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24 August 2008 @ 11:35 pm
These are cakes I made my son who turned 12 this month and The ones I made my twins for their party that was this weekend.

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Current Mood: creative
 
 
15 August 2008 @ 05:44 am
My best friends 30th birthday is this coming up next Tuesday and she has her heart set on an Almond layer cake with Amaretto filling and buttercream icing. I was going to order it from her favorite bakery since I have never attempted this flavor combo before but they've consolidated their stores! (Cake Affairs - closed their two other stores - only open on Katy Fwy now) and changed their policy. They have a $150 minimum now, no small orders anymore. :(

Soooo, I experimented yesterday and made some jumbo cupcakes to try out the recipes.

I made a basic vanilla cake and added almond extract to taste before baking. For the amaretto buttercream I used 3 cups of twice sifted powdered sugar, added 1 stick of unsweetened butter and 6 tablespoons of shortening - then added 6 tablespoons of amaretto liquor.

THEY WERE EFFING AWESOME!

I let my boyfriend choose the color of icing - I should have known, his favorite color is green.



I'm going to bring the other 4 to her office this morning so she can tell me yea or nay.
 
 
14 August 2008 @ 10:04 am
Name:
Juri!

Age:
22

Location:
South Houston (clear lake)

Marital Status:
Not married.....yet.

Favorite Baked Treat(s):
Cupcakes ftw. My dark mayan chocolate recipe is my favorite
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13 August 2008 @ 12:09 pm
Name:
Katie

Age:
25

Location:
Northwest Houston

Marital Status:
Engaged

Favorite Baked Treat(s):
Cupcakes and pie!

Hobbies:
Baking, shopping, reading...

More about you:
I'm in school to be an elementary school teacher and I have two awesome kiddos who love my baking!

Share Your Favorite Recipe:
Billy's Buttercream (below under lj cut. pics too!)

How did you hear about us?
From a link in another baking community i'm in

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13 August 2008 @ 07:42 am
I visited JoAnn Fabrics yesterday, the location at 529 and FM 1960. I snagged the cutest thing!



This is a GIANT cupcake baking tin made by Wilton! I snagged it for only 29.99!

I can't seem to find it on their website and did not see it at the Willowchase location by my house but I'm sure if you are interested, you can google and find it available for purchase somewhere online.
 
 
 
13 August 2008 @ 07:39 am
The community has been up only 1 day and already there are 12 members (besides myself).

Start blogging, ladies and gents! (if there are any gents here)
 
 
 
13 August 2008 @ 01:51 am
Name:
Heather

Age:
30

Location:
NW Houston / Champions

Marital Status:
Living with significant other (he loves my cupcakes!!)

Favorite Baked Treat(s):
CUPCAKES!!
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11 August 2008 @ 12:07 pm
Welcome to Houston Bakes.

I created this community so that those of us who love to bake will have a local forum to discuss our recipes and whatnot and share recipes with others.

Here's to a great year!