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Peanut butter frosting filled chocolate cupcakes

One of my sister’s elderly patients is having a birthday on Sunday, but the patient cannot be released until Tuesday. So, today I baked some cupcakes to decorate and deliver on Sunday. With the extra cupcakes, I decided to make a cupcake version of a peanut butter cup.
IMG_3007*After you’ve made the peanut butter frosting, you make a little cone shaped circle into the cupcake.IMG_3008
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*Then you fill the cupcake with the peanut butter frosting and put the cap back on. (You can take off some of the excess cake.)IMG_3010
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*Finally, you frost the top so that no one knows.

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I’ve done the same thing with root beer flavored cupcakes (filling them with a really light buttercream – no powdered sugar here). These can taste similar to root beer floats if you get the buttercream right.

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October 9, 2009 at 3:42 am 1 comment

Monkey cupcakes

IMG_2962Marianne’s 5th birthday was last week Thursday and my sister threw a party for her on Sunday.  So, Sunday morning we (my sister, Miranda and I) made cupcakes.  My sister’s vision was of a sock monkey like cupcake.  We used mini-Oreos, chocolate & vanilla frostings, and little mini-choc chips for decoration.  We made 46 and Miranda (my daughter) helped a lot with the decorating.  Not quite as amazing as the owls but Marianne and her fellow Kinders liked them a lot.

September 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm 1 comment

Cupcakes for Fall Fest

IMG_2892My daughter’s school is having their annual fall fest tonight. I made some cupcakes. The first are based on the owls in Hello Cupcake by Karen Tack and Allen Richardson. IMG_2891Quite honestly, the hardest part was getting the oreos apart while keeping all the white part on one side. I stopped doing owls after a while and started to play with M&Ms. Just made some flowers….IMG_2894

September 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm 2 comments

Leftover cake & donut holes

In order to make a lot of penguins, we needed a lot of cake and donut holes.  This means that we had a lot of leftovers. So… we made chocolate “bread” pudding with the donut holes and some of the cake  IMG_2316

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IMG_2328 we made an unbirthday cake and sang the unbirthday song.  (See Alice in Wonderland:  see this website for an example clip A very merry unbirthday to you)

July 7, 2009 at 2:56 am Leave a comment

Dinner with friends

Today I invited my friend Sean over for dinner so that we could introduce her triplets to my niece. They are all 6 1/2. In fact, they are separated by about 3 weeks, all December babies.

Bao made with Colorado Bison meat, braised by Adam.

Bao made with Colorado Bison meat, braised by Adam.

Aside from Asian-style grilled London Broil and a layered salad, I made Bison Bao. These were similar to the bao that Adam took with him to the Aspen Food & Wine Fest.  When we were done making bao last month, Adam gave me some of the bison meat and I froze it.  So, the meat is the same slow-braised Colorado bison.  The dough used my own rendered pork fat, though, and my sister made them with me.

Penguin cupcakes

Penguin cupcakes

We (Michele, Miranda, and I) also made these penguins for dessert. I included two ice creams but will talk more about those later. This weekend I plan to make 5 different ice creams. We’ll see whether it happens. 2 down and 3 to go, though….

July 4, 2009 at 4:41 am Leave a comment


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