Monday, August 9, 2010


I am so excited for my new cake tip. It's a Wiltons 1M - I know, I know, how can I claim to love making and decorating cupcakes and not even have the proper icing tips?! I'm a horrible person.
I made Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes from my SBL so I had something fun to decorate. I added them mostly because of the chocolate liqueur. I'm kind of lame and I've never actually used liqueur in anything I've made before - EVER. I always skip it in a recipe, no real reason really. I've just never used it.
I decided to be a big girl and finally try it. I put it in half of the icing and I didn't like it. Actually, I didn't really like the cupcakes in general. They turned out kind of dense and not fluffy at all.

Whatev, at least they look good.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Eat My Words - and Brownies

Okay I take it back.

I like brownies.

I wanted to be a hero yesterday and bake like a crazy person while Jack was sleeping, and clearly he had other plans. I only had time for one thing: Cream Cheese Brownies
I had to modify the recipe a bit - mostly because i screwed up. In between baking and trying to settle Jack, I forgot all about adding the chocolate. I didn't realize it until I was ready to bake (at least I hadn't added the cream cheese yet - phew). I yelled 'OH NO!!' and made Jack laugh, who was now awake and watching me bake and dance (we have GLEE dance parties almost everyday). Anyway, I melted some chocolate and then just threw in more chocolate chips to the batter.

They tasted REALLY good.

Summer Baking List Update (What I still have to make):
-Pomegranate Cheesecake
-Lemon Layer Cake
-Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes
-Strawberry Cream Cake
-Frozen Key Lime Pie
-White chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
-Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
I got rid of the bars because they used cake mix and what the heck is malted milk powder anyway???...EWW

Jack is sleeping now, I think I'll attempt to be a hero again

Sorry no pictures...random camera excuse