Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Last weeks birthday cakes turned out great. I forgot to take pictures of the Motocross cake, but I know the boys had fun playing with the motorcycle and rider! Here are pictures of the completed Lemon Poppy Seed cupcakes and flowers.
Chocolate seems to be the theme this week, is that always the case? Maybe it is just because these customers didn't get a chance to sample the Chocolate Salted Caramel cupcakes I made a couple weeks ago! Today I'm making German Chocolate Cupcakes for a good friend for his birthday, he has only been asking for them for the entire 2 years we've known them!
I'm starting to think it is time I order boxes wholesale, it would save me the trip to the craft store, and the expense and I can even get cupcake inserts! Now time to figure out where to store the boxes in the garage!
Off to my kitchen!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We are going to start a couple weeks ago, just so you have an idea how crazy September has been already. The month started off with a softball tourney for my husband and a bunch of friends. Saturday evening I'm sitting on the couch watching tv, and realize, "hmmm I don't have any sweets to bring, I'm sure everyone will expect something... time to start baking!" So that evening I whipped up some chocolate cupcakes, with a peanut butter cream filling and cream cheese frosting... they were DEVOURED, and I've since started receiving requests for more.
I took a break from baking for a couple weeks, one planned, one unplanned. Last week my youngest son was admitted to the hospital for Croup. It was a frightening experience, but I'm happy to say he is healthy and home now. Needless to say, after just one night in the hospital, I spent the entire next day baking... it is my way to relieve stress! And, we were headed camping with our church and I needed to make sweets for potluck. So... I spent all of Thursday baking 2 doz chocolate salted caramel cupcakes with coffee buttercream, and 100 cinnamon rolls. Half of the cinnamon rolls went with my husband to work for his quarterly planning meeting, the other half were a sweet treat enjoyed after camping in the rain for 2 days.
That brings me to this week. Let me start this by saying I'm not complaining... I'm thrilled, just a little overwhelmed right now. This week I have 3 orders for cupcakes due, plus cupcakes for another potluck this weekend. If you are doing the math, that adds up to 8 dozen cupcakes... and if you were curious if they are healthy... those 8 dozen cupcakes (plus frosting and filling) will use 5lbs of butter!
Here are this weeks flavors:
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcake, filled with Lemon Curd and topped with an Almond Buttercream frosting and button flowers
- Chocolate cupcake, filled with Peanut Butter Cream and topped with Cream Cheese frosting and a sprinkle of peanuts
- Chocolate cupcake, filled with Chocolate Mint and topped with Mint Buttercream and chocolate curls
- Chocolate Cupcake, filled with chocolate cream, topped with vanilla buttercream, decorated like a Dirt Bike track
So what have I accomplished so far... I've made 14 of 24 button flowers... umm, yeah, that is about it. So tonight? Finishing the button flowers, and shopping for ingredients. I made myself a schedule this morning, had to map everything out, making sure I could finish all orders in time.
Did I mention I have class Thursday night? Yep, need to make 2 batches of royal icing and learn some new flowers.
I've included pictures of some of the things I've made since I was last on here, I need to get better about taking pictures, but at least there are some!
Just Ducky 1st Birthday Cake
Banana Cake with whipped cream and fresh banan filling covered in cream cheese frosting
Daisies for a baby shower