I have really been enjoying teaming up with Krusteaz in the Baker's dozen program! This past year it's really given me a great opportunities to explore some fun baking mixes that I might otherwise have overlooked! This Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix is a perfect example! I've honestly never made a lemon pound cake, actually I've never made a pound cake from a mix either! I often let my family direct ... [ read more... ]
Posts tagged with "Summer"
In case you've totally missed all the fun this far, Cupcakery (my book) is officially here! This last week has been a whirlwind of emotions as I was able to watch you guys share your excitement while receiving your books over social media. From the bottom of my heart, I can not thank you enough. While I have many many many more sobbing thank you's I'm going to save those for another post later ... [ read more... ]
Inspiration really can one from anywhere. Like cake stands. I really should probably tell you that I made these cupcakes because I love banana and strawberry together, or that my kiddos requested them, or because it's my favorite smoothie combo ever...but that would be a total fib. See that pretty little cake stand? I found it at our local PX (military post exchange) and it was like THE perfect ... [ read more... ]
One of my favorite things about baking, is proving myself wrong over and over. I know, weird right? But it's true. I love to break my own boundaries, discover new things, and realize that maybe I actually do love that flavor I've always said I don't like at all…wait did I just admit to behaving like a picky toddler? Let's take our citrus friends lemon and lime for example, the BFF's of ... [ read more... ]
I know what you're thinking…but it's September now and the whole world is jumping on the "all things pumpkin bandwagon" why are you posting more ice cream? Just kidding about the last part…there's no such thing as too much ice cream and we all know it! You see, I haven't quiet adjusted to living in the desert yet, and it's incredibly hard to get pumped up about Pumpkin Spice Lattes when it's still ... [ read more... ]
Aloha! It's that time of year again, Luau time! Time to bust out the grass skirts and coconut bras and celebrate the end of summer. I have to admit, I can't hardly visit a party store at this time of year without wanting to plan a great big luau. It must be all those adorable pink flamingos and pineapples! Who could resist? But of course if you're planning a luau your going to need some pina ... [ read more... ]
I've decided to call these cupcakes Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes instead of "______ Of July Cupcakes". Yea - I'm avoiding that holiday right now and pretending it's not really just two weeks out. It's not that I don't enjoy the "______ Of July", in fact I love it! We're just now completing our first full week of summer break and I can not express how much I've really enjoyed it. It's amazing what ... [ read more... ]