Monday, June 28, 2010

You Can't Spell Summer Without B-B-Q!!

Aren't these mini barbeques the cutest!? My future sister in law, Shevon, told me to check this recipe out. She found it on the Family Fun magazine website and I am so glad i did! With help from my little sister Madison and my friend Karina these little barbeques turned out great!

The cupcakes are actually brownies in cupcake liners! I used Betty Crocker brownie mix. The grate is white frosting mixed with some black food coloring. I used red and yellow sprinkles for the charcoal. The hot dogs are hot tamales and the grill marks were made with black food coloring and applied with a toothpick. The kabobs are caramels and Dots cut into pieces held together by a toothpick. And lastly the chicken (or pork chop) is a caramel molded into the shape with a little white frosting used for the bone.

Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Feeling Kinda Corn-y Today?

Today, my friend Karina and I tried our first recipe out of the Hello Cupcake cookbook. This book is full of wonderful ideas and I plan on trying most, if not all of them. So here it goes, corn on the cob cupcakes! It's yellow cake, white frosting mixed with Wilton gel food coloring, yellow and white jelly beans, a starburst for the butter and sugar sprinkled on top! I found the corn holders at Target for 3 dollars ;) This was a blast to make and very simple! Perfect for summertime barbeques. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cookies and Cream Cupcake

I used a chocolate cupcake and white butter cream frosting recipe that I found in a Food and Wine magazine back in 2008. I crushed oreos and mixed the dust in with the frosting. I then topped the cupcake off with an oreo half. If you're interested in the recipe let me know at