Thursday, September 10, 2009


Yay! Another new recipe!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes with Chocolate buttercream.

I made two dozen Peanut Butter Cupcakes and two dozen confetti cupcakes for this birthday order. I love making confetti cupcakes. They're always so cheerful!
Happy birthday to the birthday boy!

I love that my 'office' gets to be this cheerful (and tasty!).

Today I made 40 marbled cupcakes for my amazing neighbor who's starting this season's piano lessons this week. They were my first marbled cupcakes and took a little experimenting, but

I made a batch of chocolate cake and hint of almond. First I put in some chocolate...

then topped them with hint of almond.

A swirl with the knife, and they're ready to bake!

I think they're so pretty! And better yet, you don't have to choose between chocolate and white.

Purely for research reasons, I had to cut one and see what the marbled inside looked like... and tasted like... :)

I topped them with vanilla buttercream and gumpaste music notes I made a few days ago. Voila! I'm calling them Marbled Mozart.

I'll be baking and cooking for the 'Just Joy' women's retreat next weekend, and so I practiced making baby cupcakes (if you have cakes, then smaller are cupcakes, are these teacupcakes?).

Seriously. How cute is that little guy? The chocolate ones need some tweaking (which is understandable. Chocolate should come in massive quantities!) but hint of almond turned out well :)
Here's mom:

One of my goals with As You Wish is to bring sweetness to people's lives, not just by sheer quantity of sugar but also through deeper encouragement.

I know that everyone has a different story, is at a different stage of life. Some are celebrating new life, others are mourning the loss of life or the loss of a relationship. Some are laughing, others weeping. I know that, at some point, heartbreak falls on every heart.

No matter what your story is, I want to share this encouragement with you:

"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a might savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs." Zephaniah 3:17


  1. That is, without doubt, the cutest cupcake I have ever seen, sis. Not cute enough to tempt me to not eat it though. Not nearly cute enough. If only I were there...t'would be a goner. Love you, hope all is well on the homefront.

  2. Kirstin, The cupcakes look great. Once again, I have misplaced your phone number, my apologies. Could you please contact me at your convenience. I would like to purchase some cupcakes and cake truffles. Thanks - Shannon

  3. anytime you want to share those guys, I have a home for my tummy :) love you!

  4. Kirsten, I love your blog! It's been awhile since either you or your Mom have posted, so I hope all is well with you & your family!

    I saw the following thread on Ravelry this morning, and I immediately thought of you:

    Take care! Marianne in Michigan

  5. Kirstin---Your cupcakes and cookies and cake balls were amazing----you definitely added even more JOY to the JOYful weekend retreat!!!
    I love your creative ability to create new recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Saw the write up about you and your cupcakes in the Courier tonight so had to check out your blog. You cupcakes look awesome!

    I remember another write up about the cake balls in the courier a while back.