Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chai Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting!

I had an epiphany the other day (I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had this idea):

Chai Cupcakes! What kind of frosting is perfect with Chai Cupcakes, you ask? Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting! I took the risk and tested the frosting.. a few times. 

& with Graham Cracker Crumbs? Too Cute.

What makes this cupcake even better?!

Pieces of Ghirrardelli Dark Chocolate & Vanilla Dream (White Chocolate with Vanilla Beans) on top!

Now to give them away. I'm making a special delivery to a lovely woman that just had a gorgeous daughter! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Elmo Cookies & Strawberry Curd filled Cupcakes!

Okay, So I took my first big "scary cookie" leap.

 I was so nervous that these cookies were going to come out horrible, but they didn't! I'm so proud, they actually came out fairly decent. I was a Nanny for these really awesome twins down in Charleston, and I just had to be relocated to New York JUST mere weeks before their 2nd birthday (I blame the Navy & My Husband). So, to make everyone feel better, especially myself, I volunteered to make their birthday dessert. Elmo Cookies... or in Nanny Baby talk - Melmo Cookies. 
25-30ish of them. It was like an Elmo Army. My husband was scared, and that made it worth it! 

And the best part of the entire process:
The happy customers :) A.K.A. My Nanny Babies with their Melmo Cookies :) 

Happy Birthday!! I <3 You both!!


Now on to the Strawberry Curd filled Cupcakes!

Now, I would like to point out how, I was giving these away, and they came out so good! (It REALLY makes the "giving" process harder)

But they WERE delicious. Vanilla Cupcake filled with Strawberry Curd and topped with Vanilla Frosting... Simple I know, but sometimes it's the best!

And to really top it off: Half a strawberry & a pretty little mint leaf. :)