Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Cake Magazine

I'm so excited. I've been a fan of Cake Central newsletters so some time now and now they have made a magazine! The first issue of Cake Central Magazine is now available. Ordering information is available here. Kerry Vincent is on the cover. I can't wait to see the magazine. Caveat: subscription is kinda steep - a whopping $60/year! YIKES!! Ok, I guess I'll have to save up my $$$$ to see an issue.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream

I just got back from a board (bored) meeting weekend. I always hate the fact that I stay at really nice hotels (4-5 stars) but can't enjoy them because I'm stuck in their conference meeting rooms all weekend. I mean its amazing if I even see sunlight for 3 days (barring the fact that its winter and raining here but even some fresh air would be nice...GEEZ). So after I returned home from the meeting, I went to go pick up my baby from her boyfriend's house (is it wrong that a pitmix is in love with an Australian Shepard?!) and then came home to relax. Some people go jogging to relax...some read a book...I bake! :D

I wanted to make something new and since I was actually watching the FoodNetwork show on "my favorite thing to eat" or something like that, the founder of Sprinkles was on show saying that she loved some donut muffin from Healdsburg. She also said that she has a cinnamon sugar cupcake on her menu. I thought about making something like that because I remember making it before and it being soooo freakin good but I wanted to make something new so when I started research surfing, I came across this recipe off Epicurious and knew I had to make it. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I still have to learn to go against my instinct to fill the cupcake liners to the makes them have a higher 'topper' affect which I don't like! But oooh sooo good!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cupcake Sisters

Ok, I'm addicted to the FoodNetwork. I'll admit it. If you come to my house, don't expect to change the channel unless I'm not watching a program that is a rerun or something...and sometimes I'll want to watch reruns! But lately I've been pinning for something new. I mean, I love watching Amazing Wedding Cakes on WE and also Duff on Ace of Cakes, but lately I've been wanting to watch something else. So while I was surfing my food blogs, I came across this bit of news! There a new DC-based reality series called “Cupcake Sisters" in the works and its scheduled to air this summer on TLC!! To read more click here

Photo Courtesy of New York Social Diary

Friday, February 12, 2010

Conversational Heart Cookies

Conversational heart cookies are sooo freakin fun to can go wild with the sayings on them. Fortunately, my client kept me grounded and I used the 'traditional' ones. It took every ounce in my body not throw one in the back of the bouquet that says "bite me" or "kiss this" or "dream on"!!! See what I you've got me started!!! hehehehehehehehehehe

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sweetest Samplings

I made these carrot cupcakes and threw in some leftover client ordered red velvet cupcakes for a print house friend who gave me a sweet deal on some business cards for my business! Thanks Digitek! Hope you enjoyed!

photos provided by Carlos Chin Photography

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Superbowl 44 is only hours away (but who's counting). Saints & Colts....Have a wonderful game!


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