Thursday, May 29, 2008
If you're in the Chamblee area this weekend, stop by our Taste of Chamblee event to sample my goodies at the Get Coffee tent! I will be featuring the very cinnamon cream cheese icing that got me into all this topping the famous Campbell banana bread recipe! This is a very secret recipe and will not be featured on this or any other blog. I was only able to procure it from my mom a couple years ago when I stole it out of her recipe box and copied it into a notebook! Can't make it to the Taste? Well stop by Get Coffee and get cupcakes!German Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe to follow)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I used 3 bars of Frey Supreme White Blueberry candy found at Target for the icing. Here's the recipe.
Melt White Chocolate in the microwave.
Whip 8oz cream cheese with 4 tablespoons of butter. Blend in chocolate. Stir in 3 - 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and then wisk until you reach a good icing texture.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
A couple weeks ago he had lunch at a Cuban restaurant. He called me at work, "they have my birthday cake!" He was referring to the traditional Hispanic dessert Tres Leche Cake. His mom makes a cake very similar to it for his birthday each year. This year his mom is in Texas so it's up to me. His twist is coconut and lots of it. Here's the recipe (I'm looking at you Shane & Megan!)
Chucky's Coconut Cake
White Cake Mix
1 can Cream of Coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
7oz sweetened coconut flakes
Bake cake as directed in a 9x13 pan. As soon as you take it out of the oven, stab it as many times as you want with either a butter knife of the handle of a wooden spoon. This is very therapeutic when stressed out about international travel by the way. Pour the cream of coconut and condensed milk all over cake. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the top as it will keep sliding to the sides of the pan. When the cake is cool, top it with whipped cream. I actually made my own whipped cream since I've been channeling Martha Stewart lately. So I whipped up 2 cups of heavy cream with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp of vanilla to make the whipped cream and spread that on the cake. Then scatter the coconut flakes over the top and enjoy. Keep it in the fridge and enjoy! It's way better on day 2 & 3 b/c the cake gets all gooey.
Here's a couple of my latest creations:
Chocolate Malted Cupcakes w/ Malted Butter Cream Icing
Friday, May 9, 2008
Let me tell you about my latest creation, dark chocolate tiramisu cupcakes. I made them for a staff appreciation lunch for my daughter's school. You will find no pictures of these bad boys because cupcakes with icing that resemble dog doodoo are not very appealing to the eye. Just trust me. I got all Martha Stewart on these little darling and piped the icing into cute spirals on which to place a chocolate covered coffee bean. I finished, wiped the sweat off my brow and looked upon my creations to disover 16 piles of dog poo. So I took out a butter knife and smeared the icing to just look like poo colored icing. I guess that's better than poo piles right? Right. The lesson here is - do not mix Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder w/ marscapone cheese or else it will come out looking greyish brown and totally unappetizing. I still took them to Mia's school however because by the time they were completed, it was 10pm and I was in no mood to start over. She's switching schools next year anyway so if they were a complete bomb (but judging from the empty container, they were not) it's no big deal since I will never see these teachers again. I will not be making these particular cupcakes again but I will make another attempt at tiramisu cupcakes in the future. Stay tuned.