Monday, June 29, 2009

New Baking Toys

My husband got this as a gift because he loves robots, and it is kind of a gift for me, too! It is from William Sonoma Kids. You turn the different parts, so there are 64 possible robots that can be made.

I bought this (Wilton's brownie pops in silicone mold) because it looked really fun to use! I got it at Michaels.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Big Ceramic Cupcake

I picked this up at my local candy store.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Graduation Cap Cupcakes

I made these graduation cap cupcakes for my students very last minute and late at night, so they did not turn out too well. I was planning on making them again the following night for another graduation event, and I bought all the things I needed, but I was unable to do so. My students, who are 10, LOVED them, so that was great! However, if you make them, I suggest using the Ghirardelli chocolates instead. I used Fudge Shoppe Deluxe Grahams cookies, but they were rectangular, so I had to cut them to make them squares. It got messy and didn't look as good. I used a Reeses's Peanut Butter Cup mini. I used colored icing to make the tassel. Another option for the tassel is to use something like Laffy Taffy and cut it or some kind of licorice held with icing or a mini M&M. Colored icing to match the tassel is another cute idea, but like I said, I was in a huge rush!

Cupcake Necklace

I just ordered this cute cupcake necklace online. It took me a long time to find a chocolate one. Cute!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Lawn Mower Cupcakes

I had a lot of fun making these lawn mower cupcakes for a Father's Day BBQ. They were pretty easy, but took a long time to make. I used Hershey's Nuggets for the mower and M & Ms for the wheels and the engine. I stuck them on with icing. I colored icing with green food coloring. Then I colored some coconut with green food coloring. It works best if you put it in a baggie and mix it up with the food coloring. I used Twizzlers Pull and Peel for the lawn mower handle. That was the tricky part. I dug a hole first with a toothpick and then I shoved in the Twizzler.

M and M Cupcakes

I made these colorful cupcakes for a friend's party. I colored icing with food coloring.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Blueberry Muffins

Made best, of course, with fresh wild blueberries.

Nothing Like Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I am very happy with my new air baking sheets. They make cookies bake more evenly and brown better. There are a lot of different brands of them. You can buy them online or in stores. I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

The Cupcake Courier

I love my Cupcake Courier. There is room for 36 cupcakes! It is perfect to carry your cupcakes in. It comes in many colors. The website is  I received mine as a gift, and it was bought from  I also think they sell them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The cupcake trays can also be taken out so that you can put a cake on the bottom. It really is a must-have!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stay Tuned....

Later this week I will be making special Father's Day cupcakes, graduation cupcakes for my students, and some other sort of cupcakes for a friend's party this weekend!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Cupcake Tray

Now I need to bake something to fill it up!