Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
If you love to entertain, I have something new and exciting to try! …Surprise your guests with an unexpected dessert-a BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKE!
No, I am not talking about a cupcake like the ones you had when you were a child, I mean the updated version of these little cakes. These days, cupcakes have taken on a whole new identity. They can range anywhere from simple to elegant…even couture! Choose which one fits your dinner party theme…maybe a simple and beautiful cupcake to finish off a rich savory fall meal. Perhaps you want a totally decadent, over-the-top cupcake to end your dinner party with a smash! Either way cupcakes can be the perfect finishing touch-individualizing your fabulous evening-“like a strand of pearls with the classic little black dress”. Just be sure to serve these beauties in a charming and memorable way.
Reminding your guests of fond childhood memories in such a beautiful and updated way will not only bring them delight, but bring kudos to the cutting edge hostess! Who knows? Maybe it will even evoke happy conversation surrounding childhood memories. Darling cupcakes -an unexpected dinner party dessert indeed!
Be happy. Eat cupcakes.
Monday, August 24, 2009
This is a fabulous idea! Bake some cupcakes and set out several types of frosting choices. Now for the fun part...gather a bunch of exciting and pretty (of course they have to be pretty!) toppers and set on a pretty table in pretty little bowls. Invite guests over to indulge themselves and enjoy something exciting and new.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Originally, “cup cakes” got their name somewhere around the late 19th century because their ingredients began to be measured in cups rather than on a scale. This new method was much simpler, and soon led to the practice of baking small individual cakes in cute little containers — including ramekins and tea cups. (How adorable is that!!!)
Around that time, muffin tins began to appear and bakers soon realized that they could use the pans for more than just muffins. Soon, the cupcake that we know today- was born.
SWEETEN YOUR DAY WITH YOUR VERY OWN-CUPCAKE!-enjoy,aa
Butter Cream frosting is not only simple to make, but extremely versitile. The main ingredients in butter cream are: the lovely butter and what else?-sugar!
There are some variations of butter cream that have less butter. One will be able to tell by the color of the frosting. For instance, the butter creams that are loaded with butter are a creamy yellow. The butter creams that call for more shortening than butter are usually more white...these types of butter cream frostings hold up much better in the heat. Butter creams can take on just about any color or flavor depending on what you add to it. (almond, vanilla, lemon, cocoa....endless in versitility!)
Here is a simple starter recipe form cooks.com. Go on give it a try, you can smell it already!
BUTTER CREAM FROSTING
1 lb. Domino xxx sugar
1/4 lb. soft butter (1/2 c.)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 tbsp. milk
Cream 1/3 of sugar with butter and salt in large bowl. Blend extract, 2 tablespoons milk and remaining milk into frosting until desired spreading consistency is reached.
WOWIE! Look at this cupcake!
this 1,124 pound triple vanilla (is that all?) cupcake in pretty pink frosting just won the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest cupcake in the world! Wonder who got to eat this yummy thing...better yet, wonder HOW MANY people got to eat it! Who could resist a bite? certainly not me!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A vanilla lovers dream! Our moist cake has a creamy bourbon vanilla bean custard in the center, and is topped in a light, whipped vanilla bean frosting and classic white nonpareils.
Filling- bourbon vanilla bean custard
Icing: whipped vanilla bean frosting
Adorned in: white nonpareils.
For more details go to http://www.lovencupcakes.com
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Light lemon delight:
Moist white cake filled with a whipped lemon mousse surprise! Frosted in a soft lemon-vanilla butter cream and perfectly dusted with pastel yellow sanding sugar. This sweet indulgence is finished off with a lovely little daisy. Sweet, happy, and mmmm-mmmm good!
Filling: whipped lemon mousse
Icing: lemon-vanilla butter cream
Adorned in: pastel yellow sanding sugar, daisy