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Victory is Sweet...and Red!

March 29, 2011
    I did it! I conquered the mighty red velvet cupcake! YES! Ok, that's enough celebration. Anyways, yesterday I went out to the supermarket, found all of the ingredients for a red velvet cake, bought them and made a delisioso red velvet cupcake. No lie! I have pictures to prove it! 
    I knew the requirements for a good red velvet cake. It needs cocoa, a good cream cheese frosting, vinegar, and a bright red food coloring. So, I kept this in mind when searching for a good recipe. I settled on a southern-looking one by Paula Deen (I have to say this: Martha Stewart 0, Paula Deen 1 . ;D ). It looked fairly easy and I once made a vanilla cake with a cream filling that was by Paula Deen and it turned out fairly good. The only thing was that it was a bit too sweet for my taste. So, I took some of the sugar off of these cupcakes (just to be safe). 
    Here is the link to the recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Hope you all enjoy your red velvet cupcakes and be sure to post any comments, concerns, or reviews at the bottom. Bon Appetit! 
 

Hot Chocolate Cake? I Understand...

March 5, 2011

    As promised, I tried one of those "cake in a mug" recipes. You can see the results by clicking here. I am sorry to say that this recipe was a failure for me. When I took it out of the microwave after excactly 3 minutes, the cake was hard in some random parts and soft in others. After only one bite of eating it, I realized why cocoa powder isn't meant to be used in cakes. When you taste it, it has a sort of...hot cocoa-y taste. Not that rich, moist, chocolate taste that one is usually look...


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Hot Chocolate Cake? Is it possible?

March 2, 2011
My household always seems to have one particular thing handy: boxes of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix. We also have this can of hot chocolate (there's a difference; hot chocolate is kind of like tiny peices of shaved chocolate, while hot cocoa is just granulated cocoa mixed with sugar). The hot chocolate is real dark bittersweet chocolate. Since we have sooo much of this, I was wondering if there were other ways to use it instead of making the same old hot cocoa. Then I started wondering What if I ...
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Saving the Children of Guatemala, One cupcake at a time...

February 14, 2011
    Hello there, bakers! I would like to introduce you to a recent project that I've been working on. My friend introduced me to this organization called the Sun International Peace Federation. They help the children of Guatemala by building schools there to help them acheive a brighter future. Why Guatemala? Well, Guatemalans live in extreme poverty and so the children often don't get the chance to complete their education and have to drop out in order to provide for their families. So, as a...
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Cravin' Red

February 8, 2011
My first obssesion in this blog is already stirring about inside me. I'm craving it oh, so much. In fact, I'm tempted to buy some just to ease the temptation. It's the red. Red Velvet cake that is! Though, I'd like to make red velvet cupcakes to practice my icing skills. SO, here's the plan, get my parents to go to the supermarket and buy:
-buttermilk
-cream cheese
-food coloring
-and icing sugar (i ran out)
I intend to use this recipe (Paula Deen's never let me down before) and try to replicate a...
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My Current Obssesion

February 6, 2011

    I came up with a new idea for this website. I call it "My Current Obssesion." In it, will post information on certain recipes, ingredients, or techniques that have got me hooked. If anyone would like to add to this information or ask questions, please feel free to comment.


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Welcome to my website!

February 3, 2011
Hey everybody! It's me, Camille! I'm starting off this blog by asking all of you to send me tips or links to good recipes.
Please, don't be shy! You'll be helping me (and anyone watching) a great deal.
So, go ahead! Blog!
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