I thought it might be fun to showcase my top posts from this year, as well as several resolutions I have. By resolutions, what I really mean is that I resolve to try the linked recipes and ideas, because they’re brilliant! And maybe I’ll even put my own spin on them!
Bakingdom’s Top Posts of 2010
In honor of this year’s first day of school, I wanted to make something that reminded me of school lunches and after-school snacks. What’s more memorable than finding a special treat from your mom at lunch? Something like a Hostess cupcake! Or, in this case, a vegan “fauxstess” cupcake!
9. Mexican Hot Chocolate Donuts with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting
The very first recipe I made in my brand new donut pan!
8. Sweet Maple Nut Cake
This has all of the best flavors of fluffy pancakes rolled up into a delicious cake!
7. Whimsical Eggnog Christmas Cake
This cake was inspired by the idea of turning something I don’t like at all, eggnog, into something I love: eggnog cake! And a little Seuss-ical flair never hurts!
6. Inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Part of my 30th birthday gift this year was a trip to the brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Here, I give tips, tricks, and advice for a better Potter experience!
5. Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice…From Teacup to Cupcake: Vanilla Chai Tea Cupcakes
I love chai tea. Like, really. Like, you know how some people can’t go on without their coffee or something int hem dies? Yeah. me. Only with chai. And now with chai cupcakes.
4. My New Favorite Cupcake: Watermelon!
These are soft, sweet, and scrumptious (yes, I said scrumptious). The frosting is fluffy and creamy, while the cake is moist and velvety. I am still having an affair with this cupcake (I’ve been cheating on chocolate, yikes!).
3. Tootsie Roll Modeling Chocolate on Steampunk Cupcakes
A fondant alternative that’s easy to get and easy to use! Plus, a tutorial for making your own steampunk top hats and goggles!!
2. A Fun, Festive Halloween Chocolate Orange Layer Cake
This, my friends, is a chocolate orange layer cake. It has chocolate layers. It has orange layers. It has rich chocolate filling and orange buttercream frosting. It has dark chocolate ganache on top. And it was totally fun to make!!
1. Butterbeer?! Oh Yes, Friends! Butterbeer!!
This is, by far, my favorite treat I’ve ever made (and your’s too, apparently!)! I was lucky enough to try the real stuff at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. Their recipe is approved by JK Rowling herself, so you know it’s the right stuff! That recipe is what I have based my own recipe on, and I think it tastes just like it! (Harry Potter is very popular, huh?)
My 10 New Year Kitchen Resolutions
10. Bake at 350‘s sugar cookie icings and decorating techniques. Her work is beautiful, and I think her recipe sounds fool-proof! Can’t wait to see if I can make anything even half as charming as her!
9. Perfecting Tartelette’s French Macarons I will do it this year! Wel…I’ll try!
1. I Am Baker’s Heart Cake Just go look at this! You’ll agree, it’s a must try!
What are your kitchen resolutions for the New Year? Are you finally going to try your hand at fondant? Or maybe your first layer cake? Will you make homemade pasta for the first time? I’d love to hear about what you want to try!
Happy New Year, everyone!!