Little Cupcakes for a New Little Boy

Today is a special day.  A new life has just entered the world.

Really, about 30 minutes ago…

His name is Jack Kenneth and he is my nephew.

I am an aunt…

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Guinness Cupcakes

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the King Arthur Flour’s demonstrations.

That’s right – KAF came to Denver!

I learned some great tips for making perfect pie crusts and tarts.

I left so excited to bake!

KAF’s recent catalog had a recipe for Chocolate Stout Cake but since I have been on a cupcake kick lately, I came home and created these…

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Cosmo Cupcakes

A local bakery here in Denver, Happy Cakes, makes these wonderful cupcakes ever Friday and they inspired me to make some at home.

I printed this cupcake recipe over a year ago and have no idea where it came from. If this looks familiar to anyone out there I apologize!

This is my alcohol-free, kid-friendly version of the Cosmopolitan Cupcake. In parentheses I’ve added where alcohol can be placed for a nice adult treat.

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January 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge

The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro.  She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert.

Wow!  Let me just say this was certainly a challenge for me.  This was my first challenge with the Daring Bakers

I made this daring dessert once and learned quickly what not to do and then made it again a week later.  The second time around (although I was exhausted) I was so pleased with the result.  Unfortunately…

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