Thursday, September 16, 2010

Boggle Me Thursday #4

Posted by bonz at 7:27 AM 1 comments


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Got a few words:
has/ hut/ huts/ cut/ cuts/ shut/ jet/ get
tag/ tax/ tame/ tut/ age/ set/ mesh
hem/ cute/ gate/ max/ mate/ ash




Monday, September 6, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

Posted by bonz at 6:27 AM 0 comments

Who said rainbows can only be seen up in the sky?


You can also see them down here... in a baker's kitchen!
What do you think they're made up of? Hmmm... I don't supposed a leprechaun would jump out of it, huh?

I am just amazed how does this little cuppies can turn out to be anything... Maybe I'll never know, not until I've got a chance to make one, right?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Baking Life Cuppies: I Love You Mom!

Posted by bonz at 10:46 PM 0 comments
Like what I've posted in my previous entry, I'll share my Cupcake Creations from my newest Facebook Game, The Baking Life.

Here's a simple "Love You, Mom!" cupcake... sprinkle some white here, a little red heart there and a cute pink flower over there...

See?  Simple but lovely.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Boggle Me Thursday #3

Posted by bonz at 5:02 PM 0 comments

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I got a few words:

pose/ his/ ten/ weed/ sent/ boat/ eat/ wed/ note/ nose
went/ one/ heed/ seed/ bone/ bones/ tween/ wet
hen/ ate/ toad/ boat/ not

Recipe for Mocha Cupcake

Posted by bonz at 4:49 AM 0 comments
Another cupcake recipe to share with you, from cooking101.org... a simple Mocha Cupcake recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coffee powder (or you could choose to use espresso powder)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Then line 18 muffin cups with paper baking cups or you could use a cupcake pan.
  • Put the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Dissolve the coffee powder in a small bowl with water. Then add vanilla and milk. Stir until fully mixed.
  • Put the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl and beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Then add the egg and beat well. Add half of the flour mixture and beat well. Next, add the coffee mixture and the remaining flour then mix well.
  • Fill each muffin cup with the batter mixture till 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes then set aside to cool.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baking Life in Facebook

Posted by bonz at 1:12 PM 0 comments
I discovered a baking game in Facebook... a game so interesting for me that it's now became an addiction.. lols!
I just wished that this baking game is true...  I know how to bake pastries, I have my own bakery and it's earning pretty much!  Well, I just hope that it is all real... ;)


And as part of my recent addiction and frustration, I'll be sharing here, since this is my cupcakes blog, the personalized cupcakes I made straight from my 'bakery's kitchen'!  So, just hold on to your seats and see my online creations here... ;)

Leveling up and happily baking in Baking Life!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Stealing : The Majorly Personal Meme, Part Two

Posted by bonz at 4:56 PM 3 comments
Cheers to all of us thieves!

21. If you were to live your life without your best friend, what would change?  Almost everything!

22. Tell us about a era of your life that you really miss.  My college years... If you're out of those school walls, it really is a big world out there... you're not immune to those adult things. ;) lols

23. Have you ever been betrayed by someone that came as a complete surprise? Without revealing the person, if yes, tell us about it.  Yes, of course, you're pouring your heart out to this friend, thinking that she'll keep it to herself.  Then somebody told you that your friend was telling some secret about you, how disappointing!  You get to trust her, then she's the first one who'll spread your secret... 

24. Do you ever think that is a good idea to hide your feelings?  Sometimes hiding your feelings help and most of the time, not.

25. Tell us about your favorite year when you were a student.  The last year of high school and the last two years of college.  I learned to be independent is some situations.

25. When was the last time you were in a very good mood? What caused it?  Last Wednesday, it was our 3rd year wedding anniversary.

26. Have you ever had a romantic relationship with a sibling of a good friend?  As for as I can remember... never had one.

27. Tell us about the last thing that you did that you truly regret.  Actually, I don't want to regret anything that has happened in the past.  Its past already and I made that decision, I made a choice... so I have to live with it.  Life is too short just to regret on every thing you don't want happening to you.

28. When did you laughed today?  Early this afternoon, because of my wacky daughter. ;)

29. Do you trust easily?  For some reason... not that easily.

30. What do you care about that you wish more people would?  Their relationship with our Creator.

31. Is it easier for you to go without food or go without sleep?  I think, without sleep.

32. What non-alcohol beverage do you enjoy drinking the most?  Milo, Iced tea and Coca Cola (does Coke has alcohol in its ingredients?)

33. When you walk into a room full of strangers, generally how is your confidence?  Sometimes it differ from that day's mood.  If I don't feel like myself, then the confidence is down, but if I am really in the mood, it goes up in the ceiling... lols! 

34. Does talking about sex with anyone but your lover make you uncomfortable? YES!

35. Do you tend to believe members of the opposite sex mostly behave the same way?  No.

36. Did you drink any alcohol this week? If yes, what?  I refrain drinking alcohol because of my little daughter.

37. Would you ever consider being a vegetarian?  Sometimes.

38. Do you believe that there’s always room in your heart for someone?  Define "someone"... if the someone referring you're referring to is someone I would get romantically involved with, the answer is a NO.

39. Do you believe in the concept of soul mates?  Yes.

40. Last week, we had a few players criticize our victim’s questions. Which is fine to do and we value your opinion. Would you ever consider writing questions for Bud and me to post on a Sunday Stealing?  If time permits, why not?

Join us for more Sunday Stealing, here at:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Boggle Me Thursday #2

Posted by bonz at 9:49 PM 0 comments
At last, new words!!!


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Here's some words that I've got:
fate/ see/ quiet/ tie/ fee/ fees/ quit/
quits/ ate/ fat/ zest/ vest

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paper Cupcake Toppers

Posted by bonz at 9:19 PM 0 comments
There are a lot of decorating tips we can learn in making cupcakes.  These cupcake decorations makes the cupcakes more interesting to eat and especially to look at.


Cupcake Toppers are one of these, the non-edible cupcake toppers, and it is also very easy to make.  You can make variety of toppers according to your occasion, there a lot of designs you can try... from simple to more complex design if you like.  I am now sharing with you steps or instructions how to make a paper cupcake toppers:
Supplies Needed:
  • Scissors or Paper Punches
  • Cardstock
  • Photo paper or round label sheets
  • Glue, double-stick tape or pop-up glue dots
  • Lollipop stick, toothpick, Popsicle stick or wood skewer
  • Computer and printer
Paper Cupcake Topper Instructions:
  • Find an image or images you would like for your cupcake toppers. Print them out onto photo paper or cardstock. *You can also print your images onto round labels. If you use this method, you can skip the next step.
  • Punch out or cut out your images using scissors into whatever shape you would like. The most popular cupcake topper shapes are circles, scalloped, rectangle and square.
  • Select cardstock for your background and punch out or cut out that as well. *The background needs to be slightly larger than your image. So, if your image is 1", your background paper needs to be 1 1/2" or larger.
  • Attach a lollipop stick, toothpick, Popsicle stick or skewer using glue or foam dots to your cupcake topper. You can attach the stick to the back of the cardstock or in between the cardstock and image.
  • Optional: Embellish your paper cupcake toppers with ribbon, gems, die cuts shapes, cut outs, etc. Instead of two layers of matting, add 3 or more. The ideas are endless!

Looking all those arty cupcake toppers makes the cupcake more interesting!


sources: how to from squidoo.com; images from google image search

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday Stealing : The Majorly Personal Meme, Part One

Posted by bonz at 3:53 AM 1 comments


1. Are you happier now than you were five months ago?  Yes, definitely!

2. Have you ever slept in the same bed with anyone that you shouldn't have? HUH?!?

3. Can you sleep in total darkness? I guess...

4. Your phone is ringing. It’s the person you fell hardest for, the one who got away, what do you say?  The person I fell hardest for is my hubby... ;)

5. What do you think about the weather this summer?  Geez... It's H-O-T!

6. How many people do you trust with everything?  A few.

7. What was the last thing you drank?  Water.

8. Is there anyone you want to come see you?  None.

9. Name one thing you love about winter?  Sorry, we don't experience winter in the Philippines.

10. Have you ever dated a Goth?  Nope.

11. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?  Rest, had a very tiring weekend...

12. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having?  Body pains and dysmenorrhea. :(

13. What's the longest that you have committed to one person and one person only?  5 years and counting...

14. What’s the first thing you did when you opened your eyes today?  Check on my daughter.

15. Has anyone ever told you they never want to ever lose you?  Yes.

16. Is there anybody that you wish you could fix your relationship with?  Yes.

17. Could you go out in public, looking like you do now?  Maybe.

18. Do you think things will change in the next 3 months? How?  I sure hope so, but I don't know how... only GOD knows.

19. Do you believe that you never know what you got until you lose it?  Yes... too many times.

20. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?  Yes, they are so very good listeners.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Recipe for Vanilla Cupcake

Posted by bonz at 10:05 AM 1 comments
I found this vanilla cupcake recipe at cookeatshare.com, its simple and easy to follow... here it is:



Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-2/3 cups vanilla sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out

Directions

  1. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
  3. Measure the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
  6. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 2/3’s full. Bake at 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mahal!

Posted by bonz at 5:33 AM 0 comments
I'm greeting my hubby  all over of my blogs...

And since its his special day, I like to give him a lots-a-lots-a cupcakes to make a big cake!
Yummy!



Just made something for him over my personal blog... click here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

White Wedding Cupcakes

Posted by bonz at 9:54 PM 0 comments
White stands for purity.  White represents wedding, you can seldom see a different colors in wedding celebrations... well, maybe in some culture.

And of course, if your wedding motiff is all white, why not make your little cuppies white too?

from fancyflours.wordpress.com

from weddingo.co.uk

Aren't they lovely?  You haven't seen them all... I so adore these little square wedding cupcakes!

from bride.ca

Can we just display and look at them and NOT eat them?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Disney Princess Cupcake - Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Posted by bonz at 6:15 AM 0 comments
This cupcake entry is inspired by my little daughter a.k.a. 'little mermaid', she just love that disney princess character, even ariel's daughter, little melody!


Just looking at those cupcakes makes me imagine making and eating them...
Hmm... Where's Sebastian?  I can't see him here... lolz!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Recipe for Chocolate Cupcake

Posted by bonz at 4:29 AM 0 comments
Here's a simple chocolate cupcake recipe for all cupcake lovers out there...
Have fun baking!

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces melted unsweetened  baking chocolate

 Directions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • Combine all ingredients into large mixing bowl.  Mix at low speed for 30 seconds, and scrape bowl.  Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  • Frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool.

source: cupcakerecipes.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Boggle Me Thursday #1

Posted by bonz at 10:18 PM 0 comments
This is exciting!

This is my first time joining and playing with...


Here's what I've got:
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ant/ ants/ cat/ cats/ goes/ run/ runt/ runts/ rest/ lest/
test/ soy/ yoke/ rule/ rules/ rust/ can/ ran/ nun

I just found few words... Smiley
I need more practice... See yah on Thursday!




Cupcakes for Baby Shower Parties!

Posted by bonz at 6:32 AM 0 comments
Organizing a Baby Shower Event?
Thinking of what to serve to your baby shower party?  Here is a cuppy-cake ideas for you...

Cupcakes especially made for baby shower parties!
images by: flickr.com
made a selection of baby shower cuppies for a client. there was nothing conclusive about the beby's gender so i used turquoise and green together with flowers and feminine touches- tried to cover all my bases! - zaheera badat
image from: cutestfood.com

If you can make them, that's a very nice gesture but if not, you could visit shop a cake shop and have them customized your cupcakes!

Lovely cupcakes! Smiley

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Link Me Up!

Posted by bonz at 5:08 AM 0 comments
There's another link exchange program we can take advantage of, especially to those new blogs that needs exchanging links, like my new blog here... Smiley


For more information about this Link Exchange Project, just click the badge!



By the way, this project runs until August 25... Hurry up, better submit your blogs!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello Kitty cupcakes

Posted by bonz at 5:28 AM 0 comments
As I type the word 'hello kitty cupcakes' in the google search bar, I didn't expect I could see a thousand images (well... somewhat).  But I have to choose a few hello kitty cupcakes images... and I mean two or three best cupcake images, that I have to share with you.

image & text from: flickr.com
A vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream swirl topped with a fondant Hello Kitty. A present for one of my daughters' class mates. 

 image from: heatherbullard.typepad.com

The colors used really matched the personality of hello kitty... and even look so delicious!


There are a lot of hello kitty cupcakes we can in the web... just seeing this images makes taste buds wants to taste them...

Anyway, I'm just hoping I could make these cute little cuppy-cakes, even just a simple one... ha! I'll definite try making these... so you'd better wait... for how long? Smiley I don't know yet...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blue Wedding Cupcakes

Posted by bonz at 11:34 PM 0 comments
Wedding trends today are not complete without a stylish customized little cupcakes on the side, beside the wedding cake of course...


These are a Tiffany Blue Cupcakes, simple yet elegant...
These cupcakes have a thin layer of buttercream icing which I then covered with Tiffany blue fondant cut with a scalloped cutter. The flowers are made of gumpaste then brushed with pearl luster dust. - by cakecentral.com


This is Ornate Cupcake, looks so wonderful I can't think of eating it!
Add elegant touches to cupcakes for special occasions. This cupcake was wrapped in an ornate paper cuff and put on a plate with candy pearls to match the aqua frosting. You can also embellish paper cupcake liners with ribbons, bows, or fabric rosettes. - by countryliving.com

Friday, July 23, 2010

Let's do linky love... join BC Bloggers 4!

Posted by bonz at 3:47 PM 0 comments
BC Bloggers Society is almost here... and we are on process of gathering blogs for those who wants to join the link building mania, BC Bloggers!

The esteemed founder, the pretty Paula, is now starting to spread the word to the blogosphere and we are helping her... everybody is welcome to join!  You can register as many blogs as you want... for more of BC Bloggers application details visit here at Paula's Place and register.

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The registration ends on August 12, so what are you waiting for??? Join now!

Happy link building!

Cupcakes - It's History

Posted by bonz at 8:10 AM 0 comments
Cupcakes, also known as "fairy cakes", is a miniature copy of party cakes, with frosting, decorations and everything.  Not unlike those party cakes, these cupcakes is only for one person serving.

The term "cupcake" was first mentioned in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook. In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name "cup cake" or "cupcake". In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has persisted, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup. The name "fairy cake" is a fanciful description of its size, which would be appropriate for a party of diminutive fairies to share.
The other kind of "cup cake" referred to a cake whose ingredients were measured by volume, using a standard-sized cup, instead of being weighed. Recipes whose ingredients were measured using a standard-sized cup could also be baked in cups; however, they were more commonly baked in tins as layers or loaves. In later years, when the use of volume measurements was firmly established in home kitchens, these recipes became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, so called because they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs. They are plain yellow cakes, somewhat less rich and less expensive than pound cake, due to using about half as much butter and eggs compared to pound cake. The names of these two major classes of cakes were intended to signal the method to the baker; "cup cake" uses a volume measurement, and "pound cake" uses a weight measurement.  - quoted from cupcake, wikipedia
Today, a lot of confectioners/ bakers are learning and designing more and more colorful cupcakes that everyone will adoringly eat!
 

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