Saturday, August 21, 2010

Specialty Baking: Quinoa Cupcakes with Raspberry & Lemon Frosting


My aunt Jeannine, who is visiting from Florida this week, is on a gluten-free diet, so everyone in the house has been figuring out gluten-free foods and desserts for while she's here. I took it upon myself to come up with a gluten-free cupcake, so that she wouldn't have to miss out on tasty baked goods.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Berry Pies in Black and White






















Today, I wore Lolita again for the first time since I got back from Japan. We went to Seattle today, to shop at Pike Place Market and Uwajimaya market. I decided to go for a slightly more casual look with a hoodie cutsew and understated accessories.



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Whipped Cream Frosting

Hello there! Today, I decided to break in my new apron from my fiancee and bake some cupcakes! I went for a basic chocolate cupcake base with a whipped cream frosting with raspberry puree mixed in. I used a simple chocolate cake recipe from the Cupcake Project, with chocolate chips for some extra chocolate-y goodness. The proportions for the frosting were also from Cupcake Project, a modified version of the strawberry whipped cream frosting.