May 15, 2013
Launch day is here!
Ohhh, how I’ve missed blogging. I took a break from it to give my site a whole new look. And I’ve changed my name to Linnycakes! In honor of it’s launch, I created some rocket ship cake pops:
My photographer/graphics guy (aka, my hubby) had a “blast” with these cake pops!
I’m also launching my custom cupcakes to ORDER! Let me know if I can brighten your special event.
Be on the look out for more fun food inspiration by subscribing to receive an email every time I publish a new post. I’m super excited to be adding some more updates and features in the near future. (And bear with me – I have a few technical issues that I’m currently addressing. Let me know if you come across any problems.)
What do you think of my new look?
Thanks for reading!! ♥
Dec 10, 2012
If you read my Bakerella in Minnesota post, you know that Bakerella is a blogger I really admire. She is also the original creator of the cake pop and has a new holiday book out right now. She’s currently on a book signing tour, which is how I GOT TO MEET HER!
Waiting in line. (If you look really closely, you can see Bakerella signing books in the background!)
The book signing was at Cooks of Crocus Hill, a store with high end cooking products. They also offer cooking classes, which meant they had a kitchen for Bakerella to do a demo! I got cake pop making tips and tricks from the very best.
When my daughter got antsie, my hubby would walk around the store and show her her reflection in pots and pans and such.
Eeee Bakerella! Apparently my daughter was just as fascinated with Bakerella as I was. :)
She gave out buttons (on my coat right now) and cake pops.
Hey! That’s me!
I came away from the night feeling inspired. Bakerella is part of the reason why I decided to quit blogging… just for now though. As of November 22nd, I have been blogging for 2 years and I’d like to take it to the next level. In order to do that, I’m going to refrain from posting and concentrate on updating my website, adding some new categories and changing my look. I plan to reveal my new site in Spring 2013. I am so thankful for all my readers and hope you’ll join me in my next endeavor. I appreciate all the support!
See you soon,
Oct 31, 2012
What’s hidden in the forbidden forest…
This time, I decided to try a chocolate cupcake recipe from scratch and I like it sooo much more than boxed. For the frosting, I almost always make my own homemade, but I tried out a new recipe and it’s my new favorite! Next I sprinkled the cupcakes with crumbled oreos for the “dirt”. The trees are edible! I drew a tree on a piece of paper, slid it under some wax paper, and traced the lines with a bag of melted candy melts. I liked the theme of “something” being buried under the trees, so I added a little raspberry puree filling. I left in the seeds for a more blood and guts look:
1 stick unsalted butter
2 oz of semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk.
Combine the butter and the chocolate in a small saucepan. Melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer.
Add the confectioners’ sugar alternately with the milk, adding more milk, if necessary, to thin, and beat until fluffy and smooth. (Source: Hello, Cupcake!)
16 oz of frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/4 cup of white sugar
1 tsp of lemon juice
Thaw frozen raspberries. Combine all 3 ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. This made way more than I needed for 24 cupcakes, but I didn’t mind. The rest is great on ice cream or yogurt! (Source: Slightly adapted from Joy of Baking)