Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Some REALLY YUMMY Cupcakes!

My sister, being the super awesome co-worker/employee that she is at AC Label...wanted to bring some cupcakes to work.

Normally, AC Label is on the receiving end of practice baked goods or leftovers from orders but this order was just for them.

She wanted variety and deliciousness...Done!

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies n' Cream Frosting (so good, I saved the leftover and will eat it with a spoon later) topped with Oreo Cookie Crumbs

Each cupcake has an Oreo Cookie bottom :)

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cupcakes with Creamy Peanut Butter Buttercream (my sister's personal favorite) topped with Chopped Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips

Vanilla Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream (my personal favorite) and a Caramel Drizzle

Three variety packs made their way to AC Label this morning!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Chocolate Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Remember these?

Well, I've been itching to make more but in a different flavor and design.
Bakerella, being the super cake pop genius that she is - has soooo many ideas to choose from.

Feel free to buy me her new book that just came out, I haven't gotten it yet.
Thanks :)

Anyways, I decided on CHOCOLATE...because I love it!

I baked a 9x13 devils food cake then smooshed it all together with some chocolate frosting.

I rolled a tray of large balls for the cones and a tray of small balls for the pops.

I had to trim down the sugar cones, which was harder than I thought it would be but it worked out okay since the chocolate drizzled over my jagged edges.

I like the idea of using some strawberry flavored melting chocolate with the chocolate cake, then I figured I might as well do regular chocolate and white chocolate too for the whole ice cream effect.

I wanted to make a 3 scoop cone but totally forgot, bummer.

I had a tough time dipping the regular cake pops in the strawberry melting chocolate because it was a little thicker than the others, but I managed to create a few decent ones.

My next cake pop adventure will be these, I already bought the candies which were on sale :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mini Doughnuts....I guess.

I bought this mini doughnut maker about a year ago and last night I decided I was going to use it.

It was a hot weekend and I didn't want to deal with using hot oil and frying doughnuts so I researched some cake recipes that could be baked.

I found two, a plain recipe and also a chocolate recipe.

This thing works great, each batch only took about 3-4 minutes to bake and the shapes came out perfectly.
(I used a piping bag to fill each ring evenly and avoid a huge mess)

The taste...not horrible but also not was I was hoping for.

They are lacking the right texture and could have been sweeter.

Maybe some glaze and sprinkles will help?

Or maybe just some more sugar?

They look pretty at least.