Wow….so this is my 100th post! Can you believe it? I feel like it probably took me a while, but I finally made it! I wanted something special and though these were not made specifically for my 100th post, I think these cupcakes are still pretty special since I made them for my mom’s birthday. Rabi and I recently went to DC and I was excited to find Georgetown Cupcakes the first night I went to walk around town. I was pretty excited to try them, though I’m always a little hesitant when I try a cupcake bakery as they tend to be expensive and can be so disappointing. Fortunately, I loved every single thing I tried and wished I had gone back a couple more times to try some of their more unique flavors. Hopefully next time! read more »
There are many cakes that are appropriate for birthdays. A solid choice is always chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. But then there’s funfetti, which is in a class of its own. I remember having this as a kid and having my mind blown. Sprinkles…in the cake? Who thinks of this? My favorite part was definitely the sprinkles in the frosting that were all chewy. All in all a solid product. read more »
A while ago, the fake hostess cupcakes made their rounds around the internet. Being one of those kids that was denied things like snack cakes, I figured as an adult, I can make up for it by making my own. The perks of being an adult, I suppose! Well it was a friend’s birthday and we were going out for pizza at a local place, so I figured these snack cakes would be a perfect complement to pizza. Plus they’re fun and nostalgic, which is always good for a birthday. read more »
Did I mention I love Thanksgiving? Well, not sure if I’ve let you know, but yes, I love Thanksgiving. Luckily, so do my friends, because each year we throw a Fakesgiving. I usually make a dessert and last year, I made these pumpkin pie bars since I was a little short on time due to a final on the Monday following Fakesgiving. I know–I couldn’t believe that school had the nerve to mess with my fake holidays either.
Yes, I’m aware it’s nearly February, but these are worth the post. For New Year’s Eve, a friend from college decided to throw a costume party where you dress up as your favorite reality star. I chose Kim Kardashian as I got to wear a velour track suit and stuff my butt. I would show pictures, but that’s not what this blog is about. As I’m known as the ‘cupcake baker’ I offered to bring dessert. I knew I wanted to make a champagne cupcake and rattled my brain as to what frosting would go well with it. After a lot of thinking, I settled on a strawberry frosting–basically champagne and strawberries.
Before I get onto the recipe, a little triumph on my part with these babies. A couple weeks before these, I had made a vanilla/chocolate cupcake and they were terrible. I mean, they were edible, but apparently, after four months in the new condo I still suck at using my oven. I know I should be buying an oven thermometer, and it’s on my list, but there are so many other things that catch my fancy that it always gets shoved aside as ‘boring.’ Anyway, the transition from my rental electric oven to a relatively brand new gas oven has been a smidge rough. I finally started just turning recommended temps down by 25 degrees and letting things bake longer. And my patients (of which I have very little!) completely paid off with these babies!