Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

have you seen the commercial of "the moment?"
I have.
100x over the past 24 hours to be exact.
It's Hi-LAR-iOUS!

Blame my agency roots for paying too much attention to commercials (especially McDonald's commercials) but when the boyfriend makes me watch the commercial on You Tube 5 times in a row (after seeing it on TV 30 seconds before) and then updates his Facebook status with the tagline from the commercial, you know you've got a winner.

Kudos to Wieden + Kennedy for the best spot I've seen since this:

Monday, February 15, 2010

V-Day Velvet

As I promised last week, here are more cupcake photos. I made these cupcakes for a friend celebrating Valentine's Day with her husband. She asked for Red Velvet cupcakes since it was one of her flavors in her wedding cake.
Look at that electric color! I borrowed a tip from Martha Stewart and used a TON of red food gel (like the kind you use for frosting). It's concentrated, so a little (or a 1/2 teaspoon) goes a long way.

Into the oven we go!

The finished result - they're not so electric anymore.

The cupcakes going to Texas for Valentine's. I love showing what my cupcakes to-go look like.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Pics

I can't help it, I just want to post some awesome photos I've taken lately of some even more awesome cupcakes I baked this week.The first are Creamsicle cupcakes I made per a special request for our super bowl party. These cupcakes turned out AMAZING!

I had so much fun tinting the batter to that perfect shade of creamy orange
Then I used my new piping tool to add homemade vanilla pastry cream to the centerNext came the homemade vanilla butter cream frosting
Top it with a sliced orange candy et voila! The finished product - a Creamsicle Cupcake.

Don't you think it looks delish?