Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Yellow Icing) White Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting (Blue Icing) While the red velvet was good, these white chocolate cupcakes were a show stopper (if i do say so myself). Recipe here. Cupcake toppers made all with fondant and lets just say I don’t want to tie another fondant diploma…until next year. Congratulations,...
Behold! My first cupcake gig. Made this for a one year old Tangled themed birthday party. I recruited my sister to help me make the decorations. She was in charge of the pascals and it took her over an hour to make each one! Chocolate cupcake with an oreo cream filling and swiss buttercream frosting. idea from: http://iheartkatiecakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/disney-tangled-cupcakes.html
Hardware: Candy popsicle sticks (i get mine from Michaels in the baking aisle) 20 - 6in (15,2 cm) Ingredients: 1 package pillsbury already made pie crust (found in refrigerator section) 1/2 can pie filling 2 Tbs. brown sugar 1 egg Sugar for sprinkling Directions: 1. Unroll the pie crust and roll it out to make it thinner. These are small pops so the regular thickness would make for...
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Ingredients: 1 cup and 1/8 cup All Purpose Flour 2 tbs. almond flour 3 Tbs. white sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 package of vanilla pudding mix 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter 1/4 tsp. baking soda (1/2 tsp. for a more muffin like cookie) 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. banana extract 1 smashed aged banana Pinch of cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips Directions: 1....
all I bake/make are birthday cakes now. Butter cake with vanilla swiss buttercream frosting and fresh strawberry filling. With colored white chocolate shavings.
Happy Birthday, Grace!
Lemon cake with Lemon Custard Filling and Swiss Lemon Buttercream Lemon Cake: 1 package yellow cake mix 1 package lemon instant pudding mix 1 tbs. fresh lemon juice (about half a lemon, add to taste) 1 3/4 cups water 3 egg whites Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F 1. Mix yellow cake mix and lemon instant pudding mix 2. Add water, and egg whites. Beat on low for 2 minutes and increase...
Oldie but Always a Goodie.
By most perfect, I mean chewy on the inside, slightly crunchy bottom, buttery, delicious, melt in your mouth, always craving chocolate chip cookies. The secret to this recipe is not only the technique, but also the vanilla pudding mix. It makes that perfect consistency even better. This is an oldie but a goodie for sure! Makes 36 cookies (but you’ll by doubling this batch for the flocking...
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Smores Mini Cupcakes.
I love s’mores - especially on a summer night at a beach bonfire surrounded by old friends. Theres just something about the delectable combination of melted chocolate and marshmallow with a graham cracker. When the opportunity arose to bake something for a holiday party, I immediately thought of s’mores mini cupcakes: Adapted from Martha Stewart. Makes 3 1/2 dozen mini...
Snickerdoodle Cookie Cheesecake Bites.
I love snickerdoodle cookies (especially from Diddy Reise in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA). But thats besides the point. I made these uber easy snickerdoodle cookies with cream cheese filling using just 4 ingredients! Adapted from HERE! Hardware: Electric mixer, mini rolling pin or the back of teaspoon, mini cupcake/muffin pan and liners Ingredients: 1 pacakage of pre made snickerdoodle dough...
I Am Thankful For Sugar, Almond Flour, and Eggs.
Heres to trying again…and again. I have yet to perfect the french macaron (and something tells me that I may not until I learn from a french man at a prestigious pastry school). Still, I try. Edit to original recipe: (for smoother shell and chewier texture) Hardware: Electric stand mixer Will also need parchment paper or silicon mat Ingredients: 2 Cup powdered sugar 1 1/2 Cup...
Baklava just screams out texture - crunchy, chewy, nutty (<- is that even a texture?). This will surely quench that sweet tooth of yours. Hardware: Small pot, 9 x 13 inch rimmed baking pan, sharp knife Ingredients: 1 package (16 ounce) phyllo dough - comes with two rolls, you will only need one. 1 pound chopped walnuts (or about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup butter, melted 1 Tsp. ground...
For all of you who have persimmon trees and an overload of persimmons at the moment, this recipe is for you. The consistency of pureed persimmon makes for a deliciously soft, muffin like cookie. The spices in this recipe are perfect for fall - you can’t really go wrong with cinnamon, ground clove, and nutmeg. If thats not Thanksgiving, then I don’t know what is. This recipe also works...
Toasted Pecan Carrot Cake For...
my mommy! MOIST, FLUFFY, EASY, d-e-a-licous CARROT CAKE: She bought carrots for carrot cake and although she is the absolute best cook in the entire world (especially the Thai world), she cannot bake because she doesn’t use measurements or follows any sort of recipe. This unfortunately results in (a) a dense block of tasteless cake or (b) a mushy mess of tasteless batter. Fortunately, she...
"[They're] So Fluffly, I'm Going to Die!"
Homemade Marshmallows?! YES. I was watching Giada on the food network (my second favorite next to Ina Garten from Barefoot Contessa..how I dream of her life…mostly her home), but anyway, Giada made orange marshmallows from scratch. Looked easy enough…so i tried it! Adapted from Giada at Home: Hardware: Stand mixer, candy thermometer Ingredients: Butter to grease pan Powdered...
p.s. Pumpkin Spice Macarons with Cream Cheese...
I went a little french macaron crazy today and made 3 batches of macarons. To ring in the holiday season, I made PUMPKIN SPICE macarons with CREAM CHEESE filling. Yes, those must be in caps. I used the same recipe as my previous “Dear French Macaron“ recipe but added: 1 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon to the powdered sugar and almond flour. For the cream cheese...
White Chocolate Oreo Reece's Pieces Cups.
Trick or treat? Definitely a TREAT! I made these for a Halloween party and they were a humungo hit. My infatuation for white chocolate grows. In all honesty, I initially started this using milk chocolate. Then I ran out of milk chocolate and had to use white chocolate. Well low and behold - the white chocolate tasted way better. These are inspired by his top two favorite candies: Reece’s...
White Chocolate Bark.
I’m always looking to make white chocolate desserts in different ways. In my opinion, its like a blank palette. I wanted to make something super fast today because I was in a crunch on time and I wanted to bring a nice house warming gift to my friends who just moved into their new apartment. Since the food network is always on (literally - ALWAYS), I happen to catch Claire Robinson do a...
Piece of Cake Apple Crisp.
Excuse the cheesy pun but it really is the easiest thing you’ll ever make. (Quick too!) (excuse the sloppy ice cream quenelle) When I was a wee-bitty girl I used to make this for my friends after going to my friend’s mom’s Pampered Chef house party sale things. You know - where they sell stuff to family and friends? I don’t hear much of those things nowadays but back...
Bacon Stuffed Doughnuts...
to satisfy my constant bacon fix. In the hotness of Tuesday, I (of course) wanted to snack on bacon. In retrospect, frying anything is probably better in the winter simply because hovering over hot oil just makes hot days even hotter. In any case, realizing that my love for bacon and my love for baking have never coincided, I decided to make doughnuts (beignets to be exact!) stuffed with brown...
White Chocolate Cupcakes with Green Tea Frosting.
I was inspired to make this cupcake by my recent trip to Japan and the amazing taste of the Green Tea Kit Kat Bars. He fell in love with the unique Kit Kat Bars that I decided to turn them into a cupcake for his birthday. Its basically a regular Kit Kat Bar but instead of milk chocolate, they use white chocolate green tea. I came back with a load of powdered green tea so I made these absolutely...
Almond Cake Petits Fours.
I love the concept of petits fours - I love that you can get creative with them, that its bite sized finger food, and that they are so darn cute. Again, this recipe is from Martha Stewart (I’m obsessed!) and trust me - they are soooo devine! Recipe as follows: Ingredients: 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened 1 1/4 Cup cake flour 3/4 Tsp. baking powder 1/4 Tsp. salt 1 Cup sugar ...
Dear French Macarons...
You have baffled me, you have amused me, you have satisfied tummies all over Los Angeles, and now… I have succeeded in making you!!! (special thanks to my bestie for helping!) I’ve come a long way making french macarons. I’ve tried multiple times - some more successful than others. The overarching recipe I used is from Martha Stewart - I find that I can always count on her...
Cinnamon Rolls for Breakfast.
The prefect blend of cinnamon, sweetness, and bready yumminessss. Gets me energized and…slightly hyper to start off the day! Hats off to my favorite quick breakfast.
Stacks of Cookies.
His favorite White Chocolate Chip cookies with a twist: used cheesecake pudding mix instead of the normal vanilla pudding mix for these scrumptious bites. This recipe makes THE.SOFTEST.COOKIES.EVER. As follows: (Makes about 36) Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup packed medium brown sugar (my favorite!) 1/4 cup white sugar 1 tsp...
Thank You Cheesecakes.
Made these little cuties for a friend who was doing us a HUGE favor! Check out his blog for his amazing photographs. This recipe is extremely easy - I whipped them up (literally) in about 15 minutes: Ingredients: A handful of nilla wafers, crushed (crush em goood, i use a ziplock bag and a heavy cup) 1 tbs. medium brown sugar 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese 1/3 cup + 2 tbs. white sugar ...
Happy Birthday, Monica!
Birthday Cake for the coworker: Fondant covered white cake with carnation gum paste flowers