Tag Archives: Decorating

Orange Panda

Daniel (aka Orange Panda) is home for the summer. He got the nickname because of his Asian descent and the fact that he wears the colour orange almost exclusively. Daniel is without a doubt my BFFEAEAE, and with Kaitlynn Floyd, we’re TBF’s.
Upon my arrival to his homecoming soiree he asked if my cupcakes would be blogged. Well Orange Panda, obviously I would blog this.

Another orange thing… my old cat, Cat.

My mother thinks she wants another cat, and if by cat she means dog, then I fully support her.

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Super Cupcakes, Super Bowl

Sunday is a day for so many delightful things. A day of church services, Sunday brunches and once a year it means Super Bowl Sunday.

I’ll start with brunch. What’s not to like about an extra meal in the day? Or is brunch supposed to take the place of breakfast and lunch?

Now for the Super Bowl, Kaitlynn and I made cupcakes. If you haven’t heard of the Fun Stuff Cupcake book then you need to check it out. This is the best cupcakes recipe.

  • Cookie dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and freeze while preparing batter
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into bowl. Beat butter in separate bowl with mixer about 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Add sour cream and water to butter mixture alternating with flour mixture; beat until blended. Fill non-stick muffin pans with the batter then place a cookie dough ball into each cup.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes.

Due to lack of caffeine and lack of sleep I was exhausted by the end of the game. I felt like death. Speaking of death this is my fist oil painting I did recently in my painting class. And yes I am looking for any excuse to add my art work into this post.

A Dash Or This A Pinch Of That

I know, this blog is crammed full of grapefruits. I like grapefruits. What of it?

Before you judge me for going through seven of these fruits in a week you should be aware of the benefits. The grapefruit is rich in vitamins C, B1 and B2. Grapefruit is also a good source of citric acids, potassium and calcium. It is low in calories. It is excellent as an aid in the digestion of meats. When taken before you go to bed, grapefruit is conducive to a sound sleep. It is also good for reducing fevers from colds and the flu. The rind of the grapefruit contains vitamin P, which is an important vitamin for healthy gums and teeth. This fruit can also help hardening of body tissue, which is a good thing.

So there…

Also, for some reason I keep drawing facial hair on things. Again, I know, it’s weird.

I don’t have any fun facts about mustaches as art.

Sorry.

P.S. We cleaned out our refrigerator this week; a lot of crazy, random, old things.

In The Zone, Eating A Scone

Kayla Keeney could be the best person to live with. She loves to cook and bake. I love to eat and blog. We really do have a great partnership.

Today she entered the apartment around 2:30 with three large bags full of groceries and started listing everything she planned to make with them.

By 3:00 we had 12 fresh scones cooling on our countertop.

A mixed berry scone, a cup of coffee, good company and cool weather: it’s been a nice day.

 

A Very Happy Unbirthday

The best thing about my new cakes pans is that I can add filling to my mini cakes. Through trial and error I have discovered that you can never go wrong with chocolate, at least that was the feed back I received from eaters.

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Most recently I broke out the cake pans to bake this birthday cake for Kristen, although it wasn’t actually her birthday. I like making any given day a day for celebration… or for cake.

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Holiday Treats For The Eyes And Taste Buds

Holidays for my family are an excuse to eat and eat… and eat. All of our traditions revolve around cooking, decorating and eating festive sweets.

For thanksgiving every year those who are lucky enough to dine with me received a pie decorated and baked by myself. This year’s was a mixed berry pie with multicoloured lattice-work and the mathematical symbol for Pi.

Now for the Christmas cookie tradition; many have consumed these cookies but few have participated in the actual decorating. I’m always very proud of my decorated gingerbread men. In the past I’ve constructed zombies, ninjas and pop stars out of dough and frosting. This year, along with Angel, Kaitlynn and our mothers, I went more for the theme of (as Angel would say) “Christmas threw up”.

 

 

The Cake That Saved A Puppy

All I wanted on Friday was a cupcake. I was craving cake so terribly.

Then Saturday my sister, Angel forced my to sit through an episode of cupcake wars. So there I was, with a terrible sweet tooth, watching thousands of cupcakes being baked right in front of me and not being able to eat any of them.

So I drove home and made cupcakes, this is where the tale begins.

By the end of this story I will have eaten only two small cupcakes.

I took about half to my sister’s home and left them for her only to later find that she is “dieting”. Other cupcakes were consumed by friends.

At the end of the day I found myself surrounded by people who seemed like they could use the cupcakes that were rejected by the dieters. So I grabbed a friend and drove toward Angel’s house.

After procuring my platter of cupcakes I headed back towards the potential eaters. And then in the dark of night by a busy road, were the cutest puppies I have ever seen.

In the excitement of pulling over and trying to get the dogs in my car there was a cupcakes casualty. Icing is now smeared on my driver’s window and windshield of my car.

In the end, no puppies went home with me. However I was able to deliver those magical cupcakes to many people.