Friday, January 27, 2012

A Few Baking Adventures Thus Far...

Hi dolls! My very first baking post, so exciting! This post is just a kick-off to my new blog. I thought it would be fun to show a few things i've baked in the past.

There are so many new things i'd like to try making, and of course many things I could possibly improve on. For me, baking is about relaxing, enjoying your craft and making others happy. I'm in no way a professional, and have a long way to go! I have many excellent bakers in my family, I can only hope that some of it rubbed off on me. See below for some fun baking, much more to come!

Mini vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting
When I found the mini cupcake papers, I couldn't wait to get home and bake these little guys!
One batch of batter goes a long way with these...

Chocolate Raspberry "Rockstar" Vodka Cupcakes
I made these for a holiday cocktail party I had at my apartment, they were a big hit!
They're dark chocolate cake with a little vodka, and a raspberry-chocolate icing
I got the recipe online, and kept it because I'd like to make them again
This was my first experience baking with alcohol, let's just say I will be doing it again =)

Mom's famous birthday cake!
Since my brother and I were little, my mother always baked the same cake for our birthdays
Whether it's 3 or 4 layers, this light and fluffy chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting is simple, but just SO good. Definitely a crowd favorite in our family!

Lemon cake with lemon buttercream frosting
I'm a huge chocolate fan, my boyfriend isn't.
I've been trying to make alternatives, like these lemon cakes.
He liked them so much that i've made them a few times.
I thought the frosting came out especially well in this batch!

Lemon cake pops with a vanilla glaze
So this was my first go with cake pops.
As you can probably tell, my "decorating" needs a little help ha!
The cake itself wasn't bad, I just think I made my glaze too thick,
making it difficult to coat the whole pop.
Determined to master cake pops soon!

Pink - Red velvet with cream cheese frosting
Purple - Dark chocolate with vanilla frosting

One of my besties and I created these pretty cupcakes for my company's
bakesale to support the BCRF. We were really happy with the flavor,
as well as the decorating! Despite staying up until 1am on a work night
and being pratically delirious towards the end, we successfully made
3 dozen cupcakes for the bakesale. And they were all sold by the end of the day!

PIGGYS! Red velvet with cream cheese frosting

Probably one of my favs! This was the 3rd batch that my friend and I made for the bakesale
1 hour into the bakesale they were sold out complete. I mean come on, LOOK at them! =)
We had to improvise with our ingredients a bit:

Marshmellow for the nose
Whoopers for the nostrils
Black licorice for the eyes
Swedish fish (just the nose!) for the ears

Pink, white and blue cupcakes - chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting
One of my good friends was returning home from being overseas in the army.
We had a little get together for his homecoming, and I tried making red, white and blue frosting
Well, we see this did not happen friends. Although a pretty pink, I was clearly going for red!

OK so I didn't "bake" these, but I bought these cute little lipglosses home
with me from a trip to Brazil. I keep them on my desk at work and smile when I see them =)

That's all for now! Just wanted to give you all a little taste of my life. I'll be back with another post soon - most likely cake pops! If you also have a baking site, please post it in a comment and I will be happy to check it out!

xoxo Majesty Bakes Cakes