Friday, March 25, 2011
During her spring break in October, 2010, my dear friend Tawny from high school came and visited me at Agnes Scott. Although she was only in town for a short time, I took the liberty of treating Tawny to Atlanta's finest-- that is, the Atlanta Cupcake Factory, of course!
After a long day hiking Stone Mountain and shopping, we hit the Cupcake Factory to indulge in a flavor of our choice and show Tawny what the hype is all about. She agreed, hands down. This was a good cupcake!
Regardless of flavor, the Atlanta Cupcake Factory is indeed a great place to go for a quality cupcake...especially when there is company in town!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Lizzie and I were super-eager to meet our friend Megan downstairs when she called just a few moments ago with the promise of cupcakes!
We scampered down the flights of stairs out of our dorm, across the quad to Main where we met Megan, who was holding three lovely cookies and cream cupcakes, one for me, Lizzie and our friend Anastasia. We waited until we were upstairs to feast on the utter yumminess, graciously provided by our fun friend.
The cupcakes were beyond anything we have tried so far. Simply delicious. The cake was moist and flavorful, with a surprise cookies-and-cream center baked in. The top was garnished with a delectable cookies-and-cream frosting plus a oreo sliver for show. (Lizzie here, resident frosting expert: seriously, one of the best icings I have ever had! Megan beat out all of the professional shops we've been to.) Needless to say, these cupcakes lasted just long enough for us to take a few shots of them before eating them up!
Thank you Megan for the spontaneity of cupcakes! You're the best!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Pure brilliance or utter genius?
This was the question I was asking myself as we mixed, spooned, baked and cooled our first-ever batch of tye-dye cupcakes!
Last year, Lizzie turned 20 and made a list of 20 things to do while 20. In order to help her achieve this mountainous goal, I agreed to assist in the production of tye-dye cupcakes, which was number 8 on the list. We gathered all of our ingredients (most importantly, the neon food coloring) and trekked down College Ave to our friend's apartment to bake.
|Sarah and Lizzie being mad baking scientists!|
My friend Tawny was in town (visiting from Florida) and was happy to join us on our cupcake-making adventure.
|Sarah and Tawny|
We agreed to use the Funfetti cake mix (compliments of Pilsbury....love that little dough boy!) as the core of the cupcake and add the food coloring for the tye-dye effect.
We had to separate the batter into four dishes in order to make this magnificent creation.
Although we dirtied up a few more dishes than norm, we were surprised by the colorful creations that came out of the oven twenty minutes later!
At first, we did not know what to call these mini masterpeices, but our friend found precisely the right words: "Unicorn Poop".
Tye-dye cupcakes are one of the easiest ways to break out of your normal cupcake routine. Simply divide your cupcake batter into 4 parts, mix in the food coloring, and scoop different amounts into each cupcake wrapper. Then follow the box decorations to bake.
Sarah & Lizzie
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The wait is over! After a much needed hiatus from blogging to deal with finals, we have returned! And now we must catch you up on all our recent (and some not so recent :/) cupcake adventures!
As promised, I was a cupcake for Halloween:
|This is the glorious cupcake costume! I made it with paper, blanket stuffing, and pom poms.|
|There were 100 pom pom sprinkles on my costume! (Many thanks to LG and ML!)|