Monday, June 30, 2008

Sometimes, I even surprise myself!

I did it...I created that yummy cupcake (see May 28th)!!! Thanks go out to Bakerella for sending me the right direction in suggesting that it looked like a hi-hat cupcake. This sent me on an internet search. I found various pictures and recipes of a hi-hat cupcake. I had never seen nor heard of this divine creation. My little baker's brain started mixing up how I could tweak the recipes in order to produce a masterpiece...and after hours (yes, it did take a long time to make) and a sugar coma - I did it!!!

It actually should be called a coma-cupcake with the rich chocolate cake, the fluffy vanilla/almond filling and the scrumptious chocolate ganache topping...
As you can see from my pictures, I did not do the swirled top like a hi-hat - I thought that would surely kill us all...but we would have gone satiated and with a smile on our faces!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How many points????

Ok...I am in a "weight loss" competition with my girls so I have been researching recipes for low cal cupcakes but this is just so wrong in so many, many ways...a cupcake isn't meant to be skinny in just the same way that those size 9 black velvet jeans (that are still in my closet from mucho years ago) are never - never going to slide up these legs again. Seriously - those diet books that have reduced fat cupcakes are taking all the fun out of eating a moist, delicious, cream filled, frosting ladened cupcake! After all - it's not the whole's a cupcake. A morsel of calories in comparison to sitting down and devouring an entire cake...and by the way - I did calculate one of the recipes I use...six points. I could eat three and three-fourths cupcakes a day. Hmmmmm - something to think about...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Famous misquoted quotes?

There aren't many good quotes out there about cupcakes so I figured out that many of the quotes we have heard over and over again must have been misquoted...for example -

George Washington - "I cannot tell a lie. I ate the plate of cupcakes."
Mark Twain - "The only two certainties in life are cupcakes and more cupcakes!"
Marie Antoinette - "If they have no bread then let them eat cupcakes."
Paul Revere - "The cupcakes are baking...the cupcakes are baking..."
Rhett Butler - "Frankly, my dear, I just want a cupcake."
Dracula - "I want to eat your cupcake."
Forrest Gump - "Life is like a box of cupcakes - you never know what kind you're going to get."
Casablanca - "Bake it again, Sam."
Star Wars - "May the cupcake be with you."
Apollo 13 - "Houston, we have a cupcake."
Snow White - Mirror, mirror on the wall - who bakes the best cupcake of them all?"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Life can be so unfair at five months old!

This is my sweet princess baby granddaughter...I have her in training as a future tester of cupcakes! So far she has not been too helpful in the kitchen - though she did let me not only bake but also decorate cupcakes for my Sex In The City get-together. She was a little upset with me because she wasn't invited to the movie - and that I also wouldn't let her have a cupcake! Her day will come...I have her apron and cupcake chef's hat ready for the day she joins me at the Mixmaster!

Disclaimer - She only got to enjoy the wrapper for about 30 seconds...or at least long enough to take a few pictures! Her mom would have taken away my grandma license if I had let her actually get to the cupcake...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Love the new Cupcake Bites from Bakerella!

The original cupcake pops that Bakerella demonstrated on Martha Stewart were FABULOUS but oh so time consuming to problem, Bakerella has come up with an easier way to make them. Check out her site at for directions. She is showing them as cupcake bites using a candy mold. I took it a step further and figured out a way to still make them a cupcake pop without expending too much energy...they are FAB! And yes, Jody, I will be making them for Brian & Bethany's wedding in August...