i can’t believe it has almost been a year since i’ve posted on miki’s kitchen! i am so sorry for being away for so long. lots has been going on and i am excited to share with you some exciting news!
chris and i are so so so excited! it has definitely been a whirlwind of craziness getting ready for our new addition from trying to figure out daycare, doctors, pregnancy, and more. fortunately, my pregnancy has been quite calm and worry free. fingers crossed it stays that way. well on friday, i had my 20 week ultrasound. can i just say how incredible technology is. it’s was absolutely amazing seeing the baby and watching them move. insane! the baby is doing well and growing on pace. phew! we also found out the gender of the baby. in true miki’s kitchen fashion, i wanted to make gender reveal cupcakes.
i did a search online and found a plethora of different kinds of gender reveal cupcakes and decided on these hostess inspired gender reveal cupcakes. i loved the simplicity and just thought they were super cute. plus i have already made homemade hostess cupcakes before, so i knew they would be a winner in the taste department. alright, so it’s the moment of truth… is it a boy or a girl?
Posted by miki on June 1, 2015
i can’t believe it’s been more than 3 years since i’ve last made a dessert with thin mints considering it is one of my favorite girl scout cookies. every year, chris’ nieces sell us girl scout cookies but none of them made it into desserts. they are just too good on their own.
but after making those thin mint truffles, i found out that you can magically make them even better.
a few weeks ago, chris and i went to maine to visit with his family and we were able to pick up our girl scout cookie order. we ordered a ton of thin mints and then chris’ mom shared a few more boxes of thin mints with us, so we had about 5 or 6 boxes on our hands. i immediately thought that it would be awesome to make a batch of thin mint cupcakes with our abundance of thin mints.
Posted by miki on July 20, 2014
most times when i post cupcake recipes on my blog or post pictures on facebook, i made those cupcakes for my office. we have monthly birthday treats, holiday parties, end of the semester celebrations, appreciation days, etc. this equals a lot of cupcakes for my coworkers. but unfortunately, i don’t bake all that often for chris’ coworkers. so whenever he askes me to make something, i am quick to say yes.
chris held a training session a few months ago and asked if i could make cupcakes for their volunteers. he didn’t have a preference on what kind he wanted so i had free range to come up with a flavor combination. chocolate is chris’ favorite kind of cupcake so i knew i wanted to use that as a base. since it was summer, i thought something fruity or berry would be nice. then it came to me, why not make strawberry chocolate cupcakes! actually, i was surprised i hadn’t already made them before.
i started with my new favorite chocolate cake recipe – you know the one i used for the irish car bomb and elmo cupcakes.
then i whipped up a batch of fresh strawberry swiss meringue buttercream. this stuff tastes just like strawberry ice cream. it’s divine.
Posted by miki on June 30, 2014