Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heart Cupcakes


Heart Baked in the center Cupcakes

For the cupcakes you will need
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups flour
2 1/2 cups milk
red food coloring
For the buttercream frosting surprise you’ll need:
4 pieces (1.5 oz each)cherry Laffy Taffy candy
4 Tbsp whipping cream
4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar together at medium speed until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mix until creamy. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so everything gets well combined. Add the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla and mix until the batter is smooth. Alternate between the flour and milk, beating on med-high speed. Pour 3 cups into small mixing bowl and add red coloring. Pour batter into an prepared rectangle baking pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. let cool and use small heart cutter to cut out 24 hearts. Spoon two heaping scoops of batter into each cupcake liner so they are about half filled. Insert heart sticking the point down in the batter. And cover with 1 Tbs of cake batter. Bake 24 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.

For Buttercream Frosting
Melt Taffy and whipping cream together (may need to use microwave to heat 30 sec and stir and continue til taffy is melted.)Let it cool in fridge. Add room temperature butter and powdered sugar. Beat til nice and fluffy. Frost cupcakes. Remember which way the heary is facing so you can decorate to know what way to bit into them to see the heart. Enjoy!
This recipe was found in http://bakeitinacake.com/recipes/heartinacupcake

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bargains!



I made $3.42 by buying this!

3 Irish Spring Body Wash $3.00 each
3 Irish Spring Deodorant $3.00 each
4 Aussie Hair Spray $2.99 each
2 Aussie Shampoo & Cond. $2.99 each

Over $35.00 on its own. Use coupons and shop ads to get best deals.
That's what I did! Used coupons with sales and got money back at cash register.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding


This recipe is from magazine Bon Appetit! It was so good I didn't get my own picture it was gone.


Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding

Toffee sauce
•1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons (or more) heavy whipping cream
•1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
•1/2 cup dark corn syrup
•1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter


Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/03/sticky_toffee_banana_pudding#ixzz1GFkFhtS4Banana cake
•2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
•1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
•2/3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
•2 large eggs
•1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 to 3)
•1 tablespoon dark rum
•1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•Sliced bananas (optional)
•special equipment
8x8x2-inch nonstick metal baking pan
Preparation
toffee sauce
•Bring 1 1/4 cups cream, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to boil in heavy small saucepan over medium heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at gentle boil until sauce coats spoon thickly and is reduced to 1 1/2 cups, whisking occasionally, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Whisk in 3 tablespoons or more cream to thin sauce to desired consistency. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm slightly before using.
banna cake
•Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 8x8x2-inch nonstick metal baking pan. Dust baking pan with flour, tapping out excess.
•Whisk flour, baking power, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in mashed bananas, rum, and vanilla (batter may look curdled). Add dry ingredients in 4 additions, beating just to blend after each addition. Spread batter evenly in prepared baking pan.
•Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 35 to 38 minutes. Spread 1/2 cup toffee sauce evenly over cake. Return cake to oven and bake until sauce is bubbling thickly, about 6 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack 30 minutes. Cut around cake in pan. Cut cake into 9 squares or 12 rectangles. Serve cake slightly warm or at room temperature with toffee sauce and top with sliced bananas, if desired.


Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/03/sticky_toffee_banana_pudding#ixzz1GFk8hfma

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Grands Cinnabons!



Two packages of Pillsbury New Grands Cinnabons turn out to look delish in a hurry!
They are quick and easy too!

Super Rice Crispy Treats!



These are just rice crispy treats with fondant cut out with sprinkles. much fun for kids and missionary treats. Made my daughter some for Valentine's day in Bright pink with blue sugar crystals. Looks fantastic! Wish i got pictures of them.

Bee Diaper Cake!


I found these cute diapers with bees printed on them so I put this diaper cake together and then found a Bee to stuff in the middle. Even has bees on the ribbon.
Best wishes to my cousin and her new little girl. Hope you like it!