Thursday, 24 February 2011

Healthier Choice Blueberry Muffins


1 egg

1/2 c. milk

1/4 c. vegetable oil

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. honey

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. blueberries

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tin and muffin cups. Beat egg; stir in milk and oil. Mix in remaining ingredients except blueberries just until flour is moistened. Batter should be lumpy. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12 muffins.

Monster Energy Drink Cookies

My version of the Famous Energy Drink MoNsTer!

Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I have been in a cupcake Coma since trying this recipe. This has got to be the best icing recipe I have ever made! Not too sweet...I could literally sit with the spatula and eat the entire bowl of icing. I usually wouldn't be able to do that with a regular vanilla butter cream (too sweet for me). But this particular frosting recipe was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
What you'll need:
1\3 cup of butter
1\3 of vegetable shortening
3\4 cup peanut butter

1 Tsp of pure vanilla
4 cups of sifted confections sugar
4-6 tablespoons of milk

Cream together the softened butter & shortening.
then add the peanut butter and vanilla. add one cup at time of icing sugar. its will start to look very dry after a few cups but don't worry once you add the milk it will all be good. So then gradually add your milk.

you can refrigerate up to 2 weeks. make sure you cover up your unused portion so it does not dry out. If you put in the fridge to keep,make sure you re whip it before icing your cake.
Then topped with my favorite all time Candie...

Robots and Bride & Grooms

These chocolate cupcakes were for a very Loyal customer for a wedding On Saturday I'm not too sure what the robots signify but they were fun to make. Everything is edible all made of icing.

Diploma Grad Cupcakes


Fondant Graduation caps

these were ordered from a customer, who's friend had just graduated Bsc..Computer Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The Icing is "Actually" a deep royal purple...Time to get a new camera (they look blue) :(....

Anyways in real life I'm sure they will be very happy with them. The purple Icing was requested to Symbolize the school colors of the University.

All 18 are made of double chocolate cupcakes, and vanilla butter cream frosting. all the decorations are made of Fondant except for the little diplomas. They are paper rolled up with some "Congratulations", "You did it", "BSc class of 2010".... and special words written on the inside.

Spinach Dip

10 oz frozen chopped spinach,{ thaw & squeeze out excess liquid}
1/2 cup light sour cream
5 tbsp light mayonnaise
1/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
1/4 cup scallion, chopped
fresh pepper to taste

How to make this dip:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

*You can use this dip with carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or low fat crackers, bread sticks*

*Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
 Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.*

{serves 8 people, 1\4 cup serving size} - WW 2pts

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Elmo Lollipops

These Elmo cookies were made as a loot for my neices 2nd birthday and she is a Sesame Street fan! The cookies are sugar cookies, and decorated with Royal Icing.

How to make Cookie Lolipops:
* First I made my usual favorite Vanilla Sugar cookie recipe (which you can find on my site).
* Then I cut out the dough with Stars and circle cookie cutters from my 101 cookie cutter set.
* Right before I baked the cookies, I used lolipop sticks and pressed into each cookie about half way and covered the stick on the back of the cookie with extra dough the make sure that the stick is going to stay put.
*After the cookies have cooled. I out lined them all with white royal icing using tip # 3 for piping. Then let that cool for at least 30 minutes. this outline is going to prevent the thinner icing from leaking out the edges when filled in.
Then fill in the cookies with a thinner consistancy royal icing with the color of your choice..this is called "flooding"