September 03, 2008

First Day Back

Today is Crumbgrabber's first day of third grade. He is delighted to be going back to school; new backpack, new school supplies, not wearing "play-clothes", etc. Then, I remembered that my camera is broken. Oops. So much for the requisite "first day" photo! Here's one from a month ago instead...

Now you know the title of this post has double meaning because I've been an anti-blogger for a few months now, so to welcome myself back to the blogosphere I made cupcakes. (I've been making a LOT of cupcakes this summer.)

These were Peanut Butter cupcakes, with chocolate hazelnut mousse filling, marshmallow buttercream frosting, and topped with dark chocolate shavings.

Um yeah. *drool*

BUT....I detest peanut butter, so they had to be enjoyed by everyone but me. I was told they were "magnificent" and "best ever", so I'll have to take my husband's and 9 year old's word for it!


Here I am filling the cupcakes with the mousse.
All filled!

Adding the marshmallow buttercream...
Don't they look yummy?

Ooh, a touch of dark chocolate on top is the perfect crowning touch.
Hey, check out the flower in the background...is it coming out of the top of the cupcake?

So, welcome back to me. I hope you enjoyed this little photo essay on cupcake making. I promise to get cracking in my studio soon and produce some much needed cards for your viewing pleasure. I miss working with paper, although I do have lots of creative food posts to share from my summer.

21 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These look fabulous, Dana! WOW!

Martha said...

I have missed your posts and am glad you are blogging again. The cupcakes look scrumptious. More, more!

Anonymous said...

GLad to see you posting...I would love it if you would add the recipe with these scrumptious looking cupcakes...Sound too good not to make...lol...
Have a great day!
Sam

Jessica said...

YAYYYY! You're back! :) And you return with decadent cupcakes! Those sound and look heavenly...oh, my...
My little one also started third grade. Can hardly believe it.
i can't wait for more posts! Have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back-glad to see ya back. Looking forward to your blog again. Those cupcakes look so YUMMY. Traci

Anonymous said...

Yum-O Dana!
Could you share your recipe for the Marshmellow Buttercream Frosting? It sounds so yummy.
It's great to finally have you back!
Marilyn geneva1599@juno.com

Pegg S said...

Welcome back! I have been wondering when you would find time to blog again. I missed seeing your beautiful projects and cute kids! The cupcakes look sooo good!

Jen said...

FOOD! I love food! (and food loves me...or rather, loves my hips...) Anyway, I am hungry just looking at those.

I am glad that Crumbgrabber is happy to be back at school. It is also great to have you back! My day is complete, now.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Welcome back!!! I am so happy you are back-sure have missed you & your posts! WOW Crumbgrabber is getting so BIG!! They sure do grow fast! Your cupcakes look sooooo YUMMY!! I would love the recipe too!

Mary said...

Um yeah. Next birthday. Those. Welcome back!

Mary said...

Um yeah. Next birthday. Those. Welcome back!

Leendaluu said...

Those are BEE-YOO-TI-FUL and welcome back!

Jessica Raymond said...

Hi, I came here from Black Boxes. Your cupcakes look delicious! I make banana chocolate-chip ones quite regularly and have lately been thinking of topping them with icing: how do you make marshmallow cream?!

Sarah and Jack said...

Man those look delish!

malieta said...

Hey Dana!
Girl your cupcakes look so yummy and professional looking...wow!!!!

gingela5 said...

Those cupcakes look great!

Lena said...

aww... they really look yummyyyy :)

And i guess every one comes back to blogging even if they decided not to :)

PS: came via this small addicting black box :)

mrsbear said...

Came through the black box. I have to say those cupcakes look scrumptious. Holy cow! Seriously, I'm needing something sweet right about now.

Calistro said...

Wow! What seriously professional-looking cupcakes! I'm so impressed.

Oh, btw, I found you using Caroline's Black Box widget! :o)

Eleanor said...

These look so yummy! Welcome back.

Katherine said...

came via the black box... I want the recipe please! Will you post it?