Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Carrot Cupcakes: the carrots are complimented by pecans, cream cheese frosting, and toasted coconut!

Zucchini Spiced Cupcake: also topped with cream cheese frosting!

Chocolate Chip Cupcake: simple and delicious, I added extra chocolate chips because I love them!

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with Gumdrops: although they look really good with the gumdrops, it was a lot to eat the whole cupcake with everything on, but the cake itself is good!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is Mother's Day so I made a special cupcake! This recipe is part of the 64 that I'm doing but I saved it for today because it has a very spring feel and look! I'm pleased with how they came out because I wasn't sure if I could do the topping like how it's pictured in the book. It's just a plain white cupcake with buttercream frosting and I colored it to get that pinkish color.
I'm almost finished belive it or not I only have about 15 left and 2 weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to do them all but I'll be challenging. I might have to skip the hard ones if I don't have time because it's also costing money buying all the ingredients although I've been trying to be as cheap as possible. I've been bringing them into school to get rid of them because 3 people can't eat all of those cupcakes! Pretty much done though!

Martha's Meyer Lemon Curd: it's a lemon flavored cupcake and was supposed to have a lemon curd on the top but I had trouble making it and it wasn't hardening so I just left it as is. It was still good though!

Triple Citrus Cupcake: the main ingredients are lemon, lime, and orange but I didn't have an orange so technically it's double citrus. It didn't effect the outcome/consistency though!

Stout Cupcake: made with stout beer and the glaze is stout flavored as well!
Cookies and Cream Cheesecake: self explanatory and yummy!

Lemon Yogurt Cupcakes with Raspberry Jam: a long name but a great cupcake! filled with raspberry jam and topped with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar.

Chocolate Spice: I love chocolate ganache! It makes the cupcake that much better and I was very generous with it!
Coconut Rum Raisin: I would have liked these without the glaze but I may have made it wrong or missed something so I'll probably try it again soon

Peanut Butter: the second cookie cupcake. I love peanut butter so this was really good!

Oatmeal: the last cookie cupcake. Very tasty, no topping needed!

Mocha Cupcake: a coffee flavored cupcake with a coffee flavored frosting!
Blondie Cupcake: a little bit different then the brownie version because it isn't warm and includes cashews!

Mrs. Kostyra's Spice Cupcake: made with spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, and all spice topped with an orange zest for a kick of flavor

Raspberry Tea Cakes: the original recipe called for strawberry jam but I used raspberry instead..still just as good!
Chocolate Chunk: one of the three cookie cupcakes. These didn't exactly turn out like Martha's but they were still pretty good. I might try them again to make them better!