'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

This is a picture of my sweet sister in law Ellie Hall.  I love her dearly.  Because of her great love of cookie dough - I made her chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes.  Vanilla cupcakes with cookie dough flavored swiss meringe buttercream and a wedge of freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on top.  She and many of her friends enjoyed them while celebrating her birthday.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Back at Last

For the last 5 months we've been remodeling our new 30 year old house.  My husband jokes that my cake skills made me really good at tiling, painting, mudding, taping and plastering. In truth, I did get pretty good at it but only because we had so much work to do.  We're exhausted, and though there are lots more projects we'd like to tackle, we're finished for now.  I am finally free to make cakes again.  I even have a second kitchen now - my cake kitchen.  I'm easing my way back into baking with 100 cupcakes for the faculty and staff at Vineyard Elementary School.  My son's 6th grade class made lunch and I volunteered to bring dessert. 

I made 50 Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl and 50 Chocolate Chip cupcakes.  Thanks to everyone at Vineyard Elementary for working so hard and taking such great care of my children!