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!)


  1. ahhhh I love the name behind your bakery!!! great lil story! and I loooove the idea of all these creative cupcake recipes! <3 delish! =)

    congrats on your second order! whoohoooo!!!!!!!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. Wow those are some good looking cupcakes! I wish you lived closer to me so I could try some for myself :)

    Have a great night!

  3. Thanks Jen! :D I'm loving them all too!

    KT - I wish you do...I'm constantly researching ways to ship them! And you on the list of who I'll be shipping to once I figure it out! :D

  4. Awwwwhhhh... What a great story a sweet one! Girl you have gotten sooo good on frosting them!! Im pretty sure as soon as you find a way to ship, Im going to be your first order! Happy week friend!

  5. Aww...thanks Heather! I'm so glad someone noticed! :D That totally makes me day! And I'm still working on the shipping methods! Haha!

    Krysten - I so wish you could try them...both of these are total winners. But the Reece's make for a super good breakfast...or lunch...or snack...or dinner. :D (I'm GOING to email you TODAY...totally got sidetracked after dinner last night...sorry!)

  6. I definitely love the name! I think it's so important to have a name that means something to you!

    Now if you'd only perfect the gluten free cupcake!

  7. Thank you Deidre!

    That's one of the next challenges I'm taking on...so, I'll letcha know how that goes!

  8. Hi *waves* I saw that you were a Houston blogger over at Houston Blogging Chicks! I'm elated that to have found some friends in the area!

    What fabulous cupcakes, this will definitely be the place I visit A LOT.

  9. Awww! Hi Jen! That's sooo cool that you found me! Thanks for stopping by! I really hope to see you around...and maybe even meet you {that's one of the things on my 101 in 1001 - to meet a fellow blogger!}!!! :D