Friday, November 30, 2012

Melting Snowmen Cupcakes

Melting Snowmen Cupcakes
Bring some laughter to any Christmas party with these hilarious melting snowmen cupcakes!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Life-Changing Gifts

   Christmas season is here, and with wish lists and gift ideas fast approaching I want to encourage everyone to look into giving to charities in place of the usual gifts.  Maybe there is a co-worker or neighbor you have no idea what to get for Christmas, or you have a close friend or family member that already has everything they could ever want- whatever the situation- donations to charities go a long way!  My favorite organization to give to for Christmas is World Vision.  They have a wonderful gift catalog that makes gift giving so easy!  You will be able to pick a gift, whether it be "a goat and 2 chickens" to a needy family or  a "share of a deep well" to a thirsty community, and make the donation in someone else's name.  World Vision will send you a physical card that you will be able to wrap up and hand to the person you bought it for.
   Technology now-adays makes it so easy and simple to research organizations that are close to your heart and then donating to the cause.  I implore you this holiday season be generous with your money, be generous with your gifts.  Ask for and give away these life-changing gifts and I promise you you won't regret it!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday

Thought ya'll would get a kick out of this one!  Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An Apple a Day

Apple Cupcakes
Give your teacher's gift a little twist!  Forget about the typical apple, how about an apple cupcake?  Green or red, take your pick!

Tie-Dye Treat

Tie-Dye Cupcakes
Add some fun to your party with these tie-dye treats.  

Hamburger Cupcakes

Hamburger Cupcakes
Have dessert for dinner with these hamburger cupcakes!  Made with chocolate brownies and vanilla cupcakes, you get the best of both worlds.  Perfect dessert for a cook-out or some april fool's fun!

Painter's Party

Painter's Party Cupcakes
Can you think of a more perfect dessert for your little artist?  Add some color to your painting party with these cupcakes, complete with brush and palette!

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Love the refreshing taste of strawberry lemonade?  Why not enjoy that same refreshing taste in a yummy cupcake?  Perfect for any pool party or outdoor sporting event.

Rat Trap

Rat Cupcakes
Have a little man in your life that loves creepy rodents?  Give him a big surprise this year with these rat and cheese cupcakes!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Love the amazing combination of chocolate and peanut butter?  Enjoy that combination with these delicious cupcakes.  

Baby Reveal Cupcakes

Baby Reveal Cupcakes
Is it a boy or a girl?  Find out when you bite into these tasty desserts.  The secret will stay hidden until the time is right!  

Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
A personal favorite of mine, these mini cheesecakes are sure to be a hit at any get together. 

Snow"friends" Cupcakes

Snow"friends" Cupcakes
Welcome the holidays with these creative treats!  Each snow"friend" has its own personality and style.

Melting Snowmen

Melting Snowmen
Add some fun to your holiday party or cookie exchange with these melting snowmen cookies!


Panda Cupcakes
Kung Fu Panda parties anyone?!

Sunflower Garden

Sunflower Garden Cupcakes
These sunflower cupcakes would go great at a picnic or garden party!  Just don't get those edible ladybugs mixed up with real ones:)

Rubber Duckies

Rubber Duckie Cupcakes
Who could pass up these adorable ducks?! Quack your way to a fun party with these too cute for words cupcakes!

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
You're sure to be the favorite guest at any Thanksgiving feast when you extend the turkey eating through dessert!  These cupcakes are so cute they are sure to be talked about for years to come!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Personal-Size Pumpkin Pies

   Holidays= tons of reasons to bake goodies and lots of people to pass them off to:) This makes me happy, happy because 1. I love to bake and 2. my sweet treats are appreciated and eaten up by neighbors/strangers/kids who at any other time of the year would have suspiciously thought I was trying to poison them because "what kinda crazy lady just gives out free desserts."
   Soooooo- in honor of Thanksgiving and Autumn and Leaves and Pumpkins and yummy tasting things- I present my latest creation:
Personal-Size Pumpkin Pies!

   Yes, they are darling aren't they?  I am pretty impressed with the outcome.  I saw a post on Bakerella's Blog for pumpkin pie bites, which I thought were so cute.  However, the crust is my favorite part of a pie, so I wanted to make some pies with the top crust.  Not just any top crust though, I wanted leaves.  Why?  Because I'm a sucker for leaves (no really, I love them!) and they are festively appropriate for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday!  
   I followed Bakerella's recipe, just made them in a regular cupcake pan rather than a mini-cupcake pan.  I just cut out circles for the bottom crust (not pumpkin shaped like she does) and then used leaf cookie cutters(Maple Leaf Cookie Cutter (Google Affiliate Ad)) to do the leaf crust on top.  Then I baked them in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350.
   Here are some pictures of the process and the finished product:

   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!