Monday, December 30, 2013

Vanilla pudding cupcakes with chocolate chip cookie frosting

Probably the last post of 2013, so let's make it a good one! My New Year's resolution is to start experimenting more with my own baking recipes, so why get a head start on that today?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Neapolitan-ish Christmas Tree Cupcakes

I'm so excited - I have so many new baking toys to play with this holiday season and I can't wait to try them out and see what can be created with them!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Green Tea Swiss Meringue Buttercream

When people ask me what my go-to baking recipe is, I tell them it's my red bean mochi cupcakes. They have a unique chewy texture because of the rice flour, and the red bean/green tea flavors complement each other well. Each time I make them, I'm finding out something new that improves the cupcakes.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chocolate chip cookies filled with peppermint bark!

Yes, I baked two days in a row. And yes, I am baking tomorrow night as well, which means it'll be three days in a row. I may have a slight addiction to baking. The baking aisle is the first place I seek out when I step foot into a store. I think about recipe ideas while I'm working out at the gym. I feel weird if I go a week without baking. Is there a Bakers Anonymous? Admitting it is the first step to recovery, right?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowmen red velvet cake pops!

I started watching Doctor Who about a year ago and since then, have completely fallen in love with the show. When Nine regenerated, I was heartbroken - he was my first doctor and didn't want to see him go. And then I started watching Ten and slowly grew to like him - and then Ten regenerated, and I was heartbroken all over again. It's taken me awhile to accept Eleven, and of course, the second that I started to really love him, Matt Smith announces that he's leaving the show, meaning that I'm going to go through this all over again.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Kitchenaid Mixer and 3D Cookie Cutters = Gingerbread presents!

So my long-awaited Kitchenaid Mixer arrived this weekend (thanks Mom and Dad!) and I could not be more excited! Oh wait, yes I could be...if I wasn't sick, I'd have more energy to be excited and bake endless batches of cupcakes and cookies. Unfortunately, my head was hurting and I felt weak all weekend, so all I could manage was one measly batch of gingerbread cookies made into present boxes.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hamburger Cupcakes!

Deceiving, isn't it? 
It's absolutely freezing in my house right now. The roommates and I are pretty sure the heater is broken, and hopefully we can get it fixed soon before we all freeze to death in our sleeps. Yes, I know I live in California, where winter doesn't exist, but that doesn't mean it can't get ridiculously cold at night. We've already blown out the power a few times from use of our individual space heaters (it tripped twice during the writing of this post), so at this point, it's bundle up and curl up in a tight ball in bed.