Monday, October 29, 2012

DIY Cupcake or Cake Stands

Cupcake/cake stands are so easy to make yourself and can be so unique and cute. I saw these spiderweb plates and knew I wanted to make a Halloween cupcake stand. I'm always on the lookout for cheap plastic plates. Next I'm thinking I might try two cupcake plates. Do you think it would be an overdose of cupcakes or would it look cute?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spiderweb Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

 These spiderweb cupcakes look so impressive but require very little skill. I took them to a Halloween party/benefit this weekend and they were a huge hit.
People were shocked to find out the web was edible and white chocolate and the ganache stayed shiny and looked much more professional then a swirl of sugary-sweet frosting.

Cupcake Costume

For Halloween this year I decided to, of course, be a cupcake. (Please excuse the embarrassing goofy mirror-pictures I had to take so that you could see my full outfit.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Candy Corn Cookies

 These candy corn cookies seemed like a great idea in my head. What could be better than rolling a cookie in bits of candy corn?
 They didn't exactly turn out how I had expected and weren't nearly as pretty baked as they were raw, however the final result was just as delicious as I had hoped and they were definitely worth the mess that they made.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pizza Cupcakes

Lately, I've seen a lot of food cupcakes. Pizza, lasagna, chicken pot-pies, mac and cheese--you name it, there's a cupcake recipe for it on Pinterest. But why not? They're so cute and a really nice, small portion and cupcakes are quite the trend. (Although, I'm predicting a shift to cookies. Or at least I think I'm going to shift to cookies. Cupcakes get messy to eat, are hard to transport, and I have YET to a find a cupcake frosting recipe that I like. If anyone has the recipe for a smooth silky buttercream that's easily piped but stands up beautifully on a cupcake, please let me know.) But anyways, I plan on making a cultural switch to cookies. But not royal icing cookies which are beautiful but don't taste that great. I mean unique, wholesome, old-school, delicious cookies with crazy recipes. I'm dreaming up a s'mores cookie and a candy corn cookie at the moment, so look for those posts in the future.
 But enough of that! Lets get back to these pizza cupcakes. I made these as a little 3pm early dinner snack for Will and I. He was stopping by on his way to Kentucky and didn't want to stay for dinner but had a long drive ahead of him and these were perfect. I love the small portions.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Candy Corn Rice Crispie Treats

 These candy corn rice crispie treats are so easy and yet so cute.
 **But after making and posting these, I realized that candy corn traditionally have yellow tops followed by an orange middle section and a white tip! Yellow-Orange-White, not Orange-Yellow-White like I did. For some reason the ombre-colors made more sense to me and I didn't even think about looking to make sure it was correct. Whoops! (Sidenote, I wonder why they did the colors out of order? Anyone know?)

Glaze Flood Cookies

These glaze cookies are a bit harder to decorate but taste much better than a normal royal icing cookie. (Which sometime hurt my teeth for some reason! Anyone else have that problem?)
Not that pretty of a plate of cookies, but at least the glaze is a pretty color.

Swiss Meringue Amazing Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Disclaimer: These cupcakes are only half vegan! The frosting is NOT vegan. But it's delicious, and this chocolate cupcake recipe is the absolute best I've ever eaten.
They're cute, right? Almost like little ice cream swirls.