Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday morning cravings and Margarita cupcakes!!

One cupcake I've been dying to try to make was margarita cupcakes. Now, after looking around I discovered that there was only one recipe that people thought worthy of a margarita was one in the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

So, even though I was a little worried about how a vegan cupcake would taste and what the texture would be like, I decided to try it out. And, well, they were AMAZING. The tequila flavor kind of disappeared the next day, but the fresh cupcake I tasted that first day was exactly what I wanted a margarita cupcake to taste like!

And, since these cupcakes were eaten long ago...I needed something to make this morning. Good thing I had a serious chocolate chip cookie craving to aid in the decision. There's only one way to fix that:
I was a bit sad when I didn't have enough chocolate chips, but that was easily fixed when I found some white chocolate chips in the cupboard. And when they were done, I thought they looked pretty cool!
I used one of my favorite cookie recipes. From Smitten Kitchen of course! Another genius one that is in a completely different genre of chocolate chip cookies is perfect if you're looking for more of a gourmet cookie.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The perfect Summer cupcake.

I was browsing the Internet for creative cupcake recipes when I came upon this photo. I thought it was a genius idea and that I just had to try it. So, earlier in the week, I made some vanilla mini cupcakes

and some brownies. I cut little circles out of the brownies and froze them along with the cupcakes.
Then I cut the cupcakes in half to form the "buns", colored some fondant and rolled it into "cheese."
When I was at the grocery store, I saw these awesome strawberries and decided that the "ketchup" should be strawberry frosting.
Then I started the assembly...
The result? Extreme cuteness!