Sunday, May 8, 2011

mmmmm chocolate.....

So one of the standard flavors i make when baking for the office is chocolate. I figure chocolate is a good flavor of cupcakes and who doesn't like chocolate. Recently at work a number of outside Sales gents came into the office. Of course i baked to help keep them motivated while sitting in a room for training all day. I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Margarita Cupcakes

So i decided to make cupcakes for the office and why not make something fun! I have a tin of Cupcake recipes that i bought probably about a year ago at Coles. At first i bought it since it had a ton of cool ideas for kids and then i found this one. I thought i'd even share the Recipe with you! From what i am told they were amazing. I think the added salt/sugar combo on top of the icing made a huge difference, a bit of tart with the sweet!

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Recipe:
1 Package of white cake mix
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarita mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon grated lime peel, divided
Juice of 1 lime

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350F, Line 24 standard muffin cups with cupcake liners.
2. Combine cake mix, 3/4 cup margarita, eggs, oil, water, 1 teaspoon lime peel and lime juice in large bowl. Whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Spoon batter evenly into prepared cups.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centres comes out clean. Remove cupcakes to wire racks; cool completely.

Icing
2 tablespoons tequila or lime juice (I used 2 Tablespoons of Tequila)
3 cups sifted powdered sugar (i only used 2 cups)

Instructions:
Combine tequila or lime juice w/ Remaining Margarita mix and 2 tablespoons of lime peel in medium bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar a cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Spread glaze over cupcakes (be careful it can get pretty runny). Let the icing settle on top of the cupcakes.

Additions:
1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon salt (optional but i used it)
Green Food coloring

Instructions:
Mix sugar and salt and tint with green food coloring until desired color. Sprinkle on top of the icing.

No one says you can't bake and have a shot of Tequila at the same time!

Enjoy and Happy Baking!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Luke I am your Father....

This cake was so much fun to do! My husband is great at creating templates, so he created one for my carving out of Cardboard.

This cake was chocolate cake with fruit filling and vanilla buttercream. It was covered with Black Fondant.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

New mold....

So i bought a new mold recently at Icing Inspirations. This mold is amazing and so easy to use. I couldn't wait to use it and decided to make a cake for the office and decorate it to show off the button mold.

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