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.