Baking Basics Course

Baking Basics Course

Hi there everyone! About a month ago Skillshare contacted me and told me they just started a Culinary section on their site, and asked if I would be interested in making a class. If you don’t know what Skillshare is, it’s basically “a learning community for creators.” So creators (baker me) will make a short, 10-25 minute class, split up into 1-5 minute videos and work through a specific task to help you learn something. My class is 14 minutes of 30 second – 2 minute long videos, going through…

Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

Hi everyone! Sorry for later than usual post today. But I’m keeping with the season and getting back to cupcakes! Today I bring you watermelon cupcakes. Not those vanilla cupcakes dyed to look like watermelons, but genuine watermelon flavored cupcakes made with real watermelon. They are also made with fake watermelon flavor (thanks jello! [this post is not sponsored honest]), just to help bring some more watermelon flavor into them. They’re really really delicious.

Drunken Thin Mint Cupcakes

Drunken Thin Mint Cupcakes

Everyone, I’m really excited to announce this project! I bring you The Drunken Girl Scout. For the next 4 weeks, I’ll bring you a booze filled recipe featuring your favorite girl scout cookies. Now, we only have access to 8 kinds of girl scout cookies being sold – Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Rah-Rah Raisin, Toffee-Tastic, and Savannah Smiles  – so they’ll only be recipes for those. But, I’ve enlisted the help of some other great bakers for this and I can’t wait for you all to see what they’ve created! And…

Drunken Spiced Rum Pumpkin Cupcakes

Drunken Spiced Rum Pumpkin Cupcakes

Happy almost Halloween! To celebrate I’ve made some BOOzy cupcakes! Drunken spiced rum pumpkin cupcakes But seriously, when I say these are drunken, I don’t mean there’s a bit of alcohol that bakes off and you can’t even taste it, I mean these are drunken. Deliciously, deliciously drunken. I made two batches and used up all the rum I intended to drink at the party I was heading too. But they’re delicious. You can for sure taste the spiced rum and the pumpkin and the Marshmallow frosting pairs with it…

Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

Note: This post – pictures and recipes were updated on  May 5, 2016 Hello everyone! It’s Cinco De Mayo so I made some cupcakes for the office! I’ve been wanting to make these Margarita cupcakes for a while so I was really excited to finally do it. Let me tell you, they are delicious. The recipe is adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, but I punched up the alcohol content a bit – because honestly, who doesn’t want more alcohol packed into a mini cupcake. And you can up the alcohol…

Banana-Cinnamon Cupcakes with Fireball Whisky

Banana-Cinnamon Cupcakes with Fireball Whisky

  What do you do when you have a bunch of ripe bananas and a bottle of fireball whisky hanging around? Make some cinnamon banana cupcakes of course! And dump a bunch of fireball in there because why not!   One of the things I always worry about when making banana cupcakes is that they’re going to turn into banana muffins. And these certainly do not. It’s a spongy banana cake. Perfectly light and not overly sugary, but exceptionally banana-y. Moreso, next day. Baked goods with pureed fruits/veggies always have…

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

Happy belated holidays everyone! This is a late post because I was home to Michigan for the week and came back with that horrible flu that’s going around. So that knocked me out all last week. So let’s recap. Michigan was beautiful. We got a terrible ice store that knocked out power for half the state, but it was gorgeous in its destruction   This is a real ice store. The one we had here in Memphis a few weeks back was a joke comparatively. Also, despite all the cold…

Sparkling White Wine Pomegranate Cupcakes

Sparkling White Wine Pomegranate Cupcakes

This is a little late. I’ll be honest, I didn’t make these until this evening because I was busy this weekend hanging out with my sister in New York! But at work today I really wanted to make a cupcake again so I tossed together this recipe. I would have made some for Thanksgiving but my plane landed at noon on Thursday and my the time we finished cooking I was EXHAUSTED, so I really didn’t want to put effort into the dessert. Our dinner was beautiful though! My sister…

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Every post lately has started with “Welp, it’s been a while,” and it yet again, it has been a while. Quite a bit has happened since May. I got my first real life, with benefits, grown up, full time job and moved from the lovely state of Michigan to Memphis, Tennessee. It’s been stressful and huge, but now that I’m moved and somewhat settled I should be baking and posting a bit more. For my new home and roommates first introduction to my baking I decided to make Cherry Coke…