Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's Peanut Butter Jelly TIME!

I've wanted to make Peanut Butter Jelly Cupcakes for seriously 5 years now! Why-OH-WHY did it take me SO long? I have NO good reason, but I FINALLY got around to making some this week to take to Brickside Cafe.


It's a Peanut Butter Cupcake with Grape Jelly filling....the SURPRISE is the Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting ;) I make Peanut Butter Jelly Surprise Sandwiches for the kiddos sometimes and sneak a little Marshmallow Creme in the middle, so it only made sense to incorporate that into the cupcake.

These are one of my newest FAVES....I think I say that every time I make a new flavor....but in my defense...I MEAN it EVERY time - LOL!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Potion FLOATS!

I have a super CUTE, super EASY and super YUMMY Valentine's Day treat to share with you all!

Let me introduce you to LOVE POTION FLOATS!

I'm SO excited to share this FIZZY DELICIOUSNESS with you all....and even MORE excited that they're also being FEATURED over at one of my absolute FAVORITE party inspiration sites, PIZZAZZERIE!

I've been making LOVE POTION FLOATS with the kiddos for the past few years and they're always a BIG hit. You can easily change them up using different flavors of ice cream or sherbet, and by changing the type of soda you pour on....the options are seriously ENDLESS!

Here is what you'll need to make our FAVORITE version:


Ingredients and Supplies:
Raspberry Sherbet
Raspberry Ginger Ale
Whipped Cream Topping
Serving Glasses
Ice Cream Scoop
Stickers or other embellishments

First, add enough scoops of Raspberry Sherbet to fill each of your serving glasses almost to the top.

Next, pour the Raspberry Ginger Ale over the Sherbet until the bubbles reach the top of the glass. Be careful not to overfill the cup or they'll bubble right over!

Put a big SWIRL of whipped topping on the Ginger Ale-Sherbet mixture and add FESTIVE sprinkles to the top.

Finally, I like to add stickers or other fun printable embellisments to the paper straws before give them that EXTRA cute factor!

These are absolutely PERFECT for Valentine's Day treats...and SO yummy, you'll be making them ALL the time!

Enjoy ;)

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Taking PRE-ORDERS NOW through February 10th!
Contact Audrey at sweetcheeks at southslope dot net or call 319.241.8647
All Valentine’s Day orders will be available for PICK-UP on either the 13th or 14th!
Specify which date you prefer when you place your order.

Give your Sweetie Pie an AMAZING Sampler of YUMMY Cupcakes and/or Cake Pops that Cupid HIMSELF would be THRILLED to receive!

$12 per 6PK
Each 6PK will include the following Cupcake flavors:
SURE THING CUPCAKES – Pink Champagne Cupcake stuffed with a Fresh Strawberry Marscapone Filling, topped with Champagne Buttercream Frosting and finished with a Strawberry Slice.
CHOCOLATE ERUPTION CUPCAKES – Rich, Dark Chocolate Cake, topped with decadent Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Chocolate Sprinkles and finished with a Chocolate KISS.
RED VELVET CUPCAKES – Scrumptious Red Velvet Cake, topped with silky Cream Cheese Frosting and finished with a JUMBO HEART sprinkle.

$15 per DZ
Each DZ will include the following Cake Pop Flavors*:
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY – Strawberry Cake Balls dipped in Chocolate, sticked and sprinkled
STRAWBERRIES & CRÈME – Strawberry Cake Balls dipped in White Almond Bark, sticked and sprinkled
RED VELVET – Red Velvet Cake Balls dipped in Chocolate, sticked and sprinkled
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE – Chocolate Cake Ball dipped in Chocolate, sticked and sprinkled
*exact flavor combinations can be substituted without notice

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MINI Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!

The concept of an Ice Cream Cone Cupcake isn't anything new....we've been making the regular size version in my family for YEARS. They're always a FAVE for birthdays and SO super cute!

I made these little CUTIES for the kiddos last weekend ;)
Same basic idea...just a MINI version, in the TINY ice cream cones...the CUTENESS factor seriously goes THROUGH THE ROOF!

Here's a SECRET...I TOTALLY cheated and didn't even BAKE the cupcakes into the cones. To make room for the YUMMY marscapone filling in my SURE THING Cupcakes, I had to scoop out the centers. SO, I took the container of scooped out cake crumbles and just SMOOSHED some into each cone...then topped with Buttercream Frosting, sprinkles and a cherry candy on top!

They were a BIG hit for being so little - LOL! The kids LOVED them and they weren't nearly as messy as giving them each a full size cupcake ;)


Monday, January 16, 2012

"SURE THING" Cupcakes!

SO....I'm FINALLY getting back into the kitchen after my hand surgery! Thanks again for being patient with me while I recovered...and for all the well ALL are really TOO sweet ;)

I had the chance to work on a NEW flavor last weekend! In honor of my Mom's 50th Birthday, we hosted a small dinner party and I wanted to make her something extra special.  One of the flavor suggestions for the NAME THAT CUPCAKE CONTEST was the basis of my inspiration....Strawberries and Champage in Cupcake form...YES please!

I'm calling these my SURE THING CUPCAKES! Prepare for your eyes to ROLL clear back in your head....I started with a Pink Champagne Cupcake, added a fresh Strawberry Marscapone filling, topped with Champagne Buttercream Frosting, sugar sprinkles and finished with a fresh strawberry slice!

Absorb THAT!

Let me just say right now....YES...they ARE THAT GOOD! The name inspiration came from Pretty Woman...strawberries & just stuck in my head ;)

Here's a MONEY SHOT of the Strawberry Marscapone Filling....HOLY WOW!

I'll definitely be adding these to the menu...and look for them to be included in my VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIALS (posting SOON!)

In other news....the WINNER of the NAME THAT CUPCAKE CONTEST was announced last weekend too! The winning flavor....which will DEBUT this month as the first flavor in the next round of the Cupcake of the Month Club is....MALTED MILK BALL CUPCAKES!

I want to send a BIG THANK YOU out to everyone that participated by submitting flavor suggestions, voting and spreading the word...the response was AMAZING and I got SO many GREAT ideas. Expect to be seeing SEVERAL of these flavors on my menu in the future.

If you want to join contact me NOW before enrollment closes! The first batch of cupcakes will be ready at the end of THIS month!

Finally....just cause they're's a picture I snapped of some of the flowers I had out at my Mama's party...enjoy!


Monday, January 9, 2012


The FINALISTS for the 2012 NAME THAT CUPCAKE CONTEST have been announced!
There were SO many AMAZING flavors was UNBELIEVABLY HARD to narrow it down to even 16 finalists (an odd number, I know...but I seriously could have gone to 25!)

Pop on over to my FB PAGE to cast your VOTE for the YUMMIEST flavor suggestion.
The finalist with the most votes
to the Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats

Voting is open for 1 WEEK!