Archive for September 7th, 2010

Monkeying Around

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Katie found this awesome idea for monkey cupcakes which I recreated for Darshan’s birthday party this past weekend:

They turned out pretty cool, and I was fairly pleased with my first attempt at making chocolate frosting from scratch.

Taco the Town

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Darshan lives for Taco Salad Fridays at our building’s cafeteria, so I figured this cake would be appropriate for his birthday last week:

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Originally I had hoped the bowl would bake inward so I could simply build up the sides with frosting and drop “toppings” into it, but instead I had to stick them to the frosting since it mounded up.  I used a Devil’s Food mix but did make my own (yummy) butter cream and chocolate frosting.  Toppings include coconut cheese, Fruity Pebbles lettuce (yes, I picked out the green ones), jelly bean olives, and red hot tomatoes.  Oh, and a huge pile of frosting sour cream.