Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting
I made these cupcakes for our “final”/cookout in my Ethics and International Politics class. They weren’t too difficult to make, but I would air on the side of less apples so that there is more batter in the cupcakes. They aren’t the prettiest when they come out of the oven, but that is easily covered by the icing. Refrigerate them about an hour before you are going to...
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake
This recipe is a little time consuming, but the result is worth it. Inspired by Julia Child, Ina Garten created her own version. You can play with the herbs that you use in the recipe, but make sure to use fresh bread crumbs. Her Family Style cookbook notes “to make fresh bread crumbs, remove the crusts of Pepperidge Farm sandwich white bread or other fine-grained white bread. Cut the bread...
dosesofpms asked: What kind of tip did you use to ice your 4th of July cupcakes? I always have trouble finding the perfect one!
A rhubarb crumble quickly turned into strawberry-rhubarb when I realized that I needed two pounds of rhubarb and only had one piece. It was very easy to make, and I put it into the oven right before we sat down to dinner so it would be ready when we had finished eating. Serve with ice cream. The recipe is from Food Network Magazine. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1/3 cup oats 3/4 cup sugar pinch of...
Happy 4th of July!
(July 4, 1994)
4th of July Flag Cupcakes
I like to make a festive dessert every year, so this year I decided to make an American Flag out of cupcakes. I used the yellow cake recipe that I used to make the homemade funfetti cupcakes, minus the sprinkles. I used a Paula Deen recipe for the Red Velvet Cupcakes. After making sure that I had enough yellow cake cupcakes for the white stripes, I dyed the rest of the batter blue. I decorated the...
This is one of my favorite Giada De Laurentiis recipes. It’s a perfect summer drink that can be made ahead of time. The recipe makes a very strong lemonade, so if you prefer to lighten it up, simply add more club soda. If you have a Zoku popsicle maker, use the still water and you can quickly make Basil Lemonade Popsicles. You can also add a splash of vodka to make it an adult drink. ...
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes Decorated for the 4th
After a smog alert nixed plans to go to the Cincinnati Zoo on Friday with the girls that I nanny, we decided to make some homemade funfetti cupcakes for them to decorate for a picnic they are going to on Sunday. They did a great job creating their own icing colors (although I admit to using store bought whipped icing) and putting the decorations on the cupcakes. We took a Bobby Flay recipe and...