It's getting close to Christmas, and I've been working on my Cute Christmas food projects. But before I post any of my new creations, let me round up the best Christmas cupcakes I can find. Can you spot any cupcake idea you want to try this holiday season? - Snowman cupcakes from Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen Super cute! - Cute and easy Christmas cupcake ideas from All You
Ingredients Vanilla Cupcakes: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream
Two sources of previous inspiration collided recently. A lunch at Ozumu introduced me to yuzu and then a couple of weeks later a pass through the Village Market in the Ferry Building turned up a jar of yuzu marmalade. I took it as a sign that a yuzu cupcake was in order. Yuzu is making its rounds on dessert menus these days often paired with white chocolate. I decided to go the same route.
There's something about turtles that I find so endearing. I don't know if it's their slow but determined way of getting about, or how they can disappear into the 'homes' they carry on their backs. Either way, they're a fascinating creature, and as part of our Earth Week celebration at school this week and World Turtle Day on May 23rd, my classes are making Turtle Cupcakes to raise money for American Tortoise Rescue.
I couldn't believe my eyes this week when I saw the ad for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in my local Starbucks. Pumpkin Spice already? But there's still a little more summer to be had, isn't there? Of course, it was impossible to stay upset for too long; after all, this is lovely pumpkin -- one of my favorite flavors of all time -- that we're talking about!
It seems like once the weather cools down everyone wants to jump right into pumpkin season. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as much as anyone else, but to me September is apple season. I was thinking about how often apples get overshadowed by pumpkin a few weeks ago when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend a dinner party with some of his coworkers. “Hrmmm. Maybe…”, I said. “They asked us to bring some kind of food to share”, he said.
Last month we had a big party to celebrate the launch of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and my husband Graham’s birthday. I served our favorite Devil’s Food cupcakes with a sweet cream cheese icing. Of course the bread was the star of the night, but these cupcakes got rave reviews and several people asked for the recipe. The dark chocolate cake has a texture that is smooth and rich. Its flavor is not overly sweet, because of the intensity of the coffee and rum (the Devil in “Devil’s Food” perhaps?), which make it a great match for cream cheese frosting sweetened with Lyle’s Golden Syrup
(photo by chris rochelle @ CHOW ) Team Mustache had everyone smiling with their irresistible mini-mustache mini-cupcake toppers. Matching this feast for the eyes was a party in the mouth–teeny Guinness Gasm cakes boasting a rich combo of Guinness, chocolate, and Bailey’s that will surely bring out the boozy Irishman in you when you whip these up yourself! Guinness Gasm Ingredients:
I really need to preface this tutorial with... I am sorry. I am SURE there are easier ways to do a Vertical Layer Cake . But I was being a brat for my birthday . I wanted real cake, and not sponge cake. I wanted two different flavors.