My experience so far tells me that Americans love all things British. A British accent in America turns heads and can even win over the steely woman that works at the DMV. Just ask my husband Alex, he’s turned on his British charm on a few occasions so far! What’s not to love about Great Britain? They have the Queen, Big Ben and a lot of history. For so long I posted about bringing American baking to the UK, today I have a British baking book to introduce to the Americans.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 21, 2013 in Cake, z | 4 comments
Last week was National Bundt Day. These foodie holidays are a great excuse to dust off long forgotten pans shoved to the back of the pantry or even better to go out and find a new pan to fall in love with. I started baking along for National Bundt Day a few years ago after reading Mary’s blog. If you haven’t read her blog you should check it out. She’s a librarian in LA, makes amazing things with Jello and one year made 30 different bundts for National Bundt Day.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 20, 2013 in Fruit, z | 0 comments
Last week the temperatures around here dropped and we actually got our first dusting of snow! It gets cold in London but I’m more used to the rain so I think this winter it’s going to be tough for me adjusting to the Connecticut cold. I’m so glad that I have some of these canned apples on hand. They’re perfect for making a last minute dessert. I just threw a can of the apples into a baking dish and make a easy crumble topping. Pop it in the oven and viola! Fast, easy and delicious crumble dessert in no time.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 19, 2013 in Cupcakes, z | 0 comments
I made these cupcakes a few weeks ago for a bake off at work. I thought the idea of pumpkin beer cupcake was fun but everyone at work was really weirded out and couldn’t grasp the concept of a piece of bacon on top as a garnish. As a blogger I usually like to pull out the stops and impress everyone. It may have backfired a little this time but by the end of the bake off all of the cupcakes were eaten and I can assure you that they were delicious and not at all “weird”.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 18, 2013 in Crafts | 2 comments
Now that we’ve got all of our furniture assembled and our shipment from London unpacked I wanted to share my new craft room. It’s not 100% for “crafting” but more of a blogging/reading/crafting/couponing/napping room but that’s too much of a mouthful. I’ve heard the word “Mom Cave” recently but I don’t have any kids so that’s not really appropriate either. It’s a home office but with a feminine touch that reflects my style.