Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pinewood Derby Cupcakes

WASC mini-cupcakes with my regular American buttercream colored green and piped on with a grass tip. The cars were made with Wilton candy melts in red and yellow, using a car shaped plastic mold that I got from Mumbai when shopping with my very resourceful niece. I'll do a post on how to make the molded chocolate sometime soon. They're very simple to make, but can be time consuming if you need to make a lot of them. But they really dress up cookies and cupcakes, and the options with the molds available today are endless!

PS. The red and blue cupcake liners were a surprise. I got them for 99cents at Michaels. The brand is Celebrate it and as you can see the colors stayed true through the baking and they didn't separate from the cake either. Yay for that!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fruit and yogurt parfaits

Very easy to make layered fruit and yogurt parfaits.
The very delicious granola was home made from a friend's secret recipe :-)
The yogurt was Trader Joe's french vanilla yogurt. The fruits were fresh berries tossed with a sprinkle of sugar. I used little 5 oz cups since these were for a staff appreciation breakfast buffet.