Well I didn't make Halloween cupcakes this year, but I did make a Jack-o-Cupcake
whaddya think?


Sushi Anyone?

The sushi cupcake idea came from the lovely and amazing Clare Crespo's Hey There Cupcake! but the recipe came from the Barefoot Contessa. Except of course I cannot take direction and had to change it up a bit. Instead of buttermilk I used coconut milk. And I added a tablespoon of lime juice to activate the baking soda (because I took away the buttermilk).

And I made my own cream cheese frosting, I just added lots of coconut. I think that's it.

And I served it with Momma Krause's delicious fudge sauce (as soy sauce).


bloggy kisses

right back atchya Shelterrific! I think you are just peachy....


Project Runway Finale Cakes

My "project" was to recreate these 4 looks of the final 4 designers using only cupcake liners. I modeled the designs of Jeffrey, Laura and Uli from the garbage challenge, and Michael's from the apt. challenge.

I used upside down cupcakes to hold the models in place. Pink cake, of course, because pink is so fashionable.

Until Season 4...


O Valencia!

A few weeks ago I made orange chiffon cakes filled with orange cream and topped with orange buttercream. I used fresh valencia oranges and orange oil. They were orangey delicious! I'll post the recipe soon.


Amy Sedaris Cupcake UPDATE

In the Fabulous Amy's new book Ms. Sedaris publishes her famous cupcake recipe and a DIFFERENT version of her buttercream - this time with butter. If you read this post you'll know I was very impressed by the Lovely Lady's cakes, but not so much with the frosting. It NEEDED butter! But, I consulted two "official" recipes and neither called for it. And yes, I alter recipes ALL the time, but I wanted the real thing, and this was as close as I was going to get (remember, I tried to get Amy's cakes while visiting NYC but wasn't so lucky). But the published book version calls for butter, so there you have it, I'll be retrying the recipe (which can be found online here) and reporting back soon. In the meantime, everyone should rush out and buy this book! And buy me a copy while you're at it,


Chocolate with a Twist

Chocolate with Lime Buttercream inspired by Cake Love

Chocolate Buttermilk cake topped with Lime Buttercream is simply this chocolate cake and this frosting, but with lime instead of lemon. Easy and super deeeelish!

ps - I found these cups to be nothing more than good looking. They were difficult to get open and made devouring these delicious treats very difficult.


pink cake - a must for all birthdays