Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Power of S'mores

Brownie fever is in the air! This is my 2nd post on another awesome brownie recipe and it's not going to be the last one either. I have a few more on my list so keep posted for updates. 

I love S'mores (short for "some more"). That roasted ooey gooey marshmallow with a chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers might be a simple campfire treat that doesn't need any real cooking skills but it has taken over the food blogging community like storm. From s'mores cupcakes, to s'mores pies, to s'mores cookie bars, to s'mores pudding, you just can't escape them.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Angry Birds

I received my very first order for a dozen cupcakes a few days ago. I bake a lot just for the love of it but I always give most of it away to my colleagues. They are my tasters and  critics. Often, the girls encourage me to start a small home-based business and sell cupcakes and other baked goods but I've never really had the confidence. Until now. I used to tell myself, "Not yet, I'm not ready yet...not until I've perfected a recipe and I'm truly happy with the results." I suppose I'm a little bit of a perfectionist. Selling your baked goods to other people seems very intimidating. There is no room for mistakes because these people are expecting a product that's worthy of their money. Besides, I want to sell something that not only looks good but tastes even better. I want to make people happy and to see the look of satisfaction on their faces.

One of my colleagues ordered these cupcakes for a 5 year old birthday girl who totally adores Angry Birds. Moist and soft chocolate cupcakes are filled with creamy peanut butter, topped with a giant swirl of frosting, some fun, colorful sprinkles and of course, the Angry Birds toppers.  I tell you, your kids will love them! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Calling All Cheesecake Lovers and Cookie Monsters

What's your favorite dessert? 

I have spent enough time on Food Gawker to know the top desserts that people love: anything with chocolate, Oreos, Red Velvet, cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies. If you're someone who loves cheesecake AND chocolate chip cookies, then this is the perfect dessert bar for you - buttery crushed graham cracker crust filled with a creamy cheesecake layer topped with a slightly crunchy, chewy chocolate chip cookie dough. It's not overly rich and not too sweet. It doesn't make you feel sick after eating it. It's just right. THAT is a problem because these bars are so ridiculously addictive that you just can't stop at one. These are so good you'll gobble them up! Watch them disappear before your eyes!