The Bake-A-Holics Blog

I was a little excited to find out that an old friend of mine was pregnant. Even more so when I found she was having twins! And when I had the chance to make the babyshower cake and party favors – well, I might have made a few too many.

All of this was non-alcoholic so momma could enjoy. The cake decorations matched the picture on the invitation (crib with a blanket over it and blocks above that read “baby”). I altered it for the twins of course.

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Next up the party favors: two mini cupcakes placed in a small box (forgot to take pics of them all finished. oops!). Two different flavors, because twins are still unique!

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Lemon cake with strawberry frosting and fondant flowers. Pink and Purple flowers because I knew the babies were girls but the parents didn’t want it “super girly”.

And then my favorite: chocolate cupcake with cinnamon frosting and pink edible pearls. Oddly enough during taste testing, I had to have a few of these… to make sure the frosting was flavored properly of course. *grin*

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I’m happy to report that since the shower (which was held back in January) the twin girls have since joined the world happy, healthy and adorably. The parents currently miss sleeping – which sounds like an excuse to send them more sugar filled cupcakes.

 

During the holiday season of 2012 I did bake. Really. Now baking and having time to post about it… two totally different topics. That being said… I’m playing a bit of catch-up.<p>

First up, in early November with all of the glory that is fall or “winter” in Northern California, I couldn’t let the season pass without making Spiced Cupcakes, complete with fresh ground nutmeg on top (and lots of Captain Morgan’s too).

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Next up, I was stage managing a holiday play, which means my poor cast had to eat more baked goods than people should. This included strawberry cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting and awesome (come on – you know they are pure awesome!) holiday sprinkles.

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And some holiday cookies, with chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. Maybe some Bailey’s as well, because I could.

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Fortunately everyone enjoyed the treats and there never seemed to be any left over.

I have finally redesigned the bake-a-holics.com website!! New logo and new flavors available. Happily accepting local orders. 🙂

Most posting to come with cookies as my recent group of actors have been encouraging my crazy cookie combos! Until then… HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

I can’t believe I never posted these pics (originally baked in May). So the cake theme was because I was told the couple met because of the pink donut from the Simpsons. Being a fan of 1) donuts and 2) the Simpsons, the thought of making a cake about it just made me giddy.

I refrained from going full cake-crazy and making a GIANT donut, although I’ll have to try that sometime, and instead opted to make a few adorable pink frosted donuts.


It’s a Butter Smucker cake (complete with butterscotch filling I believe), with a few special donuts made from fondant. And don’t get me started on the T and U. HATE how they look. I’m now on the hunt for better text stencils.

We recently launched a new mobile application for Android. This has been a long time in the making, and I being someone who had to tell people “it’s coming soon” for a long time was EXTASTIC! As in, people down the street could hear my screams of joy. So of course the occassion MUST be celebrated. In cake.

I present to you… Pinger is now on Android as represented in cake…

I have a few co-workers who can’t have alcohol, so this was a standard yellow cake flavor with butterscotch frosting. Wait, did I say “Standard yellow cake”? muhaha

Yes indeed – purple (pinger color which is actually “pinger-winkle” thank you very much. Though the lighting is bad in this picture but you get the idea) and green – (Go Android!) colored layers made this anything but standard.

Despite the perfectionish in me thinking it looked wrong, the product people LOVED it and it was happily enjoyed by all. Happy launch everyone!

Step 1) enjoy that it’s someone else’s wedding so you don’t have to plan it!
Step 2) bring cupcakes so the bride and groom are properly hopped up on sugar (not like they’ll get any sleep the night before anyhow)
Step 3) enjoy cupcakes and enjoy the wedding!

These were the important steps I followed for a good friend’s wedding recently. The cupcakes were a combination of sweet treats for the bride and groom (Butter Smucker cupcakes pictured below) and for her brother’s birthday (Car bomb cupcakes not pictured here).


They traveled to the land of heat (also known as Sacramento) much better than I thought and were a hit! I still say the best part of baking these isn’t the eating (for me) but the enjoyment of watching others pig out on them.

My favorite holiday of the year is upon us… Halloween! Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to make an amazing baked creation, so instead I went with experimenting with a new ingredient – Sour Apple Pucker.

Fortunately, I have co-workers with sweet tooths and actors with hollow legs, so no shortage of people to try the experiment.

I ended up making a chocolate cupcake with sour apple pucker frosting. I tried the previous frosting recipe without the egg white and with 4 shots of alcohol. Lesson learned: it works fine without the egg white, but I put in one shot too many and ended up with frosting soup. Granted for Halloween I can say it’s “supposed to look all melty and oooooo creeeeepy”. Fortunately it still tasted great!!

And really how could I pass up the chance to use those adorable Wilton’s ghosts. I mean they’re holding candy corn!!!!! (I have a slight candy corn addiction)

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