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I have a couple of entries planned soon.

one involves an adventure with some red velvet cupcakes the other will be about my grandmother’s 90th birthday for which I have been commissioned to make dessert for 60 + people.

my grandma likes a certain kind of cake which my mom described as “a white cake with some sort of lemony stuff in the middle.” so I’ll be looking around for some good lemon fillings, curds, frostings and whatnot as well as planning the other flavors I’ll be using for my cupcakes which will feed the rest of the guests. I figure it’ll be easier to bake lots of cupcakes as opposed to a huge cake/ a couple regular cakes as well as prettier, more fun for me, and easier to provide a wide selection of flavors for people to try instead of boring old vanilla or chocolate cake. I’m thinking of doing vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, obviously, but I’ll be topping those with a few different types of frosting and then maybe a carrot cake and hopefully at least one other flavor. I haven’t decided on the 4th yet though.


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THIS:

is a yumgasm.

I’m wishing SO hard right now that I could be home making it instead of at work drooling on my computer screen.

I love corn

I love casserole

I LOVE corn casserole!

I can taste it now…..mmmm

Recipe here

I blame Pioneer Woman for making me so hungry when I can’t eat. grrr. time to go force down some chicken soup from a can and try to pretend it’s delicious corn casserole.

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YAY! I found a new recipe to play with!

Suzanne McMinn’s Homemade “cake mix” I found at Chickens in the Road.  The cake mix can be made up on the spot, or weeks in advance and kept in your pantry like a box mix ready to use when you need it by adding the wet ingredients and is great when trying a recipe that calls for a box mix when you

A) don’t have one
or
B) don’t like all the junk in a mix and want to make yours from scratch!
I have so many plans for you cake mix…sooo many plans…mwahahaha

Yellow cake mix recipe

Ingredients:

Dry:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk

Wet:
1 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs

I know exactly what I’ll be using this for…

I’m about to enter into my very first online baking competition.

Bake 350 here I come!

(p.s. Bake 350 has some of the most adorable cookies I have ever,  ever seen!)

I plan on entering into their Flavor of the month competition for august which happens to be “Pucker up! (lime or lemon)”

Bake at 350

I’m so excited….

seriously.

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Beantown Baker

She’s great. I’m completely in love with her cinnamon roll cupcakes I can’t believe I’ve never seen that before! The recipes are fresh and new (not the same things recycled from blog to blog that you sometimes see), posts include things other than just sweets and treats in case your sweet tooth needs a rest (HA! doubtful),  it’s fun and easy to read, and she has the cutest little pictures with some great colors in both the food and the background!

heelllooooo gorgeous!

my inner glutton wants to grab a spoon and just dig in as is…but I know better than to let it.  😛

I love her harry potter cupcakes… with the adorable little chocolate snitch wings

her awesome dairy free cheesecake…on a stick no less!

I’m also in love with her anti-WW category haha.

I could go on and on but I’ll just give you a link instead.

The blog also just happens to be celebrating it’s 2nd blogiversary and is having a giveaway for some pretty nifty stuff including a cupcake carrier (I have some just like it and love that brand!) and some BRIGHT cupcake liners! love the colors!

But I digress. My point is that you should be reading this blog. Right now.

Yesterday.

Go catch up, go on!

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This weekend was the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit Michigan which is a neat enough experience in and of itself, however, this year they were host to the World’s Largest Cupcake! how cool is that!?

Of course I had to go see it and hopefully taste some.

The cupcake was just shy of 1,300 pounds counting the frosting.

the reason for making this cupcake was not only to earn the title of world’s largest cupcake, but also to raise money via donations for breast cancer awareness and research. People donated any amount and in return were given a sample and a chance to have their picture taken with the cupcake.  I took them up on this offer and got my photo taken with my two greasy male counterparts in front of the pretty pink cupcake. After the photo op we all stepped aside to enjoy our samples and watch the cupcake buzz.

here are a couple shots taken on my cell phone so excuse the poor quality. I’ll post some better photos once Neil takes them off of his camera for me.

[update: 9/5/09]

I still haven’t gotten those photos from my friends camera so here’s a nice shot of the cupcake and it’s makers.

(AP Photo/The Detroit News, Brandy Baker)

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tomorrow Stephanie and I have a day of culinary adventures planned. so far on the menu are pie on a stick, matcha cupcakes, malted cupcakes and gnome and mushroom goodie gardens…no clue what we’ll actually end up making but I’m sure it will be pretty awesome so stay tuned for the results!

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My friend and I made a visit to coldstone creamery yesterday afternoon and to our surprise, they now sell cupcakes!

Ice cream cupcakes of course!

they come in a 6 pack so we didn’t buy any since it was jut the two of us. maybe soon though!

anybody that tries or has tried them should let me know what they think. I imagine they’re probably rather rich and filling but oh so tasty.

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