Thursday, 9 August 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes!

Hey Everyone! Never baked for over a month! I know I've been getting people saying " Why haven't you baked lately!" Well I've been on vacation and was at my brother's wedding and catching up on orders! It's kinda hectic! Anyhow i made these yummy cupcakes i found on a IPad app, Has all different kinds of cupcakes! And it looked so good i had to try them! Took about 3 hours to bake,cool and decorate! Then after i made the cupcakes my neighbour friend was over and ask if she could buy a few cupcakes. I was more than happy to say yes! I made her day and it made my day that she loved my cupcakes!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoon instant coffee powder

Frosting, recipe follows
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
Confectioners sugar, for garnish, optional  

 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
 2: Line 40 mini Muffin cups with 2 mini cupcake pan or 16 cups with 2 regular cupcake pans.
3: Sift or whisk together all the dry ingredients. 
4: In another bowl mix all liquid ingredients. 
5: Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.Mix with fork or whisk.
 6: Bake for 20-22 minutes for mini and for regular 25 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool.
7:Optional: Cut between the cooled cupcake and pipe on the bottom half and put strawberries on top and then put the top half on a pipe and garnish it with a strawberry!

PS: In this recipe you can add pretty
       much  anything you like such
       as walnuts,peanuts etc...   Enjoy :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Bacon Cheesecake Cupcakes

Candy Bacon + Cheesecake = Best cupcake ever!

I didn't think Cheesecake Cupcakes with bacon would be very appetizing . The cupcakes were for my mom's birthday! She always loved Cheesecake and Bacon! Well she found a recipe she wanted me to try, It took 5 hours from making the crust to cooling the cupcakes. It was worth the 5 hours! It's one of my favourite cupcake flavours! Although I don't really like Cheesecake these cupcakes sure changed my mind on Cheesecake! Try them,Trust me they are yummy!

All you need for the bacon part is: 4 strips of bacon,sugar! 
Best bacon you will ever try! Trust me on this one.

5 minutes of each side,Sugar on top.. And 
you're done!

Crispy as ever!

For the crust wafers,butter.sugar,bacon drippings,salt

And for the cupcakes egg,cream cheese,sugar,vanilla extract

Put them in the oven and chill for 5 hours!

Bacon and crust:
4 strips of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons of sugar
12 chocolate wafers
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the CheeseCakes
1 8-ounce cream cheese softened
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 large egg

1:To make the bacon, Preheat your own to 350. Line your muffin pan with 24 baking liners. Put the bacon in a large pan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until brown, 5 minutes each side. Then poor off the drippings and reserve. Now the fun part.. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar over bacon and cook. Place bacon on a plate and set aside.

2: To make the crust Pulse the wafers,butter and the 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings and pinch of salt in a blender or a food processor until finely grounded. press 1 heaping teaspoon of the crumb mixture into regular or mini muffin liners. Bake for 12 minutes then cool.

3: To make the cheesecake : Reduce the oven temperature to 325. Mix together cream cheese,sugar and vanilla in a electric mixer. Mix for 4-5 minutes on medium speed. Slowly add flour and egg and mix until incorporated scraping down the bowl as needed. Fill muffin liners with 2 teaspoons full for a mini muffin liner or 2 tablespoons for regular cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool in pan, then transfer pan to refrigerator and chill for 4 hours. Top each cupcake with a piece of candy bacon!

Enjoy if you are a Cheese Cake lover like my mom!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Customer ordered Cake Pops!

Hey everyone! I'm dearly sorry for not posting lately. I know it's not me.. is it? Well school is super busy with homework, pets to take care of and most important I've been getting ready to get a Teacup Mini Pig! Really excited. I have been convincing my parents all these weeks! That's why I haven't been blogging for awhile. My cupcake business is getting busy with orders! Anyhow i got a order for cake pops for a Diabetes Fundraiser. Here are some photos!

All done up nicely!

Dipping it!

Spring Colours

 How to wrap them!

Thanks! Keep in tune for my Mini Pig! And more baking!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Cake Pops for Easter

My friend came over and we wanted to make Cake Pops for Easter! We had a plan to make Easter chickens that look like Bakerella's. That didn't work. We never had the proper sprinkles to make it look like a chiken. But we just had Easter sprinkles so we rolled the Cake pop in that and it still looked nice!
The recipe for the Cake pops are right here

This is what it looks when you bite into it

My friend and I just did weird faces on them!


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Fondant Cake

This is accomplishment I wanted to do before spring break ends. I never made a cake with Fondant before I just don't really make cakes. Yeah I will make a cake here and there from the box like I did today. I make cupcakes and cake pops not cakes.. But now I am going to start making cakes because I showed myself that yes I can make a great cake with not tons of detail. Here is pictures of the cake!

Normal Carrot Cake with Fondant

I have no experience but i can make pretty flowers!

Top of the cake


Polka Dots!

Proud of myself for doing a great job!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Cadbury Crème Egg Cupcakes

Cadbury Crème Egg Cupcakes

With Easter just weeks away, I heard of this idea from someone of making Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes for Easter. I though that would be great for many reasons. 1: My favourite chocolate. 2: Everyone loves that chocolate so why not give it a try? I got a recipe and started baking. It's great for Easter dessert! Give it a try.


Batter of 24 cupcakes.

48 mini Cadbury Cupcake Eggs

1 batch of buttercream frosting

Large round piping


1: Scoop batter into paper liner 2/3 of the way full. Place one Cadbury Creme Egg in the middle of each cupcake. Using a spatula to spread the batter over the egg.

2: Bake according to the recipe you are using.

3: While your cupcakes are cooking, make your buttercream.

4: Assemble your piping bag fitted with a large tip and pipe a large circle around the cupcake.

5: Top of your cupcake with a Mini Cadbury Cream Egg.

Egg Shell Cupcakes

Egg Shell Cupcakes

Have you ever heard of cupcake in a egg shell? Well i sure haven't! While i was looking at the recipe it looked and sound simple! Very little ingredients you need to make theses colourful eggs! This recipe suits Easter very well and fun to make!
9 large eggs (Only one will get used in the cake. The rest are just used for the shells. I'm going to post a fantastic French toast recipe soon that used up six of the eggs.)
1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1/4 C sour cream
1: Poke a small hole in the top of the egg and dump out all the contents in a bowl,Rinse out eggs.
2:Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
3:In a large bowl, mix one egg and sugar until light and creamy.
4:Add the butter and lemon extract and mix until fully integrated.
5:Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
6:Add the sour cream and mix until smooth
7:Place egg shell in cupcake pan with aluminum foil
Optional --> Divdie batter in how many parts you want to colour your batter. Pipe into the egg shell.
Bake for 23 minutes on 350 F

Hamburger Cupcakes

Burger cupcakes look but don't taste like burgers! My friend Jorydn and I wanted to make a unusual cupcakes not just a cupake with icing on top. They took quite a long time to make but they were worth the time. It was a messey process making these's ; lots of dishes! But was alot of fun making burger cupcakes! You don't need alot of ingredients to make these stunning cupcakes.


Vanilla Cupcakes

Brownies for the patty


Sesame seeds ( optional )

Pretty Colours!

Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes

Second day of the teacher strike. And it was a pretty amazing day because my friend and I made cupcakes which made the day more enjoyable. We had no clue what kind of cupcakes we wanted to make. We had at least 9 different kinds we wanted to make! But my friend never had an ingredient for each recipe we looked at. We finally found a recipe which was Carrot! Truly the best Carrot recipe ever! It was so good, and the apples gave the cupcakes a great flavour!

Carrot Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

16 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs are room temperature

1: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a standard cupcake pan with tweleve paper baking cups, and a second pan with six baking cups, or grease pans with butter if not using baking cups.

2: Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and slat on a sheeet of parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.

3: Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with handheld electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Stop to add the sugar; beat on medium speed until well incorporated.

4: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition,

5: Reduce the speed to low. At this stage, it's always important to mix as slowly and as little as nexessary since you don't want to traumatize your batter

6: Add one third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture then gradually add one third of the hot water, beating until well incorporated. Add another third of the flour mixture, followed by one third of the hot water. Stop to scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining hot water, and beat until combined.

7: Usuing a spatula, fold the grated carrots and apple into the batter.

8: Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

It was really funny while making the icing and kinda upsetting too. Well anyhow my friend Alyshia was reading out the recipe while i get the ingredients out. It was fine until we had to mix it together... she read out the recipe to me and i put the ingredients in. And i said this isn't right. This is sugar and not confectioners' sugar. What the heck no icing recipe i know would have sugar instead of confectioners' sugar. I took a glimspe of the recipe quickly and it said confectioner sugar! I said Alyshia you know the diffrence right? She said "i think.. And i don't have any so i thought it wouldn't make a diffrence"! Hahah! Well it did. It was my fault too for not looking! It was really funny and sad to see the icing go in the garabage. But the cupcake it self is great!

Vanilla-Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature

4 cups confectioners' sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

6 ounces of cream cheese

Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; beat until well combined. Be sure to beat on high speed at the very end for at least 2 minutes to ensire that the frosting is light and fluffy.

Enjoy !

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes and Shopping at Michaels

It's a hoilday in Ireland.. and it's green! Guess what it is? St. Patricks day! These cupcakes are perfect for St.Patty's day! They are delicious with a bit of Bailey's in it! You can't taste the Bailey's which makes the cupcakes awesome! My best friend came over to help me make these cupcakes which was alot of fun! Simply,quick and easy to do for this festive ocassion !

All my ingredients layed out ready to start baing!

Makes 18 cupcakes


1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

8 tbsp unsalted butter

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup whole milk, at room temperature

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup Irish Cream ( such as Bailey's brand or nonalcoholic Irish Cream coffee syrup)

For the cupcakes:

1: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a standard cupcake pan with twelve paper baking cups, and a second pan with six baking cups, or grease pans with butter if using baking.

2: Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt on a sheet or parchment paper or in a bowl.

3: Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with a handheld electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Stop to add the sugar; then beat on medium speed until well incorporated. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.

4: Combine the vanilla extract and milk in a large liquid measuring cup.

5: Reduce the speed to low. Add one thrid of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, then gradually add one third of the milk mixture, followed by one third of the milk mixture. Stop to scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk mixture, and mix slowly until just combined.

6: Add the cocoa powder, beating on low speed until just icorporated.

7: Add the Irish Cream, still beating on low speed, until just incorporated.

8: Use a standard-size icream scoop to fill each baking cup with batter, so that the wells are two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes ( check at 15 minutes)

Buttercream Icing:

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 tsp clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

1: In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

Have a great St.Patty's day in 10 days!

Shopping at Michaels!

I decided i wanted to make a fondant cake! So i went to Michaels to get fondand and that's it! And of course i had to buy more things! Well my dad payed half and i payed for the other half. When i go shopping i can't just buy one thing specially when it comes to baking!

Here's what i bought!

Rolled Fondant: I will be hoping to make a tier cake when spring break is here! Never worked with it before! Hoping my cake will turn out great.

Rolling pin: Every baker needs this rolling pin! It's dishwasher safe, Non slip surface,Smoothing action and has a button release for cleaning! Amazing

Decorating Bags: Great for piping!


Milk Chocolate Cupcakes in a Ice-Cream Cone!

Milk Chocolate Cupcakes in a Ice-Cream Cone!

I didn't just want a cupcake. I wanted a cupcake in a ice-cream cone! I took a recipe and decided i wanted it to be in a ice-cream cone to make it more fun while making these delicious treats! I thought it would be easy and then i ran into some trouble..

Makes 12 cupcakes

2 1/2 cupcakes all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

8 tbsp unsalted butter ( room temperature )

1 3/8 cups sugar

2 large eggs ( room temperature )

2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract seeds from a vanilla bean

1 1/4 cups whole milk ( room temperature )

1: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Take a foil pan and wrap the tin foil around the pan and take some scissors and pierce some holes in the tin foil.

2: Sift together the flour,baking powder, and salt on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.

3: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with a handheld electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 3 to 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

4: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.

5: Add the vanilla and vanilla bean seeds to the milk in a large liquid measuring cup.

6: Add one third of the dry ingredients followed by one third of the milk, and mix thoroughly. Repeat. Add the last third of the dry ingredients followed by the last third of milk, mixing slowly until well uncorporated.

7: Scoop the batter into the cupcake cones and bake for 25 minutes ( Check at 25 minutes might be longer) This is where i ran into some problems. I over flow ed the cupcakes while scoopng in the batter and 1 batch never turned out! So i suggest you to not go to the top with batter!

This is a perfect amount!


( I used buttercream icing because i never had the chocolate chips but you can use the recipe i put below )

Milk Chocolate Frosting:

2/3 cup milk ( room temperature)

5 cups confectioners sugar

12 tbsp butter ( room temperature)

5 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups chocolate chips, melted and then room temperature

Rainbow sprinkles (optional)

1: Combine the milk, confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt at high speed until light and fluffly and airy, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Slowly add the melted chocolate until well incorporated.


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