Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Berry Vanilla Cupcakes

All lined up.

With my continuous search for the quintessential butter cake, I have come across the several worse of the lot, but once in a while, I stumble upon a finalist. My weekends, as I can not say enough, are spent watching food--watching, playing, eating, nibbling, cooking and baking food. The latter is my number one pasttime.

As you will see below, I have had too much time this past weekend spent on thinking about food.

These are the light vanilla cupcakes I baked...
Naked and Lonely.

...which I topped with smooth strawberry buttercream in pastel pink and sprinkles, shavings or mini domes of white chocolate.


...and then Murdered!

The flavors are sweet and subtle yet present, just like the pastel color combination, which I deem most appropriate for the 5th birthday of the little girl I gave a box of these to. :)

The Birthday Gift.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Saturday Sweets

I'm fat for a reason, and there's only one to blame: FOOD.

That's right. When I'm tired, happy, sad, stressed or just bored, I crave for food high in sugar and calories! Eeek!

See the desserts I made yesterday to bring to our friendly get-together at the ol' alma mater. :)

I iced one pair with caramel and chopped cashew nuts, while I drizzled the other with chocolate ganache with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

I christen these CRATER BROWNIES. lol. Fudgy dark chocolate triangles with melted marshmallows and more chocolate on top!
crater brownies

Just 'cause there's nothing better than good company and chocolate. :)