Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Vacation!

So you may or may not known the shop has been closed for a few weeks now. But this was to only serve you better! We took some time to create new flavours, fine tune some old favourites and well..... just play in the kitchen! I took a trip out to Omaha, NE. I bet your asking why would you go to Omaha?? Its a valid question at that, and the reason was to visit my dear friend Kate, stalk up on some supplies and to just go on vacation!! While I was there I met some wonderful people, with all kinds of talents! I even did some baking with three lovely ladies Julia, Jennifer & Christine. Who deffinatley know their way around a kitchen! We all picked a recipe to bake/create and of course eat. Julia and I choose to make butter tarts. To our surprise, our American friends had never heard butter tarts, let alone ate them before. Jennifer decided to make carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.....droooooool. And probably my favourite thing we made was Christines contribution! She introduced us to CRACK BALLS (aka Oreo truffles). You can find he recipe on Bakerella, they are amazing! You must try them out right away, they are too delicious and easy to make!!!!

Enough typing lets see the pictures!

Cuppitycakes went international this holiday season!

Mini butter tarts! We had to cut out the shells, and they were so cute. For some reason Omaha doesn't sell tart shells in their grocery stores. Probably why they had never has butter tarts...

Crack Balls! So good, but soooooo bad

Who needs wire racks when you bake in the winter, haha

Thank you Reynolds for creating Slow Cooker Liners, and finding your way into Christine's shopping cart. I will remember this if I ever run out of pastry bags.

Christine brought out the big guns! Once we figured out this contraption, it made....well interesting patterns....

Cupcakes Complete!

Happy customer!

One afternoon we took a break from shopping and headed over to Cupcake Island, the only cupcakes shop out there!

Julia was enjoying her Candy Cane cupcake.

Kate tried out Ed's Chocolate Raspberry

Mmm mmm good!

We also checked out Yesterday and Today a Beatles show. It was amazing, both times we went! If your in the area check it out!

The men that make the show happen!

And the absolute worst part of traveling?! Trying to pack up everything you brought with you, not to mention everything you purchased.....sigh

Great trip, thanks to everyone who put up with Julia and I, we owe ya!