Yellow Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes

Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I don’t know what it is about yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting, but I love them. I think they are proof the simple is better, and of course rainbow sprinkles help too… Yellow Cupcakes Makes approx. 16-18 Cupcakes 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs at room temperature 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 and 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk, room temperature Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans and place aside. In a mixer fitted with the paddle […]

TeaParty Menu

Tea Party Menu

I threw a little birthday tea party for some close friends. I would say it was more of a “tea” party because although we had little bites it wasn’t raise your pinky figure fancy. Below was the menu with links to some of the recipes. Tea Party Menu Savory Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Tuna Sandwiches – Pumpernickel Bread Tomato Soup Shots with Grilled Cheese Tater Tots (because we are adults) Sweet Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Yellow Cupcakes With Milk Chocolate Frosting Chocolate Strawberries Drinks Lemonade Tea (of course)

Blueberry and Mini Me Pies

I watched MasterChef Monday and aside from Gordon Ramsey’s crazy yelling I think the only thing I go out of it was I needed a blueberry pie. So today you have 2 recipes. A regular blueberry pie and mini me’s. Blueberry Pie (for full pie, make half for 12 mini’s) 4 cups fresh blueberries 2 shots of orange liquor 3/4 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 beaten egg Pie crust based on http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_pie_crust/

Forever Alone Cupcakes (Salty Caramel)

So I asked my co-workers what type of cupcakes would they like for valentines day and one replied facetiously “How about human tears?” Well, I never turn down a challenge so here we are Forever Alone Cupcakes (or a brown sugar cupcake with vanilla buttercream and salty caramel sauce) Salty Caramel Sauce 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup heavy cream 1.7 ounces unsalted butter 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 drop of red food dye

Champagne Sugar Cookies

I got some left over champagne so I figured I make some cookies. So I decided to modify my favorite sugar cookie recipe, which I’m sure you’ll see me put up one day, by removing the eggs and adding a cup of champagne. Which 1 makes the dough fun to eat (I hate the idea of eating raw eggs) and 2 really yummy cookies. Now to be noted while making the dough I broke a wine glass which shattered all over the kitchen.  So I had to throw out the dough. Eating glass is not cool people! If you break glass in […]