Thursday, September 15, 2011


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Peanut Butter and Jelly

I didn't grow up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches like other kids. I grew up on jam and bread and roasted eggplant on bread. In my teenage years I discovered the amazing butter of peanuts. I fell in love. 
      You can eat it with almost anything, oh wait that's my whipped cream obsession- I just mean its tasty and goes well with chocolate, jelly, whipped cream, bread, celery, and cupcakes. 
These babies have peanut butter in the cake and in the icing! 
Aaaand they are filled with marionberry jelly. So extremely good. This was for an order placed and it was quite hard letting go these. 

So, here they are. I also topped them with a sprinkled sugar.  

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Plantain Pine Nut

I've got to tell you the story behind these babies. 2 of my downtown Portland friends Nate and Nate give me odd suggestions to include in my baking of cupcakes....So this is what they gave me on their list:
Ox Tail 
Pine Nuts 

Ox tail is a no-no, at least for now...and quince are not in season yet, so I put my brunette head together and came up with a plantain pine nut. Flavors are great. Plantains are a lot more starchy than bananas and provide a sensationally unique flavor, and the pine nuts pair it quite nicely. 
Plantain in the cake and icing, topped with pine nuts and that is a plantain chip on top :) Mmm. 

These were made as mini cupcakes. Best eaten in one big bite.