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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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So this weekend I have one PBR can cake to make for my boyfriends birthday and two berry lemon  cheesecakes to make for easter brunch and the grandparents’.

…and it’s already friday

…and I work until 9pm.

YUCK!

So the game plan is to bake and assemble the cake, dirty frost it, then give it a quick freeze to seal the crumb coat and drive that baby over to Rockabilly Mikes house where he will help me finish up and then, thankfully, store the cake until Saturday night. Saturday morning and evening will be filled with cheesecakes and putting any finishing touches on the PBR cake.

I’m going to be exhausted!

Hopefully I can get some good photos out of it all though as it should be pretty entertaining. Speaking of photos, I have some really great ones of my St. Patricks day cupcakes, however my boyfriend was the last person to use my camera before I took the cupcake photos and he had set it to shoot in raw and I didn’t notice which means I can’t get the photos off the camera and have to wait for him to do it.  sad! so hopefully soon. until then, here’s a blurry, poorly lit one from my cell phone. hah

The cupcakes on top are my Irish car bomb cupcakes. Chocolate stout cake with Irish cream frosting.  This batch is frosted with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting, but I’ve also done (and the original recipe calls for) Bailey’s buttercream.

The cupcakes on the bottom are a vanilla cake that I dyed green and are topped with a lemon buttercream that was deliciously tart and refreshing. I’ll post the recipes for those when I get the photos.

I also plan on posting my berry lemon cheesecake recipe since I know it will be really easy but will end up looking and tasting completely decadent!

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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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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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