I have not been doing much baking lately. I haven't had too many requests and to be honest, I've been busy on another project - a new cakelet in the family! Yep, like most of the people affected by snowpocalypse 2011, we are expecting. Unfortunately, I am currently living in the state of exhaustion and nausea that makes up the first trimester. This makes for very little enthusiasm for trying new flavors of course.
I did have a chance to try out a new technique for a friend. She requested an Elmo cake. The birthday girl (her niece) was having an Elmo & Abby party so I made some cupcakes with both characters. For the cupcakes, I kept it simple - chocolate cupcakes in Elmo wrappers with chocolate icing and I made cupcake picks using a picture from Photoshop glued onto store bought picks. It would be so simple to make these completely, but I was a little lazy!