Sunday, August 22, 2010


So you know those cuppy's I made in the last post, those were samples I made for the bride to see and try and here is the real deal! This was the first wedding I have ever baked for!! I was super happy with the outcome! Poata (my hubby) built me this cupcake stand, he is amazing!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Birthdays and Weddings!

~My son's first birthday was last week! His party was "construction" themed. I made him a 3 tier chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and german chocolate coconut pecan filling.  I also made some billy's vanilla cupcakes. The chocolate cake recipe I used was the last one that I posted for chocolate cupcakes. The butter cream was really good and held up to the heat. The recipe is:
 chocolate buttercream:
2 sticks butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 cup milk depending on your desired consistency
6-7 cups powdered sugar
1/2-3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder depending on how rich or dark in color you desire
beat butter for about 3 minutes and it is smooth and cream. Add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa powder. The mixture will be very thick. Add milk, start with 1/4 cup and add more if you want it to be more spreadable.

~Then it was my brothers birthday two days later soooo I made VANILLA  cupcakes AGAIN! I seriously love that Billy's vanilla recipe. And so does my brother. But I forgot that his favorite was the coconut haupia cupcakes, next time.

~I am baking for a wedding this month and their theme is "sunflowers" so I made some sample cupcakes for the bride to see and try and she loved them.