adorable they were!
|chocolate raspberry cupcakes|
w/ swiss meringue buttercream frosting
|cap'n crunch cupcakes|
w/ peanut butter marshmallow frosting