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Getting High with Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Getting High with Hi-Hat Cupcakes
I believe it was a year or two ago, before I started my little blog, that I first heard of Hi-hat Cupcakes. I then found a recipe for them on Martha Stewart's site. I then searched a bit more and found quite a few people had terrible issues with the recipe on that site (which doesn't surprise me, as the recipes there tend to be hit and miss) and had worked out their own way of making them from trial and error. I set the idea to make them aside and it got buried in my ever churning thought process. Hi-hats seem to have broken through to the surface of my brain with perfect timing. I need an excuse to get out of this terrible slump I've been in. Chocolate Blackout Cake (makes 20 cupcakes, or one nice 9x12" pan o' cake) This recipe first appeared on my blog here 2 cups sugar -Mix together the wet ingredients, Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Italian Meringue: (adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours The first coil goes on like this:

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting  The frequency with which I bake with bananas is dependent on how many we buy that go uneaten. When I see them get to that lovely, ripe, baking stage, I start scouring my brain, all available cookbooks, and the internet for banana recipes. Having made banana bread too many times to count, I really wanted to bake something a little different. As I kept an eye on our latest batch of steadily ripening bananas, I remembered the glorious banana cupcakes at Billy’s Bakery, one of my favorite NYC bakeries. With those lovelies in mind, I started my search for something similar. Death By Oreo Cupcakes They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better.

How to Make Bagels: A User's Manual at Epicurious Bagels, like most bread recipes, require very few ingredients or specialized equipment. Here's an overview of what you'll need to make perfect bagels at home. Ingredients How To Frost Cupcakes Happy Cupcake Monday! Glory of Glorious Treats here with some simple tips and techniques to help you make beautiful cupcakes. Kim and I are both often asked about the pastry tips we most commonly use to frost cupcakes. If you have ever been curious about the pretty, ruffly swirls… I’m hear to show you how simple it really is! Over The Top German Chocolate Brownies When I was on vacation almost a month ago, I went to a bakery that had lots of delicious-looking cakes, cookies, pies, homemade breads, and more. It was really hard to decide what to buy. I bought a few things, but decided not to buy the German Chocolate Brownies–I would have had to buy a whole pan and if I did that, I’m sure I would have eaten them all! So I just made a note to myself to try making my own German Chocolate Brownies when I got home. These brownies are very rich, dense, and fudgy…with lots of German chocolate.

I Am Now In The Muffin Loop I am so sick. Of myself. Do you know what I mean? I'm just fed up TO HERE with me. I feel boring, uninspired, whiny, ridiculous, apathetic, and just TOTALLY BLEH. Our Small Hours: Meatloaf Cupcakes Google+ BESbswyBESbswy x Real Food RecipesMindful Living GuidanceFREE Home Schooling ResourcesParenting and Marriage TipsWEEKLY GIVEWAYS! Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes It happened again. I had one of my cupcake visions. And I couldn’t shake it. Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting Frosting: 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 4 c powdered sugar 1/2 c seedless strawberry jam 3/4 c chilled heavy whipping cream Cake: 3 c cake flour 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 c sugar 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 7 large eggs 2 T vanilla extract 1 c sour cream 6 T plus 1/3 c seedless strawberry jam 2 1/4 lbs strawberries, hulled, sliced (about 6 cups), divided For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth. You'll probably want to use an electric mixer for this so you don't end up with lumps. Stop every now and then to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in sugar, then jam.