Friday, October 30, 2009

ms cupcakes club-bonus round-halloween cupcakes!

halloween is my favorite holiday! i've make a bunch of different cupcakes these past couple of weeks in the spirit of halloween.
fauxstess cupcake
vanilla squared topped with spiders
and dirt topped with gummy worms!
happy halloween!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

winter farmers' markets...

now that the summer season has come to a close, i bet you're wondering where to get my little cupcakes this winter! well, you will be able to get your cupcakes at the williston and winooski winter farmers' markets in the coming weeks. i will be at the williston winter market (located in the cafeteria at the williston central school) on november 14th, december 12th, february 13th, march 13th and april 10th, and at the winooski winter market (located at the o'brien community center on malletts bay ave) on november 28th, december 5th and december 19th. so mark your calendars as i'll be having some yummy new flavors :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

msc club-pumpkin patch cupcakes!

i bought the martha stewart cupcake recipe book the day it was released...i mean, went out on my lunch break and paid full price for it at barnes and noble because i didn't want to wait for it to ship through amazon :) so, when i found out there was a group baking and blogging their way through the book, i couldn't wait to join! the first recipe (since i was accepted into the group) is for the pumpkin patch cupcakes. i had made these cupcakes the week before i was accepted into the club for a harvest fair, they were really yummy. i decided to make them again for my last summer farmers' market, and they were a hit there as well.
i followed martha's recipe as written, except i added mini chocolate chips...for some reason pumpkin chocolate chip sounds yummier than plain ol' pumpkin.
i really love the way these cupcakes rise up high!
this is the finished product. i didn't make the little marzipan pumpkins since i was making them for the farmers' market and didn't have time to make 54, but these little candy pumpkins worked out well. plus, i didn't make the cream cheese frosting as indicated in the recipe, i made a pumpkin pie spiced buttercream. it was delicious!
the recipe says that you'll get 32 cupcakes, but i halved it and got 54 mini cupcakes (since mini is how i roll :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

flavors for the last week of the williston summer farmers' market will be...

fauxtess--my take on the hostess cupcake--chocolate cupcake with a vanilla cream center dipped in chocolate ganache and topped with a vanilla cream swirl;

dirt--chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting sprinkled with crushed oreos and topped with a gummy worm;

vanilla squared--vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream and in the halloween spirit topped with a plastic spider ring;

pumpkin chocolate chip-pumpkin chocolate chip cupcake topped with a pumpkin spice buttercream.

yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy

Thursday, October 8, 2009

my first and only tiered cake...

see this cake? it's kinda pretty, right? well, this cake is the reason i don't make tiered cakes, ever. this cake took 9 hours to make, and i probably said the f-word more times while making this cake than i ever have in my entire life. people naturally assume i make cake, since i have a cupcake business, but this cake is the reason i don't...i just don't have the patience, and i admire anyone who does!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

martha stewart's cupcakes club!

i'm so excited! i just got accepted into the martha stewart's cupcakes club. you wanna know the details, huh? well, every month someone in the club will choose one cupcake recipe from the martha stewart cupcake recipe book. by the 15th of every month, everyone in the group will bake and blog about the experience, plus there are going to be bonus recipes and contests...sounds fun, doesn't it? i know, i'm super excited! the first cupcake recipe is for pumpkin patch cupcakes (i actually made these already on saturday for the colchester harvest fair), but i'll be making them again this week for the williston farmers' market. you should check out the club; it's going to be so much fun to be a part of this group and bake and blog.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

flavors this week at the williston farmers' market will be...

caramel apple-apple cupcake with caramel frosting;

mexican hot chocolate-chocolate cinnamon cupcake with cinnamon buttercream;

marbled-chocolate and vanilla cupcake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.

there are only two weeks left for this season at the williston farmers' market, so come out and treat yourself to some yummy cupcakes!