Sunday, February 28, 2010

new cupcake cookbook!

i was so excited to find this cupcake cookbook at the christmas tree shop for $3.99. i've seen it before, but it's always been about $13. one thing i love about it so much is that it has a photo of every recipe; i absolutely love when cookbooks have a photo for every recipe and won't buy a cookbook if it doesn't have a photo for most recipes.

i decided to try out two new recipes that looked really yummy. first was the malted milk cupcake. i already have a malted milk cupcake availabe, but it consists of a chocolate cupcake with malted milk frosting. this cupcake has malted milk and brown sugar in the cupcake recipe. this photo is the photo from the cookbook...i think the frosting is too simple, but i love the chocolate chips in the cupcake!
the second recipe is really adorable and with easter on its way, i thought this cupcake would be perfect. it's basically a vanilla cupcake with toasted coconut made to look like a bird's nest. it's topped with a little candy egg.

this is how my malted milk cupcake turned out...i piped the frosting out with a decorating tip and topped the cupcake with a whopper. the verdict: the cupcake is too sweet! i think i'm going to stick with the chocolate cupcake with the malted milk frosting.

this is how the bird's nest cupcake turned out. i think it's really cute and really yummy. look for this cupcake as easter approaches...

Monday, February 22, 2010

it's official...

city market, in downtown burlington, will carry my little cupcakes in a 4 pack starting mid-march! i'm so excited!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

exciting stuff might be happening!

i spent all day making and packaging cupcakes in my new containers for an exiting, but still secret, opportunity that may be in the works. it's not 100% definite right now, so i don't want to jinx myself, but as soon as i know for sure i'll let you know :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

new sprinkles!

i went shopping today and got some supplies for the biz...i got these pretty new sprinkles at can't tell by the picture but the white sprinkles are a shimmery pearl color. they are very pretty and eastery :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

getting married?

arranged on this cute 6 tiered cupcake stand, my little cupcakes would be the perfect dessert for your special day. email today for price and availibility!

Monday, February 15, 2010

msc-s'mores cupcakes!

this month, mary ann from meet me in the kitchen picked s'mores cupcakes. okay, i must admit, i'm kinda cheating this month because i've already made these cupcakes...and let me tell me, they are a huge hit! i actually made them a couple of times last summer for the farmers' market and they sold out both times!
i opted not to make the very complicated-sounding cooked gelatin frosting, instead making a yummy marshmallow fluff frosting. i also added a hunk of hershey chocolate to each cupcake and sprinkled each with crushed graham crackers.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

valentine cupcakes at the williston farmers' market!

i was so excited for the williston farmers' market today because for 1.) it was the day before valentine's day and for 2.) i hadn't done a market since december. i decided to do vanilla squared, red velvet and fauxstess with a pink center and pink loop de loop. i just got a new piping tip and used it for the first time on the pink vanilla buttercream. i think these might be some of the prettiest cupcakes i've done to date...vanilla squared, red velvet and fauxstess
i bought a new blue table cloth and some darker pink circles for my table the other day. i think the blue/pink combo looks really cute with my logo.
lots of people came by the market was a great day, and i sold out around 1:00!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

happy birthday, trinket!

rachel, the owner of trinket on church street (as well as sweet lady jane and tribeca), asked me to make cupcakes to celebrate trinket's one year birthday! she ordered three different forest (not shown), chocolate hearts vanilla and vanilla hearts chocolate. i think they came out really pretty...
chocolate hearts vanilla

vanilla hearts chocolate

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

flavors at the williston winter farmers' market will be...

i will be at the williston winter farmers' market this saturday from 10-2.

flavors will be:

vanilla squared-vanilla cupake with vanilla buttercream;

red velvet-red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting;

fauxstress-chocolate cupcake with a vanilla buttercream center dipped in chocolate ganache.

valentine cupcakes would be a sweet treat for your honey...or for yourself :)