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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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I made some tasty little cupcakes today that I like to call “Drunken Irish Cupcakes” as they include both Guinness as well as Bailey’s. This idea originally came from some brownies I had made with a co-worker for a staff party some months back. The brownies were Guinness chocolate brownies with a Bailey’s cheesecake swirl on top and they were fantastic!
CAKE:
  • 1 cup Guinness stout
  • 1 cup (2 sticks ) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 large eggs

DIRECTIONS:

pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

whisk together flour and baking soda.

pour Guinness into small saucepan and add butter.  Slowly heat on stove top until butter is melted.

once butter is melted, whisk in cocoa powder and sugar until combined.

combine eggs and yogurt in large bowl and beat with mixer until combined.

slowly add Guinness mixture to eggs and yogurt and beat with mixer.

add in flour mixture and beat until well combined.

fill cake pan or baking cups and bake until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.

FROSTING:

  • 7-10 large egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Bailey’s irish cream to taste
  • 3 sticks butter (unsalted)

DIRECTIONS:

Place sugar and egg whites in the heat-proof bowl of an electric mixer. Set bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, and whisk until sugar has dissolved and egg whites are hot to the touch, about 3 minutes. Test by rubbing the mixture between your fingers; it should feel completely smooth.
Transfer bowl to mixer stand (or hot pad if using hand mixer). Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed until mixture has cooled completely and formed stiff and glossy peaks, about 10 minutes.
Add the butter, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated after each addition. Don’t worry if the buttercream appears curdled after all the butter has been added; it will become smooth again with continued beating. Add Bailey’s, and beat just until combined.
Make sure the cupcakes are fully cooled before frosting as buttercream melts extremely easily!

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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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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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