Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cupcakes for Haley's Yellow Team

Brandon's sister Haley was doing a cheer camp for little girls and wanted to bring in cupcakes for her yellow team. They certainly were very yellow :)

Mountain Dew Cake

I made this for my hopelessly-addicted-to-Mountain-Dew-boyfriend haha. It wasn't anything too crazy but the recipe used 20 oz. of Mt. Dew. It tasted like a sweet lemon/lime cake. The icing glaze is also Mt. Dew and powdered sugar. He liked it and so did I, but like I said, it was nothing too crazy.

S'mores Bars

Who doesn't love graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows? These were incredible (esp. hot and gooey right out of the oven). Got the recipe from the Favorite Desserts issue of Paula Dean's magazine. Really easy recipe that's so delicious!

Berry Cupcakes From Martha's Book

These were SO delicious. The cake was light, fresh and sweet and the frosting was just a perfect amount. Not the fluffy, tall clouds of icing I was imagining, but they were a huge hit. Brandon's Dad is a fan of berry cake so I made this for Father's day.

Ryan's Cubs Baseball Cake

This is probably by far one of my favorite cakes I have ever done. It was really fun to make all the details and all the baseballs and pretty easy to put it all together. The 10" cake sits perfectly on that cake board so that a row of cute matching cupcakes fits as an outer ring right along side the cake. The cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream and the cupcakes are vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.

Pirate Ship Birthday Cake

My first ship cake was a success! I loved making the treasure chest: it's rice krispie treats covered in fondant. The cake is vanilla with vanilla buttercream.

Food For Thought...

Always approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. -Dalai Lama