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
Chocolate cupcakes with dulce de leche buttercream frosting.
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
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.