Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vibrant Red & Blue Mini Bundts

Bite sized, you said? I'm in!

Once upon a Fourth of July, I made these super vibrant red and blue mini bundt cakes. Basically, these were made entirely to inaugurate my new mini bundt pan. My main project that day was the baking and decorating of The American Sweethearts, which were cakelettes in shades of red, white, and blue made to celebrate the USA. I used the leftover batter to try out my new pan and ended up with the cutest and most delicious mini bundt cakes. So adorable! 

The key to get these cakes looking pretty is the vibrancy of the batter. Once stuff bakes the colors become slightly duller. So I always make sure my batter is extra vibrant and deeply colored to get that super awesome end result once I'm done baking. The new pan was fun to use, albeit a wee bit messy because of how small the cavities were. While the mini bundt cakes baked everyone at home kept on repeatedly asking me, "Is they done?", trying to chivy it out straight from the pan. That's the fate of bite sized desserts! *laughs*

They came out looking so cute with the prettiest vibrant colors too! The new pan was brilliant. Their texture was the softest and cakey delicious just like it was supposed to be and they popped out of the pan smoothly like a piece of cake. Pun intended! When they had cooled down I dusted them with icing sugar so they'd get the white colors of the USA too! They looked adorable!

They reminded me of snow and Winter for some reason. But then icing sugar always reminds me of snow! The mini bundts looked straight out of a fairy tale book. They were adorable!

They matched with my red, white, and blue American Sweethearts and served next to them looked so pretty! What an adorable way of celebrating the USA!

Beautiful, are they not?

They tasted of sweet vanilla goodness! And anything bite sized obviously brings out double the excitement in me so I was so in love with these mini bundts. They were pretty bites of deliciousness which melted in my mouth as soon as I'd taken a bite! Yummm ....

That's a LOT of prettiness in a plate, if you ask me!

I loved how they looked! I have made a mental note to myself that I can bake these up for parties and customize them according to themes by changing their colors. I wanted them looking cute and adorable so I left the rounded bottoms (the rounded tops which rose in the pan) but I know that I can even slice off the rounded base to get a perfectly flat bottom. These are really so adorable I think I absolutely MUST get the pan out again! *Walks off to her kitchen*

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Unicorn Blue Pinwheel Cookies

There were unicorns all around me. Everywhere I looked people were baking up unicorn themed goodies. All of my social media feeds were full of beautiful unicorn creations and then Starbucks launched their Unicorn drink which took the world by storm. I just knew I had to jump on to the trending craze too somehow and that's how these Unicorn Blue Pinwheel Cookies happened!

They were magical! They had this crazy whimsical look about them which screamed magic and mystery. I think these cookies had special powers. Powers that called to you, dragged you to them, made you pick them up, pop them into your mouth, devour them, and then go for a second. *laughs* They were irresistible! Absolutely delicious and very pretty!

See? That's one beautiful cookie! And it was so perfectly unicorn themed I was in love with it!

My Unicorn Blue Pinwheels had two stunning details to them which exclaimed the big wow and gave them the perfect unicorn touch. The first was the blue pinwheel design and the second was the magical crystal coating! Time for some close ups!

I made the blue color as vibrant as I could. It was what made the cookies appear so magical! It wasn't a dark blue, it wasn't a light blue. It was a kind of vibrant magic shade of electric blue. Stunning! 

The crystal sugar coating around it was straight out of a fantasy. I wanted the crystal sugars to deliver a pop of color but not take away from the main blue pinwheel design. So I conjured up a mix of blue, pink, and yellow crystal sugars with a wave of my magic wand with which I coated my cookies. It was the perfect touch needed and BAM you were looking at unicorn perfection!

Making Pinwheels is an extremely fun process. It takes hours because the dough needs lots of chilling to get the shapes and curves right but it is extremely fun! My magical unicorn blue pinwheels were part of the beautiful Ramadan favors box we sent out to our loved ones in 2017. They looked so pretty along with the rest of the colorful stuff in there and were loved by all!

These cookies were magic inside out. They didn't just look magical but tasted out of the world too! It was like biting into a fantasy. A chewy soft center and the slight crunch of crystal sugar ... mmmm!

Magical. Fantastical. Delicious. Beautiful! Just some of the words I could use for these stunners. I had finally hopped on to the Unicorn train and created the most magical cookies! Woohoo!

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Tasty Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

Anything. I repeat. ANYTHING is awesome if you dip it in chocolate! Just like these cookies!

Sugar cookies are in themselves a treat. They're simple yet packed with such a grand punch of flavor. So once upon a time, when I was baking sugar cookies, I decided to step up their game and dip them in chocolate! A delicious layer of sweet chocolate candy coating would just be perfect, I thought. And of course with a baby niece running around my baking station I just had to shower some sprinkles over the cookies. She loves sprinkles! So I love the look on her face when I add sprinkles to anything! These cookies were entirely dedicated to my baby niece Gubby! *insert kisses here*

I added these delicious chocolate dipped sugar cookies to the Ramadan favors box we gave out back in 2016 too and they were a hit! Everybody loved them! They were actually quite addictive, if you ask me. We were having trouble staying away from them such that there was a risk of running out before all those favor boxes were filled up! *laughs*

I thoroughly enjoyed the making of these cookies. It was oddly satisfying. I baked up a batch of fresh vanilla sugar cookies first. Once they were completely cooled (and we'd eaten a couple!) I melted some chocolate candy and then enjoyed myself to the max dipping them sort of halfway in. I placed the cookies on a cookie sheet so the chocolate would set but before that could happen I showered a good bit of sprinkles over them all. It was such great fun making them!

See how adorable they looked?

The cookies were soft with the perfect little bite to them. The chocolate was delicious and rich. The sprinkles were super cute and looked so pretty. I was in love with how pretty these cookies turned out! They were so appealing, they were calling out to us. "Pick me, pick me!" I heard that. At least I thought I did. *laughs

Gubby LOVED these cookies so much. They were everything she loved! She loves my vanilla sugar cookies, she is a super fan of chocolate, and she smiles extra wide and bright at the sight of sprinkles. If you ask me, the satisfaction I felt seeing her devour my cookies was far greater than how I felt when the compliments poured in from people whom we'd sent out the favors to. Everyone said they loved the cookies, some of my friends even asked for more! My baby doll however loved them the most. She was ecstatic to see them and everyday when it would be cookie time her face would light up! Adorable cookies for my most adorable little Gubbster! *heart melting* BRB, gotta go get a hold of my melting heart!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sour Cream Blueberry Crumb Muffins

You've just walked into a gourmet cafe bakery thingy where the sweet scent of blueberry cinnamon-y goodness has wafted through the air to greet your senses. It is deliciousness at its finest. It's gourmet!

The Sour Cream Blueberry Crumb Muffins were straight out of a gourmet cafe, I tell you! The typical classy look, the extremely intense flavors, the deliciousness ... only better and home made!

I took the picture above when the muffins came out fresh from the oven. The blueberries were bubbling, the crumbs were shining with cinnamon sugar, and the house smelled heavenly rich of sweetness. I'm crazy for desserts topped with cinnamon-ish crumbs. I just am totally in love with the taste and feel of those crumbs in my mouth. Deep, deep, deep kind of love. These muffins were basically love for me! So good!

If I were to describe these muffins in the fewest number of words I'd say they were 'classically intense'. Yesssss, those are the perfect words for them.

I might be totally crazy here but let me say this ... I think that there are certain baked desserts which fit the most perfectly in white plain cupcake liners. Something about those white liners is classic, especially how they go transparent-ish once baked. My Sour Cream Blueberry Crumb Muffins peeked through the liners, tantalizing whoever set their eyes upon them. If looks could kill ...

These muffins weren't just stunning. They were intense. The sour cream lent a certain extreme kind of moistness to the muffins which contrasted with the crunchiness of the crumbs in the most deliciously serious war of textures. The flavors were a heavenly combination as it is: blueberries, cinnamon, sugar, butter. What could go wrong? This was perfection. This was it. This was just it. Please tell me I'm not the only one who wants to grab this muffin off my screen and stuff it in my face immediately. Asap. Aaaahhhhh! I can not handle this!

Let me tell you something, I don't enjoy eating fresh blueberries. Yes, you heard me right. I don't enjoy eating fresh blueberries but when you bake them, I go bonkers. I can stuff batches of baked blueberry desserts down my throat and not grow tired of them. Oh and the combination of blueberries and cinnamon? Out of the world. And buttery crumbs? CRAZY! And these muffins? Absolutely delicious. Absolutely mind blowingly amazing! Gourmet. Classic. Love. I think I need help now that I've revisited them in these pictures again!

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Sara’s Baked Creations is on Mission Sweetness! Sara and Abbie are hobby bakers who bake for friends and family only. We are not a commercial bakery business; it gives us joy to spread smiles while enjoying sisterhood and living our passion for baking.

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