Saturday, March 31, 2012

Baby Blessing Cupcakes


My friend Kylee had me make her sister cupcakes for their baby blessing.  She said her sister wanted classy cupcakes.  I instantly thought vintagie/classy.  It reminded me of the cupcakes I made for my little Allie's 1st birthday photo shoot which I have just realized I have never posted OMG!!!  That's next on the list ha ha!  Here's what I came up with!  Kylee told me they were a hit, so I'm glad they liked them because I sure did :)





Lions & Tigers & Elephants?

I made these for a friends birthday party.  They wanted Animal themed cupcakes.  I have made animal cupcakes before but never an elephant!  Loved the elephant, I don't know why I didn't incorporated it with the other ones I have done.  By far the Elephant is my favorite of the cupcakes :) 







Things I learned from Pinterest!

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one out there ha ha that is absolutely in love with Pintrest !  I love love Pintrest!   I have found so many ideas, styles, food ideas, cupcake ideas, and my favorite CLEANING TIPS!!!  Here is one that I have been waiting for!  I have scrubbed and scrubbed my sink with different kinds of cleaners, scrubbies, dry erasers, you name it.  I found this on Pinterest from http://areal-lifehousewife.blogspot.com/2012/01/tip-16-toast-to-this.html and decided to try it!  OMG it worked and it was so freaking EASY!!!  Seriously these things on Pintrest....why don't we think of these!  But seriously who would of thought to clean with Cream of Tarter!  Here's the steps...
* BEFORE *


Things you will need:
  • Cream of Tarter
  • Sponge
  • Paper Towels

Depending on the size of your stainless steel but for this part of the sink I had to use 2 TBS of Cream of Tarter and mix it with a few drops of water and mix together.  Place on the sponge and scrub your sink.  Wipe off with a damp paper towel and you will get this...

 TADA!  And the scum is gone!!!  Yae!!!  Finally my sink looks beautiful again!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cupcake Liner Pom Poms

Thanks to Pinterest I got another great idea what to do with all my extra cupcake liners!  Isn't so cute!  I'll be posting a DIY on it, I got the idea from Kara's Party Ideas...love that site, I'll be posting my DIY soon!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Thank you Pinterest!

Because of Pinterest I have been making so many new cupcakes!  This week a Glazed Doughnut Cupcake and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcake.  I played with both of these and made the doughnut one into a Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Doughnut Cupcake and the PB one into a Holy Moly Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcake.  They will be at Quincees this week as the Cupcakes of the Day!
A moist cinnamon sugar cupcake with a glaze sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. 

A peanut butter cupcake filled with lots and lots of chocolate chips topped off with a rich peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache.

The Best & Easiest Alfredo and Garlic Bread

 This is by far the best and easiest Alfredo sauce I have ever made!  We have been making this for years!  It's a family favorite but not the best recipe while dieting ha ha!  And the garlic bread was inspired by working at Chilis for 10 years.  They by far have the best garlic bread and I think it's because they grill it not bake it.  Here's the recipe...
For the Alfredo Sauce:
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne (I use tony's) or black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese


Add all the ingredients in a sauce pan...

Let it simmer for 12 Minutes or until the desired consistency is reached.  That's it!!!
*I love to add shrimp and crawfish to my alfredo!  Chicken is delicious too!  Just cook it however you like and toss it with your pasta!  Yummy!!!

For the Garlic Bread:

  • 1 Loaf of French Bread Cut into slices
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 1 TBS of Johnny's Garlic Spread & Seasoning (from Costco)
Mix the butter and garlic together.  Spread on both sides of bread.  On high heat toast each side of the bread on the grill.  Toast perfectly and enjoy!  I promise this is the best garlic bread ever!!!

Just in! Easter Cupcake Dresses!

 Just in Easter Cupcake Dresses for your little girls!!! Only $18! Comes in 12 month, 18 month, and 2T. They are so cute!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Baptism Cupcakes





1st of all I LOVE INSTAGRAM!!!  Now that Picnic is going away (tears) Instagram has changed the way I take pictures ha ha!  I love the effects they have and how I have just my dinky Iphone camera how it makes them look somewhat better!
Anyways my friends aunt asked me to make her daughter some cupcakes for getting baptized.  Her favorite color is violet so I made these...I absolutely love love the white flower with the silver pearls!  By far my favorite flower yet!!!  I hope they liked and enjoyed my cupcakes!  I sure enjoyed creating these beauties!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cookies n'cream


A moist vanilla cupcake filled with oreo pieces with a surprise oreo on the bottom topped with a rich cream butterceam with crushed oreos!  This cupcake is rich and delicious!

The Ultimate No Bake Cookie

I was craving something chocolate and I really didn't want to wait long enough for anything to bake so I decided to make some no bake cookies, BUT I really wanted something rich and full of chocolate so I decided to add lots of chocolate chips to my no bakes and let me tell you they were RICH and DELICIOUS!!!   The chocolate chips were a excellent add in!!!

Here's my Recipe for the Ultimate No Bake Cookies

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 TBS Cocoa
  • 4 TBS Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Directions: In a saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk.  Let boil for 1 minute and then add the peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal.  Mix well and fold in the chocolate chips.  On wax paper drop by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled...if you can wait that long :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick Day Cupcakes


 St. Patrick's Rainbow White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake - A colorful rainbow vanilla cupcake with colored white choc. chips topped with a buttercream frosting and sugared sprinkles!

 St. Patrick's Day "Black & White" (green) Cupcake- 1/2 vanilla & 1/2 chocolate cupcake with a chocolate frosting and a dallop of buttercream frosting.
"St. Patrick's Grasshopper Cupcake" - a chocolate cupcake with grasshopper cookie mixed in with a surprise whole grasshopper cookie on the bottom topped with a chocolate frosting, drizzled with mint chocolate and sprinkled with grasshopper cookie crumbs.

Why did I not think of this!!!

Thanks to Pinterest I found the cutest idea...cupcake wrapper garland!!!  Why did I not think of this before!!!  I have so many cupcake wrappers that I have purchased but probably won't ever use them.  I love this and I am going to make a wreath and some other decorations with more cupcake wrappers!   




 And here are some St. Patricks Day Cupcakes!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

And the Winner is...

This is how the entry's worked...

 Every Entry you posted you did you got your name put in the drawing.




Some more than others ha ha!!!  Way to go Joelle and Tava for all the extra extra entries!!!



I then cut them out and put them into a bowl.
Had my husband do the drawing...
To find out who won please go here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYNllyFamEY&context=C4b9978eADvjVQa1PpcFNzQ12XbVjKMTaqBkzfcDb9G6gdrcGlwH0=



Whoever you ;) are please contact me on facebook asap!!!


Winner: Joelle Arcansalin-Penafiel - Thanks for contacting me!!!


Tava Whitt - Because you had the 2nd highest entries you will recieve a $25 gift card to Cravings and a $20 Gift Card to Quincee's Boutique!!! Contact me and I will get it to you! Thanks to everyone that entered!!!

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