Thursday, October 30, 2008
Pumpkin Cupcake Filling and Frosting
1 8oz package cream, softened
2 jars marshmallow cream
15 oz solid pack pumpkin
1 tbsp cinnamon (saigon)
1 tub Cool Whip (500 gr)
Beat cream cheese and marshmallow creamuntil smooth. Stir in the pumpkin and cinnamon. Refridgerate. This can be used as a yummy filling.
To make frosting simply fold 500ml Cool whip into the mixture. Chill slighly and pipe onto any spicey harvest pumpkin, or apple spice raisin cupcake. I love My Mum's Boiled raisin Cake recipe for this, baked up as cupcakes, filled with the first method and a dollup of frosting with the second method. Yum.
Mum's Original recipe:
I make these up into 20 large cupcakes and fill with Part A of the above recipe and frost with Part B of the recipe.
Published in honour of my Mum. <3
Pretzel Pumpkin Grahams
Simple enough: Providing you have graham crackers (I now make it a staple pantry item) and small pretzel twists (another must have pantry item)
"Taste of Home" suggests you use melted white chocolate to dip the pretzels and that is cool if you have an exotic pantry. A simple fix for this is to make a simple cream cheese dip (a frosting but with waaay less sugar)
1 cup confectioners sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
Dip the pretzels and refridgerate, this makes cutesy little pumpkins.
You can cut up raisins and fruit snacks to decorate them, plunk them on a graham cracker, secured with a dollup of cream cheese frosting and there you have it. SNACK!
The little pretzels do make adorable pumpkin shapes. The photo is from Taste of Home to show you their chocolate coating.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I sent Marilla some eyeballs and asked see what you can do. She said SURE! Well she never disappoints, and her vanilla deal cracks me up! These monsters as are written were inspired by S L I M E. ick You can check out my friend over at cupcakerehab for the recipe. Vanilla of course.
It is yummy.
A Big Thanks to you Marilla. I love all the pics you took, but only lifted one. HAHA!
I feel like breaking into song ... You are my cuppy cake sugar plum pumpy umpy umpkin ... ok I think you get it. Happy Hallowe'en!
Monday, October 27, 2008
When Natalie agreed I went over the moon TWICE!!! So watch for Bake and Destroy by Caged Tomato soon!
There is so much more I could write about Natalie but you should have the pleasure to discover this cupcake lass yourself!
Photo lifted off Natalie's Flickr post. Thanks natalie!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
An hour later we have steam baked the bread and voila a beautiful loaf of bread. No eggs, no sugar, no oil. Pretty amazing do you not think? I love it.
Now comes the cupcake issue. We decided to lightly "flour it" with a scant tablespoons of confectioners sugar. Then let fresh butter lightly glaze over (by melting) This certainly stirs up those anticipation feelings.
After we watched the butter melt down and around the bread, it was time for a simple toppper. We decided on a lone cherry of course. I think this is actually a cupcake icon for Emmett. I just do not think I could put a cherry on a slice of Haddock and get him to eat it willingly. I digress. The cupcake bread is now ready for the final touch.
The Lone Cherry! Looks cupcakish to me. Ready for the final test.
I know there was a saying, " The proof is in the pudding" I think the "proof" is in the bread.
We did not even have to use the "proof " process though. Impressive, yes! I will leave you with an image of the first slice off and go take another loaf out of the oven this morning. Thanks be to you Zoe! I will never buy another loaf of bread.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Cookbook author, Gale Gand, host of the Food Network “Sweet Dreams” and executive Pastry chef/partner at Tru Restaurant, says, “When I need to know anything about vanilla, I run to the Nielsen family.”
Craig, Matt and Beth take pride in the Pure Vanillas products they produce, as well as their discriminating customers who appreciate the quality, flavor and varied functionality. The United States consumption of vanilla beans is approximately 1,400 tons per year.
A favorite of kings and queens, the Nielsen’s can share with your listeners the romance behind the bean.
Posted by Barbara Howard at 8:42 AM
Labels: Chicago, Nielsen-Massey Vanilla, Vanilla
www.acupcakery.com Available in this fine webstore.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
3 cups all purpose flour OR
(2cups all purpose flour
½ cup ground flax
¼ cup whole wheat flour)
2 cups sugar
½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder 71% cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup cold water
1 cup cold beet juice
1 cup Omega 3 enriched cooking oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 ½ cups chocolate chips or any dried fruits nuts etc
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cupcake liners. Sift flour and next 4 ingredients into bowl ( if substituting sift all substitutions in) Mix liquids together in a measure cup then add to dry sifted ingredients. Quickly mix. Divide batter with disher equally among 20 cupcakes. Sprinkle tops with chocolate chips and desired bits. Bake in 350 oven for 23-25 minutes.
6 ounces cream cheese
1 tbsp omega enriched cooking oil
1 ¼ tsp vanilla
¾ cup + 3tbsp dark cocoa powder
4 cups confectionary sugar ( sometimes more)
This makes a LOT of frosting.
When cupcakes are cooled cut out a small cap for filling. Fill with 1 tablespoon strawberry Motts applesauce. Put plug back in. Frost over choc chips and dried fruits.
We found the cutest little apple mouths with almond teeth to decorate the tops in the disney fun section. Enjoy
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
You can see our entire selection in my webstore at http://www.acupcakery.com/ I am posting my fave on here. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Introducing our dipping fudge! This is an absolutely fabulous product we make fresh each week. This little Thanksgiving treat is an apple dipped in our creamy fudge and decorated as Turkey Tom. You can also mimic this on a cupcake. I LOVE IT!! Our kit includes enough creamy fudge for 6 apples, 6 apple sticks, 15 eyes, 25 Candy Corn Brach's, 6 Jumbo cupcake liners for your creation and 8 cello wraps for your apples. You need to supply the apple, cashew nut and licorice piece. Fudge quantity is enough to cover 6 medium apples.
Turkey Tom dipping Kit $13.99 from http://www.acupcakery.com/ Orders are processed each WEDNESDAY so please allow enough time for shipping.
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Jessica Lagana is our Sweet Cuppin Cakes Giveaway winner. Jessica said,"I really like the picket fence cupcake wrappers! How cute will those be for spring!?!"I hope you enjoy making your completely adorable Halloween cupcakes with all of the fun stuff you've won. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be sure to enter your cupcake creation in our Halloween cupcakes contest.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Anyone who knows me really well, will tell you I cannot wait. It is simply not a part of my character. Here is why. When I get all stoked and excited about something I feel guilty that somebody else can't as well. So I let it all out of the bag! Always. I can keep a secret though, that is different. These beauties are no secret. Just in, I am absolutely delighted with these Christmas Cupcake Liners. As you see they are indeed "double cupped" GLORIOUS! You can find them in my webstore www.acupcakery.com Are they not just loaded with potential. We also sell the sprinkles that match up so well. That was no accident =o)
Miranda just jumps right in and I will bet you she is not afraid to double cup *winks* Please pop over to her site and check out the rules! Good Luck and Thanks again! Lyns
Friday, October 10, 2008
Hiya Everyone! Did not think I would get a Customers Picks page up! I managed!
The wavy candles are indeed by far the best seller. I mentioned this before, but truly you have a lot of time to blow these out! 50 minutes burn time. This is exciting because that gives you time to change your socks!
The spider wrapper jumps in second place as it is showy and gives all your hard work a frame!
If indeed you do not want to go into that expense ... double cup, sure c'mon this is totally acceptable and quite showy in its' own glory.
Edibles ... Sweetmelt tm Halloween Eyeballs 100% edible are a HIT! I can hardly wait to see the creations entered in our contest this Halloween. Customers are daring! An Ice cream topper you think, not so, thinks my Fan of these ... Raedeen who is now on her second bottle 0f Ice Cream Crunch. The creamsicle and oreo cookie are perfect for your Hallowe'en fare. If you need more ideas or simply must have MORE stuff, head t0 our webstore quickly to beat the postman this Hallowe'en. http://www.acupcakery.com/
See you there!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I came across A Fanciful Twist in Etsy. Lots of talent here. Vanessa is a brave one as she is hosting a blog party. Here is How Vanessa works this:
"Come one, come all!!! A party where anything goes!! Sparkles, candy, costumes, cupcakes, haunted tea-time, goblin children, pets playing dress-up, crafts, pictures, decorations, ideas, confetti, ghost stories, dancing around the cauldron, flying across the moon, striped socks, pointy shoes, capes, forest creatures, witches, gnomes, queens, sorcerers, wizards, warlocks, glitter, Art! Or plain old pj's and spooky (or non spooky) movies!! Anything, anything, anything goes."
I will then make a special place in my sidebar a couple days before the party, with a list of everyone participating, and we can visit eachother's blogs on the day of the party.
Vanessa Valencia can be found in Etsy. Join us here on this Blog October 18th for lots of wonderful halloween Surprises. We will also be linking up to A Fancful Twist to see what else Vanessa has in store!
See you there! Please sign up here in comments. If you have a blog you want me to link to please add that in comments as well. You can feature things you sell, ideas, comments etc... Really anything goes!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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Also I must add what Techie 2 emailed me because she is awesome!
" Hi Lyns,Am enjoying your blog so much...check almost every day when time permits. Have a technobaker haha for you (actually, really sad)......as the premier "follower" of your site, I went back to leave comments and found that the password I thought I used for my Technobaker 2 account is not being accepted.... this is really strange. Have come to the conclusion that in my hurry (and probably in the dark....usually the conditions under which I am using the computer)....I hit some random keys which have been saved as the unknown password. Man oh man! Anyways, will have to carefully open a new account and start over. Am sending you a few more pictures. Your cupcake liners have been absolute life-savers....what a difference they make to presentation, and my special cupcakes for special occasions (not common at all here!) are creating quite a stir!!!!! Will be placing another order for more "Lyns stuff" very, very soon. Hope you enjoy! (By the way, your gram's recipe for buttercream is a variation of a "French buttercream", although the corn syrup is a twist. A really sophisticated recipe to find in the cookie tin!!!! I can't wait to try it.) NoTechnobakerAtAll :( " Lynne really is a techno B 2!!!