Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cupcake frosting 101

I need a little input from you all. I have been practicing my frosting technique just about every weekend lately (yes, all of our co-workers are thrilled to get these on Mondays).
OK so here you see 3 frosted cupcakes, they are numbered. Can you please tell me which one of the 3 you like best, one of them has been done by my husband who seems to think it is easy......humpf! SO it is important that you give me your opinion you see :)
It has taken me over 4 weekends to get even this far, what a difference a decorating tip that is the correct size can make.
You should be able to click on the picture for a close up.
#1 is called the rose
#2 a star tip w/sprinkles
#3 a swirl with a 1m tip
**I will tell you next weekend which one of these cupcakes my DH did**
I need a great frosting recipe, feel free to share. The frosting part is the real PIA, I have gone thru so much butter and confectioners sugar it's not even funny and I still haven't found the perfect recipe for frosting!!!
These are "the Blogger Chocolate Cake" recipe from my recipe blog and the frosting is a combination of a Swiss Butter Cream and Chai frosting recipe that I just dabbled with. (Chai is one of my most favorite flavors EVER)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


If you haven't seen my recipe blog here is a new cooking gadget that I must share with you all. Trust need one of these, I made some frosting today and this beater works like a charm. *I got it in pink for Breat Cancer awareness*

Friday, February 05, 2010

Just a little reminder

FYI, we are doing some trauma training this month on my department, here is a little tidbit for you to remember.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that children under 4 feet 9 inches, and less than 80 pounds are most likely too small for a vehicle's seat belt system and should be placed in belt positioning booster seats. Studies have shown that only 6.7% of children requiring booster seats use them.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

New Recipe site

Hello to all of my blogger buddies. Well today starts a new project for me, I have decided to throw myself into my recipe blog.
We recived a call from our agency last night and the news was that our wait COULD be another 2 years for a referral:( If you know me then you know when I am sad, depressed or stressed I bake sooooooooo that leads me to my new site. There is a link to my site up on under my header "Recipes", that will take you there. Also look on the left sidebar, there is some code for you to place on your blogs if you whish.
I will be baking up a storm and posting pictures in the months to come. This will be the place where I post my favorite recipes and the links to where I have found them.
This weekend is looking like Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes so stay tuned for our review of this yummy looking recipe. Of course our co-workers & friends will be reaping the rewards of my baking, I will give you their reviews also.

**2.14.10: Made the Lemon-Limoncello cupcakes last weekend but they were not recipe blog worthy so I am at it again trying out something new.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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