Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My baking assistants

This Easter season has been one of my busiest yet. Thankfully, I've had plenty of help from my youngest assistants. Time to make some cupcakes! After getting all my ingredients together. Evie and Amber are ready to give a little baking lesson.

After some careful measuring, the girls are ready to crack some eggs. One of my greatest accomplishments as a mom is teaching my girls how to appropriately crack an egg. It took a couple of years but my girls have finally got the hang of it.

While all the ingredients are coming together in the blender...they line the cupcake pans.

Next, is one of their favorite parts of making double chocolate chip cupcakes...adding the chocolate chips.

 Ready to go into the oven!

...And after 20minutes in the oven and cooling down...Evie is a happy girl.The best part about helping mommy out is testing out the cupcakes.

The thumbs up tells me this recipe is hands down pretty yummy. Thanks girls for your help this week...couldn't have done it without you two. Now time to frost and package this little cakes just in time for Easter. ...Till our next little lesson...Happy Easter to all our family and friends!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Monster High Cake

Happy Birthday to my daughter! This cake was a total surprise to my little girl and that was the hardest part of constructing this Monster High cake. Her surprise party was actually held a couple days after her birthday and she cried the day before her party saying "Mommy you make everyone else such beautiful cakes and you didn't even make me one!" I almost ruined the surprise at that moment but was able to hold out till her party. Her expression when she finally saw her cake was priceless.

Make a wish Amber! The best part was cutting it open and finding her favorite flavors; vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream filling and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling...mmmm the best of both worlds...chocolate and vanilla.

I must add that I also made her monster high cupcakes. The toppers were made by my crafty friend Adriana. They were a perfect addition to the pink buttercream and cookies n cream cupcakes.

Oh and if you thought I was the only family member with culinary skills...Well, my dad made a super delicious and creative cake too...yummy.

Lastly, if you were wondering what inspired my idea for the Monster High Cake. Well, my inspiration only measured an inch in height. Found it among Amber's Monster High dolls.

All in all, my daughter had a great 7th birthday. Can't wait to see what next years cake will look like.


Monday, April 4, 2011

American Cancer Society Fundraiser and Survivor Birthday Celebration

Last year's Survivor Birthday Cake

Cupcakes for American Cancer Society fundraiser held by Everest College RN students
Ribbon Cupcakes for Pass Area Cancer Survivor Birthday. Each color representing a different cancer.
I was recently asked to make cupcakes for a local celebration of life for cancer survivors. I felt honored to participate in such a special event. I personally think it is important to celebrate the survivors and the families of those afflicted with this disease. This is one of the three events I have participated in for Cancer awareness and fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. We all know and have known of someone with cancer. Being in the medical profession I have seen their struggles up close and know how strong they must be to endure the treatments used to treat this disease. For this, a celebration of their life is so important.

Happy Birthday Survivors!

I really wanted to include the cancer awareness ribbons in my designs and make them a beautiful representation of life. 

Really hope I succeeded in doing that.