Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Here are some of the adorable treats I whipped up this Easter!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache

When my friend, L, asked me to make these for her husband who loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, but hates chocolate cake--I have to admit I was a bit skeptical.  Peanut Butter cake?!?  I thought it would be dry or stick to the roof of your mouth.  Boy was I wrong!  These are soooo good!  Hands down, I like them better than the chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.  The peanut butter cake is actually so moist and tender.  Who knew?!?

Thanks, L, for enabling me to branch out and try something I might not have otherwise!

The West Twins' B-day Party

My friend Anna's adorable twins turned 2 on Saturday!  Being so close to Easter, a lot of the decor reflected such.  She wanted bright colors and lots of them!  We did some mini cupcakes for the little ones and I think they were a huge hit, for the young and old(can't feel the least bit guilty for only eating a mini cupcake)!  I think the colors on these turned out so great! 

Oh, and since Anna and her husband are huge lemon fans, they were even so kind as to let me experiment with a lemon cupcake.  The cupcakes with the yellow frosting are filled with homemade lemon curd and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.  I think they are a keeper!

Wii Cupcakes

I made cupcakes for a boys party for the first time recently.  It will not be the last, as I have 2 boys parties coming up over the next 10 days, so stay tuned for lots more "boy" cupcakes.

Maddie's preschool teacher ordered these for her sons b-day party and told me she had made Wii cupcake toppers.  She wanted red velvet cupcakes with green and blue frosting.  I think this green was the perfect "Wii" green.  I didn't get any photos with the toppers, but she showed me some and they were adorable!

Toasted Coconut Cupcakes

I used to think I didn't really like coconut.  Then there were Samoas, you know the Girl Scout Cookie.  These made me believe that I might just like coconut after all.  But only toasted coconut.  Then I made coconut cupcakes.  Wow, I liked non-toasted coconut, too!  Finally, a light bulb clicked and I thought...what if I combined the best of both worlds?!?

So, here you have my toasted coconut cupcakes.  These might just be my new favorite cupcake!

Claire's Birthday

My sweet baby girl turned one a couple weeks ago!  I can hardly believe it...where has that year gone?!?

Of course there were cupcakes.  These are my "birthday" cupcakes in pink and yellow to match the decor: