cupcakes!

Here’s a couple of the cupcakes I’ve been making lately:

LEMON

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FUNFETTI WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE BUTTERCREAM

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recipe for cupcakes here

the frosting was sort of an experiment. what I really wanted to do was make a whipped ganache frosting that would be thick and fudgy. so I made ganache,  and then let it set in the fridge for a few hours, thinking I could just whip it up in my mixer once it was solid, like I’ve done so many times before-only it didn’t set. I don’t usually measure for ganache anymoreeeeee (not smart=do not copy) and it was delicious but it was soupy. soooo I basically made regular buttercream and added it in, whipped it up, and viola! delicious chocolate mousse tasting buttercream.

IMPROV BABY!

Gender Reveal cake!

I was recently asked to make a gender reveal cake for one of my best friends and of course I said YES! Her theme was football and she wanted me to make this cake:

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yes it’s a screen shot. we’re not fancy here, remember? : ) Ok so I was super pumped! But those helmets made me a biiiiit nervous. This baker had some real skills, and I wasn’t sure I could make it look so good!

What I ended up doing was copying the picture onto edible paper, then stuck it on the cake, then used it like a stencil and traced the helmets. Boo ya!

 

Here’s how mine came out:

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IT’S A GIRL!!!

so psyched for this little baby!

thought for the day: believe you can do it. if not, then make a stencil and trace it! lol 🙂