Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Shannon’s Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes Light, airy, flavorful, delicate…..downright ETHEREAL light cake, and the “Lighter than air” whipped cream cheese icing (and the cherry on top) make these cupcakes stand apart from all the rest. Makes 2 dozen Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (room temperature) 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 4 teaspoons red food coloring (liquid) 1 batch Whipped Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below) 24 Maraschino cherries […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes!

  So….things have changed a little in my world lately…. A little over six weeks ago – completely on a whim…I decided to live record myself cooking in my kitchen over Facebook live tv.  I do have experience as a presenter, cooking teacher and speaker, so it wasn’t hard to impromptu the whole thing.  It was such a relief to be able to reach an audience from my own kitchen without having to painstakingly edit anything and/or upload it to youtube.  It was well-received immediately and I had so much fun, that I did another “show” the next day, then […]

Maria’s “Cat Cakes”

This is the update to my post on the “fake birthday” cupcakes (click here to read post and get the recipe for these cupcakes).  My daughter wanted cat cupcakes for her classroom birthday party.  Because her actual birthday fell on a weekend, she called her classroom birthday her “fake birthday”. You can make any photo or image into a cupcake topper, as long as you’re not selling the cupcakes and as long as the image is not copyrighted.   It’s quick, easy and very economical. I just googled images for cats and picked out the ones we liked best.  We had to include a grumpy […]