Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas Y'all

Merry Christmas Y'all! 

Can you feel it? It's almost Christmas!! I love so many things about Christmas- the lights, music, parties, FOOD- but most importantly I love being with friends and family. Everyone seems to pause for a bit and think about life and what is most important. However, the Christmas season can also bring heartache- for those we've lost, miss and can't bring back. Some are going through a hard time and can't provide presents and others just feel empty. I hope you all take a moment to be thankful for your blessings and to say prayers for those in pain. Remember, even though some might not be with us physically, they certainly ARE with us. God is with us. 

My siblings recently sent me a cookie bouquet-because they are awesome! It got me thinking, I can do that with cupcakes! I hope you all enjoy my first cupcake bouquet. There will be more to come! 

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Leah!

Happy December y'all! I can't believe it's December and Christmas is coming up. If you know me, you know that this is by far my favorite time of the year. I even start listening to Christmas music mid October. For 3.5 years at work I sat next to my dear friend Leah. Leah is one of my favorites- I just adore her. Leah let me listen to Christmas music in October and would continue to let me play it until Christmas. One of our favorites is Hanson Christmas, "Snowed In"- seriously, the best. About a year ago my sweet work wife moved to Minnesota to be closer to family. Lucky them! Before she left I made her tell me what she wanted her cupcake to be and she said something looking like snow or snowflakes...really fitting since she is now in Minnesota (brrr) and she joined in with me being obsessed with Christmas. Leah- this one is for you girl. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween! 
Until I can open my storefront, I'm a recruiter/HR gal for an accounting firm. The really great thing about my firm is they fully support my cupcake love! They order from me all the time. My company is about 420 people and they let me bake at least once every couple months. I got to bake the cupcakes for our Halloween party. We invite all the kiddos to the office to trick or treat. The cupcakes were their first stop- which was awesome. Not much special about these cupcakes but I do think they are pretty cute and luckily the little goblins, witches and superheroes loved them. Happy (late) Halloween Yall! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Elmo Cupcakes
I had the pleasure of making Elmo cupcakes for a friends son's first birthday. These little guys were so fun to make and I know the kiddos enjoyed them. Hope you do too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Poker Cupcakes

 My friend, Chris, gave my menu to her contact at "Seeds of Hope" and I got to do the cupcakes for their annual poker charity event. I was so excited! The order was for 400 mini cupcakes. I decided to not run the risk of people not liking my unique flavors so I stuck with some basics.  I baked chocolate, vanilla and red velvet. I made the cute poker toppers with melted chocolate to give folks something else to snack on. It was also up to me to set up the display. Sean was so helpful! He even took off work early to help me make the delivery. Once we were at the venue he helped me put all the toppers on and helped decide how to display the cupcakes...and of course he kept me calm. All in all, it turned out pretty good. Everyone was pleased and I was excited to help a great organization. Enjoy my poker cupcakes! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

German Chocolate Cupcakes
I love German Chocolate Cake but I never think to make it. I was wasting some time one day on the all mighty Pinterest and saw a tasty looking German Chocolate Cake. That made me remember that delicious coconut, pecan, chocolate mixture of goodness. For my German Chocolate Cupcakes I made my devil's food cupcake and cut out the center. I made that yummy coconut/pecan filling and loaded the cupcakes with it and piled it on top. (I amped it up with some extra vanilla to add another taste to the medley) Finally, I frosted the edge with my yummy chocolate buttercream frosting. These suckers are heavy...but oh so delicious. Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

               Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Who doesn't love eating cookie dough? That's really half the reason anyone makes cookies. This cupcake is loaded with chocolate chip cookie dough goodness. I made a basic cookie dough recipe and substituted the eggs for milk. I put the dough in the middle of my vanilla batter and baked. Then I topped it with my chocolate buttercream frosting and garnished with a mini cookie. Yall- here is my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake! 

The middle is chocolate chip cookie dough 

Totally worth the million calories in it