St Patricks DAY !

March 16, 2010

I love last year’s St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes and I knew I wouldn’t find anything to top them because they’re TOOOOO CUTE. However, I’m proud of this cake because it’s flavours are unique and it tasted good…It’s matcha cake, almond cake, and almond buttercream frosting. I had a short of annoying time frostin this whole cake. I don’t know why but it was just not working out well. It just didn’t turn out as nice as it could have. However, it’s a cake and cake is cake and I think it’s pretty cute. I like the elegant cake with the small pearls. I just bought the pearls today and this cake pan and I LOVE the shape of it. I can’t wait to make another cake  with it ! The cupcakes are matcha with almond buttercream and small decorations.

Matcha/Almond Cake

1 cup soy milk

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp matcha

⅓ cup canola oil

¾ cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

¾ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

Combine soy milk, apple cider vinegar, canola oil and sugar and matcha and mix until smooth.

Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.

Place in greased 6” cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

**For almond cake, omit matcha and replace vanilla extract with almond extract.


First Time Fondant

December 9, 2009

We have a rule in my house – No Christmas decorations until AFTER Mom’s birthday (December 12) There’s no rule about no Christmas baking! Why would anyone put a ban on baked goods..? So, I’m starting early. 😀
These cakes are gumdrop cupcakes. Apparently gumdrop cake is a big deal at Christmas time but I’d never heard of it. I got some fruitlets candies and they actually had a recipe for gumdrop COOKIES right on the back…Weird? Maybe. So, these are pretty much just vanilla cakes with cut up gumdrops in it. Pretty great, right?

I’d never used fondant before, though I’ve admired it for awhile. I really felt like you can do anything with it! Now that I’ve used it, I know it’s true. I LOVE it so much. It’s sooo fun!

I stuck to bows this time but maybe next time I’ll branch out a little more. I wanted to make a couple Christmas gifts though. 😀 So, this is my first time using fondant and it was a great experience!

Love Sheep & Bunnies

April 14, 2009

Easter is my second favourite holiday, because of all the cute bunnies, and sheep! The cupcakes weren’t too fancy as I was in charge of making Easter dinner too! (my first time… ;D) Not as much time to spend on cakes…but I still, of course, found time to make some.So they were pretty basic cupcakes; carrot with either coconut or cinnamon frosting. As well, some added spring sprinkles on top – shaped as eggs, butterflies, spring animals, or just plain coloured jimmies!

More Holiday Happys !!

December 21, 2008

I have the next four days before Christmas free to BAKE BAKE BAAAAKE… 🙂 More holiday explosions to come !

On the left we have candy cane cupcakes, with mint frosting and crushed candy canes on top. On the right – gingerbread cakes with LEMON frosting !! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season !

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2008

With less then a week until Christmas, I thought I better start the HOLIDAY BAKING. I think these little babies are a good start, and hopefully I`ll have time to make more before Christmas.

The vegan equivalent of egg nog is called holly nog. 🙂 I know, right? Really cute. These are holly nog cupcakes with vanilla frosting and snowflakes. Pretty, festive and wintery cupcakes… 🙂

A tangle of lights. I’m sure anyone who’s put up Christmas lights can relate to these cupcakes…If one can relate to a cupcake at all. Light chocolate cupcakes with a strand of yummy, chocolatey Christmas lights on top.

Happy holidays everyone !!

Love Day ♥ Happy Day

February 14, 2008
Happy Valentines DAY!

Firstly, pretty much everything that could have gone wrong while making a cupcake went wrong while making these cupcakes (I probably shouldn’t say that…err). Though, I think they turned out pretty well in the end.

The light pink cupcakes with the chocolate heart are chocolate cupcakes with blueberry filling and strawberry frosting. The cupcakes with the adorable smiling hearts are vanilla cupcakes with strawberry filling and strawberry frosting and the ones with the white heart are chocolate mocha cupcakes with dark chocolate glaze and a vanilla frosting heart.

And these ones…Lovely conversation hearts which were at one time my favourite candies. They still might be, actually. Simple vanilla cupcakes with a simple love note on each. ♥