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Cupcake Heaven!!!

Let's face it....I don't bake!  The closest I get to "baking" is slappin' on Pillsbury Ready-to-bake cookies in the cookie pan and saying to my girls "Look what mommy made for you!"   It's too time consuming, too many ingredients and I just don't enjoy it -- much to my mother's dismay -- a born baker.  However, I do enjoy eating baked goods -- probably more then I should! Anyway, when I read Staci Edwards tweet from Staci Edwards Design  about a "blog & bake", I just couldn't resist.  It was a challenge, and although I didn't like baking I had one massive weapon on my side: I can READ!!  So all I had to do was choose whatever cupcake recipe I wanted and just read the instructions....how hard can that be! We were told to choose a cupcake flavour from Ming Makes Cupcakes and I chose #24 "Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes with Baileys Irish Creme Frosting."  I couldn't find one with any wine ingredients so I chose the next best thing:  Baileys!!!  If I was going to bake it then I better love it!!!  So here's my harrowing story of my baking adventure yesterday afternoon!! [singlepic id=83 w=320 h=240 float=center] The best part of this baking exercise:  the main ingredients!!!  :-)  Think I might need a quick shot for some liquid courage!  [singlepic id=86 w=320 h=240 float=center] OMG!!  I can't believe I just mixed together a bunch of ingredients and this is what I came up with!  It actually looks good!!! [singlepic id=84 w=320 h=240 float=center] Well, I better taste it to make sure it's as yummy as it looks -- just in case. [singlepic id=85 w=320 h=240 float=center] OMG!!!  It's soooooo good, think I might actually need to taste a whole spoonful....you know...just in case! [singlepic id=87 w=320 h=240 float=center] OK....batter is done....now what???  Oh yes, carefully pour it into the cupcake baking dish.  Ok, Christine we can do this -- the hard part is over!! [singlepic id=88 w=320 h=240 float=center] Yippee...something is happening in that oven!!! [singlepic id=89 w=320 h=240 float=center] Whaaat?  Twenty minutes is already over....better take them out!!! [singlepic id=91 w=320 h=240 float=center] OMG!!!  I did it!  And I didn't even burn them (lots of patting on the back was happening at this moment - even though I was all by myself with the music blaring in the background!) [singlepic id=90 w=320 h=240 float=center] All rightee then!!  Time to tackle part 2 of this baking exercise and the best part!!!  The ICING!!!!  But seriously, 4 cups of icing sugar....(cavity alert!!!!) [singlepic id=92 w=320 h=240 float=center] Wow...it's done and its soooo yummy!  Better get my trusted assistant Mackenzie to help out decorating these cupcakes....with one BIG caveat:  No tasting the frosting....it's for adults ONLY!!! [singlepic id=93 w=320 h=240 float=center] And now ladies & gentlemen....the unveiling:  Meet Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey Irish Creme Frosting!! [singlepic id=94 w=320 h=240 float=center] Here's another shot...in case you missed it the first time or have fallen off your chair in disbelief that I, Christine Da Costa AKA GlamaMama actually baked these little glamcakes!!! [singlepic id=95 w=320 h=240 float=] Well, no one is going to believe that I baked these so I better call some neighbours over for a quick cupcake party!!! [singlepic id=96 w=320 h=240 float=center] Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...don't you just love the way the icing just oozes over the side.....soooo delish!!! [singlepic id=97 w=320 h=240 float=center] But now for the true test......I must taste my own creation.....and OMG!!  I AM IN CUPCAKE HEAVEN!!!! [singlepic id=98 w=320 h=240 float=center] I had soooo much fun yesterday....thanks to Staci and Ming Makes Cupcakes!!!!  Will I try this whole baking thingy again........why I think YES!!!!!! xoxo

21 comments

  • yay! glad they turned out for you!

    Natalie
  • Bailey’s and cupcakes? How did I miss that one? These look luscious and looks like you had a ton of fun making them.

    Debbie @TheHipHostess
  • Your post is so cute! I totally know how you feel. I don’t bake that much because nothing ever turns out it seems. I blame the oven. haha. Your cupcakes look so good. Glad you had fun!

    Lindy (aka – craftedbylindy) Cupcake #4

    Lindy
  • Mmm… Bailey’s in cupcakes. That was all I needed to hear!

    Looks like they turned out great! Cheers!

    Nick @ Cupboards
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream is my husband’s favorite. I’m trying to think what else I could put that icing on!! Congrats a successful cupcake adventure!!

    Jacqueline at Marbles Rolling

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