Why this blog?

Hi There,

I absolutely love to make fun delicious cupcakes for all occasions. I am a mom of 3 little ones that LOVE them. I'm not a pro at baking and decorating I just really enjoy doing it. We have a huge family that keeps us busy with many family event, parties and birthdays that allow me to be creative with my cakes. This is my way of relaxing and having fun. This blog came about when I made the "Fries for Beef" cupcakes. My sister-in-law suggested that I start a blog to show them off and I thought it would be fun to see how many cool recipes I can actually pull off and share them with you.

So here I go...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Fries" for Beef

These are my favorite so far. I found them in an AMAZING book called "What's New, Cupcake?" It is the sequel to "Hello, Cupcakes" by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.

Our family friend "Beefy" had a birthday celebration over the weekend. We love to eat, drink and have fun so I wanted to make him something he'd really enjoy.

These are super simple. I deviated from the original recipe just a bit. I used chocolate cupcakes instead of vanilla since I like a little contrast between the frosting and the cake. I used a blend of fresh strawberries with added strawberry syrup for "Ketchup" to replace the mini-cupcakes with red frosting. This way you actually got to dip the "fries." To create the "fries" just use a crinkle cutter on pound cake and toast. Usually the cutter is used for veggies and can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond for around 3 bucks.

They were a HUGE hit at the party. This is why I've created this blog. It would be fun to see how many recipes I can pull off.

Thanks Heather for the awesome suggestion. And tell Joe I won't tell anyone about the Julie & Julia idea.

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