wedding baking adventures

in the past couple of years, i’ve actually made cupcakes (and a cake) for a few different weddings.  it first started with my friend, tammy when we made cupcakes and a cake for her future sister in law’s wedding.

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we made over 160 cupcakes and a 9 inch rose case. half the cupcakes were vanilla/white cupcakes and there other half were one of my favorites, oreo cupcakes. they were all topped with vanilla bean american buttercream. tammy also found the super cute flower decorations on etsy. they really dressed up the cupcakes to make them perfect for kat’s black/white themed wedding.

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the cake was a white cake also with vanilla bean buttercream. we used the rose frosting technique that i learned on i am baker to decorate and frost the cake. for our first attempt, we thought it turned out pretty good. yay! it was made even better with the ‘love’ topper that they added.

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i also made cupcakes for my dear friends, david and patrick’s wedding. i made 9 dozen cupcakes.

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half were peanut butter cup chocolate cupcakes (these chocolate cupcakes with this fluffy peanut butter frosting).

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chocolate & peanut butter chip cookies

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i first made a version of these cookies years ago – remember these chocolate peanut butter cup cookies?  pretty awesome photography, huh?  haha, sad days with my old phone that took terrible pictures.  anyway…

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with the peanut butter cups, the cookies were just a bit too sweet. so i made some adjustments and came up with this version. believe me, it is sooooo much better. chris agrees too – it’s now one of his favorite cookies.

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the mixture of peanut butter chips and semi sweet chocolate chips provide a much better balance than the peanut butter cups did.

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another reason these cookies are great is that they are almost brownie like – soft and kind of chewy, since they are soft baked. yum!

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