Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

So I was inspired by the technique I used for Lucy's b-day cupcakes and decided the painted bag would make cute turkey tails. I used a leaf tip to make the feathers. not too shabby and oh so yummy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lovelies for Lucy

The inspiration...sweet Lucy turned one and to celebrate her parents had a rainbow inspired party. They hid these cuties all around the park and had the kids hunt for them. They gave me the great honor of making the cupcakes for the festivities.  We decided it would be fun to try and create something similar to the suckers.

 Here they are...
Chocolate cupcakes with dulce de leche buttercream frosting.

How to:
Cook cupcakes as usual, with a sharp knife, cut a small slit through the cupcake liner (cupcakes can be frozen to make this easier), then insert popsicle stick. I chose multicolored ones with colorful ribbons to match the theme, then frost!
The secret to the swirls:  paint lines inside the piping bag using a small paintbrush with gel icing colors before adding frosting.

Had to add Lucy's pinata...can't get much cuter than a cupcake!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Felicity

Think I have a new addiction, I know it's hard to believe there is room in my repertoire but this little piece of heaven needs a place of its own. And who would have guessed Cracker Barrel? Let me 'splain.
Creamy pumpkin custard (nope, me either not a custard fan...this made me change my mind!), topped with a huge swirl of caramel mousse (I could write a whole page on this alone, creamy, yet light and airy, but rich with a deep caramel flavor...ah) all topped off with homemade gingersnap crumble and a gingersnap cookie-all of the flavors of fall in one scrumptious bowl. Too bad (probably good for me) there is not a Cracker Barrel anywhere close to me. I only hope they still have it in November when we go back! I will definitely be making a stop.

Fall Flavors

Recently visited family in Utah and of course, had to stop by one of my favorite spots to get my sugar fix, The Sweet Tooth Fairy. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip with cream cheese frosting, and Salted Caramel. These scrumptious delights did not disappoint!