Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bean & Beam

Bean & Beam

We only use the finest ingredients when baking our cupcakes. Fresh vanilla bean is mixed in every batter and whipped in every frosting. The fresh vanilla adds an intense flavor that can not be replicated using vanilla extract. The pods of the vanilla can also be jarred to make homemade vanilla extract or added to granulated sugar to make vanilla sugar.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fruit Du Jour

For those that have toddlers that are picky eaters will definitely appreciate this post!
When it's time for Kokona to eat her fruit I cut it up in tiny little bite size pieces, put her in her high chair, do a little song and dance and pray she'll eat at least a few bites. Usually she just ends up smooshing the fruit du jour and using it as hand lotion. She then proceeds to smear what hasn't fallen on the floor all over the table only to leave me with a nice sticky mess to clean up. Therefore, if most parents can get their picky eaters to eat their fruit they'll do whatever it takes. Today Kokona decided to eat her fruit on my new Kitchen Aid, and to my surprise she ate the whole orange. I almost don't want to take the mixer out of the box! Not only did my Kitchen Aid get Kokona to eat her fruit, it also inspired me to create a new flavor for this Friday... Orange Cranberry!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fashion Police!

When I was watching Fashion Police on the E channel I heard something that literally made me stop in my own tracks. I heard Joan River's raspy voice stating that "cupcakes were so last season"! I believe that the cupcake is like a little black dress--it never goes out of style. And besides is this not a picture of Joan herself posing with a dozen cupcakes?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cupcake Nazi...Not Me!

These three children come in almost every Friday to get their sugar fix! They are definitely avid Simply Rita fans. Two of the three always ask for red velvet, which is why I always whip up a few batches. How could I possibly say "no red velvet for you" to these cutie patooties?

Brewskis and Cupcakes?

Brewskis and cupcakes?

Although I'm not quite sure how well these two all time favorites mesh, one thing that is for sure is that cupcakes would definately make a great hangover treat!

No Words!

No Words!