Monday, July 20, 2009

Hungry??

If you've been around here at all, you know I loooove to bake!! And this weekend was no exception. I've been on a mint kick lately and decided to go for it with these chocolate mint cupcakes.



I used The Pioneer Woman's Best Chocolate Cake EVER recipe, but made it into cupcakes instead of a sheet cake. Oh, and left out the pecans.



I made my standard buttercream frosting recipe, added some mint extract, some blue and green coloring and piped it big and fat on top of the cupacke. Added an Andes mint candy and there you have it!! YUM!!



My kids also love to bake and we have quite a few kids cookbooks. My daughter was looking through one and I told her to bookmark all the recipes she wanted to try. Well...every page was bookmarked! Hee hee!! But this weekend she decided on mini cherry pies. It was just pie dough crust, cut out and put in muffin tins. We spooned in cherry pie filling, then cut out shapes and letters for the top. Easy peasy!!



Seriously good when you heat them up and add a big dollop of vanilla bean ice cream!!!



It was quite a delicious weekend!! And now I need to go for an extra run, just looking at those sweet treats!! Thanks for stopping by...

7 comments:

IamDerby said...

Mara those cupcakes look seriously yummy!!! And the pie looks good too.

Joni Kix said...

Another delicous post! Tell your daughter to save one of those yummy looking pies for me!

Paul said...

Ah, what does the "u" pie stand for? ULTIMATE LITTLE BROTHER?!

Sarah said...

OMG I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that PAUL commented!! Hee hee....I was wondering the same thing!!

Those mint cupcakes look YUMMMM. What are you baking for the camping trip??? Hmmmmmmm??????????

BethieJ said...

YUMMY Mara.. they both look WONDERFUL!!! :)
Hope your having a GREAT week!!

Belinda said...

Oh yum!!!!

Jenelle said...

mmmmmmm chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven!!!!