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I know they’re quite a bit late, but here are a few photos of the vanilla lemon cupcakes and irish car bomb cupcakes I made for st patricks day. I was finally able to get them off of my camera and convert them.

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So I had a lot of fun making the PBR cake.

I ended up baking a couple sheet cakes and just sculpting the can instead of buying a handful of small cake pans that I would never use again. it was a lot of work and there were a lot of scraps but i made extra frosting so the scraps were happily eaten by my family and some co-workers. 😉

I didn’t end up getting and good pictures of the cake since I was in such a hurry to finish and the lighting at the bar was terrible but I did get one good photo of the birthday boy, Neil, demonstrating how he’d drink it if it were actually full of PBR. 🙂

Neil showing off the cake

Neil showing off the cake

Sadly the frosting ended up getting a bit melty and the cake acquired a few smudges due to everybody passing it around and gawking at it. By the time Neil got the cake home it had sank quite a bit as well and you could see the straws I used for supports starting to peek through the top. Oh well. it was fun to make and people seemed pretty impressed and amused so I’d do it again!

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Just a few photos of a couple cupcake recipes that Stephanie and I were trying out.

There really aren’t any actual recipes for these as we basically just added different flavorings to some box cupcake mixes.

for the match cupcakes we used some green tea powder from our local asian food market.

for the orange dreamsicle cupcakes we used some orange crush dessert topping. (this stuff is dangerous, I would have squirted it right into my mouth if I were alone) and check it out! they have Cherry Dr. Pepper too!

we also did some strawberry and chocolate malt cupcakes where we simply added fresh strawberry puree and malted milk powder to one and some melted chocolate and malted milk powder to the other.

here are some photos. 🙂

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Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

Tart little green cakes with a creamy sweet cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1-½ teaspoon Liquid Vanilla Extract
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Key Lime Juice
  • ¼ cups Water
  • ½ cups Powdered Milk
  • 5 drops Green Food Coloring, Optional
  • 2 packages Cream Cheese (8oz Each)
  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cups White Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Set aside powdered sugar, cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter for frosting.

For cupcakes:

Mix remaining dry ingredients in one bowl; set aside.

Mix remaining wet ingredients (except food coloring) in a separate bowl, then combine with dry ingredients.

Beat with electric mixer until well combined. Add food coloring until you get the shade of green you want.

Pour into paper-lined cupcake pan, filling 1/2 to 2/3 full. These cupcakes don’t rise very much so you can get away with filling the cups a bit more than usual.

Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry, approximately 15 minutes.

For frosting:

Beat cream cheese and butter until well combined and creamy. Sift in powdered sugar and mix well.
Adjust powdered sugar to taste.
you can also add some vanilla extract if you’d like.

You can top the frosted cupcakes with a bit of graham cracker

Here are a couple photos of some mini key lime pie cupcakes making an appearance.

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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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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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I was hoping to start this thing off with a bang, but I’m too anxious to not post something!

I made some tasty orange creamsicle cupcakes the other day with my friend Chris and I took some photos of them with my fancy schmancy new sony alpha DSLR.

recipe to come later!

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first recruit somebody to peel the oranges, then peel the skin off of the slices. hah

while they do the dirty work, you measure out and mix your ingredients

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once the oranges are peeled, toss ’em in the blender and puree. mmm

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once you’ve mixed your ingredients and filled your cups you can take pointless but pretty pictures like so:

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then comes the boring part of waiting while they bake.

you can use this time to whip up some buttercream and maybe some tasty filling if you so please. I did!

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and here they are all happily packaged

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you’ll notice that two are missing. Chris and I had to sample.

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Yum!

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