Sunday, June 24, 2007

Summer S'mores

Okay, here we have another batch of cupcakes, this time S'more cupcakes. New pictures taken on my new camera.

Topped with Vegan Buttercream, mini semisweet chocolate chips and a mini square of Graham cracker. The others in the background are also sprinkled with graham crumbs.

This will be my last post until 4th of July. I am leaving very early Tuesday morning (4:00 a.m.) and flying out to Mexico with my friend JW and her friend Valeria. Valeria will no doubt be my friend by the time we return. We are going to have a lot of fun and I promise to take a lot of pictures and share them with you all when I return. We will be going all over the place, Cuidad Victoria, San Juan de los Lagos, Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla, Veracruz, Poza Rica, and Tampico. I still have several things to get done before I leave and boy, I wish I had taken tomorrow off of work. Course, I also wish that I was getting paid for my vacation time but we all know the old saying, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

Buenas Noche y escribo luego.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Here is a picture from last weekend. No baking this weekend due to bachlorette party craziness and general feelings of sickness and ickiness.

Sorry about the picture not being framed right, I am shooting blind since I broke the LCD screen on my digital camera.

Oh, they are Red velveteen cupcakes with vegan buttercream frosting. Half have crushed pecans, half without. They went like hotcakes.

Haven't felt like writing anything lately, been going to the gym a lot, so ti-ti.


Thursday, June 14, 2007


Hey all, sorry I haven't been posting lately but we are having internet problems at home and I have been super busy at work this week. I have also not been able to read any blogger posts, so I feel very out of it. Some quick updates:

I have pictures to post of the mini- red velveteen cupcakes I made last week with special guest baker, Meesh. They went over like a house on fire at work.

I went to the gym three days this week, which is a new record for me.

Bought tickets to go to Mexico for a week with mi amiga JW and Meesh and I bought tickets to go to Arizona to visit Ms. B. Next on the ticket buying list is a flight to go visit Ms. S up in Vegas. I am going to have a fun and action packed vacation summer.

I am so glad that Rescue Me has returned to FX. So fantastic although I never saw season 1 or 2 and that is making it a little harder for me to watch season 4.

Gotta go, will write more later.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Random bits

--The cupcakes went over well at work. People really liked the frosting, which I personally thought was too...I don't know the right term, greasy maybe? I won't tell you what went into the recipe or you may not eat it [when you get the chance ;) ]. I was even asked for the recipe. Moral dilemma, do I share the recipe or tell the person the name of the book so she buys it herself?

--I am looking forward to making more cupcakes. I want to try a red velvet cupcake for a co-worker's B-day next. But that would necessitate baking tomorrow night and I am not sure if I will have the time or energy. After all, mi hermano tiene un cumpleano manana (I think the effect is lost since I can't include tildes and accents but I think you get the gist).

Also on my 'cupcake radar', pineapple right side up cake cupcakes, and black forest cupcakes.

--I keep crossing stuff off my to-do list. Yay!

--I LOVE Amy Winehouse. If you have not checked out her album, Back to Black, I highly recommend picking it up. She has this very old school girl group sound with modern lyrics. I love love love this album. Can't say it enough.

--Decided not to go to Minnesota for my MALCS conference this summer. Too expensive and there is some stuff I need to save for.

--Did I mention that the inside drivers door handle is breaking on my car? Yeah, right now I pretty much have to roll down the window and open my car door from the outside. It is kind of embarrassing. But I am taking it in to get it fixed this weekend. Car repairs suck, time and money.

--Went to the eye doctor today, my eyes were dilated. Good news, all is healthy and clear so they released me to my regular optometrist. No more having to drive to L.A. to see the doctor! Everyone is so cool in that office but I have to say, I had to advocate for myself in a way that I was just not use to in the doctor's office.

And that's all I have. I'm tired, so talk to you all later.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

What I did today

Besides cleaning my room and reading a little,

Vegan Cookie and Cream Cupcakes with Vegan Cookie and Cream Buttercream Frosting. Okay, not really vegan since I used real oreos instead of a vegan style of cookie but what ev'. They are 2 dozen mini cupcakes that I am taking to work.

I'll let you know if people like them there.

The weekend went by way too fast. I'll try to write something real later.