DIY: Easy Cupcake Holder

IMG_9148I  L .O.V. E.  love, love, love a good gourmet cupcake and if they are homemade well all the better.

Who am I kidding?  I love cakes, cookies, pies, squares and loaves too 🙂

I haven’t baked any cupcakes since my favorite one year old’s birthday party (you can see that post here as well as find the recipe for the chocolate Oreo cupcakes ).

The weather here in Alberta, Canada has just been too darn hot all summer long and turning on my oven in my very small house without air conditioning – just couldn’t do it!

I decided to challenge myself and find a really good reason to tell myself I had to make some cupcakes….. Continue reading DIY: Easy Cupcake Holder

Gourmet Cupcakes versus Rice Krispie Squares

Cupcakes Versus Rice Krispie Squares

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I recently had the distinct pleasure of  being invited to attend a birthday celebration for a very special one year old girl.

I never go to an event like this empty handed and offered to do some baking. I got an enthusiastic reply that my baking would be greatly appreciated.  I decided to bake some gourmet chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and make a pan of Rice Krispie squares. When I advised what I was bringing I got a squeal of excitement over the Rice Krispie squares and I actually laughed out loud thinking to myself really?? You are more excited about a non-bake easy to make treat over a delicious “made from scratch” gourmet cupcake.

The picture above was the first batch of test cupcakes – pardon the crumbs, these were the only three that made it out alive  to the picture taking stage…my volunteer taste testers gave the thumbs up.

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