Monday, July 25, 2011


I've never made a trifle before, I don't think I've ever even heard of a trifle before. I found this recipe on the Kraft website. And once again, I picked a recipe that calls for lemon pudding mix, so I used one lemon pudding mix and one vanilla pudding mix, so it would turn out less lemon-y. The website also says you can use any kind of pudding you want, so I probably should have used all vanilla, but being the first time I made the recipe, I didn't want to change it too much. I also used WAY more fruit (as in about 2 1/2 cups more) than the recipe called for, and added kiwi and blackberry. I'm pretty sure you could use any fruit you wanted, I thought about adding nuts also, but once again, didn't want to get too crazy the first time. There are a bunch of different trifle recipes on the website, I also want to try the one with brownies and raspberries in it. Chocolate, chocolate, yeah.

So my layering didn't turn out the best, but that's okay.... I also haven't even tried this yet, since I made it to take to a friend's house for dinner tonight. It smelled like a lemon explosion, so I'm kind of nervous to try it....

Alright, I ate it, it was awesome (even with the lemon pudding mix) However, it was really fruity, so those 2 cups extra fruit was a little over kill, and next time I would put more Nilla wafers in it. Probably another flat layer where the other ones are up the sides.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Two of my favorite things!


I found a recipe for Mountain Dew cupcakes at, so I obviously HAD to make them. 

They turned out a little too lemon-y for me. The recipe calls for lemon cake mix AND lemon pudding mix, so I think next time I will leave out the pudding mix. But I still thought they were pretty delicious.... 

I did think the frosting tasted AMAZING, you can taste the Mountain Dew more in the frosting than in the actual cupcake. 

And I put green and yellow dye in the bag, to get the stripes in the white frosting! I only did 2 stripes, instead of 4 like the website originally showed. I think these were the first cupcakes that I didn't even use sprinkles on! YUMM

If you like Mountain Dew and lemon flavoring, you definitely need to try these cupcakes! Next up: Orange Crush cupcakes!! (or possibly S'more, we'll see)

Friday, July 1, 2011


Corn on the cob CUPCAKES! I saw these in a cupcake book, and I think they're currently on the cover of Taste of Home, or Women's Day, or some sort of magazine...I used a yellowish/gold frosting, several different types of jelly bellys, black sprinkles and sugar for the salt and pepper, and a Starburst for the butter slice. I microwaved the Starburst for a few seconds and molded it a little bit. 

The pictures aren't the greatest, but you get the idea. I gave these to my boss for his birthday. 

These were the leftovers from the corn on the cobs....nothing exciting, 
just added some sprinkles, because I love sprinkles!

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes

I found a chocolate marshmallow cupcake recipe, but I changed it a little bit. I dyed the marshmallow frosting blue because I thought white was just too boring, but I suppose it would have been fine, considering it's marshmallow flavored frosting and all. I also added just plain white sprinkles. 

The original recipe called for marshmallow frosting on the inside also, but I did just straight up marshmallow fluff for the filling, and marshmallow frosting for the tops.