Cupcakes with a cookie topper for an upsherin! Too tired to try to be funny and clever. Enjoy the pics!
I couldn’t let Chanukah come to a close without some cookies. I’ll admit it was a busy week, but I managed to get in some draidel cookies of the stained glass variety. Check ’em out!
Oh and my newest obsession…mini trifles! Trifles have always been my go to dessert when I didn’t have a lot of time to fuss. You just bake a cake (duncan hines works just fine), put in some whipped cream and maybe mousse and some crumbled cookies or candies and ‘voila a scruptious dessert is born…but did you ever try them in miniature form…a little bit more work but a whole lot more satisfaction…a slice of heaven in a 20z. cup! I made these for a Chanukah party I attended this week:
I can’t wait to make these again!
I was asked to make “Paul Frank” cupcakes for a little girl turning 1! You know, that adorable monkey with the flat mouth? That little monkey is everywhere…on clothing, accessories and probably on your kids pajamas. I was on a mission. I went looking for some inspiration. The look I was going for was a pretty iced cupcake with a monkey topper. Take a look at my little adventure from the ordinary to the extraordinary:
First there were the cucpakes – simple:
And now for the monkey topper:
let the fun begin! Tracing on waxpaper – it’s a beautiful thing!
Now we’re getting somewhere.
Even monkeys need to accessorize
I think I’m in love!
And there you have it…my version of the Paul Frank monkey on a cupcake!
Here’s a closeup!
…And another! I think Paul Frank Industries would be proud! 🙂
Wow! What a busy week it was. It was my sister in-laws birthday, so of coarse there had to be a cake. We were visiting for the weekend so I was put in charge of all the baking (not just the cake :-). There was the challah, a fudge pie for dessert… and then on a completely separate note there was the order for a dozen baby themed cupcakes. It was a whole lot of work and a lot of fun. Did I mention the whole lot of mess?? Here’s a little taste…
strawberries + chocolate + cake + frosting = yummo!
and then there were the cupcakes…
I know Thanksgiving is behind us…but its only fair to post leaf cookies in December…Afterall, those of you in Northern NJ may recall a major snowstorm in the middle of October? yes, the leaves were still on the trees and most hadn’t changed colors yet. Maybe it is the whole global warmimg thing, but the seasons seem to be all mixed up. I know winter is upon us, I’m hanging on real tight!