Saturday, May 28, 2011

When life gives you lemons...

When life gives you lemons...make lemonade...right?!? That's how the saying goes and I definitely took it to heart last week ;)

The strangest thing happened in the kitchen...I was baking a batch of Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, using my tried-and-true recipe, when about halfway through baking them I could tell something was terribly wrong! The little boogers just were NOT all...they were like half-cupcakes. I racked my brain and for the life of me could not figure out where I went wrong....and since I didn't want to hurt myself by thinking too much I just moved on with my life and decided to rebake them.

So, I remixed and baked using the SAME recipe I've always used...and whaddya know...they turned out just fabulous as ever actually! So who knows about that other batch?!?!?

Here's where it gets fun though...I couldn't just pitch the dud seemed too wasteful...and since I'm always making Cake Balls or Pops anyways a really fun thought occurred to me...NEW FLAVOR ALERT...I used the batch of flop cuppies to make the most AMAZING Strawberry Lemonade Cake Balls!

So in this case...when life gives you dud Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, make Strawberry Lemonade Cake Balls, and then take a moment to enjoy your awesomeness - LOL! Seriously though...this was one of the BEST happy accidents that has come my way in awhile...and another bonus...I'm officially adding this flavor to my menu so YOU all can enjoy some too ;)

Here are a few pics of the end just for fun, I'm also sharing a picture of some yummy cuppies that made their way out of my kitchen last week ...after all that talk of dud cupcakes I didn't want you all to think I'd lost my touch ;)

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Pops, complete with Pink Paper Straws for sticks!

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Balls...yummers!

Black Magic Cupcakes, Margarita Cupcakes, Strawberry Cupcakes and Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
It's okay if you're drooling...I was too! ;)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The winner of the Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Name That CUPCAKE Contest is...


Kristi's winning suggestion of a Fluffernutter Wonder Cupcake will be featured as my
Cupcake of the Month Club flavor in JUNE!

This contest was SO much fun and I truly appreciate everyone who took the time to participate. I got TONS of amazing flavor suggestions....don't be surprised if more than one of them make an appearance in the CCMC down the road!

If you would like to join the Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats
Enrollment ENDS SOON....May 31st is the official cut-off!
Don't miss your chance to be a member in the coolest club in town ;)
For more details visit my CCMC page!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Name That Cupcake FINALISTS!!!

Let me tell was SO hard to choose the Finalists! There were so many YUMMY Cupcake flavor suggestions, I was drooling every time I logged in!

So here's a little surprise...there are 6 Finalists! I just couldn't get it down to 5...but I didn't think you all would mind ;)

I definitely got TONS of great ideas for future flavors to try out....if you would like to join the Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Cupcake of the Month Club there is still time! Contact me and I'll get you set-up with your Cupcake Connection!

Here are the Name That CUPCAKE FINALISTS! Be sure to pop on over to my Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Facebook page to vote for your favorite flavor! Photo tags and comments count as votes....please only vote once to make it fair!
Good luck! Can't wait to see what I'll be baking!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Name that CUPCAKE!

There are only a few more weeks to enroll in the Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Cupcake of the Month Club!
The response so far has been amazing!

To celebrate, I'm announcing my BIGGEST GIVEAWAY to-date!
A CONTEST that gives YOU the chance to name the next flavor of my Cupcake of the Month Club....
and....wait for it.....WIN a FREE 6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP!!!!
Here are the details:
1) Post your Cupcake and Frosting flavor suggestion as a comment on my Sweet Cheeks Facebook Page. One suggestion per person please, so make it good! Suggestions posts will be open for one week!
2) I will select 5 finalists based on the Flavor suggestions received. These will be the Top 5 suggestions I’m most interested in making! I will then create a voting feature for the Top 5 flavors.
3) The finalists will have ONE week to get as many votes as possible for their suggestion.
4) The flavor with the most votes will debut as the Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Cupcake of the Month in June! The entrant who submits the winning flavor suggestion will receive a FREE 6-month membership to the CCMC
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! I can't wait to see the suggestions you all come up with!
This contest is only open to LOCAL Sweet Cheeks customers...unfortunately I cannot ship Cupcakes at this time.

As always...feel free to contact me ANYTIME to enroll in the Cupcake of the Month Club! Enrollment period ends SOON...don't miss your chance!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Goodie Parade!

I've been feeling a little guilty and a lot stressed about not posting on a regular basis and keeping you all in the loop with the treats I've been making! I've been very fortunate to be SUPER busy with orders lately...but that also makes getting pictures of all the treats before I pack them up and send them out the door a little...well...tricky.

Most of you are aware that I operate Sweet Cheeks as a side business out of my home. I alse have two kiddos under the age of 3, my hubby, two wild dogs and a full-time job to keep me "spare" time seems to be in short supply lately ;)

This week...and by this week I really mean last week, get the idea....I made a mini-resolution of sorts to photograph everything that came out of my kitchen! It was my first full week baking in my new Sweet Cheeks Kitchen downstairs so I spent a lot of time organizing and putting-away.

The rest of the time was devoted to the following parade of goodies!

Sweet Springy Cake Pops

Sugary Crystal Cake Pops

Dragonfly Cake Pops

Apple Cake Pops with FREE printables from Living Locurto!

Dino-RAWR Cupcakes!

Mama's Little Helper breaking in his new baking gear from the Easter Bunny and sporting his "Cool Dude Apron!"
This is the BEFORE picture during the Dino-RAWR Cupcake experience. the bowl! Don't worry folks....he doesn't get to work on official orders just yet ;)

That's all for now!
Happy Baking!