Thursday, August 25, 2011

Samoa Cupcakes

Although my favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Tagalong, Samoas were the inspiration for this week's cupcake.  The recipe I used came from  I changed it slightly and used semi-sweet chocolate chips for the chocolate ganache, but otherwise I followed it exactly.  These cupcakes took a long time to make, but they were well worth it.

making the caramel

toasted coconut

coconut topping
cupcakes topped with chocolate ganache

The finished product

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lightning McQueen Cake

I love to mold things out of rice krispie treats! For this cake I looked at pictures of Lightning McQueen online and then began.  It did take quite a bit of time, but was well worth it. The cake is three layers or vanilla and chocolate and frosted with vanilla buttercream.

Rice krispie treat car

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cupcake Wednesdays....Grasshopper Cupcakes

These are Devil's food cupcakes with a mint Oreo baked in the middle.  The icing is mint buttercream and the cupcake is topped with an Andes mint :)

Topping on the icing

Back to school

What is the best way to start off the new school year?  With something sweet of course :) Last year I baked cute little apple cupcakes for the teachers I work with, so I had to do something this year as well.  In keeping with the apple theme, I made Oreo truffle pops.  I dipped each pop into red candy coating and used a big round green sprinkle for the leaf.  They turned out pretty cute.  Our theme for this school year is "Simply the Best" so I also made tags that I attached to each pop.  They were fun and easy to make and I hope to be able to start making more of these.  They would be great with any party theme.

Last year's treats

Oreo Truffle Pops

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wedding Day Treats...

Happy Wedding Day! This bride is using these cake pops as favors to give to her guests....
I just LOVE these!

What a cute couple :)

Happy 40th Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my favorite principal!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Butterscotch Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very SWEET and so easy to make.  These are vanilla cupcakes with butterscotch buttercream icing and rolled in butterscotch chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

This week we were on vacation, but that did not stop us from baking.  These cupcakes were requested by my 4 year old daughter and they were a hit with the rest of the kids! These are vanilla cupcakes with cookie dough inside topped with cookie dough buttercream icing.  Mini chocolate chip cookies were the perfect addition on top :) Enjoy!