Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chocolate Chips!

So, who doesn't like chocolate?  That's right no sane person hates chocolate.  And if you close you eyes and remember the first time you realized you had found your 1st love...I bet you are thinking of a chocolate chip cookie.  Well, this taking our beloved chocolate chips and upping the chocolate ante.  Imagine a moist chocolaty cake, topped with a velety cream cheese icing then sprinkled with crunchy chocolate chips! need a napkin you have drool on your chin.  Yeah you got it. Nevermind check out the pics and dream on.

Cupcakes for Chemists?

What do you do when Lenard, Sheldon, Raj and Howard ask you to make cupcakes?  Well, you create a tasty periodic table, of course!  Strawberry cupcakes with Tantalum!  Ummm!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Taylor's Sweet 16

I had the privilege of doing cupcakes for Miss Taylor's Sweet Sixteen Birthday!  Happy Birthday Taylor!  We made 9 dozen cupcakes and a 3 layer cake for her big day.  As you can see 9 dozen cupcakes took up three rooms in my house, kitchen, dining, and the cupcakes nestled right on in my living room as well.  (At least they were comfortable, watching TV in my living room, resting up for their big night.  LOL!)

Red Velvet, Chocolate, and Vanilla cupcakes were all on the guest list for this party.  The color scheme of the party was ivory, purple and black, a little bird, also told me Miss Taylor likes zebra.  So this was the perfect way to incorporate all her colors.  We had zebra liners on all the cupcakes and made some zebra daises for the cake to give the cake a little flare and pizazz.  We also dressed up all the little cupcakes and the cake for this special occasion.  All the little cupcakes got to were their pearls to the party.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Red Cross Disaster Fundraiser

Most of you know that there have been alot of awful storms sweeping across the country a few weeks ago.  Some of Eastern Carolina got hit really hard by tornadoes.  So Mission Scrumptious decided to help...we sold red velvet, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and all the proceeds are going to help support Green and Pitt Counties Red Cross disaster relief.  We are happy to report that we raised $87.  Thanks to everyone for all the support.  Remember:  Mission Scrumptious is Changing Lives One Cupcake at a Time!

Yes, that is a Zebra Daisy on that cupcake!  Cute!!...If I do say so myself!

Chocolate cupcake with a vanilla butter cream

Vanilla cupcake with a vanilla butter cream

Red Velvet cupcake with a cream cheese frosting

Monday, April 25, 2011

Perfected Red Velvet

The last time I tried to make red velvet it failed horribly.  It bugged me so much I had to try again.  So, this weekend I came home from my fishing/camping trip and immediately decided to try a new red velvet recipe.  I am  happy to say these cupcakes were awesome!  They were moist and had alot of flavor just as I had hoped.  These have been tested by my experienced taste testers (my co-workers) and got awesome reviews!  So needless to say I am going to keep this red velvet recipe.  Thanks to all my hard working taste testers!

I will be making this red velvet recipe along with and vanilla and chocolate next weekend.  These cupcakes will be for sale at a discounted rate of $2 each.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help the people affected by the recent tornadoes.  So, come on by my house on Saturday April, 30 and get a cupcake to support a good cause.   Please email me at if you are coming by or need more information. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Time!

It's peanut butter cookie time...peanut butter cookie time.  Peanut butter cookie...peanut butter cookie and a baseball bat.  LOL!
Happy birthday my most wonderful hubby!  My loving hubby has been my best taster so, needless to say he is a little cupcaked out.  This year for his birthday he requested his favorite sweet tooth treat...Peanut Butter Cookies!  They are also perfect for packing on our camping trip this weekend, much easier then trying to pack cupcakes for a camping/fishing trip.
If your dream cookie is soft in the middle with just a bit of crunch on the edges and filled with that old timey peanut butter flavor then these are the cookies for you my friend.  My hubby and my brother-in-law absolutely LOVE these...Try them for yourself and tell me what you think!

Peanut Butter Cookies
makes 12-16 cookies

1 cup peanut butter ( I use Skippy Natural)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla exact
2 Tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix peanut butter, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and vanilla until all incorporated.  Take about 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough and make a ball and place on a nongreased cookie sheet.  Then pour the remaining sugar into a bowl.  Take a fork and dip in the sugar, then press on each cookie in a cross pattern.  Make sure to dip the fork back in the sugar bowl after each press on the cookie.  Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes.  After removing from oven let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before moving.  Enjoy the deliciousness! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tornadic Red Velvet

 Alright, so there has been this awful batch of storms roaming across the country.  It came across here last night.  It only threw off 48 tornadoes cross North Carolina (only 48).  So the weather outside was frightening but I thought I could make my kitchen delighting!  LOL!  The key word in that sentence was thought.  I decided to try out my red velvet recipe. 

What you can't tell here is all the humidity in the air sunk my cupcakes and melted my frosting!  However, the cream cheese frosting was still absolutely delicious even in a melty mess!  I really didn't think the cake had much flavor at all.  So back to the drawing board on this recipe.  (I told ya'll this is my blog to getting my bakery...I am not afraid to share my failures!)  I will try a new red velvet recipe soon!  My prayers go out to all the people affected by this tornadic storm! 

Cupcakes coming soon:
Peanut Butter Cookies (will give out this recipe)
 Margarita Cupcakes (Cinco De Mayo)
Strawberry Bread

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fast Cars and Freedom

So these cupcakes are for Landon's 5th birthday!  Happy Birthday Landon!!!!  Landon is a little boy who is  always moving 100 mph, so I'm told (hints the speed limit on these cupcakes)!  Landon I hope you love your cupcakes!

 I am excited to tell everyone about these cupcakes because this is the first time I have ever worked with regular fondant.  I have worked with a marshmallow fondant once before, but this was an awesome learning experience!  The roads are made of fondant with a simple butter cream to paint the lines.  The signs were also done in fondant. I know my hand writing is atrocious next time I will pipe the words. I can pipe better than I can write...God must have made me to be a baker! 

This is also the first time I had ever piped grass!  I know, I know, you are not supposed to let the cake underneath show!  However, since it was a chocolate cupcake I thought it made it look like dirt underneath. Plus, anyone who knows me understands that it is near impossible for me to follow rules all the time!  LOL

Unfortunately, I was too afraid to make the cars out of fondant (my 1st time and all) so the cars are micro machines.  Which by the way, apparently are not popular with kids today like when I was growing up.  We had to look everywhere for these.  Growing up you could find these at the gas station.  Okay, so now I am really showing my age.  Funny story: I even asked a girl at Michael's if she had micro machines, and she said "what are they?"  One of her co-workers had to chime in and state the now obvious fact that she "was too young to know about micro machines!"  Wow, you don't realize you are getting old until something like that comes and slaps you in the face! 

And of course, what five year old boy wouldn't want car crashes on his birthday cupcakes?  So because there were two dozen cupcakes we put a car wreck on each dozen!  One even has the fire truck coming to the rescue!  (I think these are so cool, plus his big brother is a volunteer fireman/race car driver!)

All in all, these cupcakes were extremely fun to make!  I also learned a lot by trial and error...but none the less, lessons were learned and shall never be forgotten!  LOL!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Carrot Cupcakes

First of all, I am going to start out by saying...I'm sick so I am not really responsible for anything I write in the following blog!  Here we go short, sweet, and to the point today.

Friday, my hubby and I sent out an email asking his co-workers what kind of cupcakes they wanted my to test out.  There choices were carrot, red velvet or banana caramel.  Carrot won the contest by a long slide!  (I made the banana caramel anyway because I wanted too!)  This recipe is an old fashioned carrot cake you know the ones that only Grandma could make!  I wanted my carrot cake to have that old timey tradition and connotation!  Hopefully, I have achieved this.  I do hope that my hubby's co-workers will enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Relay for Life Cupcakes

Hurray!  Cupcakes for a Cause!  I am so excited that I have had the honor of baking cupcakes to help raise money for Relay for Life.  I made 4 dozen cupcakes and all the proceeds are going to Ava's Angels the Ayden Christian Church Relay Team.  So I decided to make 3 dozen I knew would sell, 2 dozen Mocha Frappuccino & 1 dozen Vanilla Almond.  However, I am excited to tell you that I tried a new recipe out tonight, it's a Banana cupcake with a salted Caramel cream cheese frosting...and all I can say is OH MY GOD!!!!!  They are super delicious!  I hope everyone at the Bazaar loves these cupcakes as much as I do!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cupcakes for Class!

For those of you who do not know, I work full time, am going back to school for business, and bake Scrumptious cupcakes on the weekend.  Well, when I get an opportunity to combine and simplify anything in my life I feel like a kid on Christmas Morning!  So when I found out I had to give a seven minute presentation for my People Skills class on the topic of my choice.  Here is what my thought process was...."HOT DOG!!!!! I get to talk about Mission Scrumptious for seven minutes, explain the 'Mission,' drum up some business, and finally make an A in one of my classes!" (My teacher's test are really tricky!) 

Since this presentation was at 10:30ish in the morning.  This time slot meant my audience breakfast was gone and they would probably be at least mentally ready for a nap.  The fact that we had a freak cold snap and it actually was hailing on my way to class did not help the matter any.  All I wanted to do was crawl up in my nice warm bed and listen to the rain, all while Thanking the Good Lord that I was not outside.  But none the less that was not the case and I marched on like a good soldier. 

Anyway, I made my dark chocolate mocha cupcake with an espresso buttercream.  (This cupcake tastes like Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream)  Trust me with all the espresso and sugar in those cupcakes they were definitely awake now!  Needless to say, all went well, I drummed up some clientele, got a possible investor and finally got my A!

You can tell why these are my hubby's favorite cupcakes so far.

*Warning if you ever eat this are now helpless to the temptation of even a whiff of this wonderful coffee shop smell*

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stargazer Lily Cupcakes

My friend called me up to make cupcakes for her wedding anniversary.  She wanted a cupcake the reminded her of wedding cake with her favorite flower on top...A Stargazer Lily!  I of course, was so tickled to be asked with the honor of making anniversary cupcakes I said "I would love too!"  As I hung up the phone I realized that I had 2 days to make a new cupcake recipe...I had no simple yellow cake or vanilla buttercream's tested out yet.  Not to mention I had never made any flower out of icing EVER!!!!  LOL  So my adventure began!  Anyway, I LOVED the challenge!

This is a vanilla almond cupcake with a vanilla buttercream

It might have taken some trial and error but I think the lilies turned out gorgeous.  Too bad I found out later that these flowers take about a week to dry properly.  So they were delivered still in the foil. 

Let me know what you think.  Thanks!