Wednesday, May 25, 2011

70th Birthday Cupcakes

I made cupcakes for a friend's mom's birthday this past weekend. She turned 70!  The family needed 60 cupcakes with a "Spring" theme.  So I made three different flavors: Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lavender Butter Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream and Vanilla Butter Cake with Strawberry Buttercream. I then topped each one off with a cute fondant daisy.

My mother-in-law Cheryl, my sister-in-law Sarah, and of course Me!

Hummingbird Mother's Day Cake and Coconut Macaroons

Sunday was Mother's Day and I wanted to bake something really special for my Mother-in-Law.  I knew that she loves Coconut Macaroons, so I made those.

 She also loves Pina Coladas, so I came upon a recipe for Hummingbird Cake.  It has bananas, pineapple, coconut and pecans....all of her favorites.  This cake was wonderful and is probably my favorite cake now!  I made pineapple flowers by drying them in the oven, and Cream Cheese Frosting.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grasshopper Cupcakes

My Sister-in-Law turned 24 on Monday May 9, but we celebrated it the next day.  She really likes Grasshopper drinks and the color pink, so I came up with something close. The cake is a dark chocolate mint, the filling is melted Andes with buttercream, and the frosting is Mint Swiss Meringue.  The cupcakes were also JUMBO!

This weekend my husband and I were doing yardwork and he found this little guy!  It is a baby painted turtle, I think it is only a couple weeks old.  I was on the fence about keeping it until my husband named it!  Once he did it was set that he is now our pet.  His name is Donatello....yeah after the Ninja Turtles :). So now we have four pets....