Friday, January 30, 2009

Pink Baking Saturday

I enjoy cooking. When I was single, I would throw dinner parties to highlight my cooking skills. I had subscriptions to Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines. I would make homemade tomato sauce with pancetta, rosemary and porcini mushrooms and simmer it all day. I would make the ravioli and run it through my gourmet pasta machine. My pear sorbet with pear compote was famous in my circle of friends. But, I must say, I would much rather BAKE than COOK.

A few months ago , I discovered this blog, Bakerella, who shares my same passion. I made her cake lollipops for my birthday a few weeks ago. Recently, she posted a recipe of brownies with chocolate chip cookie dough baked inside and covered in chocolate ganache....ooohhhh baby!

She makes the most artful cupcakes. She claims she is not a professional, but just look at these beauties! How cute are these for Easter?

Here is one of her famous cake lollipops
with a bikini-clad Teddy Graham.

Are you kidding me? It just makes me want to throw
a pool party just so I can make these!

Wondering what to do with pink stuffed Oreos?
Make a pink panda bear cupcake of course!

Cake smothered in Reese's Peanutbutter Cups...oh my!
This will be Matthew's birthday cake in September!

Is your mouth watering yet?

What do you like to bake?

Go and bake something for someone you love today!

Of course after you check out more fun pink stuff at Beverly's.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Joanne Kennedy said...

I love that blog too. She is always posting the best things. I'm going to be making the little mini pies she did for Trinity's school on Valentine's Day. I may have to try them out before hand to see how they are. LOL


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Not fair Donna! This post made me hungry! LOL! LOVE the PINK KitchenAid mixer! Gotta have one! Have a fun weekend!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, these are the absolute cutest things I've ever seen, Donna! I tried to make snowmen cupcakes at Christmas, and they ended up a little bit "off." LOL! I did a post on it, and I served them anyhow. But you obviously know what you're doing! Don't these just make you want to live in a sugarplum world? Cuteness personified.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is such a fantastic post!
Love all your cupcakes!

~ Gabriela ~

dana said...

Oh, Donna, that is such a great post--I think I have fallen in love with Bakerella, too!!! She is so creative and talented!

Love that Kitchen-Aid!! and I LOVE what you are doing with your daughter's bedroom!! The paint colors are wonderful and what a find with that bookcase!!!

Hope you're having a great Pink Sat!! Dana

White Iris Designs said...

Seriously ladies have got to quit posting all of these decadant sweet treats.... There is a bakery tow doors down from my flower shop...that I must visit after coming to your blogs!! LOL
They must love you!!

I am participating but didnt get my name in on time...shame on me!! Come visit me!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

G. Bloom said...

Wow, talk about eye candy! Thanks for sharing such delectable treats!
Happy Pink Saturday!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Funny you should mention it...
oh my cake pops...Haha! they are so ugleeee!!! I didn't have any styrofoam so I put them on their heads...and the choc. puddled around them. The kids were eating them so fast I just left the sticks out...then left the choc. dip out. Now we are eating frozen cake balls!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh...what creativity!! My mouth was just watering all the way through your post. I don't think I could be "in to" baking...I would eat waaaaay too much! I do love FROSTING!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


P.S. love all those tea cups..WOW!

Lana said...

Oh my, my mouth is watering! What a yummy post you shared for Pink Saturday.

All the best, Lana

Mimi said...

Well, you've trashed my diet for today! I have a pink KitchenAid, too, and love it to bits.

Llyn M said...

Beautiful pinkies!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Adorable and very fun the post.

melissa said...

I also love that blog ... such fabulous, cute pink treats! Thanks for sharing!! :)


Beverly said...

I do love to bake, but I would rather have one from each picture. Um Yum!!!

Happy Pink Saturday, Donna.

Joy said...

Wow is she talented! If she's not a professional baker/decorator, I don't know who is.

When I do get an urge to bake, it's usually a sweet bread loaf of some type. :o)

CC said...

I hafta add her to my list of coolest blogs so I can reameber the site. What super talent she has..these are just too mouth watering..:). Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely week. :)

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Donna; Well I am drooling all over my laptop now. lol Wow they all look so great and tasty. Wish I could bake like that..... I will go and check her out...

Happy Pink Saturday


Sugarplum Cottage said...

Everything was so cute. How do they make the ears on the bunnies. I love make cupcakes with my granddaughter. Hugs, Rosemarie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How cute! Love them all! I'm going to send this to my daughter, she loves cupcakes!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Now you make me hungry and not forgetting drooling.. hehehehe YUM! is all i can say.. Happy PS!

The Muse said...

I gained 10 pounds, just by reading your post!
MMMM super yummy :)

I wish I could bake (sigh) :)

JudyBug said...

Well, did you not know I'm on a diet? Accckkk! I want everything on there!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I need lessons....your are amazing....all your goodies are just so special ...all of them....sorry I am a bit late on my Pink Saturday visit...Have a wonderful afternoon....
Mo :-)

g said...

Fun stuff, Donna!! Thanks for visiting my blog about the beach house. It's the Marion Davies estate in Santa Monica. They are hoping to open to the public in April

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I love cupcakes!! Thanks for the link. I've never seen that site. I'm checking it out pronto:-)

Pink Slippers said...

Your pink post is candy to my eyes!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PINK Saturday a little late!

Adorable post ~ love all these yummy goodies!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PINK Saturday a little late!

Adorable post ~ love all these yummy goodies!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Polka Dot Moon said...

OH MY!!!! I'm totally drooling right now! Thanks for I need to find cupcakes fast!

Brenda said...

I'd much rather bake as well...the end result is always so much sweeter!

I'm so jealous if you have a pink KithenAid - I just have a boring white one.

Deanna said...

Hi Donna!
making my way to the Pink Saturday girls that I couldn't get to. Wow, it has taken me three days to leave 147 comments but I didn't want to leave anyone out! This has been so much fun!

Wow, all that pink goodness must take a lot of dedication! Since I'm on Weight was nice to view what I would have gorged on in the past! LOL!!

Great Pink post!
Deanna :)

Chatelaine said...

Very entertaining post! Such beautiful cupcakes. Love the bunnies and the teddy in the swimsuit- too cute!

My specialty?/ Lemon squares.

My first Pink Saturday- nice to meet you.aldcay