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!!

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The best part of this baking exercise:  the main ingredients!!!  🙂  Think I might need a quick shot for some liquid courage! 

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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!!!

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Well, I better taste it to make sure it’s as yummy as it looks — just in case.

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OMG!!!  It’s soooooo good, think I might actually need to taste a whole spoonful….you know…just in case!

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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!!

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Yippee…something is happening in that oven!!!

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Whaaat?  Twenty minutes is already over….better take them out!!!

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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!)

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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!!!!)

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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!!!

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And now ladies & gentlemen….the unveiling:  Meet Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey Irish Creme Frosting!!

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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!!!

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Well, no one is going to believe that I baked these so I better call some neighbours over for a quick cupcake party!!!

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…don’t you just love the way the icing just oozes over the side…..soooo delish!!!

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But now for the true test……I must taste my own creation…..and OMG!!  I AM IN CUPCAKE HEAVEN!!!!

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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

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