Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baking for the cause

Meet Erin and her furbaby Hillary.

Erin is a wonderful friend and all-around ecotastic girl. She hates cancer as much as I do, and in an effort to help me kick some cancer ass, she is hosting an e-bake sale & auction on her awesome blog, I Walk in this World. So stop by, bid on some treats, kick a little butt, rock my world - but be sure to stay, because Erin is definitely a daily must-read.

Oh, and I'm baking to help!

DELICIOUS Chocolate Chip Blondies (2-dozen) and as a bonus, they are Weight Watchers-friendly and only 3 Points per bar! They also freeze well and will make a yummy warm-weather frozen treat.

Bid early and bid often! The auction closes tomorrow at 5 PM!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What do you call rabbits that live in the North Pole?



Okay, that was in honor of
my friend Bill, who loves crappy jokes.

This Easter I was tasked with - of course - desserts. Since my cousin's (way too pretty for him) girlfriend Jules told me she was bringing TWO chocolate pudding pies, I tried to stay away from chocolate. (I did sneak in oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but they don't count, right?)

I've been itching to do some cute cupcakes, and I couldn't decide on just one decorating theme. So what the hell - I did two. All cupcakes were yellow cake with buttercream frosting.

The first batch:
Covered with white fondant daisies. I made these little guys earlier in the week so they would harden in time. And then I demanded of everyone who came into the kitchen to tell me just how CUTE they were...

The second batch:
Peeps! Cupcakes and Peeps?! You got it. The idea came from one of the many baking blogs I follow. Buttercream was dusted with granulated sugar, then topped with a Peep. So easy! So fun! The question was, do you eat the Peep first, or try to get a little Peep with each bite? ;) (The answer? I tried both!)

Miz Keely was my trusty assistant for this special project -

And the godbaby (at 10.5 months old) got to have his first cuppie on Easter Sunday!

"You've been holding out on me, people. This is MUCH better than pureed peas."