Ok, fans! I have decided to have a fun give away . This give away is for 2 movie tickets to any Regal theatre of your choice to see any movie in 3D of your choice and a 20 dollar gift card to Target or MAC (Your choice!) ! With this combo, you will be having a blast and looking your best for this wonderful night out! Here are the rules: Go to Bake Me Away's page and like it if you have not already, find your favorite pic and comment "favorite!" under it...you will get one entry for this. Then, share my page with your friends! If your friends choose to like my friends, request that they say"_____ sent me here! " , on my wall! Another entry can be obtained by "following" me on my blog ( you don't have to have a blogger account! Just a gmail!) . For every friend that follows me on my blog , you will also get another entry. One other way to enter is to post a pic on my wall of any recipe you have made that Bake Me Away has inspired you to do or it was a recipe out of the blog!After you have commented under your favorite picture and shared the link with your friends, comment under this blog post and simply write your name! For every other action you chose to take to earn more entry, post here as well! If I find out you didn't share or are making multiple accounts, you will be disqualified! It is as simple as that. Enjoy and have FUN! This contest ends on Saturday , March 26th ! Have fun and good luck!
Monday, March 7, 2011
I think this is going to be my last St. Patty's cupcake! I will be moving onto Easter after this. Anyways, I am continuing the the liquor infused ideas and moving on to another favorite "bomb" of mine! The Irish Car Bomb is typically: Guinness, Baileys Irish Cream and a Irish Whiskey of choice.
It is the same idea as a Jager Bomb...only you use different ingredients.
Okay ...here we go.
1 bottle of beer (330ml)so about a cup and a half, 1 cup of butter, 3/4 cup of coco powder, 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1.5 tsp of baking soda, .5 tsp. of baking powder, 1/2 cup of salt, 2 large eggs, 2/3 cup of sour cream...this is all you will need to make the CAKE part of the cupcake...yes, I DO know that I didn't use Irish beer or whiskey...find it in your heart to forgive me? <3
Add the beer and butter, bring to a simmer on medium and once its simmering; add the coco powder.
Whisk the mixture until it becomes smooth in texture.
Let it cool...slightly.
Lets start mixing together our dry stuff. Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt .
Set that to the side and mix your sour cream and eggs.
Combine the eggs and sour cream into the beer mix and combine. Then, take the wet mix and combine with the dry mix. Beat SLIGHTLY...just enough to combine everything, then fold together the rest of the way so you don't get too much air in it.
Put into your tins.
Bake at 150 for 16 minutes. In my experience these make 21...fill the empty tins with water so they bake evenly. They should come out something like this...
Next step is to cut a cone shaped cone in the middle of the cupcake...don't cut through the bottom...slightly above it.
Lets make the ganache now: Put your semi sweet chocolate into a big bowl and bring your heavy cream to a simmer. When simmering pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it set for 3 minutes...it should melt just fine that way...stir to combine.
Then add your whiskey and 3 tbs of butter
Combine with the cream and chocolate.
Put in the fridge for about 20 minutes...stir it half way through.
After it has chilled, spoon some filling into each hole.
Recipe for icing:
2 sticks of butter, 4 cups of powdered sugar and 2 tbs of Bailey's Irish Cream. Mix for 4 minutes until fluffy. I personally airbrushed my Icing...you can die to personal taste too.
I garnished with a shamrock using green candy melts and a shamrock mold!
Have fun doing this! Happy St. Patty's day!
Posted by Nina at 8:57 PM
Monday, February 28, 2011
A few friends have requested that I do a cookies and creme tutorial...I had a bunch of oreos at home so I kinda decided to do the best of both worlds!=] So here it is! Ok, for this recipe you will need the following:
- 24 Oreos that are pulled apart...creme side up!
- 2.5 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 8 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- a few drops of white chocolate mocha creamer
- crushed up Oreos...the more and bigger, the better!
- Cookies and creme pudding mix
Okay, this first step is to preheat your oven to 350 and line your tins with liners and one oreo pulled apart...creme side up!
combine all of your dry ingredients minus the sugar! So: flour, baking powder, salt and the dry pudding mix and then mix with a fork for a few moments.
After all the dry ingredients are combined, set it to the side and mix your butter and sugar until very fluffy! After that, add all of your wet ingredients : egg whites, vanilla extract, milk and a dash of the white chocolate mocha creamer; then mix!
After you mix, add HALF of your bowl of dry ingredients. Mix until combined!Complete adding the rest of your dry mix into the thickening batter. It should end up looking like this:
Crush up your Oreos and fold into the batter.
Spread the batter evenly throughout the pan.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes...rotate the pans 10 minutes through!
ENJOY! You will find that they were iced with a recipe of icing that combines chocolate melts and chocolate icing. It is then garnished with a white chocolate drizzle!
TO make JUST the cookies and creme part...don't add the Oreo at the bottom and use a whipped frosting with crushed Oreo's instead!
Posted by Nina at 10:20 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
For St. Patty's day, I have decided to do some alcohol infused cupcakes. My inspiration for this particular recipe was the popular Jager Bomb. A Jager Bomb, if you don't know, is a drink made of Redbull and Jager .
On to the yummy stuff!
Okay, what you will need for this recipe is as follows: a can of Redbull (I used a 12 oz. can, you can use more or less..it doesn't really change the taste...just the amount of caffeine.), 1/2 cup of Jager, 1/3 cup of suger (do NOT use more than this...it will be wayyyyy to sweet), 1.5 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of butter, 1.5 cups of confectioners sugar, a tbs. of corn starch, 1 cup of half and half (half whole milk half cream) and .5 oz of: red, brown and green food coloring.
The first step is to pre-heat your oven to 375 and put a bowl of water in the oven as well. This will help the insides cook nicely and the edges won't brown! Then, mix the redbull and the half and half.
Next, add the sugar! Remember, do NOT over do it! You will regret it! lol.
Add the flour next!
Add .5 of red coloring and .5 of brown!
Then mix! After everything is mixed, put the cupcakes into the tins! Make sure you only fill each tin half way up! Bake for 25 minutes on 375. While your cupcakes are in the oven, you can start working on the Jager creme filling. Put 1/3 cup of half and half of milk on the stove on low. While it warms up, mix a tbs. of corn starch with a little bit of corn starch. Just enough for it to become into a paste. Stir the paste into the milk , along with 1/3 cup of Jager and then add .5 oz of green food coloring. Now is the time to taste the creme to see if you would like to put more Jager in it or not!
I have noticed that some little lumps of corn starch remain even after it has cooked...this can be solved by sifting the mixture into another bowl so that it can cool off to the side. While the creme is cooling, make sure that your cupcakes are in good shape, and if they are take them out to cool. Do NOT put the creme in or frost until it is COMPLETELY cool. On to the frosting!
Mix 1/2 cup of butter and 1.5 cups of powdered sugar together to a fluffy texture.
Then add a FEW drops of Jager to the Icing and 2 drops of brown GEL coloring. Don't put too much Jager in the icing. It will get gross!
Take a ziplock bag and turn it inside out...scrape all the icing into the bag and turn it back the right way.
Cut a tiny hole in the corner of your bag and pipe as desired!
If you choose to make Jager Bomb shooters, take the cupcake you made and mush it up inside the shot glass evenly and pipe the icing evenly on top of the cake! Party City sells some shooters for super cheap!
Let me know if you have any questions! Send me pictures if you make this creation as well! Enjoy!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Today, I made peanut butter and jelly cupcakes!=] I had a lot of fun making them! Please find pics and instructions on how to make it!
The ingredients you will need are: 2 cups of flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 a cup of melted butter, 1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter, 1/2 cup of nutella,1/3 cup of peanuts (if desired), 2 eggs, a cup of milk, a cup of seedless grapes and a fourth cup of some stirred grape jelly. I forgot to put my peanuts in the picture below! =X Don't mind me!
First, sift together all of your dry ingredients: flour, sugar,salt and baking powder!
Then, mix together all of your "wet" ingredients: peanut butter, nutella ,jelly & eggs!
After mixing the "wet" ingredients, add eggs. Mix the eggs in one at a time completely!
The next step is to alternate adding the flour & the milk into the mix. Start with the dry mix and end with it as well.
After combining the dry and wet ingredients, fold in the peanuts and red grapes.
The batter will be thick, but that is okay! The outcome is SO yummy!!
I added my locally famous peanut butter icing and garnished with chocolate chips! For the recipe for that, just ask! =]
I had so much fun just creating and being me in my kitchen today. Its nice to have a break from custom orders, even though I love them so much! =]
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did! Keep in mind they are on sale in my shop as well!
Posted by Nina at 5:58 PM