Saturday, March 22, 2008

Chocolate & Vanilla cupcakes...YUMMM!!!


I finally inked up my CUPCAKEABELLA and I love this card!!! I used Vanilla CS as my base and the DP is SU "Au Chocolat" (I can't believe they discontinued it!! sniff sniff). I paper pieced the cupcake on the same paper and added a red stickle cherry on top!! YUMMYYY!!!! I sponged the white with chocolate chip ink. I coloured her dress with Real Red and added red stickles to it too! The red grosgrain ribbon is from Michael's - I got it at Christmas and I LOVE it...I went back to get more, and they didn't have any! Guess I'll have to wait until Christmas again ...booo hooo!!!! The layout is very simple as I wanted the image to be the focal point. I used my oval punches (SU) for the sentiment - chocolate chip & vanilla; the sentiment is from Verve Visual.
I am SO NOT a baker - but these look yummy!!!! I don't mind cooking but baking is just not my thing! Tim bakes more than I do - he makes a mean pumpkin pie!!!! Speaking of pumpkin - I have to go make Pumpkin Squares for Easter dinner tomorrow!! We are going to my Mom & Dad's for lunch, then to Tim's Mom & Dad's for supper!!! PHEWW!!! We will be STUFFED!!!!
Here is the recipe for the Pumpkin Squares - trust me, they are EASY (or I wouldn't make them) and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!
Cake:
In a large mixer bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Beat in 2 eggs. Add 14 oz. can of pumpkin and stir to blend.
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir together, then add to the creamed mixture. Stir to blend.
Spread in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake 45 min. at 350 degrees F. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Icing:
Beat 1 package (4 oz.) of softened cream cheese (250 g box) and 1/2 cup butter together until smooth. Stir in 2 tsp. vanilla. Gradually add 4 cups of icing sugar and beat until smooth.
Spread over the cooled cake, chill and cut into squares. ENJOY!!!!!

13 comments:

Littlekel90 said...

Love how you used the dp as the icing. Very pretty card! :) Kel

Seleise said...

that card is super FABULOUS! love how you paper pieced the icing!! and the red stickles - that's the perfect finishing touch! Thanks too for the recipe, Chris!

Tracey said...

Awesome card!! It really stands out well done :)

Jane said...

Great card! Love how you used the same paper for the cupcake "frosting". Sometimes it's the simple things that I'd never think to do!

Jane
SBS4

Marcia said...

Looks great Chris, love that paper, it's one of my favourites!

Michele Zwart said...

I like the way the icing is the same as the background paper. Very cute.

Emma said...

Catt...thanks so much for your lovely comments about my blog...but now I'm looking at yours and going...WOW!!!!

AJ said...

cute cupcake! love how you paper pierced it!

acreativeneed said...

Love it! So yummy! I have this stamp and have not inked it yet!! Maybe this will inspire me to. This one's going into my Today's Faves on my blog!

MichelleO said...

Oh I came so close to putting this bella in my last order. and didn't ... Oh I wish I had cuz you rocked this one and now I want it! I see another order soon!

Donelda said...

I love that card. I have that designer paper because I loved it soooo much!! I have a hard time cutting it because I know I can't get any more. I love how you combined it with red -- LOVE it!! I'm going to have to make a card using this combo!! :-)

Ying Pang, said...

your card is pretty, I love it.

Deb said...

gorgeous card Chris, I love the paper pieced cupcake!

Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

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