Sunday, October 24, 2010


I can't wait until i get in the mood to bake again, I miss
it so much but I'm having so many issues with myself
lately that I don't have a mind to think about baking ):
If anything I should use it as an escape but I just can't
get myself to do it... I need some inspiration.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cinderella Cake and Cupcakes

My icing skills aren't great i hate practicing.
I hate "practice" icing, it's too messy!
But I definitely should take it out of the pantry
and start frosting some cake pans.
I'm getting more birthday cakes so it's a must.
This is a Tres Leches cake and Tres Leches cupcakes.
Princess made by me out of rice krispies and
dress made of fondant, all toppers made by me.

I have a recipe I want to share with you guys soon
it's for a Tequila Tres Leches cake that i made about 
2 weeks ago and i fell in love with.
My favorite Tres Leches cake so far.

Easter cupcakes in October?

We had to do a presentation today in class, involving cupcakes and fondant.
My group had to do easter themed cupcakes. These are the cupcakes i made.

Recipe for Rice Krispies Treats and Fondant

Rice Krispies Treats


- 3 T butter

- 1 package ( 10 oz.) rmarshmallowa
or 4 cups miniature marshmallows

- 6 cups rice krispies

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.

2. Add kellog's rice krispies cereal. stir until well coated.

3. Using spatula evenly press mixture into baking sheet
coated with cooking spray. Cool slightly (only about 3-4 min.)
Using cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut into
shapes and decorate with royal icing, fondant and/ or candy.

*When cutting into shapes with cookie cutters, the rice
krispies treats should be about 2 inches in height, not to thin
or else they won't be as pretty and they will be harder to
*Don't let them cool too much or they will be too hard
to cut with the cookie cutters.

Marshmallow Fondant


- 16 oz white marshmallows

- 3 T water

- 2 T vegetable shortening

- 2 pounds powdered sugar

1. Melt the 3 first ingredients using microwave 1 minute
every time. Stirring until completely dissolved after every minute.
Add powdered sugar enough to get a manageable dough .
(I sift my sugar over the marshmallow mixture, using a spatula i mix
it in to the marshmallow until i see that i have to use my hands to
get a manageable dough.)
It's very important to wrap in plastic wrap, very well.

* If dough is too soft, add more powdered sugar.
* This recipe is wonderful. I use it to decorate cupcakes
and cakes, it's very simple to make yet a little time consuming
and also you need patience over all it takes me about 15 minutes,
not bad (:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cute Fondant Decorated Rice Krispies Treats!

Birthday theme and Halloween theme decorated rice krispies!
Not only are these adorable they are absolutely delicious (:
I will be posting the recipe for both rice krispies treats and fondant.
These are perfect party favors for all occasions.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Super Simple, Super Scrumptious. Pistachio Cupcakes!

I found this recipe for pistachio cupcakes that immediately caught my attention.
Pistachios might be my favorite nut. I usually don't make recipes that aren't from
scratch because i think baking from scratch is just a lot more fun but this recipe
looked so unique i couldn't help but trying it out plus Two Tiny Kitchen did a
really good job on convincing me. There is no excuse, You HAVE to try these.

Pistachio Cupcakes, recipe adapted from Two Tiny Kitchens
 * makes 24 cupcakes 
1 package white cake mix
- 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix

- 1 c oil

- 3 eggs

- 1 c club soda


- 2 envelopes dream whip

- 1 1/4 c cold milk

- 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients and beat at medium speed for about 5 minutes.
Pour batter into cupcake tins and bake for about 18-22 minutes.

2. For frosting combine milk and dream whip, beat on high speed
until peaks form. Add pudding mix and beat until thoroughly mixed.
Spread on cupcakes and refrigerate.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

I think I've said this before but I LOVE popcorn.
It's the perfect snack for any occasion. I especially
love munching on popcorn while laying in bed and
watching a movie, there is just something so relaxing
about that. Anyway Pop Corn + Peanut Butter =  <3

Peanut Butter Popcorn, adapted from framed

- 10 c popped popcorn

- 1/2 c butter

-3/4 c brown sugar

-1/4 c peanut butter

- 20 large marshmallows

- 1/2 c walnuts

1.  Pour popcorn and walnuts in large bowl. Preheat oven to 250 degrees,
line cookies sheets w/ foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. In another medium bowl combine butter, brown sugar and marshmallows.
Cook at 1 minute intervals in microwave, stirring until melted and smooth.

3.Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Pour over the popcorn, stir quickly!
before it cools. Pour onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring
after 15. Cool.

* may drizzle melted chocolate over but personally I didn't find that
it needed any.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Strawberry & Cream Cupcakes

I recently came across a really neat blog called sugar crawler and
that is where I came across this recipe which I immediately
fell in love with because of how visual appealing it is, sorry my 
pictures are not as fabulous as hers but I am pretty sure these cupcakes
where just as delicious! I loved how simple this recipe was to prepare.
You should definitely try it now while you can still get fresh strawberries.

recipe adapted from sugar crawler

makes 12 delicious cupcakes

- 1 c ap flour

- 3/4 c sugar (scant)

- 1 1/2 t baking powder

- a pinch of salt

- 3 T unsalted butter, room temp

- 1/2 c milk

- 1/2 t vanilla extract

-1 egg

- 12 large strawberries, chopped into small pieces

 - 1 c whipping cream

- 12 small strawberries to garnish

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, line a 12 cupcake/ muffin pan with liners.

2. Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl and beat on low speed
until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.

3. Pour in milk and vanilla and beat on medium speed until all ing. are
well combined.

4. Add egg and beat well for a few minutes to ensure all ing. are
well incorporated.

5. Divide chopped strawberries between liners and spoon batter on
top until 2/3 full.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.
When completely cool frost with whipped cream and garnish with
strawberries on top.