Friday, February 25, 2011

My Life

Churro Buddies

The Cutest Cupcake

Cupcakes and Cupcake Puzzles (1000 pieces - thanks, mom)

Seitan Bacon

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcake

I know it doesn't look fancy, but it sounds fancy, right? I went home to South Bend, Indiana this weekend for my mom's birthday. I've been looking for any opportunity to experiment with a few ideas of mine, so I decided to test one out for my mom's b-day present. My parents are picky, so I decided to combine flavors that they both love - chocolate and hazelnuts. Good luck finding hazelnut extract at 5:00 on a Sunday in a small town in Indiana. Thank god for kind people who work at Starbucks. I popped in there, asked them to give me a few squirts of hazelnut syrup and then asked for a giant cup of free water because I was super thirsty...i'm a terrible customer to help so that's why I tip well.

These cupcakes turned out AMAZING. So freakin' fluffy, so much hazelnut. My whole family was overcome with complete cupcake euphoria.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New & Improved

The Reeses Cupcake - Nut Free!
It's got moist chocolate cake, sweet sunbutter filling and buttercream, drizzled chocolate ganache, and chocolate jimmies...CHOCOLATE JIMMIES.

The Not So Red - Red Velvet Cupcake
It's got the mild cocoa, the cream cheeze frosting...and not that much red. I tried to exclude red food coloring for two reasons 1. it's just a bunch of gross shit. 2. it's freakin' expensive.
Instead, I tried to use all natural ingredients...secret ingredients that I won't tell you. But you probably don't even care because it didn't even work. Next time I'll try adding more of my secret ingredient and MAYBE add some food coloring.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Orange you happy I made cupcakes?

I did another cupcake experiment today - Dreamsicle. I haven't had a Dreamsicle in forever, but believe me, that creamy bit of orange heaven has never left my brain. "So Delicious" better get on that.

I attempted to recreate this flavor and I think it was a success...wait, I just asked my roommate if it reminded her of a Dreamsicle and she has reported that Dreamsicles have more of a cream soda taste. Since when?! Anyways, I'm going to try and add a bit of cream soda to it next time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Mixing Bowl Bakery

I'm in business! I just delivered the Mixing Bowl Bakery's first order today and boy was it a doozy. Lucky for me, I did my first order in the middle of a huge snow storm. While I full heartedly appreciate thunder snow, this storm definitely made things a bit more difficult. For Christ's sake, this city has been acting like it's recovering from the apocalypse...which it basically is.

Anyways, enough chit chat about thunder snow, let's talk cupcakes. I'm makin' 'em and you should be buyin' 'em. Tell your friends in the Chicagoland area and shoot me an email! Here are a few pictures of what will be sold tomorrow at the Chicago Vegan Meetup happening at Veggie Bite on Milwaukee!

Strawberry Patch Cake - strawberry cake with cream cheeze frosting

Carrot Cake - carrot cake with maple cream cheeze frosting

Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut

Reeses Cupcakes - chocolate cupcake with sunflower seed butter filling & buttercream (all nut free!)

English Breakfast Cupcakes - english breakfast tea with hints of citrus and fluffy icing