Thursday, August 26, 2010


I love to call them cuppies, especially since my brother cracks up every time I call them that! :)
My new found passion is in cupcakes! I am inspired every week by Cupcake Wars!! Love that show! Cannot see how they come up with the stuff they do and wish I had the imagination and culinary skills behind coming up with new recipes on the fly!!
Several weeks ago, I tried a new cake mix - just an ordinary store bought mis, but it sounded so good and I wanted to try it out! It was Betty Crocker's Butter Pecan mix. It was so yummy! I made a whipped vanilla filling and eating them just like that was heavenly! For the party we were going to, I added some buttercream frosting and dipped them in blue and pink sugar crystals - TOO sweet for my taste, but the kids LOVED them (of course, it was sugar!!) But they did look super cute!
The other day, our house got majorly toilet papered! It was the last day of summer vacation for the kids and they got to spend the morning, cleaning up a TON of toilet paper from our yard! However, the neighbors came and helped - so to make a long story short, I made them some thank you cupcakes! (sorry for the pictures, they were taken on the way out the door to the neighbors!)

I decided to venture out and create something - so I made a cinnamon vanilla cupcake with a cream cheese buttercream sprinkled with a little cinnamon and brown sugar! They were very yummy!! Have not heard yet what the neighbors thought of them, but I left one cupcake for each member of my own family and they were all raving and wishing we did not give the rest away! So yeah on that one!
I have a few more ideas on recipes I want to try...I will post when I do!! :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hawaiian Sea Turtle Birthday Cake

This cake request was for a Hawaiian themed cake with sea turtles! I loved making the fondant sea turtles and think that they turned out so cute! I loved this whole cake and it was so fun to make! Cake was a lemon cake with a whipped lemon filling and vanilla buttercream frosting!
All accents are made out of fondant, except for the brown sugar "sand" and the coconuts that are actually whoppers!

Happy Birthday Kasey!