Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Tree Ruffle Verticle Layer Cake

Merry Christmas Everyone! And more importantly, happy birthday Jesus!
I made this easy color-blocked ruffle Christmas tree cake, inspired by I am Baker's Christmas tree cake.
I used two cakes, a red cake and a green cake to create this vertical layered square effect. It's really pretty easy and creates a nice surprise when you cut into the cake.

Friday, December 14, 2012

'Stashing Through the Snow Chocolate Hot Cocoa Cake

 
So, I wanted to think of something really creative and easy to enter into the Creative Holiday Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups. Not that I could ever measure up to Kristan and Shelly, let's be honest. (What? It's not weird that I feel like I'm best friends with them but they don't know who I am. I'm allowed to use their real names. There's no Internet law. Wait, what? There is? And that's  related to the field of law I want to go into? I'm supposed to be a real lawyer someday? Hmm....).
 
Anyways! Have you seen those little ornaments on Pinterest that say "stashing through the snow"? This is where I got the idea for this crazy cake. Mustaches are totally in right now and I've been dying for a reason to make a mustache cake. (Weird, I know, but have you seen the mustache bash parties? They look awesome.)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

White Chocolate Ganache Volleyball Cupcakes

White chocolate ganache dipped volleyball cupcakes. What could be better? 
I made these big and little cupcakes for our club volleyball meet the team last Saturday. No one really said anything, but I thought they were adorable. They must have been good though, because they were gone by the end of the meeting!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Not So Vegan Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This recipe is a spin-off to my classic chocolate cupcake recipe that just happens to be vegan. I decided to see what happens if I substituted butter for the oil and milk for the water, thinking they'd be a bit richer and more dense. While the cupcakes were just as good as the other recipe, I honestly didn't see a difference in the two recipes. Use whichever one works best for you!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Don't You Love Staples?

I sure do. Maybe it's because I used to work there, but I always find the cutest things at Staples.
Like this cupcake tape dispenser. How cute! And it's only $6.99. Unfortunately, on a law school budget, that's about $5.99 too much. But seriously, what more could a working girl ask for? It'd make a great stocking stuffer for any of you looking for a last minute gift!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Chocolate (I can't believe there's no butter) Vegan Cupcake Recipe

You won't believe this chocolate cupcake recipe is vegan.
It has a wonderful moist chocolaty flavor and is my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Zebra Cookies

These zebra cookies didn't quite turn out like I had wanted. I'm determined to revisit them at some point however, because I really do think they have potential.