Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Life has gotten a lil crazy.
And rough.
And I just wanna breath.

Seeing as I've already been away from the blog for a week now.
I don't think another week or two will hurt.

I could really use a REAL vacation....
But I suppose a blogger vacation will suffice. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cupcake Take Over!

And I'm not complaining!

Last week, I tested out Rum Punch Cupcakes...
These babies were by far the most challenging thing I've ever baked.
But I was determined to perfect them.

Here they are, in all their glory!

Let me tell you a lil story about Rum Punch, Yellowbird's, and these cupcakes...

You see, Mark Dean and I honeymooned in Jamaica.
While in Jamaica, we drank Rum Punch...
a lot of it.
And I, to this day, continue to drink Rum Punch...
a lot of it.
Also, while in Jamaica, a local named me "Yellowbird".

While browsing for a name for the shop,
I mentioned to a friend that I wanted the name to be connected to Mark Dean in someway.
Since that's where my love for baking spawns from.
And she remembered that they called me Yellowbird!

So, that's where my bakery name come from.
And I thought to myself...
"Self, if you are going have a Jamaician-named bakery, you must have a Jamaician cupcake."
So, I was bounded and determined to make this cupcake a success.

While I used a whole bottle of Malibu Rum in these cupcakes,
I found that it was not necessary to achieve the Rum Punch flavor...
so, I'll prolly opt out of that next time.

Tonight I made the most amazing Reece's Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting.
And they were def. heaven in your mouth.
I don't have enough words to express the amazingness that I experienced while biting into those bad boys!


Until later this week, when I show off Key Lime Cupcakes that I have planned to bake.
And...the 2nd Yellowbird's order!

Here's to an amazing week!
(Just imagine me raising my Rum Punch drink...or cupcake...for a toast! Ha!)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu Monday - 3/14

I fell of the healthy wagon.
I'm still working out. healthy.
That was sooo 3 weeks ago.

But I'm hoping the wagon will come by in the next lil while
so, I can hop back on.

For far, I don't see it though.
Cuz I just ate one of the most amazing cupcakes I've ever made.
(I'll be posting soooon about it!)

This week, we'll be grubbin on:

Monday - Steak & Baked Potatoes
Tuesday - Sticky Chicken & Potatoes
Wednesday - Tacos & Guacamole
Thursday - Meatloaf for Mark Dean...and whatever I can find for me
Friday - Spaghetti

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

No Class, The Handwriting Game PLUS Menu {Tuesday}

I drive an hour to school.
Roughly, 40 miles.

So I get a little irritated when I walk up to my classroom door
and see this...

Yes, that pisses me off.

But I made the best of it
and spent my time in the library
working on a fun little game.

Over the weekend,
Heather of Some Kind of Wonderful
tagged me!
And I've been it's homework or something.

here it is.
My {sloppy} handwriting.
Which I try to distract you of by making the page all cute with post-its.

I know I've been slacking on my menus.
So, here's what we are having this week:

Monday - Papa John's Pizza Special :D
Tuesday - Eating Out! Baby Isaac is here!
Wednesday - Tacos
Thursday - Italian Creamy Chicken Pasta
Friday - Marlboro Man Sandwiches

Saturday, March 5, 2011

For the First Week of...

this is what I accomplished...

The first Yellowbird's order.

And I just whipped up these bad boys.

Guinness Cupcakes with a Bailey's Irish Cream Ganache Filling and Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting
(recipe from Annie's Eats)

I made a Key Lime Pie...
which I will be featuring a recipe for next week. 


Linked up to:
Weekend Wrap-up @ Tatertots & Jello
More the Merrier Monday @ The DIY Home Sweet Home Project

Friday, March 4, 2011

One of My Favorite Things

Fortune Cookies.

I have this weird obsession with them.

At every Asian food place I go,
I get at least 3 fortune cookies.
(And if they have them up for grabs, I take more)

I guess I love the mystery of not knowing what they fortune says.
And the inspiration that will comes with reading it.

One of the coolest presents I ever received
was a bag of 21 fortune cookies.
I had all 21 opened by the end of the day.
(21 cookies for my 21st birthday!)

And something else pretty off about this obsession,
I never eat the fortune cookies.