Friday, March 30, 2012

Cupcakes for Sale!

I made 2 batches of cupcakes today for an order and have 24 left over. If you want one let me know!

peanut butter cream-filled devil's food cupcakes

chocolate cupcakes w/chocolate ganache
 & vanilla buttercream swirl

chocolate cupcakes w/ vanilla buttercream filling & swirl

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes for 2

I have been wanting to bake cupcakes ever since I got home from Texas but I have been pretty sick and didn't want to spread my germs no matter how delicious they might be. While browsing cupcake blogs today I stumbled upon a recipe that only makes 2 cupcakes so I decided to try it out. They turned out to be so delicious and easy to make I just had to share!
i made 6 mini cupcakes instead of 2 big ones

the frosting slid off the cupcakes right after i took
this picture because i frosted them too soon:(

Here is a link to the recipe: (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for recipe)

Enjoy your cupcakes, and try to be patient and let them cool completely before frosting them!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What's next?

Hey y'all. I  have been roasting this past week here in Tyler, Texas, but I've had so much fun catching up with my sisters and Sara's wedding was a blast. Still, there has been something very important missing from this trip...CUPCAKES. I was planning on making some while I was here, but it turns out my sister lacks the necessary ingredients and baking utensils that are essential for making cupcakes. I could have sucked it up and stocked her kitchen, but I felt my time and money were much better spent spoiling my 5 month old niece!

I'm heading home tomorrow and as much as I'll miss my family here I am ready to get back in my kitchen and bake. So what's next? I'm going to let you decide! Should I make:
a) lemon cupcakes with a lemon buttercream frosting
b) espresso cupcakes (coffee flavored cupcakes with an espresso buttercream)
c) butterfinger cupcakes (I'm not quite sure what I will do for this but my new brother-in-law requested them. I'm thinking chocolate cupcakes with chopped up butterfingers, a fudge filling, and vanilla buttercream with chopped butterfingers on top)

Ready. Set. Vote!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I gotta pocket gotta pocketful of cupcakes!

My chocolate peanut butter high hats were a huge hit today. Thanks to everyone who invested in my business by purchasing a cupcakes or two. I have had a lot of support these past couple weeks, but I would like to make a special shout out to my co-worker Wayne. He has come up with a very clever jingle for my cupcakes using Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" that goes: I gotta pocket gotta pocketful of cupcakes...CUPCAKE ME AWAAAAY! It makes  me laugh every time he sings it. If I ever open up a store he is the first person I would ask to work with me:-)
chocolate peanut butter high hats

photos courtesy of Kaitlyn Holman

Stay posted for my next cupcake adventure, and don't forget to follow me on Facebook:!/rtillsoncupcakes

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter High Hats

peanut butter high hat
I know I just did a chocolate peanut butter cupcake, but a friend of mine ordered a batch of peanut butter high hats for a Mary Kay shindig she's going to this Tuesday so I'm doing it again. Can you ever really have too much chocolate and peanut butter? A peanut butter high hat, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a yellow cupcake topped with peanut butter frosting dipped in melted chocolate (try not to drool on your keyboard!) The batch will yield about 60 cupcakes. 24 will be reserved for my friend, but the rest are on sale for $1 each and I will have them ready tomorrow (Monday) afternoon. If you didn't get to try one of my peanut butter cream-filled devil's food cupcakes, or you did and you want another cupcake, or you've NEVER tried one of my cupcakes (shame on you) and you're thinking now is the time...let me know!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Officially in Business!

I sold my first cupcakes today! Thank you so much to everyone at Olive Garden who invested in my new business, and congratulations to Heather, David, Tara, Brooklyn, and Kaitlyn for winning my contest. Sorry I didn't clarify in my post that you needed to be in Bellingham to collect your prize, Kim & Chris. I'll work on finding a way to ship my cupcakes for future blog contests. I was a little nervous posting the picture of Bobby Flay's peanut butter cream-filled devil's food cupcakes. What if mine didn't look as mouthwatering? I'm happy to report they turned out great. I even received a "this is the best cupcake I've ever had!" compliment, and booked a party (but's a surprise!) I think it's safe to say that today was a huge success. I can't wait to see where this new business "cupcakes me away!"

photos courtesy of Kaitlyn Holman

Monday, March 5, 2012

Peanut Butter Cream-Filled Devil's Food Cupcakes

If the title of this post didn't make your mouth water this picture surely will! Ever since I got this month's chocolate issue of The Food Network Magazine I've been dying to try this recipe (courtesy of Bobby Flay). I'm planning on whipping up a batch of these babies on Wednesday. The recipe says it will make 18 cupcakes. If you want one, leave a comment on this post. The first 5 comments get one for free! I will sell the remaining cupcakes for $1 each. If they're in high demand I am willing to make a second batch. Let me know!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Let's Get it Started!

In the past few months I have developed an undeniable love for baking cupcakes! It all started when my friends Randy & Heather bought me a cupcake book and frosting kit for Christmas. Since then I have been baking cupcakes for any and every occasion.

Anniversary Cupcakes
chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting

Superbowl Cupcakes
boston cream cupcakes & lime margarita cupcakes

Valentine's Day Cupcakes
chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream(left)
creamy chocolate frosting w/fresh raspberries(right)

Just For Fun Cupcakes
peanut butter high hats
vanilla cupcakes for 2 with oreo buttercream

And, of course, birthday cupcakes!
orange soda cupcakes with orange vanilla buttercream

I'm sure my friends love all of my cupcake posts on facebook, and I know my co-workers love all the extra cupcakes I bring into work, but it is time for my cupcakes to have their very own blog. I know it's not polite to toot your own horn, but darn it my cupcakes are just that good!

My short term goal is to experiment with new flavors and designs, take a decorating class so I can learn how to make frosting flowers and possibly learn to work with fondant and gum paste, and, most of all, have fun! Long term I would love for this to turn into more than just a hobby. So, if you want some tasty cupcakes made from scratch for a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, or just because you're craving some cupcakes...let me know! I would love the opportunity to develop my skills and build my business.

Thanks for stopping by,