because I've also been baking, like if Martha Stewart, Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines had a love child that did nothing but bake cakes and cupcakes it would be me.
For whatever reason I have been obsessed with making cupcakes. I think it started when I got a new Wilton icing tip that makes the cool swirl on top of the cupcakes like the pros do. You may remember the strawberry lemonade cupcakes I made back in June:
vegan, gluten free cupcakes for a friend that actually tasted fairly good considering they were missing all the yummy things that (to me) constitute a cupcake. They were a vanilla bean cupcake with an extra vanilla kick in the center.
When looking for the vegan recipe, I came across another cupcake that I had to try... caramel cupcakes with a salted buttercream icing. Yummy! I guess I never took pictures of them but they looked about like the ones above. I thought the cupcakes themselves were a little dense and flavorless so when I made them again later in the week (yes, twice in one week) I put a caramel filling in them. Very yummy.
Last week was also miss Leona's 3rd birthday, which meant cake!! After a little discussion and deliberation she decided on a ladybug cake. It was a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and tasted almost as good as it looked. :)
After one of my friends saw the ladybug cake she wanted me to make a cake for her daughter's first birthday, which I was hesitant but happy to do. The request was for a chocolate dog with chocolate and vanilla frosting. Although I had few issues with the decorating, I was mostly pleased with the results.
vanilla bean cupcakes with a dulce de leche center and a dulce de leche buttercream frosting. Yeah, that one might require a few extra miles logged.
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