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!!