Nothing is more fun than making the cake for a single-digit birthday party. You have the excuse (the encouragement, really) to go crazy with frosting, food coloring, candy, marshmallows, and Oreo products. It doesn’t happen too often for me, but when it does I take full advantage of it.
I don’t think I need to explain the inspiration behind these cupcakes. The squiggle alone is a dead giveaway. The Hostess version we are all familiar with is arguably one of America’s most popular snack cakes (kissing cousins with the other Hostess favorite, the Twinkie). While the Hostess chocolate cupcake has been around since 1919, it wasn’t until 1950 that […]
Merry Mini Cupcakes I am very fortunate have a Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery on the first floor of my work building, for 2 reasons: Their Coffee Club Card program. Every year I buy my card, and then it’s good for unlimited coffee, tea, and soda fountain beverages for the rest of the year. I figure at the rate […]
Pumpkin spice cupcakes, cream cheese frosting, with handmade chocolate leaves for garnish. One of my favorite cupcake projects from last year. Vintage Pyrex Autumn Harvest Mixing Bowl Set from BlueHouseVintage on Etsy. I don’t need any more bowls. I can only look. From my vintage Mom Magazine collection. I guess women in the 60’s loved olive-green and the feeling […]
Like many of you, I love my coffee. My romance with coffee deepened from flirting to IN A RELATIONSHIP in 2004 when I moved to Edinburgh for 6 months and got a job at a cafe. I drank cup, after cup, after cup and infused my bloodstream with sweet, delicious caffeine. It’s been a pleasant […]