Friday, June 10, 2011

S'mores Cupcakes

Carl and I made these delicious cupcakes today!  I must say these were my favorite creation thus far. 
They are a chocolate cupcake that has a graham cracker crust on the bottom, with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in the middle, topped with a marshmallow buttercream frosting.  We were wanting to make a perfect summertime cupcake, and whats more summery then S'mores! 

P.S.  Can I just say I've made all these treats without a  a Kitchenaid.... So if anyone wants to purchase one for me, it would be greatly appreciated! 

P.P.S  I just realized I never took a picture of my fresh strawberry buttercream frosting with white cake cupcakes I made two weeks ago.  My favorite part was the frosting... it was AMAZING! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Made a Cake

I attempted to make a homemade yellow cake with chocolate frosting!  I was worried it wouldn't rise because the batter seemed really thick, but rise it did!  I was tried to frost it, but i ran out of frosting.  Here are my spoils!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

I haven't posted anything in a while.  Been pretty busy.  The husband graduated last Friday, it was pretty exciting, proud of him.  Then Saturday we had a gymnastics meet in Logan, the Level 4's took first, super proud of them as well.  Then Sunday was of course Easter we had the traditional Easter Egg hung at grandmas.  I finally had a little time off to myself today and made this cute necklace/earrings combo!  Here's a few pictures!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Hobby

So I've decided that I like making Jewelry.  I've been told by the husband, that snapped a secret pic of it that I make a funny face when I'm concentrating and making these, which I won't be showing  it.  Lets just say it wasn't the most flattering picture.  Here are a few pictures of the pieces I've made recently.  I don't think I'm up for or have the time to start selling jewelery to the masses.  However, if anyone sees anything they like or finds a picture of something I think I'm getting good enough that I could make a good replica for cheap.  So let me know!

Cupcakes round two

So I got two new icing tips this weekend and thought i would put them to use.  These cupcakes are a devils food cake, with a new vanilla buttercream frosting I found which I think I like better then the last, topped with Oreo crumbs.... yummmm......!  I think I'm getting better at frosting them, although you can't see with the crumbs. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Trying my hand at Sweets.

Dry dough

Left:  Dry crumbly cookie.  Right: Buttery galore cookie!
So those who know me may know that I am not the world's best cook.  In our family Carl does most of the cooking.  Not that I don't enjoy it, but most the time I'm at work,so he has it ready for when i get home.  I do however love treats!  So I have no problem spending my time making those.  Today though reminded me as to why I tend to not cook very often.  I ALWAYS MESS SOMETHING UP.  ALWAYS.   I thought it would be a great idea to make Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Somehow I feel that they are healthier then regular, but I know they aren't.  I went about my business making the dough, but for some reason it was just so dry.  I tried to form in into balls but it just wouldn't stay.  I baked the first batch the best I could and called my mom for help.  I double and tripled checked the recipe but to no avail.  When i talked to my mom she asked if I had put enough butter, I said it called for one stick.  She thought that was weird because most recipe's apparently call for two.  Well long story short I miss read the instructions.    It wasn't one stick it was one cup.... which equals two sticks.  So the first batch came out way to dry.  The second and third batches I added more butter, and wow were they way too buttery and moist!  This my friends is why Tara does not cook.  I always mess something up!  In the end the cookies really weren't to bad, but I have a feeling they would have been a lot better if I had read the recipe correct. 

On another baking adventure yesterday I attempted to make cupcakes.  I wanted to try out using the icing tips and decorate them all cute.  Well seeing as how I'd never used them they didn't look so cute.  I was practicing different designs here and there not making and rhyme or reason to them, and by the time i was done I had used up all the cupcakes!  So next time there will be a plan of action and they will be cute unlike these sad sad cupcakes! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First popped tire on the freeway!

Last night I was on my way home from work and BAM! Popped tire.  Okay, lets take a few steps back.  I was driving between Springville and Orem, where there is mucho construction of course.  Dang those pot holes.  Well i'm not sure if i exactly hit one or not, because it was dark, but i'm pretty sure i did.  Then POP goes my tire, it was so loud it scared me.  Now because all the lanes are all smushed together there was no lane to pull over too, so i had to turn on my emergency lights and drive 20 mph the mile until the exit.  Once I exited my awesome husband came and changed my tire and put on the spare, which i had no idea how to do.  It was freaking freezing outside, so he let me sit in the car, like the prince he is.  This morning we got a new tire, and now all is well! End of Story!