FAILURES

Purple Whatevers: Adventure Time grape drink cupcakes

“Baby, I know what you crave… you want to poop your pants all day long, well baby, behave!” If you aren’t currently singing along in auto-tune voice, you might as well stop reading because this cupcake recipe is 100% dedicated to the greatest...

Baklava Cupcakes Not So Much

In theory, baklava cupcakes are a good idea, and I’m sure with some trying, they will come out better than they did on this attempt. We’re lucky to live around the corner from Nazareth Sweets, which aside from having a name that makes me think of church,...

Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Cupcake FAIL

lovely Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy Last week end Tony and I snatched up a jar of cashew macadamia nut butter from Trader Joe’s. I thought it would make a delicious frosting and we spent the day going back and forth about what kind of cupcake such a...

Vegan Cinnamon Roll FAIL

I think most people, having spent the week end with their fellow baking blogger and Internet life partner, would start off their post with a fabulous tale of co-baking and recipe swapping. Not I! Oh, The Urban Housewife and I had fun alright – discussing blogs...

Earl Grey Cupcakes and Filled Cupcakes

pink cupcake Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! I am adrift in a sea of homework, barely able to reach the surface long enough to breathe, eat a real meal or gasp-blog. I graduated almost a month ago, but I’m finishing my last few credits over the summer...

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes and…

Matcha green tea cupcakes Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! For months now there has been some kind of crazy matcha green tea powder shortage in Chicago. A few months ago I called every Whole Foods and every Asian grocery in the city and couldn’t get my...

Low-fat Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Muffin

Zombi 2 MuffinOriginally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Yesterday I watched Fulci’s Zombi 2 for oh…the 500th time? But this time I watched it as a student (in my zombie class) and paid more attention to the cinematic elements and cultural context of the...

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My sister-in-law is in town for the holidays and we decided right away we wanted to bake together. I’ve been wanting to make the Boston cream pie cupcakes from Julie Hasson’s 125 Best Cupcake Recipes and figured in this case four hands would be better than...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvet cupcakes Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! I had a request for red velvet cupcakes from a girl who said her aunt used to make the best red velvet cake but never makes it anymore. No pressure. So, I turned to my girl Paula Deen. I figured a proper...

Chai cupcake with “red hots” buttercream

stereotypical cupcake Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Let me start out by admitting this wasn’t a good choice on frosting flavor. I should have gone with my gut and made caramel. But caramel isn’t cute, so I did a cinnamon buttercream. The...

Butterscotch Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes of Pure Butt

The constant comparisons are getting a bit tiresome, so let me set the record straight: I, unlike the Pope, am not infallible. Yes, we share an affinity for Italian shoes and dramatic hats, and it is also true that we both sleep upside-down in dark caves but that is...

Horchata Cupcakes

This recipe comes from my hero Chockylit’s blog, www.cupcakeblog.com. She has the most amazing ideas, if her blog doesn’t inspire you you’re probably hopeless. Anyway, being the maverick that she is, she makes her own horchata. Me being lazy and...