Sunday, September 6, 2009

Redemption!

As you've no doubt found out by now, the world suffered a terrible lose a couple of days ago when the cupcakes I made lost their battle with baking soda laced flour. But-Revenge is MINE because I made THESE perfect beauties last night!
They're Chocolate cake-
Topped with ganache frosting(here are the recipes I used for both the cupcakes and ganache)-
White piping gel for the top designs-
AND marshmallow cream in the center.
Those 'Harry Potter' characters were right-chocolate DOES make u feel better when you're sick!
FYI-My throat is KILLING me, and I keep waking up from coughing-so this post is happening at 4AM!!! UGH!!! Why can't I sleep?! It's all my body wants to do! SCREW YOU, COUGH!!
(P.S.- I didn't make these when I was sick-Just posting it now :)

15 comments:

lightning in a bottle said...

dayum woman. those look good! if only we lived closer...

Pen Pen said...

:) Canada isn't that far from Texas, is it?! :) I DO luv u Canadians! my Dad's best friend who he was in Vietnam with was from there and he passed away recently-He was from a town near Lake Louise(sp?) and such an incredible person! My Dad always says that Canadians are like Americans except that they have a greater sense of acceptance.
YAY giant maple leaf flag! :)

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, can I eat that ganache plain??? YUM!

I hope you feel better. Swine flu's going around so take care of yourself. :-)

Mariah Irvin said...

I'm jealous of your cupcake skillz! And now I'm also very hungry.

Jenna said...

Sorry you're sick, but yay for cupcakes! The filling idea sounds awesome--I may have to try that. :)

Jenna Alexander said...

Hi Penny - thanks for stopping by my blog. Yummy looking cupcakes!!

I prefer carrot cake when I am down but any kind of cake will work. :-)

Jenna

Azn Glow said...

Oh my god. Those look so delicious. I haven't had a cupcake in ages and am seriously craving sugar! Unfortunately, I'm on a diet, ugh.

xx
http://azninneverland.blogspot.com

DebraLSchubert said...

First of all, I'm sending you virtual hugs in hope you feel better soon. Secondly, when are you opening your own bakery? (You can do it on line, you know? Just sayin...) I'd order a dozen of those cupcakes weekly for the rest of my life.

BTW: I saw Bonnie Raitt once. Unfreaking believable.

jonas wunderman said...

cupcakes.

Gabbi said...

Yummy cupcakes Penny! They remind me of those Hostess ones... deelish.

Hope you feel better soon!! :)

The Fancy Lady said...

Okay so I'm so glad you found me as well when i saw the same of your blog i was like already this girl sounds awesome and i also write horror stories/movies but the only person i ever told that was my boyfriend lol .Screw you cough ! I hope you feel better i have such a migraine for 2 days now so i feel your pain of no sleep. Your cupcakes look so yummy i like the marshmallow center .

Pen Pen said...

Jessica- You can eat the ganache plain! It's just 16 oz of heavy cream and 16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate-put it in a glass bowl over simmering(NOT boiling) water and stir occasionally till it melts- Take like 8 minutes TOTAL! Ganache is actually easier to make than buttercream or any other frosting! U should make some! Some people even make it, but add more of the cream to make a DECADENT hot chocolate!! I'm gonna do that at Christmas! :)
The Swine Flu is still going around?! I'm afraid of that!!
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Mariah- I'll be there with some soon! According to google, Maryland is 23 hours from here...but I get distracted by roadside shops, so maybe we should just meet at Disney World and ride some tea cups! :)
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Jenna- I recommend it! It holds well and doesn't melt as easily as a buttercream center!
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Jenna A- Carrot Cake! A spice cake! I like that-I can't wait for Fall to make pumpkin cakes...wait...isn't it the first day of Fall today?! I think maybe! I'm gonna find out!
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Azn- You can have a cupcake! Just have moderation! Even when I'm in my MOST strict dieting weeks, I have one cupcake a week! :)
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Deb- Thanks, D! Being sick sux! I totally didn't know u could sell cupcakes and baked goods on-line small scale--I looked into Etsy just now tho...something to think about...hmm...AND- OF COURSE u saw Bonnie! Ur my personal DJ! :)
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Jonas- :) Jonas!
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Gabbi- They reminded me of those too! I decorated one of them with the white swirls on top like those, but didn't take a pic. Thanks for the well wishes! :)
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Fancy- Do u really write horror?! Wow-Baking and horror must go together for those of us with...certain personalities :) Sorry about ur migraine! Do u see spots? My good friend gets those and she sees spots when it's really bad!

Pen Pen said...

Jessica- You can eat the ganache plain! It's just 16 oz of heavy cream and 16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate-put it in a glass bowl over simmering(NOT boiling) water and stir occasionally till it melts- Take like 8 minutes TOTAL! Ganache is actually easier to make than buttercream or any other frosting! U should make some! Some people even make it, but add more of the cream to make a DECADENT hot chocolate!! I'm gonna do that at Christmas! :)
The Swine Flu is still going around?! I'm afraid of that!!
*************************
Mariah- I'll be there with some soon! According to google, Maryland is 23 hours from here...but I get distracted by roadside shops, so maybe we should just meet at Disney World and ride some tea cups! :)
*************************
Jenna- I recommend it! It holds well and doesn't melt as easily as a buttercream center!
*************************
Jenna A- Carrot Cake! A spice cake! I like that-I can't wait for Fall to make pumpkin cakes...wait...isn't it the first day of Fall today?! I think maybe! I'm gonna find out!
************************
Azn- You can have a cupcake! Just have moderation! Even when I'm in my MOST strict dieting weeks, I have one cupcake a week! :)
************************
Deb- Thanks, D! Being sick sux! I totally didn't know u could sell cupcakes and baked goods on-line small scale--I looked into Etsy just now tho...something to think about...hmm...AND- OF COURSE u saw Bonnie! Ur my personal DJ! :)
*************************
Jonas- :) Jonas!
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Gabbi- They reminded me of those too! I decorated one of them with the white swirls on top like those, but didn't take a pic. Thanks for the well wishes! :)
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Fancy- Do u really write horror?! Wow-Baking and horror must go together for those of us with...certain personalities :) Sorry about ur migraine! Do u see spots? My good friend gets those and she sees spots when it's really bad!

Midtown Girl said...

OMG - you poor thing! Hope you are feeling better love...and I am drooling over those delish cupcakes!!

Open up Penny Lane Cupcake Shop i Midtown asap PLEASE!!

Nice name, no?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Brava, Penny! Way to vanquish the cupcake! Those look divine and now? I am hungry for cake.