Liquid Bliss Cupcakes Recipe

In early May I took a trip out Terrapin Brewery in Athens for a birthday party, and in the spirit of the birthday boy’s festivities I decided to make a batch of boozy cupcakes with one of their sweetest beers: the Liquid Bliss Porter, a porter brewed with cocoa nibs and peanut butter essence. This […]

Illinois Foodage!

Last weekend I took a trip to visit my brother and his friends in Illinois, and as usual like all vacations planned by our family it revolved predominantly around food.  Huzzah! We started the weekend in Urbana-Champagne, where my brother is working on his PhD, took a bus up to Chicago where we spend Friday […]

Portal Cake Recipe

The n00b Kitchen I’d like to dedicate this post to my friends Adam and Vasili: without the two of them, this post would not be possible. That being said: Happy Portal 2 Day, everybody! Here: have some Portal Cakes. Original quote here. For anyone not familiar with Portal, it’s an action/puzzle-style game wherein you are […]

Bacon Week: Maple Bacon Cupcake Recipe

Welcome to Day 1 of Bacon Week! Today I made bacon cupcakes with maple syrup icing with a slightly tweaked recipe from Vanilla Garlic. Bacon cupcakes are something I’ve been planning on trying out for a long time.  I think part of the reason I’ve been putting it of is that I’m never completely sure […]

Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes

It’s been awhile since I made some good ‘ole cupcakes, and I’ve had ideas rolling around in my head for quite awhile now.  Today I bring you some cupcakes including a few new techniques and tools I wanted to try. Remember those egg whites I used for the Shamrock Meringues?  Obviously, I had the leftover […]

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Have you ever been super late with a present? Like, maybe you had it ready on time to give it to the person, but you didn’t actually take the final step of getting it to them? Yeah…that happened to me recently.  Last weekend I finally got some friends their Christmas present.  Only a few months […]

Peppermint Stick Cupcake Followup

I’m sure everyone is wondering what happened with the peppermint stick cupcakes I baked last month for a contest at work.  On the edge of your seat, I know. Well, the bad news is that I did not win the dessert contest. ;_;  I think the 3 winners were a lemon-raspberry tart, a seven layer […]

Red Velvet Cupcakery

The Red Velvet Cupcakery is a little shop in DC with swank little cupcakes for the tasting. I was in DC for New Year’s with my boyfriend and some other friends, and when we saw this place in passing, I insisted on going in. Naturally, no one objected (because seriously, who doesn’t like cupcakes? You […]

Halloween Decorations & Devils Food Cupcakes

It’s been about 3 months since I last made a post and really, since I last had the opportunity to bake.  It’s a sad, sad thing to not have time in one’s life to bake delectable goodies, but with the release of StarCraft2, BlizzCon, and that little thing called “going to work to make teh […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes – Your Choice!

So here we are, you chose and I baked.  We’re such a good team. Had some great learning experiences this round of baking, most of them garnered while swearing viciously at the batter, cupcake liners, and hand mixer for getting all over the place, not staying in the tin, and dragging its cord through the […]

The Next Cupcake- You Choose!

The more baking blogs I read, the more I realize how many awesome recipes there are that I need to try out.  Below I have listed 5 cupcake recipes I’ve had my eye on and thought I’d let people vote on what my next project should tackle. These recipes I found on Bakerella, Bake or […]