I absolutely LOVE baking.
My secret (ornotsosecret) dream is to own a coffee shop/bakery/breakfast burrito place with Matt. He would make the breakfast burritos (he is so good at it!) and I would make the coffee and ALL the baked goods you could dream up.
Anyways, back to reality here. This summer I have been baking up lots of things. Very rarely do I ever use a box mix. I am sort of a snob like that I guess. My grandma never really used one when I was growing up and that's who I learned my skills from.
Here is what I baked this summer.
Triple Berry Pie
I baked my very first pie all by myself. As you can see, I ran out of dough for the last little bit of the lattice top. I have made 2 pies since this one and I have improved my lattice work since this first experience.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze
Chocolate Chip Muffins with Crumble topping
4th of July Cupcakes
White cake batter turned red, white and blue. With Cream cheese icing.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Ganache IcingThis icing is my ALL TIME favorite. It's my grandmother's recipe and I always had her make me this cake for my birthday. It is my favorite.
Matt's 25th Birthday Cake- Pineapple Mandarin orange cakeThis is Matt's all time favorite cake. It's yellow cake with mandarin oranges in the cake. The icing is a cool whip based cake with pineapple in it. Delicious!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream cheese/chocolate chip filling and Mocha Icing
I made these for an event here on campus for the wives fellowship. They were a hit. I mean, chocolate+women= no kidding.
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Butter cream Icing
Now, these guys may have been my favorite cupcake so far that I've made. SO GOOD! The little yellow on top is candied lemon peel. Delicious. ;-)
Next, Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter icing and a surprise in the middle!
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese icing
It has been a very fun summer baking. I am excited for all the fun fall will bring as well. Pumpkin season! Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin roll, pumpkin pie! pumpkin cupcakes!?!?
I am also taking a cake decorating class this October. I am SUPER excited about it. I already bought the Wilton kit and will be practicing.
Interested in any recipes specifically? Leave a comment and I will do a specific post. ;-)