Monday, July 27, 2009

This past weekend...

I just realized within the last 10 days I have had about 400 cupcakes in my house.


That just blows my mind.

I'm not complaining, I promise!!

I already showed you the 300 I did the weekend before last. I didn't take pictures of the ones I made for my parents this past weekend (they were the to-die-for peanut butter mini's with chocolate frosting) but I do have other ones to share, including a little cupcake experiment with turned out to be a love it or hate it recipe that I'll tweak the next time I make it.

First I will share with you the experimental cupcakes I did. French Toast and Bacon. Yes, bacon. They are paired with a Peaches and Cream cupcake for an unintentional breakfast - they kids told me the peach ones look like a "dippy egg".

unintentional breakfast cupcakes

Those were for Friday. Saturday morning I cranked out the ones for my parents and then started on my order for Sunday.

Sunday's order was for Malted Milk, Triple Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes. These are full size cupcakes which was a change for me since 9 times out of 10 I'm making mini ones.


Malted Milk cupcakes:

Malted Milk cupcakes

Triple Chocolate cupcakes:

Triple Chocolate cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes (these have a peanut butter surprise inside - I forgot to get a picture of that this time):

Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes

This morning, my new business cards arrived! This time I ordered them with all pictures of cupcakes I've done. Not that I don't love the last ones I ordered, I'll keep those around. I just forgot to put my email address on the last ones (I had been writing it on there when I handed them out). I was really excited about these!

New business cards

I think that just about wraps everything up here that's happened lately!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This past week...

So, I've been busy, busy, busy!

I never finished the blog entry about the blackberry upside down cake. Here is the finished product (with homemade sweetened whipped cream - not that icky cool whip stuff!).

blackberry upside down cake

In the meantime, Dave had a week off of work (I love him dearly but I'm always glad to get back to my own routine!). We spent the week doing things around town. Movies, mini-golf, watching the horse races at the Downs.

at the Downs

This past weekend was a packed one for me. I spent it making 300 cupcakes for a friend's family reunion. I made Margarita, Red Velvet, Chocolate/Vanilla, Vanilla/Chocolate, Grasshopper, and Creamsicle mini cupcakes. I also hung around with them and took pictures while I was there so they wouldn't have to worry about who had a camera.

300 mini cupcakes

Until today, it had been 3 days since I last baked a cupcake. I think I was going through withdrawl, LOL!. I baked today for Dave's work birthday food day tomorrow. I had a couple new recipes to try out and got to test them out when the boys and I got our haircuts this afternoon. Both cupcakes were a bit hit!

unintentional breakfast cupcakes

The cupcake on the left is a Peaches and Cream cupcake - but both kids told me it looked like a "dippy egg". It's a vanilla peach cake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and peach puree on top. The cupcake on the left is French Toast and Bacon. LOVE it. That whipped maple buttercream frosting is to die for. Seriously. I made an untentional breakfast, I guess, LOL!

I have new business cards on order from again. I just love that site and the half sized cards are just too cute. This time, I got them all with cupcake photos that I have done.

I think that about wraps up this week! I'll post again sometime this weekend, I hope, because I have more cupcakes to make this weekend!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

a hint of things to come

So, my husband says I'm about due for another post. Well, here it is! LOL

I'm working on a surprise for him this morning. As I type this, he's still asleep upstairs. There is a blackberry upside-down cake baking in the oven (see? more proof for those who follow me on Twitter that I don't just bake cupcakes). I have my fingers crossed that it comes out as planned!

This is as far as I got with pictures right now:

a hint of things to come

a hint of things to come

a hint of things to come

I'll get more pictures when it's out of the oven and flipped out of the pan!

Recipe can be found HERE.