What? Still Alive?

It’s true!

Despite an almost complete disappearance from the wordpress community over the last couple of months, I have not actually died. I have just been very busy finishing up my undergrad and pretending to go on about my adult life. Unfortunately, my current unemployment status begs to argue with the fact that I am actually an adult and not one hopeless bum.

But alas, my recent unemployed status has given me nothing better to do than mess around with fondant, cupcakes, and other delicious treats. And the primary beneficiaries have been the boyfriend’s coworkers. It seems like at least once a week now I load up the cupcake carrier with things I made to test out a recipe and have no interest in eating (at least, that I should have no interest in eating…) and send him on his way.

And, surprisingly enough, it has resulted in a limited amount of business and cupcake requests. Over the last couple of months, both of his bosses contacted me to ask me to make cupcakes for events they were hosting or going to. Which resulted in me making some cupcakes based on the kids movie Cars and some barnyard cupcakes (I’ll include some pictures).

Recently, I’ve been fiddling around with cake pops because…I mean, what else do I have to do? Spoiler Alert: they’re time consuming and a total pain in the ass. I’ll make a separate post about them with some step by step instructions if any of you are actually silly enough to decide that you’re going to make them. Don’t worry: I’ll be sure to include the frustrations you are sure to encounter so that nothing will catch you by surprise.

Thoughts? Questions?

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Peanut Butter, Jelly Time!

Okay, so it’s not really peanut butter jelly time since I don’t eat peanut butter…but it is time for me to share my very first recipe! Because I’ve been in a cupcake baking mood over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to be a bit more daring with the cupcake recipes I’ve been trying out.
And this means fillings!
Spoiler alert: Filling cupcakes is tougher than you think. It’s not impossible…it’s just messy! Especially if you’re a beginner like me. Read on for the rest of this debacle:
The first time I tried filling a cupcake, I elected to use a chocolate ganache. The cupcake itself was a lemon vanilla cupcake that I had made earlier in the day. Unfortunately, I don’t own any fancy cupcake coring tools and I don’t have a special tool for actually holding the filling so…I elected to use an icing bag with a large circle tip.
Don’t do that.