OMG ... yes I am still alive! I know it's been forever since I have posted anything on my blog, but I have been existing and baking. Moving in Jan was brutal on us...but then I was also very sick most of Feb with two colds and a flu. Yes, it was nasty times. I spent most of March getting back into the saddle and we have been very busy working to make sure we can continue to pay both our mortgages while our old home went up on the market.
I have made a fair amount of cupcakes in March, I'll try to post those pictures in the next post. But for now this is about Easter! We are hosting a BBQ tomorrow for my family in our new place, and I spent about 2 hours today making these super fun cupcakes. They turned out SO cute I thought. Because I typically tend to 'over-schedule' myself as my husband likes to say, I don't normally have the kind of time it takes to decorate things like this the way I'd REALLY like to. So I really enjoyed doing it today.
I made Hummingbird cupcakes, a recipe I have been wanting to try for over a year now. It has walnuts, coconut, banana, and pineapple in it. Sounds funny? It's GOOD. I got it from the Martha Stewart website, and it turned out VERY yummy. My adaptations included adding a tablespoon of sour cream and tablespoon of milk, along with omitting the vanilla, and adding a bit of the pineapple juice. Excellent cupcake. I also made carrot cake cupcakes, using a new recipe on MSNBC from Epicurious, which I guess is one of the most used recipes ever on their site. It reminds me a lot of Dorie's Bill's Carrot Cake recipe, but the cake is far more substantial which I like. I also added 1 tblsp of milk and sour cream to this one as well as my favorite RUM SOAKED RAISINS.
One of our fav couples came for dinner...and Betty brought her own Easter cupcakes as well, of course it was time for a Peep Photo Shoot. So, Happy Easter all and I hope to be posting more often now that we are settled in!