January 17, 2010

happy little donut cupcakes!

these cupcakes are way too cute and sooooo good! this idea cam from animated cupcakes. i made these for a birthday breakfast and they made everyone smile. 

cupcake recipe:

1 box cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
½ oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract     

mix up all the ingredients and bake according to the directions on the box. allow cupcakes to cool completely.

make a hole in the middle of each cupcake (I used the bottom of a frosting tip but i think you can make a hole with a small spoon too)

cupcake glaze recipe:

from  recipezaar 

½ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
4-6 tablespoons of hot water          

1. heat butter in saucepan until melted
2. remove from heat
3. stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth
4. add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the consistency you want
    (i actually used 7 tablespoons of water because i wanted the glaze to be thin)

dip cupcakes into the glaze 

and immediately decorate with sprinkles!

wrap them up and give them to someone to eat! 

January 10, 2010

happy little cupcake gifts!

hi! I just wanted to share some cute cupcake gifts my mother-in-law gave me for christmas...

cute little cupcake ornaments 

cupcake wrappers!

cupcake cookbooks!

and this book...        

 for this happy little dog!

my husband also gave me this awesome cookbook… i've been wanting it pretty much before it even existed. now I just have to figure out what to bake first! any suggestions?

January 4, 2010

happy little avocado cupcakes

these were for my father in law.
made from his delicious avocados.
avocados are heaven.
these cupcakes are heaven.

December 27, 2009

happy little vegan oatmeal pumpkin spice cookies

i wanted to make these for thanksgiving but didn’t have time… so i added them into the christmas cookie mix. i guess pumpkin is not so much a winter flavor but I love it all year long. 

the recipe is from isa at postpunkkitchen. so far i have loved all her recipes. she has a new cookie cookbook that i got for christmas!
you can find the recipe here 

These are nice and chewy, with just the right amount of spice. The recipe says the flax seed is optional but I would definitely add it to get the chewy texture. after you drop the cookie dough on the baking sheet, make sure you flatten out/smoosh each cookie before they bake. 1 batch makes a lot of cookies. I made 1 ½ batches of these yummy things so i could just use up the whole can of pumpkin.