Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Today is the 1-year-anniversary of the blog. We've had a really fun time blogging about our bakes, and we promise that the blog will only get better from here on out!!

As a birthday present, we are doing a free cupcake giveaway... FOLLOW THE BLOG in the next couple of days, and we will bring free cupcakes to your house if you are in the Larchmont/ Mamaroneck area. Yay!!

the cupcake manifesto

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our Favorites!

Check out the page to the right that has links to some really cool sites. They not only have recipes and ideas for fun and tasty cupcakes, but they have ideas for all other meals of the day as well!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Christina's 18th Birthday

For Christina's 18th birthday, we made a Strawberry Shortcake with cream cheese frosting. It was very delicious!! We also had some Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes to go with it that we made with the leftover batter.

What you've missed

Sorry we haven't posted in a while, it's been a busy past couple of months. Here's what we've made since the last post!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Emilie's Super Sweet Sixteen!!!

Nina and I knew we had to make a special cake for Emilie's 16th birthday so we got creative.

While Emilie thought we were ditching her, we were secretly plotting the best cake ever and I think we succeeded.

I present to you the Nutella Swirl Cake. It consists of Nutella marble cake with both vanilla and Nutella buttercream frostings!

To make, we used a box yellow cake and reserved about a cup of batter and mixed it with Nutella (enough to make it look like chocolate batter). We then poured it over the yellow batter in two round pans and swirled it through as with any other marble cake.

The Nutella buttercream recipe came from:

We also used a basic vanilla buttercream recipe using only butter, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Any other vanilla frosting could substitute.

After baking and cooling of the two cakes, we put the Nutella buttercream in the center and decorated the top using a star tip to make swirls. The result was the most delicious and sweet Nutella cake ever that also looked like a flower cake!

It was very sweet and delicious and Emilie was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully she forgave us. :)

Coming soon, Nutella cupcakes!

Happy Birthday Emilie!!!!!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yummy V-Day treats!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

I made these delicious cookies to get into the spirit using the recipe located here...

They were really fun and surprisingly easy to make. The only issue I ran into was that the batter was a little thick and hard to get into the piping bag. I think it was because I doubled the recipe but only had one bottle of red food coloring. I used that bottle and a half teaspoon of gel coloring instead and it didn't make much of a difference.

See you for St. Patrick's Day!
Love, Irma

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

We haven't posted in a while, but January was just so busy!! Last weekend, Emilie and Irma made a birthday cake for their cousin Cara. We thought we'd double the recipe to serve 24, but I guess the servings were huge because the recipe for 24 made a big cake, 24 cupcakes, and 6 mini heart cakes!! We've never used fondant before, but thought we'd try it out on our heart cakes. It looked so pretty!! The cake was a yummy chocolate cake with cookies & cream frosting made by mixing crushed Famous Amos into vanilla buttercream frosting. mmm!!