Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bake N Blog - Cupcake #11: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Cream Filling


This recipe is from ming makes cupcakes -

These cupcakes where pretty easy to make, and the ingredients are things i usually have on hand. I started by mixing the chocolate cupcake batter...and tasting! it was a delicious batter. I baked the cupcakes for the exact time on the recipe (20 minutes) and they turned out great. I do think thought that the recipe should have a little more deltail about how many cupcakes you should get (i got 12) and how full you should fill the cups (i filled them 3/4 full). As the cupcakes where baking i made the cream time i think i would leave out the almond and then the chocoalte ganache. When the cupcakes where cooled i used a knife to cut out the middle and used a pastry bag to fill them with the cream, put a little ganache on top and then in the fridge.

In the future i don't think i would make this combination of cupcakes again, i will forsure make the chocoalte cupcakes though, it is a great recipe for chocoalte cake and would taste yummy with chocolate icing or even as black forest. All together i thought this cupcake combo was a little too sweet!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Modern Baby Book from dottedcrossdesigns

I wanted to share Hollys new baby book from dottedcrossdesigns on etsy (check her shop out!), it came in the mail today and i'm SO happy with it! You get to decide what you want on the outside and what type of theme and colors you want the inside pages to be and you can choose to have personalzation on the front.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We made it through the first month!

Logan's crazy bed head!

Tummy time :) my new project is tummy time pillows for the etsy shop - just testing them out, hers is pretty cute with hedgehogs and mushrooms.

The first month with Holly has gone by so fast! And she is a great sleeper, this week she has been sleeping at least 5 hours at a time in the night and even last night went for 7 hours! I've been trying to make her day sleeping and her night sleeping different from each other - day sleeping she's not swaddled and lights on and she's usually around us so it's noisey and then for the night she's in the dark in her bassinet with her woombie on and classical sleepy music playing. When Logan was a newborn all i remember is being exhausted and hardly being able to keep my eyes open when i would need to feed him in the night, he for sure did not sleep as long as her! it took him 7 months to sleep through the night.
Logan is being a great big brother, he doesn't seem to be getting that jealous of her but sometimes he does think he needs to drink milk when she's drinking her bottle. I've been trying to make sure he gets outside for some time everyday. Yesterday in the backyard i would throw him a baseball underhand and he could hit it with his bat! Pretty amazing for a little guy. He has insisted a few times this week that he NEEDED to wear him underwear instead of a pull up for his nap and bedtime...and i've had to wash his bedding a few times.
Dustin is also being a huge help with things! And i have been getting a little sewing done. I shipped off a small wholesale order last week and got another one this week to start working on when the fabric arrives. We have family pictures scheduled for Sept 11th with Amber Holt Photography , i'm very excited and have put all our outfits together all ready.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Just cuteness...

Logan made himself a snack..

4 weeks old!

Tummy time!