Showing posts with label buttercream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label buttercream. Show all posts

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream

One fun benefit of belonging to a large family is plenty of birthdays. Each birthday means another birthday cake, of course! We recently attended a party for my Mom-in-law's birthday, and for her celebration, I wanted to try something special. This Raspberry Greek Yogurt Cake fit the bill perfectly.

It has fruit in it so it's healthy, right? Right? Hello?
This cake is very moist, and the fresh raspberries add bright flavour. The recipe below makes four layers, but I only used three for the cake. Yup, that left one layer leftover for me! 

Happy birthday to a special lady! Photo by Marlee O.
Because this was a birthday cake for a special lady, I made lots of frosting so I could make the cake look extra special. To make a regular, two-layer cake, simply halve the recipe below and use only the Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream.

The yogurt makes this cake moist and rich.
Click through for the recipe and instructions.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Champagne Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

It's a cupcake. With booze in it. What's not to love?
Valentine's Day. Cue the twittering birds and soft music flowing from tiny harps! This, the Day of Love, evokes visions of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, bouquets of red roses, and romance. For me, it is simply a glass of bubbly and a special dessert shared with my sweetie.

What's a cupcake without sprinkles? It's nothing. It's dead to me.
Tart Little Dollop is my middle name.
These romantic, Champagne Cupcakes combine a crisp, refreshing sparkler with a sweet, vanilla cupcake with champagne buttercream. There is a surprise inside, too – a tart little dollop of raspberry filling.

Cut a wedge out of the middle, put a wee bit o' jam in there, then squish the lid back on. Once you put the frosting on, it holds the lid in place.
For the bubbles, I chose The Bub, from Haywire Winery in Summerland, BC. The Bub is a Traditional Method sparkler made from chardonnay and pinot noir. It's fresh and crisp and not too sweet – making it the perfect ingredient for these champagne cupcakes.

Any time is the perfect time for Bubbles!
I hope you try my Bubcakes and share them with your love, maybe with a little glass of The Bub. Happy Valentine's Day!

Click through for the recipe and instructions.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Black & White Cupcakes

Black & White & Obsessed All Over

I have a new obsession: black & white. Maybe not technically new, but this graphic combination has taken over my life! My recent fave fashion find is a black & white striped tee from Smart Set – the stripes feel so fresh and summery. The latest wheeled addition to our household is a gorgeous little black Mini Cooper, aptly named Oreo. And I have been obsessed with creating the perfect black & white manicure. Leave shades of grey to the steamy novels – I’ll take black & white any day!

Black & White Cupcakes  
Livin' in perfect harmony
Since black & white is on my mind, I decided to create an easy, delicious Black & White Cupcake to share with my friends and family. The cupcake is a rich, devil’s food chocolate, light and fluffy, and frosted with rich vanilla buttercream. To top it off, I added the ubiquitous black & white cookie — a mini Oreo, of course. 

Click through for the recipe…

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Pink. It's not just a singer with a sassy attitude and flamboyant style. It's also the colour that fills my mind when I think of Valentine's Day. Swirls of colour — shades of pink and red, pretty and girly in a heart-shaped package.