Friday, April 16, 2010

What's New, Cupcake?

I bought myself some baking inspiration last week. This is the second book from Karen Tack & Alan Richardson. And I love, love, love, love, love everything in it. Much like I love, love, love, love, love everything in their FIRST book - Hello, Cupcake!
I'm going to steal one of their ideas - Chinese Takeout Cupcakes - for the Edible Art Class that I'm teaching in a few weeks. Holy moly, did she say TEACHING? Yes. My dear friend, Adriene Rathbun, suckered me into demonstrating some of my sugary sculptures at her in-home cooking class called Social. Check it out. She does 2 or 3 classes every week. And if you'd like to join in on the fun, my class is scheduled for Saturday, May 1st from 10am to noon. Here's what I'll be making:

- Dessert Burgers & Dogs
- Cinco de Mayo Taco Cookies
- Bumblebee Cupcakes
- Chocolate Rockets
- Cherry Pie Brownies
- Chinese Takeout Cupcakes
- Cinnamon Roll Flower Bouquet

Guaranteed to entertain your sweet tooth and possibly put you in a sugar coma.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

WOW! MOM is 73!

No matter which way you read the cake (WOW or MOM), it was pretty awesome to celebrate my mom's 73rd birthday this weekend. It just happened to fall on Easter Sunday this year, so we all gathered for a big family lunch, multiple egg hunts with the grandkids, and lots of cake.

The last couple of years have been a struggle for my mom with all of her back surgeries and moving to Salina, so it was really great to see her feeling healthy and happy to be near family.