Thursday, September 2, 2010

Princess Cupcakes

I made these adorable cupcakes for a little girls 3rd birthday recently.  Her mom just told me she wanted a Disney princess theme(which must include Cinderella) and I was able to find these super cute handmade cupcake toppers on Etsy for her.  Don't you just love Etsy?!?  However, I really must learn how to make these things myself.  I think these are the perfect amount of princess.  You mother's of girls will understand.  Disney Princess stuff can be soooo over the top and I'm just not into that.  But the dresses?!?  Perfect!  Subtle and beautiful!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My First Wedding!

The date is quickly approaching for my first wedding project!

I am so excited, but a bit nervous.  I am a perfectionist and will settle for nothing less so the pressure is already starting to get to me.  I know once it is done I will be so proud and hopefully the bride and groom will be very happy and that will make it all worth it.  Once I have one wedding under my belt I am sure the others won't be nearly as intimidating!

I sat down with the Bride and Groom a few weeks ago for a cupcake tasting.  I had 8 different flavors for them to choose from:

Chocolate w/ Peanut Butter Cream Cheese, my "Birthday Cupcake," Red Velvet, Hummingbird, Carrot, Toasted Coconut, Lemon Cream, and Triple Chocolate.

The ones with the purple flowers are how their cupcakes will actually look.  The wedding colors are dark purple and silver.

This one was a favorite and is one of the "Chosen Ones."  This is my Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.  Sooo good and the cake is probably one of the moistest I've ever had.

They also chose this Carrot Cupcake.

And this Lemon Cream Cupcake.

See that blurred red thing in the corner?  That is my Red Velvet Cupcake and the last of the "Chosen Ones."  However, we are going to do a little twist on it and make it Purple Velvet to match with their wedding colors.

I really am so excited and can't wait for you to see the finished product.  My Dad is building a custom cupcake stand for me just for the occasion, but is something I will have from now on to use for future events.  It is going to be so beautiful! 

Thanks so much for following.  I have so many new cupcake photos and will try to get some more posts up soon! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes

These are quite popular and are especially festive come holidays such as Valentine's Day and, of course, 4th of July.  These are some red velvet mini's I made for a little 4th of July celebration this year.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hummingbird Cupcakes

I have to thank my friend Leslie for turning me on to these cupcakes.  I had heard of them, but not tried one until she made them.  If you like carrot cake, you have to give these a try.  It does not have carrots in it, but rather pineapple, banana, and pecans.  May sound strange, but honestly they are delicious!  Topped with cream cheese frosting, these are a very yummy not-too-sweet dessert!

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

A couple months ago I ran across a recipe for these in Bon Appetit and they sounded amazing!  Banana's and peanut could you go wrong?!?  After all, it was Elvis' favortie combination.  I changed them up a bit to make them my own and oh man, are these good!

A Classic...with a twist

This is a classic combination of yellow cake and chocolate frosting.  My twist on it is the yellow cake gets an intense flavor from sour cream and is very dense(similar to pound cake) yet moist.  The chocolate frosting also gets taken up a notch by the addition of cream cheese.  This is a winning combination!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

These are probably my most requested cupcakes(although the coconut cupcakes are not far behind)!  It all started with my friend Anna who wanted Lemon Cupcakes for her twins birthday party.  I think I came up with a winning combination in these.  This is a lemon-sour cream cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.  These particular cupcakes were made for a pink themed bridal shower and can pretty much be made in any color to match your event.