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5/15/11

Baking in the Kitchen with Sassy

I had the best time decorating these cupcakes with Sassy. She was eager to help and couldn't wait to learn as much as possible. I thought the Cupcake Flower Pot would be the perfect project to do with her because it is fun, cute and easy.
I got the idea for these cupcakes from Rhee from the Pioneer Woman's Blog.
I used a cupcake instead of icecream and it worked great. I will definately make these again and next time I will try pudding.





4/18/11

3/16/11

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes





Recipe from Taste of Home


    Ingredients

    • 1 cup Guinness (dark beer)
    • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2/3 cup sour cream
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • TOPPING:
    • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1/2 cup heavy whpping cream

    Directions

    • Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.
    • In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan.
    • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not over-beat). Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.



     

    2/9/11

    Heart Shape Cookie Bouquet











    Nothing says, "You're the Sweetest" like sugar cookies. And what is better than one cookie on a stick? Two cookies sandwiched between WHITE chocolate. Yummmm. I had a great time passing out cookies to all my SWEET HEARTS. I got the idea for the sandwiched cookies on a stick from," Taste of Home." But I used the No Fail sugar cookie recipe.


    2/7/11

    Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake




    This is a delicious and light variation of cheesecake, with only 245 calories per slice.



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