Monday, December 19, 2016

Chocolate Christmas Nativity Cake.


Chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream swirls and a chocolate nativity made from candy molds on top.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Party Cupcakes.

  For this party, Peppermint White Chocolate and Black Forest cupcakes with Advent calendar Ghiradelli chocolates as cupcake toppers, were delivered to help make a party with friends even more festive. It was fun to have a chance to  hang out with friends and make some new ones.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Red Velvet Birthday Cupcakes

  This was definitely a cupcake crazy weekend. I made Red Velvet cupcakes for a birthday and a media presentation my husband was working on for his marketing class. A fictitious cupcake bakery and cafe in Bangor Maine called Juli's Cupcake Cafe. Adrianne and Ernie spent the morning making fondant snowmen. It was an all hands on deck family fun activity from filming the presentation to acting as extras stealing cupcakes in the background.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Snowball the Elf Cupcakes

   Snowball has done it again! All she wanted was a fun day in the snow with her friends before the Christmas rush. But instead of starting a snowball fight she started an avalanche and took all her friends with her! .
  my cupcakes are Peppermint white Chocolate with a vanilla and peppermint butter cream frosting.

Thanks Emma-Lea for the Photos!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pumpkin spice Cupcakes

 Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting for the wonderful people that work with me on
Sunday. Thank you for everything you do for our little ones!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cupcakes for an "8 is Great" Birthday!

Happy Birthday Kathryn!
Cupcakes are chocolate and vanilla with a vanilla buttercream frosting. I used a Russian Ball Piping Tip for the flower and a yellow candy melt for the center. Tinker Bell fairy wings hand piped by my assistant Emma-Lea.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cupcake Thursday! Practicing with new Russian Piping Tips

  Have you seen these new Russian Piping tips the ones with the ball tips? I just received mine in the mail. I decided to try them out this morning. Not wanting to waist expensive ingredients on practicing I used canned frosting. The consistency was a little to soft but worked ok, but I don't recommend using canned frosting for a finished product. I watched a few tutorials on YouTube and found them educational. I found the tips easy to use after some practice. Also I think the little tins they came in are cute. I ordered my tips on Amizon.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dad's Blueberry Cake Cupcakes

   Many years ago my family was on vacation at my Grandparents camp in Ellsworth Maine on Branch Pond. It happened to be my Mother's Birthday. My father made her a blueberry cake with lemon glaze. It was so delicious that it became a family favorite. My sister and I have adapted the recipe in to Cupcakes with a lemon butter cream frosting. The recipe was found in an old antique cookbook my Grandma B.D. kept on the shelf in the kitchen of the camp.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Maple Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

My husband Ernie asked me to make cupcakes for the potluck he is attending to celebrate the end of his ethics class. He is very successfully working on his MBA. So I decided to make Georgetown Cupcakes Maple Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from their cook book The Cupcake Diaries. The recipe said it made 12 cupcakes but it made 24. I topped them with a whipped chocolate ganache frosting.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Olivia and Jeffrey's Wedding Cupcakes.

  My twin sister Jen and her husband Jim's oldest daughter Olivia got married to a very nice young man Jeffrey Craft. Over the weekend they held a reception in their honor. My sisters and I made over a hundred cupcakes for the event. The flavors were Banana Cream Pie, Maine Blueberry Lemon, Double Chocolate, and Almond Fresh Raspberry. My job was to make all the butter cream frosting and decorate them. My dad made the rustic tiered cupcake stand. A friend of my sister, Melanie Barrick made the beautiful birch tree cake. Altogether it was a great collaboration. The end result was beautiful!!!

Photos by Ernie and Emma-Lea Jacklin