28 November 2009

Red velvet cupcakes.

I have an entire carton of buttermilk of which I needed a 1/2 cup for mashed potatoes and a 1/2 cup for buttermilk biscuits. I decided to use some of it for red velvet cupcakes. Tomorrow I'll make buttermilk waffles to use the rest.

This icing is amazing. I found it on the Confetti Cakes blog (I love her work). I did not use her recipe for red velvet cake but an old family recipe that I prefer.

27 November 2009

Pies, pies and more pies!

I really need to keep this up more. I started out so hot and heavy... but we've been busy and with good reason.

I did bake a few pies for Thanksgiving as I had orders! They all came out great and had great reviews. (One apple, two pumpkin, one of which was fat free!) I'm exciting for the next one, coconut cream!

What I'm really looking forward to though is holiday cookies! Last year I baked seven layer bars, cranberry cheesecake bars, pecan pie bars, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, seven layer cookies and peanut butter bars. This year I want to try more traditional holiday cookies and I bought new sugar cookie cut outs. I'm really excited to use some new decorating techniques I've learned!

On to the pie pictures!

I treated myself to a new Kitchen Aid 5 speed hand held mixer for little baking projects!

04 November 2009

Bundt Cake

I've been itching to bake a cake over the past couple weeks, but between wedding planning, working out (wedding dress related) and work, I've been too tired.

Tonight I made a chocolate chip Bundt cake with a chocolate glaze. I had some butterscotch chips left over from some seven layer bars I made last week, so I tossed them in. Yum!