10.15.2014

Raspberry-Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts #CookingForACure


I upgraded to a regular donut pan, y'all! The mini one was cute and all, but having to bake multiple times to finish off the batter was getting a bit much. Aint nobody got time for that, for real! So, I snagged this beauty off Amazon and I must say, I will be giving it five stars for making my life easier. And for bringing these bangin donuts into my life.


This recipe may look familiar to you and that's because, it was the first one I made in my mini donut pan. Back then, I topped these donuts with a chocolate glaze, but today, in honor of breast cancer awareness day, I topped them with a bright pink raspberry glaze. Also, I switched out some of the all-purpose flour in the recipe for cake flour, because after all, it is a chocolate cake donut. And cake flour always takes baked goods to the next level, which is what we want here. Delicious, next level chocolate cake donuts with an awesome naturally dyed glaze.


10.13.2014

Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes


You guys. I got so caught up in pumpkin everything that I completely overlooked the fact that it's apple season too! OH the blasphemy! How could I forget about my single most favorite fruit on the planet? I am ashamed.

So, I am apologizing to my apples the best way I know how....with cupcakes. Salted caramel apple cupcakes, in their honor! The best salted caramel apple cupcakes you've ever had. TRUST.


They are super tender and fluffy and the salted caramel buttercream is worth eating with a spoon. To give these babies the official caramel apple look, I doused them in even more caramel (a little too much perhaps) and stuck a lollipop stick in them. In doing so, some of the salted caramel sauce actually soaked into the cupcake itself! I'm totally going to pretend that I am a culinary genius and did that completely on purpose.


10.10.2014

Pumpkin Oreo Truffles


The first time I tasted Golden Oreo truffles was at a bridal shower a year ago and I went absolutely nuts over them. They were more amazing than their counterpart, regular Oreo truffles, which says alot because regular Oreo truffles are the bomb dot com.


Ever since that day, I've been dying to make them again. I even bought a package months ago, but left it sitting around in my pantry because I didn't trust myself to make truffles and not eat them all by myself in one sitting. So, this past week, when I had to make truffles for a baby shower and half of the package was left over, I took it as a sign that it was time to treat myself!


And since we are in the season of pumpkin everything, I had to make these pumpkin-flavored. Initially, I was going to add a mixture of both pumpkin and cream cheese to the Oreo crumbs. But, in the process of making them, the pumpkin did a great enough job on it's own of gathering up the crumbs into a smooth mixture. So, I left it as is, but threw in some pumpkin spice too.

10.08.2014

Teal Ombre Buttercream Ruffle Cake


Hey everyone! I'm back and I come bearing cake! Although I took a few days off from the blog to celebrate Eid with my family, I ended up doing just as much baking! Funny how that works, eh?

On Saturday, I made this sheep cake for Eid. Then on Sunday I made these cupcakes and these truffles for my friends baby shower. And then on Monday, I made this ombre ruffle cake for my sister-in-law. As I mentioned a few blog posts ago, I recently became an aunt to another beautiful baby boy. And well, you know an occasion like that calls for cake.


You may remember the cake I made for my fourth nephew two years ago. It was an ombre petal cake and everyone went nuts over it...which was great, except now I was under the pressure of creating an equally awesome or more awesome cake for my fifth nephew. And since I'm a strictly buttercream decorator, it was twice as hard to come up with a unique design!


However, I thought about what I always tell all my friends, and that is, I like to challenge myself to make buttercream cakes look like fondant. So, what I did with this cake, is take the popular fondant ruffle technique and recreate it with buttercream. To do this, I used Wilton petal tip 125 and with the narrow side up, I literally just went around the circumference of the cake, gradually tinting the buttercream every two rows.

10.04.2014

ModernEid Giveaway! #FourDaysofEid


Eid Mubarak/Happy Eid everybody! Alas, it's the moment you've all been waiting for: GIVEAWAY TIME!

All week long, I've been featuring products from the creative and contemporary partyware company, ModernEid. And today, you could enter to win some of their latest designs because they have been so gracious to offer one of my readers a sample package from their new line, Shine On.

I personally was able to try out some of the products in this line, and I absolutely loved them. I used their foil stickers in the cupcakes I shared yesterday and got lots of compliments on them today at brunch! I also got to try out their banner, which I used to deck my front door out for Eid. Seriously, the best Eid decorations I have ever put up. And I love that they're not tacky in the least!

So without further ado, here is the giveaway widget where you can enter! Winner will be selected in a random draw next week. U.S. residents only.

Have an awesome weekend!