Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just to say

Sorry about the wait I had surgery recently and will continue this site when I am able. Thanks for waiting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Candy Corn Spiders

A family get together project.
Candy Corn Spiders. I had it all figured out. I would take candy corn and put it into the yellow cake batter in little chunks. That way when you bit into it you would not only taste the yummy yellow cake but sweet bites of candy corn. The thought crossed my mind "would the candy corn melt in the process of cooking and if it did wouldn't that taste just as good if it were melted candies in the cakes"? The answer to that is no. This was probably the worse cake I have ever made.

The flavour was sweet vanilla gone plastic. My sister in-law Jasmine helped me to decorate these which was the fun part. The frosting is chocolate. The legs are marzipan with black food coloring. The eyes are marzipan and the teeth are candy corns. This cake may be good to someone who simply likes to lick the frosting off. Other then that this was a flop.

Until next time.

Baby cake Testers Say : ( in process of choking it down)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Funfetti Cakes

Happy birthday my little nephew Lance! He is now Nine years old. I can't believe how time wisps by. His favorite cake is funfetti so I made these fun cakes just for him.

This is a vanilla cake with food coloring added to give it a tye-dye look. The frosting is just a white frosting with funfetti sprinkles topped with a piece of bubblegum.

This cake taste like a regular fun birthday cake. Nothing added except food coloring and sprinkles. Very fun for all kids and grown-ups too. Though simple I had allot of fun making these.

Baby Cake Testers Say: YUMMM, "moist and delicious"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Caramel Apple Cakes

When I think of caramel apples I think of Halloween. My dad, Rick, has me make them for him every year at about this time.  I made these cakes for him. He gets them in cake form for now and on Halloween he'll get the real deal.

This is a vanilla cake with Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and thick cut green apple all mixed in. The topping is simply cut up fresh green apples and caramel with a lovely stick added for the caramel apple effect.

As I was mixing in the ginger I asked myself if this was a good idea. When I tasted this cake I realized it was. When you bite into it you get the all of the yummy flavours of the spices, just enough ginger to make it almost taste like a spice cake, and a mouth full of slightly baked apple. With that bite you get the tartness of the fresh green apple with the sweet chewy of the caramel. I liked it. I would definitely make these again.I like that it contains no frosting. If the caramel is a bit sweet for some a little could be baked inside and a sprinkle of cinnamon thrown on top.

Baby Cake Testers Say: These were a hit. Everyone loved them and would like me to make more.

Monday, October 11, 2010

In Between

An idea was given to me that people should suggest or come up with babycake ideas for me to create. I thought that was a good idea. though I have ideas of my own I could always use a little help just the same. if you come up with a babycake idea, Strange or pretty normal, I will try and make it.

I have been a little behind on my babycake making but will catch up soon enough. I have come to the realization that making cupcakes isn't to hard but the time, money for ingredients, and the lack of someone to make them for does not help me catch up or inspire me in anyway. I guess inspiration has to come from somewhere. I will continue on my babycake making journey and will pray for more inspiration along the way.

What does one do with so many cakes you ask yourself and I say to you...... I am starting to wonder that myself. Maybe I can make cupcakes to donate. We'll see.

So put your cake papers on and start coming up with ideas for some new creations, Muhahahaha.

What I Hope Babycake Testers Aren't Saying: "Stop making us fat"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

What is a better way to celebrate the month of October then to go to a pumpkin patch? That's where some of my family and I go as a tradition. So these cakes are for my family: Brandee, little Lance, and Alyssa. Yep we take the hay ride, pick out some pumpkins, ride some fun kiddy rides and shop for the veggies. It's always fun to look forward to every year. Plus the smell of nutmeg reminds me of Brandee because of the pumpkin soup we tried to make a few years back and failed at doing so. Lets just say baked in the pumpkin and loads of nutmeg...... everywhere.

Brandee was just talking about how she loves this time of year because of the pumpkin, chocolate chip cookies. I thought what a good idea for a cupcake. That is what I put in these babies. This is a vanilla cake with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate chips. The topping is made with cream cheese frosting rolled in orange sugar, decorated with a chocolate chip and more frosting.

The taste needed to be a bit more pumpkiny. I think if I had used pumpkin pie spice it would have done the trick. The cakes are good just the same. When you bite into them they are moist, you taste the pumpkin then the cinnamon, you get a soft crunch of chocolate chips, and a small taste of nutmeg. The frosting wasn't my favorite for this cake. I would have preferred something that complimented the pumpkin flavour more like....... less sugar and a little more cream cheese flavour. Either way a little tweaking and these are going from good to great.

Baby Cake Testers Say: These were good but not great, could of used more pumpkin flavour. Very moist though.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

French Toasties

French Toasties! These are for my brother Gabriel. That guy can eat french toast for every meal.

This is a white cake with cinnamon and maple extract added. The frosting is butter cream with a hint of maple extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

The taste is very breakfast like. When biting in you taste the maple and cinnamon and butter cream together. The taste is very delicious. I was thinking of adding a bit of maple syrup to the middle but didn't want the maple flavour too strong.

I like these, kind of refreshing in a strange way. makes me want to get up have a french tostie and a glass of orange juice.

Baby Cake Testers Say: These are good. Very breakfasty. Some say these taste similar to french toast some say these reminded them more of gingerbread. Those who said that said I should ease up on cinnamon and add more vanilla. Either they all liked them.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rootbeer Float Cakes

 My brothers and I were sitting at the soda shop drinking rootbeer floats when I ask the boys a question and get the funniest response from my brother Jaden. I thought that was so funny I have never forgotten it. So now when I go for root beer floats I always remember that time Jaden made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt. These cakes remind me of my brother Jaden. It's his birthday today! We are going to enjoy these tasty floats with him for his birthday.

These are great! I added root beer instead of water along with root beer extract into the yellow cake batter. For the topping I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and little dabs of cream cheese frosting with root beer drizzle. I made the root beer drizzle with sugar icing, root beer extract, butter, and milk.

I love the taste. It's like I imagined it to be. When you bite into it you get the taste of the root beer in the moist cake and the lovely flavour and chill of the vanilla ice cream. You get a bite of the frosting with the root beer drizzle on top. it's like a root beer float gone cupcake.

These are defiantly going to be added to the Baby Cake Menu. I give these an eight out of ten.

Baby Cake Testers Say: (in process of testing)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chocolate Monkey (Chunky Monkey cupcakes)

Chocolate and banana! Great combo for me. I remember when I would visit my Aunt Pam she would love to eat the ice cream Chunky Monkey and  because of that these remind me of her. Although these do not have nuts they can easily be sprinkled on the top or added in the batter.

This is a dark chocolate cake with chocolate chips, and a ripened banana mixed in. I whipped up a homemade banana cream to pipe in the middle (yum). The topping is dark chocolate fudge with a fresh cut banana slice.

I like the taste, although, I feel the banana  needs to be a little stronger. If I use a small amount of banana extract along with real banana I think the flavour would be as I imagine it to be. The dark chocolate taste great with the banana flavour. The cake was very moist. To bite in and find it stuffed full of banana cream was my favorite part. These are a great one to add to the Baby Cake menu. 

Baby Cake Testers Say: Really like this one, liked the banana cream in the middle and the dark chocolate.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sport Cakes

Sport cakes! These cakes are for My nephew Leon. It was his first birthday yesterday. The theme as you can see was sports. These were really fun and frustrating to make. I consider my work amateur. I didn't have the right tools to make these look the way I wanted them to. Just goes to show me great tools are just as important as great ingredients.

This is (my fave) chocolate cake with chocolate chips. The frosting is just a simple white frosting. Food coloring added to some to make desired look. The taste was chocolaty and yummy.

I hope everyone enjoyed these cakes for little Leon. Happy Birthday.

Baby Cake Testers Say: They like the idea of the sports themed cakes. They were good.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Thanks for waiting so long for week four to end! These are chocolate strawberry shortcakes. Yet another cake added to the baby cake menu. These are tasty. These remind me of our family friend Alicia. We were speaking of cupcakes when I had learned of her love for strawberries. I was thinking of making the traditional shortcake into a cupcake when I realized that chocolate would be a bit more scrumptious.

I had the idea down but had seen a lady on The Food Network channel set up her cupcake in this way. As you can see I loved it and decided to do the same. I was going to take apart another cake to set on top but instead cut the top off and inserted the goods.

This is a chocolate cake mixed with chocolate chips and crushed strawberries. I then cut the top off and pipped in whipping cream having it spill out onto the rest of the cake. I then added freshly cut strawberries and put the cake top back on. I sprinkled on some powdered sugar, pipped on a dab more whipping cream then added a few more pieces of strawberry.

 The smell of fresh strawberries and whipped cream add to the enjoyment of the bite. The chocolate cake was very moist and had a hint of strawberry flavour, in the actual cake. The whipped cream wasn't to heavy and the bursting flavour of the freshly cut strawberry was delicious.

I have found that working with chocolate is allot easier then trying to figure out the white cakes in the Gluten free world. I will definitely make these again.

Baby Cake Testers Say: Cake nice and moist. Liked the whipped cream and lots of fresh strawberries. Good combo.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chocolate Raspberry Bites

 My friend Elizabeth gave birth to an 8 pound baby boy and needed help along the way. Everyone's Healthy, doing great and is as happy as can be. 

I love the way these cakes look. These cakes are for new baby Helo (Hee-Low). These are bite sized cakes made with moist chocolate and a spoonful of crushed raspberries. The frosting is a cream cheese base, also mixed with crushed raspberries. Topped with a fresh raspberry.

These are so good. I wish I was there to share these with everyone. When you bite into these little minis they are moist, chocolaty, sweet, and tart.  Perfect together to make one delicious taste. The raw raspberry adds to a mouth full of refreshment.  

I am defiantly going to add these to the Baby Cake menu.

Baby cake testers say: Cake was moist and chocolaty. Raspberry flavour was refreshing

Monday, September 6, 2010

Balloon Cupcakes

These Balloon cupcakes are for my niece Lillian. It was her 2nd birthday! I had fun making these with my friend Charlene. These were made mainly for the looks. They were made of yellow cake. The frosting is a butter and sugar icing mixed with  coloring.  To make the part where the balloon ties we cut a wheat free graham cracker into a triangle and topped with frosting. We then cut string and put it under each cake. The party was full of fun!
Babycake testers say: These were good but nothing special. The vanilla cake was alright. Need to work on keeping it fluffy and less dense

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dr. Pepper Cakes

This week we have Dr. Pepper cupcakes. These cakes are for my brother P.j., he's a Dr. Pepper fan. I thought it would be fun to make some cakes with sodapop.

The cake is made of chocolate and chocolate chips. I added Dr.Pepper to the batter  in place of almost half the milk. I warmed the soda in a pan then mixed ingredients together. The topping is made like a regular white frosting with a dribble of soda and topped off with red glitter.

The flavour is very good. Moist chocolate with a sweet topping. The only problem is you can barely taste the Dr. Pepper in the cake. Its a good slight Dr. Pepper taste if that's what you are looking for. I was looking for a strong Dr. Pepper flavour. Though this is a good recipe for yummy chocolate cake I need to sit down and redo the Dr.Pepper recipe to create the flavour I desired, allot more of the Dr. Pepper taste. 

Baby Cake Testers say: It was a mixed crowed. Some loved it with the slight Dr.Pepper taste and some thought it was a bit sweet.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lavender Lemon Squares

These are Lavender Lemon Squares. This cake flavour reminds me of our grandma (Lance's Grandma). I was trying to make cupcakes but, this time, was defeated by the lack of gluten. I tried to make it moist and moist it was. It was too moist for my purpose of a cupcake. It didn't rise properly at all. It actually did quite the opposite; it sank in the middle. I wonder if it has anything to do with the acidity of the lemon. I felt very frustrated and a bit sad that these didn't turn out as cupcakes so I decided to try and make little square cakes.

A hint of soft lavender and the bold taste of lemon are a great compliment to each other. This is yellow cake mixed with lavender buds, lemon zest, and lemon juice that was ground into the sugar.  These squares are topped with icing sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and a sprinkle of lavender buds. The toppings are fresh lavender and fresh lemon pieces. 

They are sweet and a tiny bit chewy but taste pretty good. They didn't turn out how I would have liked them to but in the end they are moist, sweet, and have a refreshing taste. Plus I like the way they make my hands smell after mixing in all of the yummy flavours. I will defiantly try to remake this cake again sometime in the future.

Baby Cake testers say: The taste was pretty good. They liked the flavour, especially the lemon, but it was a little chewy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Grape PB And J Cakes

I had so much fun making these peanut butter and grape jelly cakes. These cakes remind me of our weekday afternoon lunches at home. My daughter Ella has just recently had her first pb and j sandwich and loves it. I too have been eating these sandwiches and loving them just the same. These fun cakes would be great for a picnic.

These are made with white cake. The colour looks darker because of the small scoop of grape jelly I had mixed in the batter. When you go to take a bite of this yummy cake you'll find that it's filled with grape jelly! The frosting is fluffy peanut butter frosting topped with a fresh grape.

These seemed to be a hit with my baby cake testers. Some of them didn't even realize they were gluten free. They were pretty moist and had a yummy flavour. I was afraid the taste would be too close to the sandwich but to my surprise they taste like a pb and j cake should. The frosting had a taste close to a peanut butter cup, the grape jelly didn't seem to be overwhelming, and the cakes weren't dry. I give this an 8 out of ten.

Baby Cake Testers say: They love this one. The frosting seemed to be the favourite part. It was moist and very tasty. All of the flavours blended well together. I was asked to make this again.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

S'more Baby Cakes Please

Okay Here it is. Good ole man cupcakes! My husband asked me to make some for his work today but when I was working on them last night I realized that the picture I had in my mind of these babies was not reality. I tried to put the mallows on like frosting but before my eyes it melted right off. I put them in the refrigerate hoping that the chill would help keep it set. Nope not the case. This morning when I went to check on my S'more cupcake the marshmallow had slowly worked its way down the sides. I had a marshmallow ball.

As you can see I finally had an idea that worked. I actually like them better than what I had in mind. They are more camp like this way. I would have preferred the cake paper to be dark brown but could not find what I was looking for so I used what I already had.

I am trying to come up with  baby cakes that remind me of people. These cakes remind me of my husband. He's an outdoorsmen.

This is a chocolate cake with dark chocolate chips and white chips baked inside. For the topping I cut marshmallows and smashed graham crackers mixed them together and placed them on top. I then placed them in the oven that I had previously put on broil. I also brought the rack up to its highest, then placed the cakes in the oven until the mellow browned. I then placed melted pieces of chocolate on top and sprinkled on a little more cracker.

The Taste is pretty sweet but really good. I think one would be suffice for anyone.

Baby Cakes Tersters say: They liked this one. It was moist didn't fall apart, Had a yummy taste.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First day: Vanilla cupcake

Welcome to my cupcake blog. This is my first. So I guess you can say I was a  cupcake blogging virgin until today. I hope I do well.

1. The tough, viscid, nitrogenous substance remaining when the flour of wheat or other grain is washed to remove the starch.
2. Archaic .Glue or gluey substance.

I am a 29 (now 30) year old woman with a baby and a husband just trying to live like a normal person; at least when it comes to food. I and my family, and I'm sure a two handful's of others, have a gluten allergy. To find a fresh gluten free cupcake, that hasn't been frozen for a decade, can feel imposable.  Especially in a small town. I don't know about all of you other non-gluten's but I'm tired of bringing my own cupcake to a wedding but in case you need to I hope to one day have my own shoppe that you can stop at along the way but for now if you need an order for a party, special days or just because just email me at ( I live in the northwest)

I also make cupcake/cookie kits that include:
*frosting ready to pipe
*Cake mix (just add the wet ingrediants)
*filling if you chose to have a filling
*cupake papers
*instructions on how to bake and decorate

These also make great gifts!

I am going to experimant and make many different varieties. from the way they taste to the way they look. I am giving myself a lifetime to perfect my gluten free cupcakes by trying as many flavours and decor as I can. I am also going to try other things

Starting tonight....... I'll snap a picture of my first and post it as soon as it's done.
Here's to eating like everyone else

This was a simple yllow cake.
Baby cake Testers say: This cake felt a little too heavy for a cupcake and needed to be sweeter.