Prince Rogers Nelson has died. He was an artist who has inspired to be more creative and authentic. I was looking for Prince Cupcakes on Flickr and I found Purple Rain and Raspberry Beret cupcakes. BTW, I wrote a little something about Prince on my personal blog.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
When I'm not eating cupcakes, I'm watching movies and reviewing them for the local paper. Here are some cupcakes that represent that crossover love from so far this year:
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
My current obsession is with the 2016 Presidential Campaign, so I thought I'd merge that with my constant obsession - Cupcakes! Look at the yummy, funny and sometimes crazy images I found online on the subject here. For some reason, it was harder to find cupcakes related to the Republican frontrunners than for the Liberals...not sure what that means...
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
I have had a sip of a White Russian cocktail once. My first boss when I was an internal auditor was having one while we were waiting on a flight in the Delta lounge. I thought it was early to drink, but he said it was afternoon in Cincinnati. For the uninitiated, a White Russian is a cocktail with vodka, coffee liqueur (usually Kahlua), and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Although I like the ingredients, I always thought that a White Russian is too sweet for an alcoholic drink, but it's probably perfect for a cupcake recipe.
Apparently a recipe for White Russian cupcakes from 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery has gone viral, so it makes sense that I post it on Cupcakes Take the Cake. BTW, Kahlua is not gluten-free, so this is a NOT a gluten-free cupcake recipe. Owner doesn't give out the full recipe, in the Facebook post. However, she gives enough information for a cupcake baker to create these popular cupcakes. This is great because not everyone lives in Potsdam, New York.
White Russian Cupcakes
- Start with a vanilla cupcake recipe
- Add White Russian Liquor and coffee to the batter.
- They are filled with a White Russian Mousse
- Topped with a White Russian Frosting (Probably a buttercream frosting. I would substitute vanilla extract for the chocolate liqueur)
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Yesterday was #pancakeday which is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday where people celebrate by eating pancakes. I made Mardi Gras pancakes using Krusteaz. Mardi Gras For the pancake batter, I added cinnamon, pecans, a dollop of sour cream. Mardi Gras colors are typically purple, gold and green. To make the pancakes festive, I added green sugar sprinkles that I had leftover from Christmas.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Quick Press Release Info: The San Diego Cake Club presents The 33rd Annual Cake Show, Off To Neverland Master pastry chefs, well-known California “sugar artists,” talented local bakers, amateur decorators and those who enjoy beautiful sugar art of all kinds will come together for the 33rd annual San Diego Confections for a Cause, March 19th and 20th, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Presented by the San Diego Cake Club, the theme of this year’s event is “Off to Neverland.”
The popular two-day Cake Show will feature a themed cake design competition, classes for all skill levels, celebrity Master Chef and Next Great Baker appearances, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies. For more details, to enroll in classes, or purchase advance tickets -- $8.50 per person per day, or $16.00 for both days – visit www.SanDiegoCakeShow.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charity of San Diego.