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Getting Ready to Ship
Cream Cheese Brownies on Tap!
One Darn Good Chocolate Cake
Day of Rest...Sort of!
Time to say goodnight!

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Getting Ready to Ship

WOW!!! A lot has happened since my last blog.   Christmas and New Year's have come and gone.  I have had so much positive feedback on my cupcakes and sweet baked treats.  I have had many of you ask "When are you going to ship your cupcakes?"  I have successfully shipped cupcakes to family in Pittsburg.  They arrived upside down...thank you FedEx for reading the label... but they were still frozen and perfectly intact!  The sweet treats took about a 1/2 hour to come to temp and were quickly "inhaled"  as my beautiful nieces said!

Cream Cheese Brownies on Tap!

Today, my almost 11 year old requested cream cheese brownies!  We have started his week long celebration of his birthday!  Out of my 5 kids and 23 nieces and nephews, my son Gregory is the most picky when it comes to food.  He does not eat vegetables or fruit!  Crazy, I know, since those are my two favorite food groups!  When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he quickly replied:
 
"Cream Cheese Brownies, Angel Food Cake, Cheesecake Swirl Cupcakes and Chicken Cordon Blue Sandwiches!

One Darn Good Chocolate Cake

A little over 17 years ago, I married my best friend.  We celebrated on an amazing July 5th evening.  We shared the evening with our family and friends and when it came time to cut the cake, all were in awe.  We had the most beautiful 6 layer cake.  It was covered in fondant, shooting silver and gold stars and white chocolate cupids.  It was almost too pretty to cut... I said almost!  As we cut into the cake,  the gorgeous layers of chocolate cake and alternating raspberry and vanilla buttercream  were revealed.  I was thinking to myself "Score!"   I can still remember how incredibly good it was.  The cake was the masterpiece of Green Mountain Chocolate Co.  My family often ordered their cakes for special occasions.  Sadly, ours would be the last.  The baker had to retire because of problems she had developed in her hands.  The company was later sold and moved to MA.  I recently found them but they are only making chocolate... No cakes.  I have been trying to duplicate the texture of their cake for years.  Last night I came close!  I used my go to chocolate recipe but added a few extras.... I melted a 1/2 cup 60% chocolate chips in the hot espresso and I added one package of chocolate fudge cook n serve pudding.   This cake was as close as I have come to duplicating our wedding cake.  For this taste test, I simply frosted it with my darkest chocolate buttercream.  The next test will come when I fill it with raspberry and vanilla.  I will let you know how that turns out!  Til then... Happy Baking!

Day of Rest...Sort of!

My kitchen was quiet today.  No baking cupcakes or cakes or anything for me.  Today was a day of cleaning.  I have finally found a storage spot for all of my cupcake/cake supplies.  I cleaned out my front closet, organized all of my photo albums and tucked the boxes behind the doors.  This is the first time I have been able to walk into my dining room since I opened Capitol Cupcake Co.  While I made huge progress inside, my husband, Tom made the same outside and in our basement.  This is a wonderful way to start the fall.  After cleaning I headed to work.  This was the first time in two days I got out, so I simply visited with my customers.  I never actually made it into my office... which will probably come back to bite me Monday morning.  Sometimes it is worth it though.  So I promise I will be back to baking tomorrow.  I have two custom care package orders to fill. 

Time to say goodnight!

It has been one very long, but very productive day!  I started baking this morning at 6:30 & finished frosting my last cake and cupcakes at 6:30 pm!  Twelve satisfying hours of baking!  I am in my happy place.  On today's  menu:  Espresso Salted Caramel minis and regulars, Red Velvet minis, Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge minis and regulars, Triple Coconut, thumbprint cookies,  Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes & finally, a Strawberry & Cream Hot Milk Cake frosted in Orange Cream Cheese Buttercream.  Everything is packaged and ready for early pickups tomorrow morning.  Thank you for the orders Emily and Kayla, I hope your friends and families like them!

Time to start baking

Hello 
This is my favorite time of year!  It is the time my kids head back to school and really get to do their own thing, which means I get to bake!  I love to bake.  I love to cook.  This year I am going to try to bake everyday.  I am starting tonight with cupcakes.  Oreo cupcakes to be exact.  My kids love Oreos.  I've seen all kinds of variations of Oreo cupcakes... But I'm sticking with the cookies and cream Kind.  I will post pictures as I go along on my site.  Stay tuned
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