FROSTINGS & FILLINGS

Fruit Punch Twinkies + New Shirts!

A few weeks ago, inspired by my favorite treat from Bombshell Bake Shop, I whipped up a batch of Fruit Punch Twinkies. Now, KT’s treats are vegan, and made from scratch, but my version was about as white trash as it gets. After I posted this photo I got so many...

The Pregnant Cupcake

No, I am not pregnant. Don’t even think about it. But my friend Jessica’s co-worker is, and all she’s been wanting is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. 3rd grade birthday party style. When Jess tasked me with the job of making a pregnant lady...

Have Your Cake and Drink it Too

This Thursday, May 6th, I’m making my second appearance on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight along side Dana Joy Altman of Real Food Rehab and Angie Montroy of Angie’s Pantry. If you watched our last appearance you may remember the Great Macaron...

Andrew W.Kupcakes + Seibei’s Party Hard Giveaway

It’s time to party, let’s party Hang out with yourself and have a crazy party Hey you, let’s party Have a killer party and party! To know me is to love me – and to love me is to fully accept my Andrew W.K. obsession without question. There is...

Salted Caramel Frosting

salted caramel frosting Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy I first discovered salty sweets in high school when someone at my lunch table salted my Snickers bar just to be an asshole. The same concept behind a chocolate covered pretzel made what could have...

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 Iced Tea Cupcake with Lemon Frosting

Vegan Iced Tea Cupcakes Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Ah yes, I’ve been threatening you with iced tea cupcakes for some time now and I finally made good on it this week end. The legend goes, my mother-in-law Jo (you may know her from her world...

Vegan Coconut Lime Cupcakes for the Stupid and Lazy

Lime Cat is Famous Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! First of all, this is not what my cupcakes looked like. This is Lime Cat, famous Internet superstar. I’m stupid and I forgot to take pictures of the cupcakes I made yesterday and I couldn’t find...

Magnolia Red Velvet Cupcakes

My apologies to anyone who tried the Paula Deen red velvet recipe I posted around December. At the time I thought they were pretty OK, then I made these. Based on Magnolia’s red velvet cake recipe, I scaled this back to make about 18 cupcakes. What resulted was...

Cakespy Smores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

cakespy cafe Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Jessie Oleson, for those of you in need of a “things what are cute” lesson, is the Head Spy over at Cakespy.com and she is also a fantastic and hilarious painter. I wanted to make a cake ode to her...

Candied Citrus Peel and Lemon Buttercream

lemon cupcake Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! I decided to fight off scurvy with these fresh, sunny lemon cupcakes. I’ve just recovered from a pretty gnarly cold and I was craving something citrusy that would wake up my sleepy tastebuds, numb from...