3.01.2011

Thoughts on baking


Whenever I bring baked goods somewhere the most common response is "where do you come up with these recipes?!"

To be honest... I'm a haphazard baker. I get wild ideas and just start adding ingredients together.

And at $1 for cake mix or just a tad more for separate ingredients, it's not really a costly experiment!

I never perfectly measure my ingredients... and my idea of 'sifting ingredients together' is using a whisk to stir them in the bowl. I almost always forget to set cream cheese or butter out ahead of time, and end up nuking it to "room temperature" and sometimes I even cheat and bump the oven temp up 5 degrees to knock a few minutes off the bake time.

It's fun though... and it doesn't have to be perfect. 9 times outta 10 they still come out tasting JUST fine!

I love taking someone's favorite thing, and turning it into a little bite size dessert! Whether that be their favorite cocktail (I've made pina colada cupcakes, and (a personal favorite of mine) Red Stag cupcakes with Dr Pepper icing) or their favorite treat (chocolate covered cherry cupcakes, chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes or Oreo cupcakes)

Baking is one of my favorite hobbies! It's a stress reliever for me, and I find myself doing it at least once a week anymore! Now I just need to find more taste-testers so I don't end up eating half of the batch myself HA! Who wants to volunteer?!

(Photos are of various treats I've made!)

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9 comments:

Tiffany said...

ME!!?!?! YUM-O!

SLM said...

Those pictures are going to kill me...sometimes baking is therapeutic for me!!!!

Abby said...

Those oreo cupcakes are to DIE for. YUMMMMMM! Totally going to check out that recipe when I can a) taste again and b) have a kitchen to bake in again ;)

Kerr said...

I love to bake and I am always looking for ways to give away my goodies when I finish. I dont need all that stuff in my house and later on my hips! I bring a lot into work and recently I sent my first attempt at cookies in the mail. I dont know if they will get there in crumbs or not!

Neely said...

Those cupcakes are amazeballs!

Sarah said...

Dr. Pepper icing?? Sounds amazing!!

Marian said...

Cookie dough cupcakes are a specialty of mine as well:)

Leah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your creations! You've got a talent, you need to start your own business!!!

Mateya said...

I always tell you that I am willing to be your taste tester!

And please tell me how to make cookie dough cupcakes!

How do you stay so skinny when you bake all this yummy stuff??

I think you should just open up a bakery...how fun would that be?!