Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Glaze

Ok I am head over heel's in love with these cupcakes. The matcha green tea powder mixed in with almond flavoring is so so so GOOD! The green tea glaze went perfectly together with the cupcake. Definitely a new favorite!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Haleznut Cupcakes w/ Mocha Hazenut Mousse Filling

I was really impressed with these lil lovelies. The mousse was so rich and delectable with a bit of Kahlua and espresso inside. The cake itself was extremely good as well, and I would consider it even mildly healthy due to it containing ground flax seeds and brown sugar. Inside the cake was also cinnamon and a wee bit of Kahlua liquor. Very yummy! When the cupcakes were finished baking I lightly brushed them with some more Kahlua and patiently waited for the ganache to cool down. I stuffed them as full as possible with mousse and topped them with the ganache and sprinkled carmel brulee to finish them off.

I made sure the husband and I ate a few, and then gave the rest to Zoombie and the rest of the crew over at "DEATH OR GLORY TATTOO". Zoombie had a few hours prior finished a piece on my arm so I thought I'd give em some sweets. Gotta take care of your tattoo artist!

Now I get to finish off the remainder of the mousse mmmmmmm!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Double Chocolate Chip with Pomegranate AND Chocolate frosting, topped with Ganache spackle!

So last night I had the hugest craving for something oozing with chocolate and thought pomegranate would be a good combination with the chocolate. I love fruit and chocolate together- sooo good! I also LOVE pomegranate so VOILA. These hot little babies would definitely be the cure for any chocolate cravings one may have. I added chunks of semi-sweet chocolate into these little morsels before putting them into the oven and also some pomegranate flavoring to the mix as well. Originally I was wanting an all pomegranate frosting but I decided to add chocolate to it and make it even more delish! To top it all off I made some ganache and drizzeled it on top of the mound of heavenliness. I will definitely be making these again and they made my home smell like warm hearted brownies. Loved it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"The Big Lebowski" in a cupcake

So one of my favorite films is definitely "The Big Lebowski" John Goodman's character in that movie is my all time favorite of his work, at least in my opinion. If you've seen the movie then your well aware of The Dude drinking white russians all throughout the movie. I wanted to capture "His Dudeness" in a cupcake hence the white russian cupcake. It has a coconut buttercream frosting to match with the kahlua inside the cake. The cake has both kahlua, vodka and cream (coconut cream that is) inside of it. I attempted to try and layer the cake the bottom half with kahlua the top with cream/vodka but it didn't get the defined line I was hoping for. But you still see in the pictures that there is a difference in the colors of the cake. So I give honor to you Dude with a cupcake!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Superfragilisticexpialidocious cupcakes!

I've been meaning to use my wilton giant cupcake pan for ages now and so I finally broke it out again today. Which by the way I will be throwing it in the trash tomorrow morning. Every time I have used that pan it has given me nothing but problems. It refuses to cook evenly. So "poof" it is gone! I'm going to look into other brands of large cupcake pans instead. You would think that wilton being such a huge presence on the cake community would test out it's products before hand. Oh well.

Any-hoo I was inspired through flickr early this morning to also use rolled fondant. It's so much fun,but also A LOT of work! The end results look amazing though so it's worth it. I also really liked the frosting on the Big Momma Cupcake. I made a carmel buttercream for it. I'm extremely happy with how these cupcakes turned out. Seriously are they not just too adorably cute! I love the pastel colors and the child like look of the fondant. Well enjoy, now to clean up the mess-joy.