Thursday, October 21, 2010

Red Velvet

I think the baking bug is contagious. My sister baked these and boy were they moist. I gotta steal her recipe one day. Sorry Sis.
Red velvet is loved by many. I really love the rich color. It reminds me so much of Christmas.
I am working really hard at my full time job lately so I have to find time to bake something new.  I usually bake something every week and I actually feel guilty for not baking. Is that wrong? Well, no need to worry because I have some great ideas that will coming out soon. At least I think they are great.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pastry tips

The new pastry tips
I ordered online some new large round pastry tips for cupcakes. I found that the ones in your local craft store were not large enough to give you the professional appearance so I was geeked when these arrived to my door.
The circumference is almost the size of a quarter if that helps give you some perspective of size. I encourage every cupcake decorater to give these a try. Size does matter... no pun intended. This tip was used in all of the photos below.

My sister's chocolate chocolate cupcake. I added the fondant flower because it so deserved one.

More chocolate for those chococlate lovers. I added cherries, oreos and a hersheys kiss.

This cupcake is actually flavored with cherry and cola flavoring. It is my take on a Cherry Coke.