Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mario Mushroom Cupcakes!

My cousins had mario-themed Birthday Party today, so I decided to make mario mushrooms for it. This is the fist time I've filled a cupcake and won't be my last. My aunt gave me boxed mix, so no homemade cake in this post. I filled the cupcakes by cutting off the tops and scooping a hole out, then filling the hole with frosting. I reccomend to skip cutting the top off because it made a very messy cupcake. I filled the chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and the white cupcakes with lemon frosting.

Lemon Frosting

This recipe was used as a cover-up for my disaster of my mega-sweet buttercream frosting.
  • 7 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. Stir together
  2. Place in freezer or refrigerator to stiffen.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sleepover Cakepops!

On Saturday I went to an overnight birthday party for my friend, Jenna. We used a cakepop maker, which I have no experience in. Lucky for me, Jenna has enough experience to know NOT to pour the batter into the machine like a waffle.
Jenna is very creative with cakepops, and used the broken off peices of cake as a decoration.

Princess Cake!!!

For my sister's party/birthday present I've stayed up baking A double-chocolate princess castle cake with cream cheese frosting. For the cake, I found the most AMAZING cake recipe that uses sour cream to give the cake a moist texture. While making the cake, I've tryed and failed at a few new methods of baking.
  1. Don't pour mix directly into glass pan, add cristco and flour or wax paper to pan before pouring in the batter.
  2. Wait for cake to cool completly before taking out of pan- this means about one hour in the fridge. Otherwise the cake could break apart.
  3. Brush over cake gently before adding frosting to avoid too many crumbs.
  4. Put one thin layer of frosting on to stick to the crumbs, allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before adding the rest of your frosting.

I got this idea from on of the Betty Crocker YouTube tutorials.
    With leftover cake and some frosting, I also made these chocolate cake balls rolled in white chocolate and drizzled with pink white chocolate:)

      Thursday, April 12, 2012

      Cooking/food Giveaways

      In my spare time, I enjoy entering giveaways, and more often than I blog. Sorry about that, I'm going to make 2-4 desserts within the next two weeks. I decided that until the point comes for me to actually cook something, I'll share some of the food/cooking related giveaways I've found recently on this blog.