Sunday, July 26, 2009

cupcake update



I'm here to share a few of my recent treats with you....It seems I've been on a salad kick lately (with a few more up my sleeve that I still need to share :)...but I still have the treats going on over here....like this SUPER.DUPER.ADORABLE cupcake timer my sister in law surprised me with a few weeks ago. Aparently the word is officially out.....that I am a cupcake LOVER!!!! :)... She was helping her mother in law pack up her things to move a few weeks ago and her MIL gave her this saying my SIL had given it to her years ago and she wanted to give it back to her.......well, my SIL doesn't remember that....but took it to give to ME!!! Yeah for me!!!!!! I looooooovvve it!!!!! Over the summer my kitchen has turned quite "cupcakey" when I wasn't even planning on it.....and this is my latest treat....and the pink mixer my sister gave me for my birthday is fitting in so nicely!!! Click....here....to see her!



My mom sent me this cute little cupcake book recently.....I haven't tried any recipes out of it...but I like to just set it out and look at it!!!!




Look at this book I picked up at Joanne's last week....TONS of great inspiration at only $5!!!! But a little tricky....I didn't realize it was printed in England and I had to convert a lot of the measurements...



And of course here is my new "Bible".......Martha's newest cookbook.....she is all OVER the cupcake thing!!! I HAVE to stop reading it in bed at midnight!!! I'm having dreams I'm in a room spinning with cupcakes and I can only choose one!!!!!! Yikes....I guess that would be considered a nightmare!!!!!



Here is a page from my new $5 dollar cupcake book....I'd like to try these tiny chocolate cupcakes with ganache frosting....but I'm not so sure about the ganache thing.........how hard can it be though??? If it doesn't work I'll just eat the ganache with a spoon!!! :)




.....and these ones reminded me of my new timer!!!!



I tried these for a dinner I went to yesterday with my husbands family......



....but I had issues.....the recipe was for 12 cupcakes so I doubled it....well it still wasn't enough, so I had to make another batch...they didn't rise at all....there was no baking powder or soda in the recipe, maybe that had something to do with it??? ....then on half of them the papers didn't stick to the cupcake?????....They tasted Yummy.Yum.Yum.....but I don't think I'll make them again.....toooooo many others to try in all of my new books!!!!

7 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks for sharing this whole cupcake fiesta!!

(it's all the fun pictures & your excitement that makes it feel like a party post)

How long before you try nearly all the MS cupcake recipe's? :)

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

I luuvv me some cupcakey goodness!! And Martha's book is my "bible", too! Try the creamy peanut butter frosting on page 310...delish! I put it on chocolate cupcakes with chopped up Reeses peanut butter cups on top...heavenly!

the treat girl said...

oooooh!!! Denise!!! That's the one I want to do this week!!!!! Thanks for the suggestion and rave!!!

beth said...

now i need a cupcake. do you think i can find one with no carbs? haha.

marzipanmom said...

Nothing worse than a bad recipe! Was it supposed to be a sort of pound cake with no leaveners? Anyway, try the ganache- it's easy - just make sure you use good chocolate and leave some time to let it cool to the right thickness as this can take a while. Looks like you're having a fun "cupcakey" summer!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Wow, this post is so "you" :) Happy cupcaking!

iheartdessert said...

That cupcake timer almost fooled me! For a second I thought it was real haha! I need to find a cupcake timer for myself, they are too cute!