Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

Yummy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

9 May

This week I made some delicious carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for teacher appreciation week.  It was the perfect chance for me to try out our new baking cups.  And of course, I like to make almost anything that has cream cheese frosting on it!  I used the following recipe and it turned out great!

For the cupcakes (makes 12):
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups grated carrots (heaping)
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
For the frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2+ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the grated carrots and the oil. Slowly add the flour mixture, stirring until just mixed. Add the beaten eggs and stir a few times (like 15 or less around the bowl – the fewer the better)!
  2. Scoop batter into baking cups about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way. Bake for 15 minutes, check how they’re doing, and add a few minutes if necessary. I find that the baking time varies greatly with oven, so just check for the right golden brown color and springy tops. Allow the cupcakes to cool.
  3. For the frosting, blend the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag or similar tool for piping the frosting evenly on the cupcakes.

Lilac Baking Cups I used our Lilac Damask Stripe Large Baking Cups for these cupcakes.  They worked really well and looked beautiful on a serving tray.  While I used these for a teacher appreciation luncheon, I was thinking of different events these would be ideal for and these are a few I came up with:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Graduation Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Ladies Luncheon
  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • 1st Birthday Party

Of course, there are many more uses, but these were the first to pop in my head.  Let me know what you think of our new baking cups and if you decide to use them for your special event.  I would love to hear what you do with yours! xoxo Jennifer

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Pinch of Yum

 

Mother’s Day gifts that will be remembered forever

26 Apr

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!  Mom would love any gift from you, but why not get her something personalized that she’ll remember forever?

We’ve narrowed down some of our favorite gift ideas as part of our “Super Fast” promotion guaranteed to make it in time for Mother’s Day.

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Hurry … orders need to be placed by May 2, 2013!

xoxo

Jennifer

P.S.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the terrific Moms out there!

 

A Mother’s Day gift that Gives Back

19 Apr

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to thank our Moms for everything they do.  At The Stationery Studio, we also feel Mother’s Day is a great time to give back as well!  We’ve partnered with idesign + co. and Brooke’s Blossoms to bring you personalized notepads that benefit pediatric cancer.  For every Brooke’s Blossom notepad sold, $5 is donated to pediatric cancer.

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Each notepad comes with a colorful tag explaining Brooke’s Blossoms and Brooke’s story.  Order one of these special notepads today that Mom is sure to love and you will feel good about buying!

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xoxo

Jennifer