Posts Tagged ‘baking’

i made the most delicious cupcakes of my life last night!
i made cupcakes using a pound cake recipe, and then made my own double shot latte buttercream icing, and sprinkled cinnamon on top :)
they were soooo yummy. like, seriously. the best cupcakes ever.

here’s the recipe for my icing:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant espresso (i used one package of Starbucks’s “Via” instant coffee mix)
1 (16oz) pkg. powdered sugar

1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

The recipe I used called for 3-4 tablespoons of milk, but I didn’t used the milk at all, actually. I also sifted my powdered sugar, when adding it to the mixture. I had more than enough icing left over after making 2 dozen cupcakes.

They were seriously sooo good. I’m going to try them again but with a regular yellow-cake recipe because the pound cake made it all seem so heavy & rich. Like, one cupcake is enough and you’re done. No more after that.
So, I’ll try it again, and let you know the results! :)

love, love


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Formspring is a b-word.
From here on out – mine is officially deleted.
Some stuff has been going on, involving some rather immature and silly, silly girls that I know. And after some minor confrontation, I have deleted my formspring and am going to just move on. I do not need such negativity in my life.

God is seriously such an amazing dude for all the wonderful things He’s done in my life recently. Through all of the lame “anonymous” drama, I’ve gotten to have so many good conversations with people that actually care about me. I have theee most wonderful friends in the world.
So, I’m thankful for the people in my life. I’m thankful for the good manners and love that my parents have instilled in me. And.. I’m thankful for the gifts and talents God has so generously blessed me with (and that “people” are just “soooo” jealous of). I can’t wait to actually utilize those talents and make others happy! :)
Speaking of using those lovely talents… my bakery plans are in the works. Its so exciting getting ready for school this fall and knowing that when I go home at the end of the day, my homework will be baking! :) Tyler is definitely a lucky guy.. haha <3
Lately I've been drawing up plans for what I want my "perfect" bakery to look like, what sorts of desserts and yummy things I'd want to sell, and what other fun things I'd want to make available at my little shop. As for location… that's still an iffy question. I've got quite a number of people pushing me to open one up in St. Louis. It's nearing the top of my list. :)
Tonight consists of…

(A show at The Front Porch; It definitely won’t look as exciting as this one, I can promise you that..haha)

(Coffee. Its just about all I can think about right now!)

(book shopping. I’m going to make g.o.o.d. use of this $30 gift card to Barnes & Noble.)

It feels like fall already, based on tonight’s agenda. Goodness me, I’m so ready for Autumn weather, good “Autumn music”, and cozyness.
Cassie and I are heading out in a few hours for a night of fun and sillyness. We only have a good 3 weeks together left, so we’re trying our best to make it count.
GOSH, college SUCKS. ;)

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