Friday, January 21, 2011

How To Tell If Your Cupcakes Are Done

Easiest sure fire way is to stick a tooth pick in it.

Obviously, if you keep your toothpicks in uber cute tooth pick holders than this task is made so much more pleasant. Like my little piggy that i found in NYC. I brought him home with me, and now he lives with my baking stuff. I kind of want to eat him. (Don't tell him though.)

I start stalking all my cupcakes around minute 15 and when they look good i stick a toothpick in the center of the cupcake. If the tooth pick comes out clean than i take them out. If the toothpick has batter in it, than i leave them be.

This is what a "clean" toothpick looks like. A few cupcake crumbs, but no wet batter to dirty the wood.

Also, in lighter colored cupcakes check for just the edges turning golden brown and pulling way from the side of the liners. They should be done then too.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Very Cupcake December

December is not only Christmas, but also my Birthday month. Which means that i got lots and lots of cupcake goodies this month. I won't post every single one, but these are some of my favorites.

I cannot wait until i have my own kitchen. Real talk. It will be so ridiculously girly and pink and cupcakey. Pretty sure no male will ever want to step inside.

Yes, i have a hot pink suit case so the fact that the cupcake tag matches it only adds to the awesome.

Dainty little silver cupcake. Maybe i need to start collecting some matching earrings too?

Now this one is pretty freaking awesome. In case you can't tell what they are -- they are labels. Little circular sticker labels that can seal baking boxes closed. :)

One day maybe they will be for real. (Oh they also came with hot pink zebra cupcake liners. Extra cool!)

Also, i obviously have the best, most awesome friends who spoil me more than i deserve.

Happy New Year!