Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
More pumpkin spice
Vanilla with rum frosting
What a great weekend this has been! We ended up having a nice, relaxing weekend with family after a crazy week! K.B's did 19 dozen cupcakes this past week and amidst that we had car trouble which put the cupcake making schedule off. I ended up doing 15 dozen of the cupcakes from start to finish in one day. It was a long day! I know for most bakeries, 19 dozen is nothing but for a operation with one oven and one girl, that's a lot of baking. I am definitely not complaining! I wouldn't have it any other way. Well, I could have done without the car trouble but that's neither here nor there.
For some reason, Fall gets me really excited about fruit. I want to eat apples with every meal. Have any of you had Asian pears? If you haven't, go to your local grocery store, buy one and come back and tell me how much you loved it. They sell them at Costco and my girls and I go through at least a case per week. Yeah, they're that good. Anyway, I have never baked with them. I don't even know if they would be any good for baking but I do know they are delicious to snack on.
I do know some other fruits that are fantastic to bake with and that gave me my idea for the weekly special for the sweet shoppe. I am doing a Fall Fruit Festival!! This week I am offering a half dozen of various fruit flavors (up to 2 flavors per half dozen). The flavors are: peach cobbler, caramel apple, cinnamon crumb, cranberry spice and chocolate cherry. If you know anyone in need of fruity cupcakes this week, I am their gal. Well, I suppose I had better get going. I will leave you with this question for today...what is your favorite fruit to snack on and what is your favorite fruit to bake with?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Chocolate fudge cake, chocolate cream filling, mint buttercream
My take on bananas foster
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My post today is more for my own amusement than anything else. First off, the grilled cheese debate has been decided by a combination of Rachael Ray and DirectTV. I would just like to say...I win!! My girls were upstairs and I was cleaning up in the kitchen and it was quiet. I thought it would be a good time to turn on the TV and see what Rachael Ray was cooking up. This is super rare. There is very rarely a non-kids show on our television. Anyway, I digress...it had to be fate because she was cooking up, what else? Grilled cheese! She was cooking up 6 different sandwiches and throwing all kinds of things into those sammies. She still called them grilled cheese! Imagine that...I dare you to call Rachael Ray a liar! (P.S. The description on DirectTV called them grilled cheese also)
My second topic for today is the diaper cake. No, I am not going to try my hand at making them for 2 reasons. 1) I think they are a little silly and 2) I just don't think I could even do it. Anyway, my brother comes over to workout yesterday and walks right to my computer and says in a panicked tone, "I have to look up this website I saw on the back of this lady's car. I am so confused!" I asked him what it said and it said "Diaper Cakes by Stephanie". He was so baffled and disgusted and I started laughing because, of course, I knew what he was talking about right away. Any girl who has been to a baby shower recently knows what they are. This conversation led to a lengthy one at dinner between Kyle, Casey and me. I had to spend some time explaining the diaper cake idea to them and they had to spend a LONG time telling my why that was the dumbest thing they had ever heard. So...what's your take on the diaper cake?
Time for me to go. Bella has her first night of Club L3 at church tonight. She is pretty excited to hang out with the big kids in the gym. Have a good night, everyone!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Lemon cake topped with raspberry and buttercream
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Pumpkin spice cupcakes with brown sugar buttercream