February 18, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes!



Last week was filled with cupcakes. Starting on Tuesday at the Safe & Sound dinner at the Landmark Grille, Swirlz Cupcakes provided the dessert, Vegan German Chocolate Cupcakes. They were perfect ending to an amazing dinner! There were a few extras, so guess what my breakfast was Wednesday morning...


They say, "life is uncertain, eat dessert first!", right?

For Valentine's Day, I decided I was going to make Marlow's Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes. I was so excited to make these, because they looked so yummy in her pics! I had gotten a Bob's Red Mill vanilla cake mix in my Safe & Sound goodie bag, and I already had some strawberry Jell-O on hand. I never had Bob's Red Mill cake mixes before, and OMG....they are the BEST!!!! I followed the directions exactly and they turned out marvelous! Incredibly light and fluffy and super moist. Thanks, Marlow, for this awesome recipe! I definitely can't wait to make these again.


I used the Betty Crocker "Fluffy White" frosting

As if those weren't enough, I just had to have a heart (and a cupcake) for the nurses at Children's Memorial Hospital. Alexandra and I headed over to Swirlz on Sunday to pick up some vegan, gluten free Red Velvet cupcakes. Jealous? You should be...they were fantastic! My favorite part was definitely the frosting...yum!


Vegan Red Velvet!

Needless to say, as delicious as all of these were, I'm laying off the cupcakes for a little bit. Pass the health food, please! :)

7 comments:

GF Gidget said...

Cupcakes are the happiest dessert EVER!

Chandice said...

Yum, all of those cupcakes look so tasty! I'm going to have to try Marlow's recipe. I just wanted you to know the Kinnikinnick giveaway started today and the Namaste one ends Sunday so there are TWO giveaways up for grabs right now. Plus new giveaways to come every Friday. I would love to see such a great fellow blogger win some fun stuff after all your entries you have made. :) Have a great week and keep up the awesome posts, I love them!

Lisa Cooks Allergen Free said...

Love the cupcakes, I love the red in the ones you made with Bob's Red Mill mix, perfect for us girls... I completely forgot about the SWIRLZ love for the nurses, that place is so dangerous, tooooo delicious!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

I love cupcakes and yours look delish!!

nutritioulicious said...

Betsy, all these cupcakes look delish!! I'm impressed with your baking skills!!

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

This makes me very cupcake-happy; I must make cupcakes soon!

Rachel said...

Thanks for letting me know about your fun blog. I added to my ever-growing list over at The Crispy Cook.