Attempts at baking...

I have always loved cupcakes and it seems more recently they have been increasing in popularity. I never really thought I was a great baker but I have been trying things out slowing and trying to become more domestic. We shall see about that! I thought I would post my first attempt at going all out in baking, of course I only took pictures of the pretty cupcakes after the fact not of the complete mess I made of my kitchen in the process. No one ever said baking was a clean job!

These are lemon cupcakes with almond buttercream frosting. I doctored up a yellow box cake to make a lemon flavor, then I made the frosting from scratch. I decided to try and make an egg's nest look and I think they turned out pretty good for my first try. I bought coconut ( that was supposed to be shredded, oops I bought flakes instead) and baked it for a bit, then colored it yellow. I sprinkled the coconut on top with a few M&M's to mimic the eggs. I think they turned out pretty tasty!

Next I decided to take it one step further and make cupcake toppers. I have seen these all over the internet on party planning websites and blogs. I thought I would try it myself, or course as usual I over scheduled myself and stayed up way too late to finish these, but I am glad I did. These little guys turned out really cute and I even saved them for next year in case I find another way to use them.

My next attempt will be funfetti cookie sandwiches! Stay tuned...



  1. Yum! Funfetti cookie sandwiches!! You are killing me!

  2. See it's addicting once you start. You keep thinking of all the ways you can decorate and they're a very versatile dessert. What is going to be your filling for the cookies?

  3. Sorry Elisabeth, it's killing my waist line! Mel I will post the cookies next. :)