Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I've Got The Blues

Fun bundt cake I made with blue frosting, white chocolate shavings, and twisted candles. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A touch of lilac

Hi there!  I am still here.  Just been on a bit of a baking break.  Thought I would share these pretties from the past.  I plan to do a few new posts soon.  For sure will have some to share at the end of July.  My sister is expecting baby number 2 and it's a boy.  So I will for sure share my creations for that.  

Here is to a sweet summer...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Peanut butter chocolate cupcakes

If you loves Reese's candy, these are for you.

You will need:
Chocolate cake of your choice
Creamy peanut butter
Chocolate frosting

Mix cake as directed.  In a bowl put several spoons of peanut butter.  Place in microwave for 20 seconds at a time until very soft.  Fill baking cups with cake mix.  Put peanut butter into a piping bag, cut tip and squirt small amounts of peanut butter in each cupcake.  Bake as directed.  Cool cupcakes completely.  Frost and drizzle some peanut butter on top of frosting.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Coffee Cupcakes

Super moist yummy coffee cupcakes!

My husbands birthday just passed.  He loves Peets Coffee.  So I whipped up some of our favorite chocolate cupcakes.  I substituted Peets coffee for the water.  These came out soooooo good.  Must try! 

You will need:
 Chocolate cake mix (oil & eggs as per box)
 One small box of sugar free instant chocolate pudding
 1 1/3 cup strong brewed coffee of your choice
 Frosting you love
 & a topper if you like

Mix together cake, eggs, oil, pudding and coffee.  Should let your coffee cool down before adding to mix.  Bake, cool, frost and decorate.

As always, enjoy...


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Fondant Ruffle Cake

This is my first ever fondant ruffle cake.  It was my Easter challenge.  I think on a scale of 1-5, to make this, it is a 3.  You make your cake as you would, and put a thin layer of frosting on it.  Pop in the fridge for a while.  While your waiting, about 30 minutes, you can start rolling out your fondant.  You want to cut strips, one side straight and the other curved.  Layer the strips around the cake, covering everything underneath.  I also added shimmer dust.  This was a nice add on and looked great in person, but not so great in the photo. 

In the end I am glad I did this challenge for myself.  I did not care for how the cake looked cut.  Was very difficult.  The pieces fell off as I cut them.  If you don't mind about the pieces coming apart, give this a try.  

Good luck and as always, enjoy...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ultimate Brownies, YUM!

There are no words for how wonderful these are.  
Oreo Brownies!!! 
If you have a LOVE for Oreos as I do, this is for you.

What you need:
A box of your favorite brownie mix
A container of your favorite vanilla frosting
Oreo cookie of your choice

Mix brownies as directed.  Spray pan to avoid sticking.  Layer in the brownie mix and Oreos(brownie, oreo, brownie).  Warm up your frosting in the microwave just a bit(I did 10 seconds).  Pour frosting over the top.  I used about 1/2 the container.  Use a knife to swirl the frosting around a bit.  Crush some of your Oreos and spread over the top of the frosting.  

Bake using the temperature written on the brownie box.  Baking time will vary.  Depending on the size of your pan.  I used a 9 inch round and it took much longer than I expected.  About 45 minutes.  For best results start checking after 20 minutes or so.  

As always, Enjoy...


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Turquoise, white & gold

Simple, pretty, create...

For these I used turquoise baking cups, Wilton gold hearts and simple white frosting.  Pretty!