Monday, June 20, 2011

Peanut Butter anyone?


I was thinking about frosting today and that lead to light fluffy Peanut Butter frosting. Then I changed my mind to Peanut Butter cupcakes. The cake isn't too dense, very moist and the frosting well, it's in a class of its own. Crushed peanuts to garnish. I'm going to have a happy team tomorrow! They have been busting their behinds and these are for them.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wedding Cupcakes for Wedding Themed Poker



Tonight is wedding themed poker and no kids are allowed! I made vanilla bean and dark chocolate cupcakes. Both with vanilla butter cream. They almost didn't get frosted. Pastry bags were being a pain in my arse or maybe I'm just blaming them since I had a few too many beers last night. The cupcakes turned out though. I used Dorie Greenspan's Party White Cake and and a dark chocolate recipe I've used before.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Poppyseed Lemon Cupcakes with a Raspberry Filling and Raspberry Buttercream


Simple sweet cupcakes. Full of lemon zest and lemon juice perfect with raspberry inside and on top. These were served at a PTSA board meeting and the remaining dropped off at my friend Jana's. They are her favorite and her birthday is coming up. These cupcakes almost didn't make it. I preheated my oven and started on the little gems and the oven didn't heat! I had to run them over to a friends at 10:45 PM to bake them. Thankfully they survived.