These are a traditional Peanut Butter Blossom cookie, but instead of milk chocolate kisses I used carmel and white chocolate hugs.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Happy Birthday Jaxon! For his birthday all Jaxon wanted was a Madagascar cake, the little figurines were tough to find, but we were able to get them and they look great on the cake.
The cake is chocolate with oreo cream filling and buttercream frosting.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
My very first nephew is due on January 20th and my mother and I threw my sister a baby shower today. Her theme for the nursery is jungle animals, and Leah loves monkey's and giraffes. So I tried to make the theme of the cake match her nursery, and I think I did a pretty darn good job!!!
The top tier of the cake is vegan apple ginger spice with cinnamon buttercream. The bottom tier is lemon with coconut cream filling and coconut buttercream.
Good luck in January and I can't wait to meet Quinton!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Happy Birthday Avery!!! This little 4 year old was very specific as to what she wanted her cake to look like. She wanted a big cupcake...check...pink, blue, orange, and green...check...and MONKEY'S....CHECK!!!
This cake, and the cupcakes, are chocolate cake with oreo filling and buttercream frosting.
And a whole barrel of monkey's.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
A good friend of mine ordered this cake for her son who is leaving for the Marines this December! She had a big farewell party for Dillon and needed the perfect cake for the occasion. This cake is a chocolate cake with Oreo cream filling and cream cheese frosting. The cupcakes are chocolate with cream cheese frosting also! Good luck Dillon, come home safe, and enjoy all you can.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Happy 5th birthday Meira!!! This little girl knew exactly what she wanted and how she wanted it! Fall Tinkerbell with Tink on the top and the other ferries around the sides! She wanted the pumpkins and acorns. What a cutie! This 5 year old also requested a white cake with a blueberry filling...so I made a blueberry cheese cake filling, and OMG, was it good! The cupcakes were also requested to have butterflies on them, and also the same white cake with blueberry cheese cake filling! Hope your birthday is magical Meira!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have one very big fan on facebook that always comments on my cakes and cupcakes and so today I am going to surprise him with some red velvet cupcakes! He plays basketball on Wednesdays with my husband so I thought I would whip him up some sweets to enjoy with the team after practice. Hope the guys like these fall beauties. The cake is of course red velvet with butter cream frosting and a fondant leaf.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Congrat's Chris and Stacey on your engagement! Wedding colors are lemon and lime and the flower is Daisies...what a beautiful combination! The lucky couple will be tying the knot in September 2011, but will be celebrating their big news today at the Basque Center in Boise. This cake is my famous lemon cake with fresh raspberries, cheese cake cream filling and lemon buttercream. The cupcakes are lemon cake with fresh raspberries baked in and lemon buttercream frosting.
Congratulations, again, and good luck...may you have many long happy years together!
Friday, November 5, 2010
My very good friends daughter Brooklyn celebrated her 2nd birthday today! She loves Tinkerbell, and since it is fall I figured Tink could spread her birthday magic with some pumpkins, leaves and acorns! This cake is a chocolate cake with Oreo filling and buttercream frosting. This turned out to be a very beautiful cake!
Monday, November 1, 2010
My sister Bobbi ordered a German Chocolate Cake for her mother for her birthday. This cake was a little, well, challenging! It is the first time I have made the pecan/coconut filling so it took a couple tries, but it all came together. The frosting on top is a chocolate ganache, very chocolaty. I hope Teresa enjoys her cake!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Happy Halloween...I am working on perfecting my chocolate frosting so I thought I would make my husbands favorite cupcakes for a little tricks and treats! These cupcakes are a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting, very rich, but very good! The pumpkins are homemade marshmallows with white chocolate colored orange, green and black for the the faces. Hope everyone has a sweet tooth for all hallows eve.
Monday, October 25, 2010
When it's cold outside, and baby it was cold tonight, warm chocolate brownies are oh so comforting. These were made with dutch chocolate which gave them a smooth rich flavor. Although, I think my boys (even the BIG one) liked the batter more than the final product! I am ready for ya fall, bring on the cold blustery weather because I have some good stuff a cookin'.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The PERFECT fall dessert, Apple Crisp. Totally easy to make, and oh so good! I picked up some local Gala Apples today and immediately thought, apple crisp...so had to go get oatmeal too! Ha, what a great idea...twas gone almost faster than I could spoon it out! I love this season, wish it would never end!
I was asked for the recipe on this one so here ya go!!!
Preheat oven to 375.
For the filling:
4-5 large apples, I used Gala Apples peeled and sliced thin
2-3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
In a 2 quart baking dish mix apples, sugar and cinnamon together until apples are well coated.
For the topping:
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
In a medium sized bowl mix mix all ingredients together except butter until well combined. Mix in soft butter with a fork or your hands until you have large crumbs. Take oatmeal crumb mixture and place on top of apples. Place in oven and cook for 30-40 min. until apples are soft. Let cool. Eat warm with vanilla icecream. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Special order!!! Mom called tonight at 7 and said she needed some vegan cupcakes for tomorrow at 8 a.m. ...so I whipped up some Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes. I didn't have enough time to run to the Co-Op to get vegan cream cheese, so I made a Vegan Cinnamon Buttercream w/a Lemon Zest. They are so autumn, and they made my house smell so festive. Love, love these cupcakes.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Happy 3rd Birthday to Asher and Kiya! One of my long time friends twins are turning 3 on friday but are celebrating today! Miss Kiya loves Dora and princesses so I found a Dora Princess and made a girly pink cake. And Ash, loves Star Wars!
Both the cakes are a vanilla chocolate swirl with oreo cream filling and I used a vanilla buttercream.
Monday, October 4, 2010
On Saturday I set up a booth at the Boise Urban Market to sell some of my cupcakes. I made 5 different flavors - Maple Bacon, Orange Raspberry, Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread, and Banana Peanut Butter.
This is a picture of the Orange Raspberry, they were one of my biggest sellers!
Maple Bacon, everyone was intrigued by these cupcakes, they sold out fast!
Orange Raspberry with Butter Cream Frosting
Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Frosting
Banana with Peanut Butter Frosting
Ginger Bread with Cinnamon Frosting with a Orange Zest
Maple Bacon with Maple Frosting...mmmmmmm!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
My Littlest Kenny turned 2 on Sept. 11 and he loves movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline and now 9??? Why I don't know seems kind of dark and ominous to me, but he likes them, so I made him a cake with Jack and the characters from a Nightmare Before Christmas.
The cake is a super moist red velvet with a white chocolate filling and butter cream frosting. The butter I used was from Clover Leaf Creamery a local creamery out of Buhl ID. It was totally yummy and creamy!!! Over all, this cake was awesome!
Oh yeah, and happy birthday to my little monster!