Mar 25, 2011 5 comments

For Something Completely Different ...

I know, this is a blog about cupcakes and I do love making them but sometimes a girl's just gotta venture out and try something totally different.

Green Sushi Dessert

This is totally different and not necessarily a good dessert but it was different and it's for a contest. Dessert Wars contest theme for March was green - using two or more green food ingredients, one traditional and one non-traditional.

The green ingredients I used
  • cucumber
  • green grapes
  • avocado
  • kiwi fruited
  • crushed pistachio
  • yaki sushi nori sheet
Other ingredients:
  • sweet sushi rice
  • agave nectar

The idea was to make sushi in a non-traditional way, to make it as a dessert using fruit.  The idea was good, the plan was good, heck, even the photos turned out pretty good but the rolling part was quite tough and I can't say that I would try it again lol ... however it did taste pretty good.

My lesson: Stick to making cupcakes!

I think for next month I'll have to make a cupcake for this one but it's always fun to exercise my culinary creativity.

Mar 18, 2011 4 comments

Blue Birthday Lovelies

March birthday cupcakes: Vegan chocolate cake, vegan vanilla icing tinted blue with white chocolate fondant flowers (non-vegan).

Chocolate and Blue, always a gorgeous combination.

And the cutest dog ever ...

Miss Scarlet on St. Patty's day!

Note: She hated doing this and it was only done after my boyfriend and I thought it would be a cute and funny idea, and it was, for us lol ...she was so not impressed.

Mar 11, 2011 2 comments

Roses, Tango, Love Hearts ... Cupcakes.

Lovely rose and chocolate vegan cupcakes, designed and made for my sister's studio party.  The theme: Love, Tango and Hearts. I made vegan dark chocolate cupcakes with vegan icing (rose coloured) topped off with licorice hearts and silver candy balls. Olé!

The Galleria ...

The Three amingos

Mar 4, 2011 5 comments

Mom's Birthday: More Flowers, New Twist

My mother loves flowers, just loves them, all kinds! So, every year I do my best to come up with a new flower designed cake/cupcakes for her birthday,  This year I kept it sweet, simple and small.

The heart shaped cake and mini cupcakes are made of vegan red velvet cake and coloured vegan icing.

The Design: I wanted to create a rose garden, using mini pink cupcakes as the roses and the heart-shaped cake as the base or green "grass" which was created with piping tip #133 - grass tip.

The size was just right, enough for all of us (about 6 of us) to enjoy but not overload on and my mother loved the design.  She was happy!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Cupcake Bookshelf

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog