RAB: Random Acts of Baking

I have been gearing up for Wedding season with a bunch of intimate occasions: low key last minute wedding celebrations, birthdays, fundraisers, and than just a bit of baking for fun! Here are some of the highlights:

 Carrot Chamomile Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Fresh Feverfew Flowers

Carrot Chamomile Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Fresh Feverfew Flowers

These Cupcakes were for Crystal Slater's Low Key Wedding Party up at Pine Creek in Paradise Valley. Crystal owns Your Yoga, a really wonderful local Yoga Studio  in Bozeman where you can get centered with some guided body contortion. You know you want to....

 Alternating Layers of Chamomile Champagne Cake and Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Alternating Layers of Chamomile Champagne Cake and Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

This little lovely was made for a 40th Birthday. Happy Birthday Benjamin!!

I made these cupcakes just because. I really wanted to try out a new frosting recipe... and boy did I. It's probably the most dangerous frosting ever created (at least my waistline thinks so).

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cake Batter Buttercream Topped with a Fresh Cherry

What IS THAT you might be asking yourself. Well I'll tell you: its a cake I donated to the Audubon Society dessert auction. Champagne cake with Rosemary Cake Batter Buttercream Wrapped in Candied Rhubarb Ribbons. This technique (of candying rhubarb) was VERY time consuming, but I'm so glad I did it, because the results are one of a kind. And I think I have gotten all the trouble shooting out of the way so replicating the process in the future should be a lot easier. Maybe I'll even do an instructional blog post about it so you can try your hand at it:)

Well that's it for now. Very soon there will be a flood of wedding posts so really, this was the calm before the storm, but I'll admit: I'm feeling pretty good about the storm!