Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Inspiration: Pink Rainbow Cake

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:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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:
  1. Chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and peanut butter chocolate fudge sauce
  2. Classic yellow cake with dark chocolate cream cheese frosting
  3. 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)
  1. 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.
  2. 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

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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.

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