For the opening night of the play I’ve been working on, I decided to make cupcakes. Naturally, I chose a Magnolia Bakery recipe. This time I chose the Vanilla Cupcakes. A super simple recipe that made tasty desserts.
Since the show I’m working on is Irish-themed, I decided to make the color of the frosting match the Irish flag. I topped the cupcakes with vanilla buttercream that I dyed either green or orange (or left it “white”).
Earlier in the week, I had a bit of free time, so I decided to spend it by baking. This time, I decided on another scone recipe from the MB cookbook. It’s a chapter that is getting almost completely ignored.
With the crazy schedule I’ve been having for the better part of a month, it was a relief that I was finally able to get some time in the kitchen once again. Friday morning, I woke up looking forward to the recipe I was going to be making. It was a recipe that I had my eye on for quite some time. Unfortunately, when it came time to actually make the cookies, I realized a little too late that I had forgotten to add a key ingredient.
With the Easter holiday over the weekend, I seized the opportunity to create a simple dessert for my family’s small gathering. My family is largely one of chocolate-lovers, so I decided to make one of the best chocolate pudding pies I ever had! Well, at least the pudding part was the best I ever had. The crust? Not so much…
True to my word, I made some time for me to bake a cake. This happened partially because I had a reason to bake. My boyfriend recently purchased a condo and to celebrate, he asked if I could make him a cake. Specifically, he wanted a lemon cake. The fact that I was able to make a lemon cake for the blog was a happy accident!
It shouldn’t be a major surprise to long-time blog readers that it’s been a while since I’ve baked.
The month of March was filled with crafting adventures. But I’m also starting to spend less time at home. I have been given the opportunity to get back into community theater this spring. I’ll be stage managing a play that consists of a small cast of 8 actors. It’s a really funny play and I can’t wait to jump on board.
What does this mean for the blog?
It means I’ll be posting more infrequently. Most of my free time will be devoted to theater and then resting and seeing friends. But, I do plan to bake this Friday!
So I’ll be posting about that next week, even if it isn’t a recipe out of the MB cookbook.
This month was just not as baking-heavy as February. This tends to happen in March for me as the weather gets warmer, the days grow longer, and I start emerging from my winter semi-solitude. But, I did manage to bake two recipes, though!
In fact, many of my posts were crafting related, versus baking related.
My father’s birthday was over the weekend. I made the cake, as usual. This year, he wanted the chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. So, I made the MB cake and this time I used the called-for chocolate buttercream frosting recipe. And much like the cake, it’s stellar! The use of melted chocolate chips was a nice change from cocoa powder and it showed! Much better chocolate flavor in the frosting.
This frosting also spread much easier than the other buttercreams I’ve made. I think this cake combined with this frosting is the only chocolate combination I’ll ever need.