I have learned to accept the fact that I live in an area of the world that some might call “red neck”. When P and I first got together, one of our first dates was to go out shooting (with a BB gun). It was a big deal, since I had never held any sort of gun before. I’m sure he thought about running from me as soon as he heard I hadn’t grown up in a hunting family. . . “What did you DO when you were growing up?”
I have exciting news . . . P and I have a pet! Of course we have Ruby already, but since I got her before I met P, we’ve been looking to find one that both of us choose together!
We’ve been hiding our pet in the garage all summer, and he (we think he’s a he) actually found us! Herman (our pet) appeared one day in the garage window, and stayed there until last weekend when we caught him, and put him in a cage. He will have a happy life in his cage, with branches, freshly sprayed water, and corn padding liner. Herman is a Diamond Back SPIDER! Yes, we have a pet spider . . . and yes, he is our pet. He gets talked to, put in the sun, watered and fed (nasty, dirty, gross stinkbugs!) It started out as a joke, but now its kind of nice
With spiders on the mind constantly at home, and at school (you can’t teach Kindergarten in October without studying spiders!). I was bound to come up with a tutorial for a spider themed cupcake.
This video is dead easy way to have people impressed with your decorating skills!
You will need two colours of buttercream . . . I chose orange and black for Halloween purposes obviously, but you could use any two colours. ** by the way, when did purple become a Halloween “colour”?
I hope you enjoy the video . . . and I will send your well wishes to Herman, because I know you’re happy for us
Pumpkin Pie, without a doubt is my favourite pie!! I’m always so excited when fall comes around, and I can find Pumpkin Pie everywhere!!
I knew there had to be a way to combine my love of pumpkin pie, with my love of cupcakes, and thanks to the glory of Pinterest, I did!! Hands down, the best part of this recipe is that the frosting is the pumpkin pie FILLING! Oh, it is to die for good!
Having the pumpkin pie filling as the frosting, as seemed to be confusing to some viewers on our YouTube channel…hopefully, you won’t find it confusing!! The filling component, that is baked in the beginning of the video, is cooled, and used as the frosting. I don’t think that is confusing. Seems simple enough to me, and hopefully to you too!
I hope you enjoy my tutorial video on How to Make Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes!
This summer, I read the Hunger Games Trilogy back to back and have been eagerly waiting for the release of the movies! Finally, the Hollywood moment is upon us, and shockingly, Cranbrook has the movie for the premier week! Woo hoo!
To celebrate one of the best young adult novel series to be released since Harry Potter, and Twilight, I am having a Hunger Games party!
I just wanted to seem like I had an excuse for making Hunger Game CUPCAKES!
Easter is coming up quickly around the corner . . . why is it so early this year? Or is that just me thinking that it’s early? Regardless of when I “think” it’s supposed to happen, the Easter bunny has puked into the aisles of the local stores, and the Cadbury Cream Eggs are flying off the shelves!
I actually happen to love Easter . . . well, duh, who wouldn’t love a holiday where CHOCOLATE comes to town? Four days off, endless supplies of chocolate and a delicious ham dinner cooked by my Mom . . . BEST holiday ever!
To add to the Easter excitement in Cranbrook (and everywhere!), we have created a video that is a How-To video based on a cupcake design that we released last year for our 2011 Easter celebrations. If you are a beginning decorator, you will find this video completely within your comfort range!
Carrot cake cupcakes are the flavour that satisfy taste buds throughout the generations . . . the young, and the old and everyone in between. It’s traditional, it’s standard yet it can be fresh and unique with the right combination of spices!
Making carrot cake is a but more time intensive than say, a vanilla cake recipe, but it is well worth the mess of grating fresh carrots!
These cupcakes are inspired by the magical mystery of rainbows that brighten a day, just by appearing in the sky. It sounds like I’m on a fabulous LSD trip or something, but since us teachers are back to work tomorrow, I assure you, there are no psychedelics inspiring this post!