Sunday, October 24, 2010

German Chocolate Cupcakes! MMkaay!

Elinor Klivans is my new love! I am usually not too excited about cupcake cookbooks. There are oodles of them out there and not too many of them beat my online recipe researching. But, this lady knows her sweets! I tried out her German Chocolate Cupcake recipe and it is amazing!

You will have to check out her cupcakes! book for the recipe.
This lady has some sweet tricks up her sleeve!
Adding chocolate chips on top of the out of the oven cupcakes...melting for a nice little chocolate surprise..

Mixing up the custard with coconut and pecans.

After the topping sets up over night, completing the little beauties!

soooooo good! I can't put these things down.


In honor of my boss, who inspired me to make these for his b-day...MMMMKaaaay!

Cheers to trying out new recipes and being flabbergasted by the results! Sending my love to Elinor!

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

It's been awhile! Tipsy has been a very busy girl these past few months! What's a busy girl to do? I had three parties to bake for last week, so I grabbed some boxed mix for the cupcakes and some pastry pride for the topping....shhhh! Don't worry! I doctored up both mixes with extra vanilla and chopped white chocolate chips for the white cake and chopped semi-sweet chips for the chocolate gotta be sneaky to make the box mix delish!

I also called for some decorating help! Luckily I had a couple of volunteers in no time!

I baked up the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, whipped up the pastry pride (adding chocolate to half of it), picked up some vino and called the girls over!

We whipped up some colors per our Cupcake Consultant, Alicia. I did the base frosting and passed em' on over to the lovely ladies to make them.

We had plenty of supervision!

And Pico helped too!

The girls getting their decorating going!

The first masterpiece...

The crazy cupcakes. Each one got a little more funky as we sipped our Sauvignon Blanc..Alicia even invented the Pumpkin Waterfall look and Natalie created the Starry Night cupcake. It was amazing!

Cheers to cheating with some box mix/nobody guessing and cupcake decorating ladies night!
Happy Halloween!

Fun times!