I just came across this amazing cake and I had to share it right away. I can't wait to make one myself but in the mean time lets all be in awe of Call Me Cupcake's beautiful cake:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Red velvet with cinnamon cream cheese frosting
The party was AARP themed since the birthday girl was turning 50... she took it like a champ!
Chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate peanut butter sauce
One of my favorite co-workers commissioned me to make 50 cupcakes for another awesome co-worker of ours and of course I was super excited. After talking it over we settled on three flavors:
- Chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and peanut butter chocolate fudge sauce
- Classic yellow cake with dark chocolate cream cheese frosting
- Red velvet with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and red velvet crumb topping
I had made all of the icing and cakes on their own and some together over the past few years but I had never used the cinnamon cream cheese frosting in the past and it was so good that I had to share it with you all. This is crazy simple, and really nothing fancy but it ads a whole new delicious layer to a red velvet cake. It's so subtle that you can't really pinpoint what it is but when you do it is such a surprise that it makes everyone smile. Try it on you next red velvet cupcake and I promise you wont be disappointed.
- 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1/2 cup butter, room temp
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (you can also use nutmeg)
- 1 tbl heavy whipping cream (this is optional but I find it helps the frosting to be extra fluffy)
- Cream the butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Slowly add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and heavy cream mix until well combined.
- Add the cream cheese and beat on high for about 5 min or until the frosting is light and fluffy. Try not to over-beat.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
These are one of my most favorite treats of all time, they are like chocolate crack. My mom has been making these since I was a little girl, the only thing is that I can only remember her making them at Christmas. Almost everyone has heard of marshmallow rice krispy treats but almost no one has heard of or had a chocolate rice krispy treat. Come to think of it, I have never seen these for sale at any supermarket or bakery... that makes them even more special.
My mom and I made these this year at Christmas so I included some pictures of how she traditionally decorates them. Super easy - grocery store bought icing tubes in green and red with a little leaf tip on the green and voila! You have holly! I couldn't resist and wanted to make them for St. Patricks day this year only instead of holly I made little clovers on top with store bought vanilla icing that I died green. Just as cute, and just as fun to eat. If you like chocolate you will love these. Enjoy...
- 11 1/2 oz package (2 cups) Milk chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
- 4 cups kellogs rice krispies
Combine milk chocolate morsels, butter and corn syrup in a medium sized saucepan. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat - stir in vanilla extract and sugar. Add the rice krispies mixing carefully until well coated. Spread evenly in a 13x9x2 pan and chill until firm, best overnight.