Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Creative Cupcakes

Ms. Melang sent out a link to Chocylit's Cupcake Bakeshop website. I was so thrilled, because over the holidays, I made Chocylit's chocolate cupcake with peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache frosting. They are so amazing! I think the whole site is so inspiring an has the most creative cupcake recipes around. I highly recommend checking it out...and baking them....and eating them!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

October and December DOTMCs

I made your stuff!

Well, actually, I made Nicole's pumpkin cheesecake for my family's Christmas dessert. I didn't have Christmas with them, so that was my "please don't be angry with me" offering. I guess it worked because everyone really liked it. They saved me a little and I had it the next day, and it was delicious. Here are a couple photos (I gave it to my mom when it came out of the oven so she could refrigerate it overnight, so it's still in the pan).

Agatha's Cranberry Pistachio Brownies were altered into Cranberry Walnut Brownies because I live in a town that doesn't seem to sell unsalted pistachios anywhere and also, I had some walnuts already. I did find fresh cranberries though, even though it seems like places assume that we don't want to cook with cranberries after the holidays and therefore these places were not offered any brownies.

I made these for a dinner party I had to go to and they went over amazingly well, really dense and rich. Everyone raved about them. Chocolate and cranberries are my new favorite thing.

I figured out that DOTMC is extremely useful when all of your friends are sort of needy and only invite you to their parties so you'll bring something to eat. Instead of being like "Ohhhh noooo, which of the thousand cookbooks and/or cooking magazines lying around should I look through to find an appropriate recipe"* you can just grab the postcard and it's done. Month appropriate and pre-tested.

Also, I just opened the jam, and it is so delicious that I have to save it for weekends to make it last longer.

*I also usually say "F you! I'm not your sugary buttery monkey! Go to a bakery and find some other patsy to make your sweets for you!" But by the end of that, I already have my apron on and they know I'm bluffing.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

January recipe on the way!

OK folks, don't fret! Your January recipes are on their way across the country! I had a slight printer malfunction (booo printer!) that set me back a week. Thanks for your patience!

Monday, January 22, 2007


Hey All as we wait for Kim's no doubt delectable DOTMC postcard I will post for you here the cupcakes Agatha and I made for my 32nd Bday party!! We originally planned elaborate Pomegranate garnish and a deep crimson Pomegranate center but I am one busy girl and time was TIGHT, so here we have
White cake
Pom buttercream center
Key Lime buttercream tops with Black Sprinkles

Thanks for the pics, Kat!

Friday, January 05, 2007


Adorable DOTMC recipe from Agatha!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

My Freakish Favorite of two-thousand sick

Below you will see pictures of the first thing I (and Agatha!) made together in 2006..Almost a year ago - My 31st birthday cake. It was a crepe cake (31 layers of crepes!!) and a very uhh ambitious cake to try and pull off for big party. We even got together the night previous to it's debut to practice our crepe skills. I wanted to show you all how both beautiful and marvelously clumsy it was. Even though it barely stayed together and was a semi-sucessful improvisation, (save for the gorgeous caramelized hazelnuts and draped sugar gracing it's top which as you can see are perfect, kisses to Agatha) it was so much fun to make and transport and share with all my friends. Tell me DOTMC'ers, what did you most enjoy creating this past year?