Monday, September 20, 2010

Cookie Dough Cupcakes- The Sequel

I really was unhappy with the way the first batch came out. I am trying to get over my need to overfill a cupcake so....the sequel was born! Much unlike lousy Hollywood sequels, mine came out ten times better!!! I made one minor change to the recipe and filled the cups less and they came out AWESOME!

The change: less cocoa powder. I used only 1/4 cup this time and it balanced out insanely well.

These are going to become a regular recipe for em that I plan to tweak and try in other flavor combinations, I'm slightly too excited about it!

I also plan to put some mini chocolate chips in the frosting when I make them again, to add to the chocolate cookie aspect. I am also in love with this frosting recipe and can't wait to make more in other flavors!

Here's the original version of the recipe. remember 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, not 1/2. Half makes it feel too much like a devil dog, which is good if thats what you want.

One last thing...I am so excited it's fall and I can being my yearly Pumpkin fest! I LOVE pumpkin and plan to make a BUNCH of things with it!

Business, Business, Business

So I ordered some really cheap (i.e pay only shipping fees) business cards and post cards! What do you think?

Being jobless and looking has been vicious and it just reaffirms that this is what I'd really like to do, bake for people, feed them and see their faces when I bake them yummy things that make them smile! So...I am really going to make an attempt to get this going! Even if it just ends up getting me some internet followers, at least I'll be baking things that other people can try out and if that makes one person happy, I'll be happy! I bake for myself now and being able to share it with people would be great. It makes me happy when I can create something delicious.

So if you know anyone who likes baking and might wanna follow a blog- tell them! 
If you know anyone who might wanna swap links with me - holla at me! 
If you read this blog and haven't comment at all- just say HI, I'd love to know you're there! 

And if there is anyone you know who wants an awesome cake, cupcake or cookie- I can guarantee I can bake you something you will LOVE!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Fur Babies.

I haven't been much on the baking, or the cooking front, for that matter. I have been mostly just throwing food on my foreman griller and (Gasp!) buying desserts out! In my defense there is a really good cupcake/bakery nearby. The reason for this is that about 3 weeks ago we adopted 2 of the sweetest kittens ever!

We went out for the night to a comedy show thrown by a friend and were wandering the neighborhood because we were early. We came across a strictly cat clinic with a window to the caged cats they had. Most of them were boarded overnight or whatever, but there was one cage that said "Adopt Me" and it had 2 little kittens in it! KC & I have been talking about getting new pets eventually and that we wanted them to be 2 kittens that grew up together, preferably related. Well these little furrballs answered every wish we had. Turns out they were twins, and 3 months old. We were there when the place was closing so we couldn't play with them or anything, but they told us to come back in the morning if we wanted them.

We were back there before they opened.

In about 15 minutes we had our 2 new babies and were headed home!

Naming them was hardest. We were told they were both boys so we tried to find famous brothers names, but nothing stuck. Eventually we decided on Moss & Miso.

Moss is for a character in a british sitcom called IT Crowd and Miso is after a character in the video game Katamary Damacy.


They already have gotten big. They are sweet and fun. An awesome mix of mushy and playful. They went for their first check up this past Tuesday and we found out some crazy news.....

They are both girls!!!!! 

Luckily their names aren't too gender specific so we are keeping them, esp. since we got to really like the  names and they fit them both. So "The Boys" became "The Girls". 

They are time consuming because I could pet them all day long! But I promise to get my cooking and/or blogging back on ASAP!