Thursday, July 24, 2008

Let's get baking, Grammy!

Just too cute to not Kailyn drooling to get going? She definitely is a baker in training! Now to teach her to not put EVERYTHING in her mouth...

French Toast Cupcakes

I never liked French Toast as a kid - I could SO taste the eggs! My dad taught me to dip my bites into peanut butter - and YUM - it became a favorite. I will still go into restaurants and order French Toast if they have peanut butter. I decided I needed to try a cupcake with the French Toast theme. I added maple extract, vanilla and cinnamon to give it a true French Toast taste. My frosting is a peanut butter buttercream. The picture shows my frosting cut into squares like butter (easier said then done) with a little maple syrup drizzled across it with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Hmmmm...breakfast in bed?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wordle Fun

This is fun - I want to make a t-shirt with one on it!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Come on - Stop Messing With Me!

Kailyn - at some much later date - will actually enjoy a lollicake - maybe when she has teeth???

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cupcakes are a Girl's Best Friend!

Only one piece of my jewelry is insured (okay, not necessarily smart, but...). It's a little trinket my husband gave me for our 10th Valentine's Day (we got engaged on Valentine's Day ten years ago...). He had asked my daughter for some recommendations, and she came across this "cute" cupcake necklace from Tiffany's. She had put it on his list - assuming that he would NEVER buy it...but HE DID! Neither of them knew that I had seen this cupcake necklace on an internet search - and then had seen it at Tiffany's in NYC when I was there with some friends. I thought "if I ever have a thousand plus dollars to blow...maybe..." And then my husband SURPRISED me!!! What can I say - spoiled and loving it and my husband!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cupcakes & Martinis Cookbook

"Create My Cookbook" is a website where you can make your very own cookbook just like one you might find at a bookstore. You can either select a hard back book or a coil bound book. The website is user friendly - you just add your recipes and download pictures...and you can share it via internet with your friends. Being that cupcakes and martinis are two of my favorite food groups, I decided that I would create a cookbook with a cupcake and martini theme. Each cupcake will have a martini that will complement it - such as a White Chocolate Wedding Cake Cupcake with a Flirt-tini Martini or a French Toast Cupcake with an Orange Slice Martini...or how about a Coma Cupcake with a Mind Eraser-tini? Some recipes are my own - some I borrowed from other diva cupcake bakers (credit is given to them) but all have been baked and tasted and have reached STAR quality - therefore, cookbook status!
*The picture is my back cover.