Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hello again! So last night, my best friend texted me asking if I would like to bake some cupcakes. I obviously said yes and so today I headed over to her house. We didn't know what to make so we looked over my HELLO, CUPCAKE! book she got me for christmas. All the recipes were pretty easy but as college students and her being a mom, we thought it would be too much of a hassle as well as too much money. So I quickly remembered a recipe I came across a couple months ago. It was a "snowball cupcake." You know those hostess snowballs? Yeah, someone decided to change the recipe to fit cupcakes. We already had marshmallows and coconut so it seem to be perfect. I went to the store to buy *gasp* cake mix and frosting. I was too tired and lazy to bke from scratch. So we made the cupcakes and played scrabble as we waited for the cakes to finish baking. When they were done I began to melt the marshmallow, which seemed like forever. As the marshamallows melted, I colored the shredded coconut. After she frosted the cooled cupcakes, i coated it with some marshmallow and then dipped it into the coconut. And here is the end result:

My friend wanted some pink ones so I made some as well as blue and yellow ones. They were both chocolate and white cupcakes. Yumm!

This is a close up of a yellow cupcake. They were delicious. I ate some after this photoshoot. (:

I hope everyone enjoys their holidays and especially christmas. Let us all remember our blessings and not take anything for granted, especially in times like this. Happy holidays everyone. XOXO


Sunday, December 21, 2008


Hello! My name is Yen and my hobby is baking. This most likely sprung from my obsessiveness to detail, hence why many cooks hate baking. My very first cake would most likely have come out of a box, and I still use cake mixes. I am not ashamed, although i wish I could make cakes from scratch. Since this is my first blog, I thought it appropriate to also show my first fondant cake. I made this yesterday with a couple of my teammates from my youth group. There were four teams in total, and my team ended up in 2nd place. But this is overall, not just based on the cake. I made a two-layer strawberry cake. I frosted the cake with buttercreme frosting, all of which was is store bought/box mix.(Sorry for the bad quality, I didn't have a camera on me, so I had to make due with my iphone.) Here is our cake:

The theme was the four elements and my team was wind. I made all the figurines out of marshmallow fondants as well as as WIND. I then piped the names and outlined WIND with frosting. Then for extra color, I "sprinkled" sprinkles on the sides.

Here's a better picture of the fondant figures. I let them choose what kid of head ware they wanted. I have the beehive since I'm the leader as well as the oldest.

It was a BLAST making the cake. I'll miss my team, since I won't be returning to my youth group next year. It was a fun run. I hope you enjoyed my first blog. This is something new. I'm always the one reading blogs, now I'm writing one. XOXO.