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Friday, April 15, 2011

New Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

I have a new awesome vanilla cupcake recipe! I love it! I have finally found my go-to recipe and I am super excited about it.

I made these for the hubby to take to work. I topped them with my favorite vanilla buttercream which I tinted pink and added sprinkles just for fun. I think they look like the perfect birthday cupcakes, and with my new recipe, they taste as good as they look.

Ryan's Star Wars Birthday Cake

I made this cake last weekend for Austin's preschool friend, Ryan's, 5th Birthday party. It was a chocolate cake with cookies and cream buttercream, and I think Austin had more fun watching me make it than I actually had baking and decorating it. Austin and all of his little buddies are huge Star Wars fans.

We had a great time at Ryan's party and hope he has a fabulous year #5!

Cookies & Cream Cupcake

This week I tried making a Cookies & Cream Cupcake and it was a super success!

I made my favorite chocolate cupcake and my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting, but added a while bunch of crushed Oreo cookies to the buttercream while mixing. Then I added a larger piece of Oreo to the top of the cupcake for added impact.

I'm not sure what it is about anything labeled cookies & cream, but it seems to please kids and grown-ups alike!

Washington Sugar Art Show 2011

Well, we went to the cake show is Spokane and had a GREAT time. The hours of work and the tears shed over making my cake was well worth it because...I came home with a blue first place ribbon for my category. I had such a good time that I am already planning for next year! Yeah for cake!

Teal & Brown Dots Cake

This is a cake I made for a dessert auction benefiting Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. It was a red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream. I was so glad to make a cake that could help donate money to an excellent cause!