Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sweets & Treats from my kitchen!

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I'm a bit under the weather at the moment with a monster of a cold. Aches, pains, sore throat, swollen glands, you name it, I've got it! Rather than attempt to write a big long entry, I thought I'd inundate you with sugary goodness, so here are some cakes & cupcakes I've been making in the past few months...


First up is some good old classic chocolate cupcakes! Chocolate cupcake, chocolate frosting, & chocolate sprinkles, for the ultimate chocoholic.

The cake you see is a Peanut Butter Cup cake, which is a chocolate cake with a peanut butter buttercream filling, drenched in chocolate ganache. As you can see, it was a birthday cake & the peanut butter skull is for good measure.


Alex & Kristen had a brunch themed housewarming potluck a while back. I made a brunch item, but I also had extra cake pieces & frosting, so I made 3 types of cake truffles for everyone! I believe there was a chocolate-chocolate, chocolate-peanut butter, & a chocolate coconut. They're very easy to make & were a hit!


German Chocolate is a common request in my household, especially from my husband & father who insist on it every single birthday. While I'm used to making German Chocolate Cakes for people, I decided I needed to make a cupcake version as well. After a few thoughts on how to approach it, I ended up with a Coconut-Pecan "bomb" on top of a chocolate cupcake & drizzled it with chocolate ganache. Works for me!


Finally, a big cupcake tower! How fun is that?! The flavors pictured are Chocolate Snowball, Snickerdoodle, & Orange Dreamsicle, yum!


Okay, this is the LAST time I'll bother you, but voting for the 2009 Veggie Awards by VegNews Magazine ends in just a few days on July 31st! The Urban Housewife is nominated for "Favorite Blog" & you can win fabulous prizes, just by voting! Okay, I'm done!

58 comments:

melanie said...

Melisser, i... i... am speechless! and want one each!!!

VeggieGirl said...

Come to MY kitchen, please!!! :-D


Already voted for ya!!

Kiersten said...

I hope you feel better soon!

vegan.in.brighton said...

Wow, yum...that all looks awesome!

DJ said...

I'm suffering a crappy cold too so I can sympathise (=__=)
Those German chocolate cupcakes with coconut-pecan bombe topping - there are no words... !!

miss v said...

your cupcakes never fail to impress me! gorgeous, dahling!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Summer colds are the worst. But thanks for nurturing us with all the great photos.

Feel better soon.

Mihl said...

You are sick and we get cakes? That's not quite fair. Feel better soon!

herbstsonne said...

Those cake truffles were SO AMAZING.

Bianca said...

Damn. I think I'm in a sugar coma from just looking at these pics! Hope you feel better soon!

quarrygirl said...

all of this looks DELICIOUS. hope you feel better soon!

Erin said...

Sorry you're not feeling well! At the party Saturday we were talking about tying you down and torturing you for your brownie recipe. I mean, we wouldn't REALLY do that...but...ice cream sundaes have made people do stranger things!

Gaia @ Viva Granola said...

OH MY! GERMAN CUPCAKES! I love you!

Hope you feel better soon!

BitterSweet said...

Wow, you've sure been busy lately...!

Hope you're feeling better soon. :)

Sal said...

I hope you get well soon!!

All of it looks so good, especially chocolate coconut pecan bomb cupcakes - wow!

AteThePlate said...

Wow. Everything looks amazing. I hope you feel better soon, too! =)

JennShaggy said...

Not as badly as I want you! Haha...

Or that tower of cupcakes.

nora said...

I didn't even know those candies use to be called Crumblz. That's def a better name! My pie can't compete with the sugary bliss of your post though haha

Adriana said...

Can you please freeze one of those bombs and bring it over when you visit SoCal again?

Feel better babe!

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

I'm in awe. Your cupcakes are so professional looking. Well done!

textual bulldog said...

You are my hero. This all looks incredible! And now I'm off to vote for you :)

Tessa said...

Oooh! I love the idea of a Coconut-Pecan "bomb" on top of cupcakes. You've got my mouth watering!

Vegetation said...

Oh no! Feel better soon!! Sick sucks :(

And I am loving that peanut butter chocolate cake.....send some my way!!!!!!

Frollein Holle said...

Hmm...I don't know these german chocolate cakes although I live in germany - scandal, SCANDAL! I have to write a complain letter to our government..where! is! the! chocolate! cake!
;)

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Mmm...chocolate! Get better soon.

chow vegan said...

Wow! Those are some sweet treats! Hope you feel better soon! :-)

Mandee said...

So much baked goodness!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Gorgeous sweets! Take care of that cold.

aTxVegn said...

Those cupcake bombs are awesome! Your sweets are all so fabulous. I adore chocolate, but those snickerdoodle cupcakes sound so good!

emma said...

the german chocolates look amazing, definitely trying to make some asap

Elise said...

WOW ! These are just amazing - thank you for sharing even if you are under the weather a bit

bazu said...

hope you're feeling better Melisser! I know you are... you've been booking trips to Japan and everything! ;-)

your sweets always leave me speechless. can you come to syracuse and give me private lessons??

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

Everything looks delicious but I would tend to get the cupcake first. It looks scrumptious

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I must have the "Coconut-Pecan 'bomb' on top of a chocolate cupcake". Oh. My. God. I love German Chocolate cake, and it's been so long since I've had it!

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