Tuesday, June 29, 2010
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. honey
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. blueberries
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tin and muffin cups. Beat egg; stir in milk and oil. Mix in remaining ingredients except blueberries just until flour is moistened. Batter should be lumpy. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12 muffins.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I had strict requests from her:
1. They HAVE to be black, red, white & pink
2. There has to be black & white checkers
3. To include the weird skull creature like in the picture above
4. Skateboards are a must!
5. And lots of flowers.
So with all that information, I came up with these:
The skateboards were made of fondant, the wheels were made of mini black gummy's, and the details were all drawn on with a black food color writer pens.
My girls needed to give something to their Dad for Fathers day. We thought long & Hard.....
Well he has a serious sweet tooth.....
& he Loves Chocolate....
Then I asked my Daughter..."what else does daddy like?"
She said "he likes work."
He has been working a lot lately and we haven't seen much of him, so I guess she assumes he likes work. The mind of a 2 year old. Then I thought about it...and he really does like work. He loves what he does. Actually he is almost married to his work. Its okay ...it is the one affair he can have that I'm okay with. Ha!
So..we put two + two together...
I'm sure a lot of you know where I'm going with this.
Here is a clue....
So Carpentry + Chocolate...and we came up with...
These handyman tools are going to be the cupcake toppers.
Don't You Love it?!
I don't think there would have been anything more fitting for their dad than little mini Fondant edible hammer, saw, tool belt , and a wrench.(I don't think a wrench is a carpentry tool..oops!)
He also told me the other day that his tool belt broke. We thought that maybe we could replace his broken one with a new one but I wouldn't even know where to start looking for the right tool belt.
So this is the best I can do....
If you are reading this Dad...."Happy Fathers day to you too!"
With all said & done....we packaged up the cupcakes in a new cooler, with a gift card to the movies. (Toys Story 3-- for a date with him and our daughter)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
these were ordered from a customer, who's friend had just graduated Bsc..Computer Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The Icing is "Actually" a deep royal purple...Time to get a new camera (they look blue) :(....
All 18 are made of double chocolate cupcakes, and vanilla butter cream frosting. all the decorations are made of Fondant except for the little diplomas. They are paper rolled up with some "Congratulations", "You did it", "BSc class of 2010".... and special words written on the inside.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
With much disappointment....
They DID NOT SHOW UP!!! err Sorry Martha!
......No yellow??!!! No POLKA DOTS!!!
I was going to do plain French Vanilla cupcakes.(this is the batter before they hit the oven)..but I thought that was kinda boring, so I thought Id add a splash of color-with Wilton gel color (rose pink, sky blue, and yellow butter cream)...It really changed the whole look of what I had planned for the cupcakes...
so much for boring white...I think I could find this my new favorite thing so fun!
I whipped up Another batch of Double Chocolate Cupcakes. I wonder which will sell faster? The rainbow bright cupcakes or Chocolate?
(all packed and ready to go)..