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...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Gabriella Turns 2

So my beautiful niece had her 2nd birthday and her them was Dr. Seuss. I made these adorable thing 1 & thing 2 cupcakes. They were my dutch chocolate cupacke with raspberry buttercream frosting with cotton candy for the hair. It was a wonderful, fun party.
Happy Birthday Gabriella!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Long Overdue

For those of you that didn't know I have been on bedrest since January with our third child. I haven't had to opportunity to be creative with my cupcakes in a very long time. We welcomed a beautiful baby girl into this world on March 14th. She is amazing and we couldn't be more thankful.

On to the cupcakes...

I made these gorgeous Margarita Cupcakes with lime buttercream for our friends birthday over the weekend. They were delicious! The buttercream frosting was ouststanding and I think the best I've made. So simple but great!

2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), at room temperature
5 to 6 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp grated lime zest
small lime slices for garnish, if desired

Once cupcakes are completely cooled, prepare the icing. Place butter in a large bowl and beat with electric mixer until butter is fluffy. Add 4 cups of powdered sugar, salt, lime juce, and lime zest. Mix until thick and creamy. Add more powdered sugar, if desired. Use small lime slices as garnish