Sunday, September 4, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are just ugly cupcakes...

A slight banana kick? I think yes. Everything I have made recently has included bananas. Not sure why. But bananas are awesome. Possibly because of the high carb content...mmmmmm...

I wanted to make something that seemed breakfast-y for people at work. I mean, is it odd I am trying to constantly give people cupcakes, ice cream, cakes, cookies at like 9AM? Ehhh, whatever! Call it a cupcake and people think it is fancy, call it a muffin and people think it is breakfast!
Recipe? Click here. I added an oat crumble, too. And then sugar & butter. Why not?! Ugly can taste good.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Frosting with a chocolate cake, studded with white chocolate chips. Really, this butter cream rocked. And was super easy.
I used my standard recipe (which is in previous posts), but used just over 1/2 of the butter called for. Then, I crushed Oreos, mixed them in and let it sit over night. This way the Oreos softened and I was able to get a smooth frosting that was nice and pipe-able. No chunks! Chunks are bad!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Raspberry Cupcakes

My mini obsession shown again through baked goods. A mini on a mini.What is not to love here?!
This was a mini cupcake I made for a Locks of Love event - which is why they had to be pink (and the next post, there is blue). So, what is this? A peanut butter cake, soaked with raspberry sauce, topped with a raspberry butter cream & a mini reeses pb cup topped with the butter cream to make it look like a mini cupcake. Have I done this before? Ya, but different flavors. So, it is new kinda.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lilikoi Chiffon Cupcakes & Mini Cakes

So I made these a while ago & I am lame & seem to have no time to do anything but work, make edible things & take picture. day post them here! LAME. Anyhow, this was a request for a birthday for a co-worker's son. Passion fruit curd, a passion fruit scented chiffon cake & some lighter than usual butter cream.
I had to research a little, because apparently this is something that is very popular in Hawaii. Usually a layered cake, filled with passion fruit, then frosted with a whipped cream. Knowing whipped cream wouldn't hold up, I decided the butter cream would have to work. I just added a lot less butter. It worked, I think.
Then, because I am obsessed with miniature things, I decided to make mini layered cakes like the actual Lilikoi Chiffon Cake. Not knowing how well it would work, I still make the cupcakes. And...I was very happy the mini cakes turned out! They were actually smaller than the cupcakes! How funny?! I am easily amused.
An insanely picture heavy post, because I think the mini cakes are cute!
My iPhone was bigger than the mini cake.
If you are interested in this recipe, use this for the curd, but replace lemon juice with passion fruit puree. Then, use google Chiffon Cake. You will get a decent one. They are all pretty much the same. Just be sure to fold the eggs whites in carefully & use cream of tarter! Don't leave it out! Fun tip - use a balloon whisk to fold! It is like folding with 10 spatulas at once!