cupcakes

4 articles tagged as cupcakes
Buried Treasure Cupcakes, by Martha Moench

This is a two-part recipe. Last week  we introduced Buried Treasure Cupcakes, this week we are topping them with Swiss Meringue Buttercream! Once you have gotten thus far in the process it is wise to refrigerate the cupcakes or let them cool for awhile – especially if you have used warm caramel – so that they can set up and be ready to frost. Upon cooling it is time to frost! Swiss Meringue Buttercream 1 lb. unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 4 large egg whites, (1/2 cup) at room temperature 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar pinch of salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 12 oz. bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled (Use the same amount of white chocolate such as Tobler Narcisse for a white chocolate buttercream.) Chop the chocolate and melt in a bowl over simmering water until smooth. Let …

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This is a two-part recipe. This week we will cover the cupcake and filling, next week Swiss Meringue Buttercream! I have been involved in the food industry for more years than I care to admit. I owned my own catering business, have taken and taught cooking lessons, and have won a few cooking contests. So, I have favorite recipes, recipes that have many incarnations, the tried and true, and the truly creative great new ideas. Some of the great new ideas happen while cooking with kids. Kids are unabashed and often willing to try more than you think they will. They have a love for experimentation and aren’t afraid of failure. It was while cooking with kids that we came up with today’s recipe technique. One of our longtime cookie favorites is called the Rolo cookie. It is basically a chocolate shortbread …

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So we are blessing Charlie over Labor Day weekend (how appropriate) and I’ve got a serious entertainers itch when it comes to family events and entertaining. Maybe it’s because I live oh, 300 miles away from all of them. Or that the rural-ness that I live in breeds PARTY in me every once in awhile, but I’ve been ah-experimenting. For Charlie’s big day, I’ve been having fun with how I could use some letterpress goods and show you what I was thinking these could be used for when I designed them! (Since every one thinks they are book-marks or something :) You’re probably asking me “Where did you get that acid-green cocktail?” To be perfectly honest? Mountain Dew tastes a 110% better in a fluted champagne glass than it ever did in a can! And it matched those aspen tags perfectly. Thank …

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I’ve been working on this mini-line for awhile and finally have it all put together! Look through the catalogue because you’ll want to be prepped for the next part. If there are any cafes, bakeries, or treat stores that you’d like to see the product in, leave a comment for Dingbat Rewards (cash value redeemable in the shop)! WHAT YOU GET if you comment on: STORE w/ address and phone $2 (limit 3 stores per person = $6) STORE w/ BUYER NAME and address/phone $4 (limit 2 stores per person = $8) totaling $14 in DP cash! If your store(s) contact me requesting wholesale information you’ll get +$5 per store (max $15) If your store fills out a wholesale application you’ll get +$10 (max $30) If your store places an opening order by the end of August you’ll get $+15 (Max $45) …

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