• Yumminess

    Cupcakes!

    My step-dad turned 70 a few days ago and I volunteered to make cupcakes for his birthday party. I’m a fan of buttercream and have a tried and true recipe, but I was feeling adventurous, so I set out to find something different. I found this buttercream recipe from Butter With a Side of Bread. The difference is the addition of Marshmallow Creme. It adds such depth to the flavor. Plus the texture is more airy. I used the same recipe for the chocolate frosting but added a couple of Tablespoons of cocoa powder and used coconut flavoring in place of the vanilla. So yummy! Then I made my step-dad’s favorite, German Chocolate. While I need to improve my piping skills, I had so much fun making these cupcakes that I plan to…

  • La Vida Loca

    Pretty in Pink

    I won’t take up your time and bandwidth with the hundreds of photos I took of the kid and his beautiful prom date/girlfriend. Instead I will just share my absolute favorite. That look. It’s the stuff YA books are made of.

  • Yumminess

    Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey’s Frosting

    When my mother asked me what cake I wanted for my birthday this year, I asked her if it would be okay if I made my own. She laughed and asked why. It’s because of this Guinness Chocolate Cake recipe I found at A Beautiful Bite.  The most important part of a birthday party is the cake. I don’t need presents, decorations, or ton’s of guests. Just the people I love and a good chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. Keep your Red Velvets, Double Chocolates, and Italian Cream Cakes. Don’t even try to bring me an ice cream cake (too cold) or the worst possible choice, a “cookie cake”. Cookies are my favorite, but a giant cookie from a Super Store is not a cake. Seriously. I followed the recipe as written in the link above, except…