Monday, September 7, 2009
So I'd heard rumblings about the availability of frosting shots, but hadn't really thought about it much. Turns out, it's true!
Select bakeries such a Babycakes NYC and Sprinkles do sell frosting shots.
Behold, the mysterious frosting shot.
Sprinkles has a secret menu with its 75-cent frosting shots !!!!!!
The blog Fast Food Maven has the scoop.
The shots come in mini-paper cups, and are pretty hefty — about 2-3 ounces. The frosting is, in fact, so thick that you can hold the shot upside without anything falling out— kinda like a Dairy Queen Blizzard. LOL
They even Have: a variety pack of frostings.
Now this is perfect for Frosting Lovers, but I MUCH prefer the cake....Im a frosting Scraper hahah.
Frosting menu: Flavors change daily, and are based on whatever cupcakes are being sold that day. For example, on Saturday the frostings are creamy vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, coconut cream cheese, fudgy milk chocolate cream cheese, cream cheese and strawberry.
Red Velvet cupcakes are sold everyday, so the cream cheese frosting can be ordered as a shot daily. The most popular frostings are cream cheese and dark chocolate frosting.
One tip: Don’t forget to ask for sprinkles on the frosting. If you don’t ask, you might not get any. For example, on the coconut frosting, I had them add coconut flakes on top so it replicated the look of the cupcake.
Read on for their frosting to cupcake comparison
I'm not sure if this cupcake shooter by Kickass Cupcakes counts but I think not, as it's described as a "beverage" and even super-creamy frosting can't really be called a beverage, right?
LOOOOVE IT !
This Trend is FABULOUS !!!!
A major hit!
Especially with Strawberry Marshmellers :D
Chocolate, Vanilla AND Strawberry Cake Mixes
The ingredients listed on the boxes
Strawberry Mashmellers :)
Strawberry, Vanilla AND Chocolate wafer cookies
Frosting ( I just use vanilla on all the cupcakes but some people get all three)
Totally your choice :)
White Chocolate melting wafers
Here we go !
Bake Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla muffins and bake them in mini pans.... (you will have a TON)
then you let them cool and frost them....
Then cut or break alllll the wafer cookies into thirds
(1/3 of the chocolate cookies- crumble them---this will be used as a cookie coating)
and dip one half of the marshmellers into melted white chocolate :)
Then dip it into the chocolate Cookie Crumbles :)
Layer a wafer, dipped marshmellow then cupcake then wafer then cupcake, wafer then cupcake then marshmellow then the last wafer....Making SURE that one Chocolate-Vanilla and Strawberry cupcake are on each stick ! :D
You can get the recipe for these fun cupcake kabobs.....made with Rice Krispie Treats, peanut butter frosting, strawberries and chocolate cupcakes, either below or from
For one-bowl chocolate cupcakes | Makes about 36-40 mini cupcakes
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder (I used E. Guittard unsweetened red dutch process cocoa)
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup warm water
For peanut butter cream cheese frosting*
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used creamy Reese peanut butter)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchatel cheese)
1-1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Rice Krispies Treats recipe
*I threw this frosting recipe together with the intention of adding butter and milk but I kinda liked it without. Go figure!
To make cupcakes—
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare cupcake pan with mini cupcake liners.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking power and salt. Reduce speed to low and add eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla extract and water.
Fill cupcake liners about 1/2-2/3 full. Bake for about 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
To make frosting—
In a stand mixer, fitted with a flat beater, cream the peanut butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add the powder sugar until well combined. Add vanilla extract.
Using a Wilton 1M star tip, pipe the pb frosting on each mini cupcake and set aside.
To assemble kabobs—
Cut the rice krispies treats into small squares. Alternate adding mini cupcakes, rice krispies treats and strawberries on a skewer.
All you need is a stocked bar and a little inspiration for a bash where the drinks are second to the scenery. We'll get you on your way with five surefire ideas for a fab shindig.
A Day at the Races
Why? The Kentucky Derby might only happen in May, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate like the prize-winning horse owners all summer long.
Setup: Decorate for an outside picnic with red-and-white checkered tablecloths, give each table the name of a prized thoroughbred, and encourage women to wear fun hats. Put the TV or radio on a horse race and pass out faux betting sheets. The losers have to do the dishes!
Music: Crank up country tunes like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
Nibbles: Barbecue chicken fingers, tea sandwiches, and ramekins of mac and cheese
Specialty drinks: Mint juleps, of course! But if you're not a big bourbon fan, try mojitos (which are made with rum). You'll still get the mint effect.
Why? Who isn’t going eco-friendly these days? It’s a great excuse to get your friends together and help the environment while you’re at it.
Setup: Turn your pad into a green scene. Serve food on biodegradable appetizer plates (BranchHome.com sells great sets) and light a bunch of soy candles. Ask guests to bring one thing from their home that they don’t use -- from clothing to DVDs -- and set up a “Recycle Table” in your living room where everyone gets to walk out of the party with a new gift!
Music: Go with artists who have green agendas, like Radiohead and Jack Johnson.
Nibbles: Organic fruit and crudite kabobs, specialties from your local farmer’s market
Pink Slip Soiree
Why? We’re pretty much in a depression, so why not party like it’s 1929! Encourage laid-off pals to bring a “personal” business card so they can network with other guests. Whoever exchanges the most cards by the end of the night wins a bottle of booze.
Setup: In true ’20s style, turn your pad into a modern speakeasy. Have the women wear cocktail dresses. Hand out inexpensive pink boas, fake pearl necklaces, and paper fans. Men can don black suits with black or white ties. For a prohibition twist, fill your bathtub with ice and turn that into your bar.
Music: Play jazz icons like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald. If you have an old-school record player, use it!
Nibbles: Dole out “stimulus packages”: Chinese take-out boxes filled with colorful candy, warm salted nuts, or gourmet potato chips.
Specialty Drinks: Pink Slip Slammers made with vodka, pink grapefruit juice, and a splash of simple syrup, topped with a raspberry
Why? Everyone loves a luau. And, at this one, your guests don't have to look at the gross pig on a stick!
Setup: Think clusters of pineapples on the tables, mini tiki torches secured in buckets of sand, grass hula skirts as table skirts, and shells scattered about. Will people be cruising indoors too? Throw in a DVD called Riding Giants for some cool surf vibes in the background.
Music: Make a mix of steel drum music by Steelasophical, reggae by Bob Marley, and mellow Hawaiian tunes by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
Nibbles: Island-inspired faves like coconut shrimp and mini squares of pineapple pizza
Specialty Drinks: Piña coladas, daiquiris (don't forget the umbrella toothpicks), and fruity cocktails with names like Wailin' Marley and Kingston Night
Why? It’s time to get off Facebook for a few hours and actually “friend” people in person. The premise: Ask each guest to invite one of their favorite people. Because who doesn’t want a larger network?
Setup: Have a camera? Take pictures of everyone who walks through your door. Midway through the party, upload them to your TV -- it’s a fun way for guests to check each other out. Before people leave, ask them to jot down their email address in a guest book. Each time you throw the party, it’ll get bigger and bigger because your new friends will be inviting their friends, and so on.
Music: It’s all about the community effort. When you send out your Evite, ask guests to submit their favorite song requests and download it for a fabulous mix.
Nibbles: Anything in bulk, from frozen taquitos to big bowls of chips and salsa. You have double the crowd you’re used to!
YAy Fun !
A well-stocked bar is a valuable tool for entertaining guests, decorating the house, or dealing with visiting in-laws. So here's everything you need to create the ideal party tool/room accent/blessed sanctuary.
Liquor: You won't go wrong with 750 ml bottles of moderately priced brands (no more than about $20, sometimes much cheaper) that have name recognition -- Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniel's, Absolut, etc.
[ ] Gin
[ ] Vodka
[ ] Rum
[ ] Bourbon
[ ] Scotch
[ ] Tequila
[ ] Sweet vermouth
[ ] Dry vermouth
[ ] Cointreau
Wine: Have fun sampling several different kinds under $10 -- not all in one night -- then pick your two favorites and serve them as your house wines.
[ ] White wine
[ ] Red wine
Sippin' Whiskey: This spirit has always been a hit with professional drinkers, but after years of being eclipsed by vodka, it's coming back into vogue. Single-malt scotches and small-batch bourbons (both are types of whiskey) are particularly desirable.
[ ] Single-malt scotch (e.g., The Glenlivet 12 Year Old)
[ ] Irish whiskey (e.g., Black Bush)
[ ] Bourbon (e.g., Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mixers & Garnishes
Juice: See? Drinking is healthy.
[ ] Cranberry
[ ] Orange
[ ] Tomato
Soda: Doubles as tasty drink accent and refreshment for designated drivers.
[ ] Cola
[ ] Lemon-lime
[ ] Ginger ale
[ ] Tonic
[ ] Seltzer
Maraschino Cherries: Get 'em with stems, since they're easier to pluck out of a glass. Plus, tying knots in them with your tongue is still one of the all-time great bar tricks.
[ ] Maraschino cherries
Olives: No martini is complete without them (unless it's a Gibson, in which case you'll need a pearl onion).
[ ] Green pitted olives
Lemons and Limes: Slice them up beforehand to save time when company arrives.
[ ] Lemons
[ ] Limes
Exotic additions: Feeling tropical? Feeling crazy? Then you probably have malaria. Still, you can't ignore your guests, who may be in the mood for a fruity island treat or an oddball drink that requires an unusual ingredient. Luckily, the ones here can be found in any supermarket or liquor store. Some ingredients should be fresh -- impress guests by pulling mint straight off a plant -- while others can be bought well in advance.
[ ] Cream
[ ] Coconut milk
[ ] Grenadine
[ ] Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
[ ] Angostura bitters
[ ] Coarse salt and granulated sugar
[ ] Pineapple juice
[ ] Mint
[ ] Sour mix
Recipe Book: The Craft of the Cocktail by master mixologist Dale DeGroff provides 500 illustrated recipes as well as cocktail lore that, unlike a great martini, is never dry.
[ ] The Craft of the Cocktail
Ice Bucket and Tongs: A bucket with a lid and a liner keeps ice colder longer, and tongs keep grubby mitts where they belong.
[ ] Ice bucket
[ ] Tongs
Cocktail Shaker: Buy a Boston shaker -- a glass tumbler paired with a metal tumbler -- along with a Hawthorne strainer (the one with the coiled edge) instead of the more popular all-metal shaker. The setup is more versatile, gets colder faster, and makes you instantly look like a pro.
[ ] Boston cocktail shaker
[ ] Hawthorne strainer
Glasses: Remember, people who drink tend to drop things, so there's no need to spend a lot of money.
[ ] Highball
[ ] Lowball
[ ] Martini
[ ] White wine
[ ] Shot
Napkins: You don't want to find rings on your coffee table or olive pits in your plants.
[ ] Cocktail napkins
Bar Tools: Find a good-looking set that contains everything you need. Then display it for people to look at in slack-jawed awe.
[ ] Jiggers
[ ] Multipurpose opener
[ ] Corkscrew
[ ] Bar spoons
[ ] Wood muddler (for crushing herbs, sugar, etc. -- mojito, anyone?)
If you're not impressed, Pretend :)
If you haven't noticed or remembered from before, I am absolutely IN LOVE with photos....all photos, especially those ones that make you go, "Wow" or "Awe" or the ones that make you say absolutely NOTHING at all :)
I Love those !
And I really wish I could show you my "Wow" photo of this weekend, but of course, as with everything in life there is a disappointment ! Actually this is more just retarded.
So we went White water rafting this weekend.....which you can read about in my next post, after I upload a few pictorals :)
I mean I had sooooo much fun, looked like a drowned sewer rat at the end of the trip but amazing !!!!!
Anyway back to the retarded photo....okay since cameras weren't allowed or more likely just it wouldn't be an intelligent decision to take one on a Rafting trip, I mean they are raging river rapids in which one may ACTUALLY drown. I figured the camera idea not a smart one. hehe
Soooooo...you can purchase photos of your raft from the company....which are generally what $20.00 for a 4x6, oh and 35.00 if you want the absurdly thin piece of shitty cardboard to go around it !
But we looked over the photos when we left and found one....in need of a rememberal (not actual word) from the day....we were shocked.....Only $11.00 for a photo !!!
Which still seems insane and even more so that we were excited about the $11.00 photo, but we were ! :)
Here comes the crazy part...we didn't even get it !
just a piece of paper saying we bought a CD....
We (at which point I mean Syd, she paid)
paid $11.00 for a CD with ONE picture on it.....hmmmmm....
So not only do we (syd) not receive a shitty piece of absurd cardboard that has no real purpose other than to detract dust, jk doesn't do that either, they have gigantic holes in them.....Not only did we not get the cardboard, we didnt even get paper.
We have to print the pictures too.....
Okay, sorry now to the crazy part.... Saturday was September 5th....
the little paper that we paid $11.00 for. In tiny fine print (WARNING FINE PRINT)
in the tiny fine print, it states...your CD will be shipped to you........
Oh well Cool. At least we don't have to drive 1 1/2 to get a CD.
.......your CD will be shipped to you in a month (from today) meaning our CD was going to arrive until on or after October 5th !!!!
Excuse me, but what is gods name takes so long??
Its an image on a disk that we could have walked away with....
Yet it takes 30 days to get to us..... not 7-10 business days, but 20-30 not including weekends and holidays haha....who knows...we'll have it for Halloween !
I'm assuming we may have gotten ripped off, but maybe not.
Ohhh we said screw it, laughed, it was free, LAUGHED,
we got wettttt, the tour guide was in a weird, yet cute, in his own way HOTT !
and had a fucking blast !
WHite Water Rafter Adverturer Meghan
(i will now find inspirational/amazing photographs to make up for my terribly lame story)
I live my life by this word....and by that I mean believe in everything.
It's amazing to put your faith in anything. Somehting you believe in strongly deserves your faith. Believe In Love, Yourself, Success, and Friendship :)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Lucas and Peyton got married..........and had Sawyer :) <3
This video is incredible......song by Matt Nathanson.....
......incredible song, completely fitting !!!!!
WTF IS THAT !!!!???????
Lucas IS OTH, he is the reason for the show, and Leyton is the reason we all kept watching !!!!!!
We're still more than one week away from the premiere of One Tree Hill season 7,
but the CW has released the first four minutes of the new year for fans to enjoy now.
Obviously there are some big changes and challenges ahead for One Tree Hill. They've lost Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, but rounding out the cast by adding some new characters, including Nathan's agent Clay and Haley's sister Quinn.
Below you can check out four whole minutes of One Tree Hill's seventh season to see Haley cutting a new record, Nathan's practicing, Brooke and Julian making out on the beach, and find out exactly how much time has passed since the end of season 6 and what's up with Dan, who takes over the opening narration usually reserved for Lucas in the past.
I'm pretty sure I could watch Paul Johansson all day long, and I'm eager to find out how he's still alive and kicking. Will he become the man he tried to change into, or will he go back to his old evil ways with a new lease on life?
Also, I smell something fishy with Clay. There's no reason to have that random phone call from his mother unless he has some sort of family connection to someone we've seen before on this show. My guess? He's Nanny Carrie's brother and becomes Nathan's agent as a secret plot to exact revenge. Probably not, but you have to admit, that would be really cool.
One Tree Hill season 7 premieres Monday, September 14 at 8pm on the CW.
OTH without LUCAS AND PEYTON WTF IS THAT !!!!!
ARE WE KIDDING PPL !!!!????
I demand an explanation....
ONE SERIOUSLY MIFFED CW WATCHER
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
NEW SEASONS PREMIERE
SEPTEMBER 14th !!!!!
Back to Back
8:00 PM EST
We all know, or at least our loyal CW fans know, Lucas and Peyton are the strong determined and doomed couple who as soon as good comes their way, tragedy strikes.
Never fail they've survived 6 Seasons- never falling out of Love.....
Back for # 7 !!!!
The infamous Chuck Bass and Blair (B) Waldorf, the rich kids on the block. Notorious Chuck seeming always to be involved in a scandal. And Confident yet disastorous Blair and her constant battle with her feelings for Chuck, her friendship with Serena (S) and always out to ruin one of the Upper East Sides "It" Girls..... Both famous in their ability to create a scene. Both steamy and jaw dropping. Will they ever share one again????
The two have had their sexy moments and America knows that they're in love but will they admit it to each other once and for all.....
Lucas and Peyton or Chuck and Blair???
Hotttt, but Blairs insecure and scared, good or bad????
Let me know....
Lucas and Peyton or Chuck and Blair????
Again the emotion is in the eyes, the positioning is totally sexy...
teasing and flirting....way cute ! :)
Wicked Hot !!
and Totally Sexy!!!!
But almost creepy and kind of gross....I won't lie I would love to be in Blairs position right now, but there is no future here, no love, just animalistic passion!
Which with Chuck..Im sure we all agree is totally fine ;)
I'm all for Lucas and Peyton this time----
Lucas and Peyton or Chuck and Blair?????
You can't deny that life simply can't get any better than this !
EVerything weve waited for for 6 !!! years with Peyton and Lucas !!!!
FInally Here :D
Sawyer.......totally true love !!
Blair's estatic and it totally shows, but will it last????
You tell me??????
FINAL STANDINGS !!!!
Along with my obsession with Pink, I currently am sooooo excited to learn about designing and dcorating.....I love interior design. Especially kitchens.....and patios....I find a lot of inspiration from Pottery Barn and Better Homes and Gardens. They have the cutest ideas. Very realxed and comfortable yet still so professional looking.....
Wandering around the net I found this super cute Little Girls room, I just felllll in LOVE <3
ohhhh so pink :)