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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Good Morning Live!

This morning with Tamara, Spencer and Kyle was so much fun on Good Morning Live! We talked all about cupcake push-up pops!  I'll post a link to the segment when it's up on the KIVI website.  In the meantime, here are some fun photos that my friend Holly took...

Here's Tamara Jolee, Kyle Gravlin and Spencer Blake after our segment.  I brought some of my favorite girls along to help out today... Morgan, Lauryn and Olivia.  Aren't they beautiful?



Here is me... scrambling to get some push-up pops made to display before the segment since I left them all at home!  Oops!





My lovely assistants!  I'm going to call them the Whiskettes!  :)



The girls had so much fun goofing off with Kyle and the Green Screen.  Morgan's shirt didn't show up because it was green!  Too funny!





I've got to give a shout out to Courtney Dial Whitmore.  She has an amazing blog called pizzazzerie.com and a Push-Up Pop book!  She inspired me to start making these.  We had a blast this morning.  Can't wait to do it again.  Happy first day of summer everybody!  Stay cool.

Updated:  The video of the segment is up on the KIVI TV website here...
 http://www.kivitv.com/goodmorninglive/159863445.html.

Love and blessings,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cupcake Push-Up Pops!

The latest craze sweeping through the dessert world is cupcake push-up pops!  They are so fun and easy to make!  Here are a couple of different flavors I have done recently...

I made these "purple velvet" pops for a graduation celebration.  


These are for chocolate lovers only...  dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and a creamy milk chocolate frosting.  Mmmmm.   So good!


I will be demonstrating how to make these on Good Morning Live here in Boise on Channel 6 at 6:45am tomorrow!  I'll be bringing along some of my favorite girls to help out.  Fun, fun, fun!!


More Summer Cupcake Ideas...

Nothing says summer like fresh strawberries!

I made these Pina Colada cupcakes for my Tropical-Themed Bunco night.  They were a huge hit!  The pineapple cake is so moist.  The cream cheese frosting has just a hint of coconut flavor.  Delish!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Cupcake Sugar Cookies

Hey there!  I have posted this recipe before but they are so yummy that they deserve a repeat post!  


Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cup (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until well blended. (About 2 minutes) Roll out the dough on floured work surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake for about 15 min. depending on the size of your cookie, until golden.

Icing

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp warm milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • food coloring (optional)
Directions:

Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter until light and fluff, about 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar mixing thoroughly after adding each cup.  Add milk, vanilla and salt and beat for 1 more minute.  You can use this as a glaze if warm or a frosting (as I did in the cupcake cookies) if cooled and piped.

Enjoy!