Saturday, March 28, 2009
These are my all time favorite cupcakes - chocolate with vanilla frosting & vanilla with chocolate frosting. Simple, nostalgic and delicious. I prefer cream cheese frosting with rich chocolate cake and the itty bity chocolate chips add an extra chocolate punch. The vanilla cupcakes are topped with bittersweet chocolate buttercream and a petite candy daisy.
I used my new photo studio in a box today to shoot these and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I like to try to shoot in natural light, but by the time these were done it was too late. I think there may have a certain 3 year old's fingerprints on the lens making them a little fuzzy.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Here's what the birthday girl had to say:
"The cupcakes were FANTASTIC! Please keep a record of my order so I can do it again sometime. The size was great for little kids. I particularly liked the strawberry (see, I told you the strawberry was good) but everyone had their faves. Thank you for everything!"
Lemon with lemon buttercream, chocolate with chocolate buttercream, vanilla with strawberry buttercream & banana with cream cheese frosting.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I discovered fresh strawberry buttercream around Valentine's Day and it's become a bit of an obsession ever since. Fresh strawberry puree and homemade strawberry jam mixed into Swiss meringue buttercream = yummy!!
Personalized heart cookies were another Vday project.
Friday, March 20, 2009
There are so many clever and insightful and heartwarming blogs out there that I feel a lot of pressure as a novice. I hate to break it to you - my blog is not going to be any of those things. It's all about cake, cake, cake - and cupcakes and occasionally a cookie or two. I might even include a picture of my kid now and then, but always eating cake so it's relevant. I hope you enjoy the pictures and aren't too disappointed by the prose. And by all means, give me a ring if I can make all of your cake wishes come true.