Monday, February 28, 2011

Triple Chocolate

My name is Suzy Sweet Tooth, and I'm a chocoholic.  You may be, too.  And if you're not, these cupcakes may just convert you.  A twelve step program may not be necessary, but even if it is, these are worth it.

These Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are no ordinary chocolate cupcake.  They are chocolate to the max.  The cake is a moist chocolate cake I use for many of my cupcakes, but for these I add mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter.  They melt just enough to become moist little chocolate morsels in each bite.  On top each cupcake is the second chocolate level, a silky ganache made from semi-sweet chocolate and cream.  And to round out the trio of chocolate-y goodness is my favorite chocolate buttercream on top.  They are decorated with metallic white sprinkles to lure you into your chocolate coma.  Mmmmm....

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, $12/first dozen, $10/add'l dozen

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Half Baked

This last Thursday was a sad day.  It was the last test kitchen day I'll have with Coco for the next year and a half.  She leaves on March 2nd to serve a church mission in Argentina.  So before she deserts me (or desSerts me...  Not funny?  Oh well.), we used our last session together to bake the treat of her choice.  And her choice was Cookie Dough Cupcakes. 


The idea actually came from a lovely woman named Stacy who works with my fiancĂ© at the bank.  It's a vanilla cupcake stuffed with raw cookie dough (egg-free, don't worry), and decorated with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Everyone knows the best part of making chocolate chip cookies is the eating the dough.  And this is the cutest packaging for it I've ever seen.  

The cake is a basic vanilla cake, but they can also be made with chocolate.  In fact, I will be baking a batch of chocolate ones for an order on Sunday.  Yum!  The fun part is their filling-- a dollop of mini chocolate chip cookie dough.  They are frosted with a mock cookie dough frosting, similar to the frosting on the Snickerdoodle cupcake that has been such a hit.  And finally some mini chocolate chips on top as a little preview of the fun inside.  The only downside of this cupcake?  If you give a mouse a Cookie Dough Cupcake, she'll ask for a glass of milk...  

I'll miss you, Coco!  And I'll be sending you recipes as I go!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cake Truffles

I think these are really fun.  I'm calling them Cake Truffles.  They are little bites of moist cake (these ones are chocolate, but I can do any kind of cake) covered in white or milk chocolate with the alternate drizzled on top.  I'll also be drizzling them with different colors of candy coating, so I can basically do them in any color of the rainbow.  

I think these would be great party favors or little gifts for neighbors or co-workers.  And they are so moist and tasty (I would know, I've sampled a lot of them...) that I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of them in the time to come.  I can't wait to do them in pastels for some Easter baskets.  How cute are these? 

And for those of you who have asked about non-cupcake treats that can be shipped-- these are definitely one of them.  I'll post something soon about treats available for people outside of Utah County.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


My travel plans for next weekend have been cancelled, so I'll be doing a cupcake buy one get one special.  

Buy one dozen cupcakes between 2/25-2/27 and get the second dozen free.  Regular flavor dozens are $12, and specialty flavors (such as Nuts for Nutella, PB&J, and Peanut Butter Pretzel) are $14.  

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Get Well Soon

This week I made some "Get Well Soon" cupcakes that I can only hope did their part to help their sick owner feel a bit better.  Although I don't know the woman they were for or any details of her ailment, I believe wholeheartedly in the healing power of the cupcake, so I'm sure they lifted her spirit and her stomach.

If you would like information about having custom cupcakes catered, please contact me at  Pricing information is available here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Busy Week

It has been a very busy week this week.  I am finally posting some photos from our test kitchen day on Tuesday.  I have had a few cupcake orders this week and have a lot to do for Valentines Day (which is also my birthday-- so Suzy Sweet Tooth is making Suzy some red velvet cupcakes- yum!)... Needless to say, I've been a little behind on a couple of blog entries.

I have a very short time left to create and test new recipes with my accomplice, Coco, until she leaves for a church mission to Argentina in the beginning of March.  We have a few things left on the docket to make (coming soon: cake pops!), and we tried two really delicious recipes this last week.  

The first thing we made: raspberry swirl cheesecakes in the shape of little hearts.  We did a chocolate graham cracker crust underneath a creamy cheesecake center.  We made the cheesecake with egg yolks and whipped whites (to make it fluffy), as well as some Greek yogurt, which gives a great luscious texture to the cake.  We cooked raspberries with orange juice and sugar to make the pretty red marbling on top.  They turned out to be a very decadent success.

Our second treat was a Snickerdoodle Cupcake which has been getting rave reviews amongst its taste testers around town.  These are little cinnamon sugar butter cakes with just the right combination of spice and sweetness.  We frosted them with a cinnamon buttercream icing that has a mock cookie dough consistency from two types of sugars we added to it.  Then they were dusted with cinnamon sugar and topped with their namesake: a tiny crisp-yet-chewy snickerdoodle cookie.  Ta-da!  Snickerdoodle cupcakes are born!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl Sundae

Packers or Steelers?  The more important question may be ice cream or cupcakes?  And the correct answer is: both.  It's Superbowl "Sundae" and I'm celebrating with Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes!

Come on, how cute are these?  It's a rich chocolate cupcake with just a bit of sticky caramel sauce in the center.  On top is a creamy vanilla buttercream.  My mock hot fudge is a semisweet chocolate ganache.  And they are decorated in classic ice cream parlor style with rainbow jimmies and a maraschino cherry on top.  I am going to resist any cherry-on-top puns and just say that they're the sweetest way to enjoy the big game.

Ice Cream Sundae cupcakes are a "specialty cupcake" flavor and are only $14 per dozen and $11 per additional dozen.   Suzy Sweet Tooth pricing is available here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

CocoNilla Cupcakes

My kitchen cohort is named Corinne Orton, but I call her Coco.  She doesn't always like this, but that will not sway me from calling her that.  A few weeks ago 'Coco' made a delicious cupcake that we made again this week on our test kitchen day.  It's a vanilla coconut cupcake.  So what better name is there for it than the CocoNilla cupcake?  She may hate it, but that's what I'll call this 'til the day I die.  For those who don't know, Corinne and I plan to open up a bakery when we're both done with culinary school.  If our dream pans out and we still make and sell this cupcake, I will still call it the CocoNilla.  ...Mainly to bug her.  :)

The cake portion of the cupcake is a recipe that I love of an old-fashioned vanilla butter cake.  But Corinne had the brilliant idea to make it with coconut milk and coconut extract.  The coconut milk makes it so moist and fluffy, and it's just the right combination of sweet and fruity.  The frosting for it is a thick cream cheese frosting with some more coconut and vanilla in it.  And because these CocoNilla cakes are just as ladylike as their namesake, they are all wearing (edible) pearls.

So far these cupcakes have gotten rave reviews.  I love them.  And the smell of these baking makes me want to float away to some private island.  Mmm... Thanks, Coco!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nuts for Nutella

Nutella?  Ciao, bella!  For those who don't know, Nutella is a hazelnut and chocolate spread.  It's kind of like an Italian peanut butter.  It's delicious.  One of our two test kitchen recipes this week was this Nuts for Nutella cupcake.  I really love this cupcake and I think most people who tried it did, too.  

I channeled my inner Giada with this one: It's a moist chocolate cake filled with a creamy center of Nutella.  The frosting is a whipped Nutella buttercream.  And finally it's topped off with a chocolate drizzle.  Sound good?  Grazie!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Passion-ate about Cupcakes

I know that title is terribly kitsch, but as Nigella Lawson says, it's okay to put the kitsch in kitchen.  The passion I'm referring to here is actually passionfruit, which I used in these vanilla passionfruit cupcakes.

The cake is an old-fashioned butter cake recipe made with lots of vanilla and passionfruit juice.  It's iced with a cream cheese frosting that also has passionfruit juice flavoring it.  On top of each pink cream cheese blossom is a butterscotch chip.