Friday, March 29, 2013

Bridal Shower Vegan Cupcakes
I recently made vegan cupcakes for my best friend Randy's bridal shower. She picked out the flavors she wanted, there were 2 different types. The first was a chocolate cupcake with a fresh raspberry icing and the second was a cinnamon cupcake with maple butter cream icing. These were the first vegan cupcakes I have made and they came out great, they tasted amazing! There were 3 different types of topper designs. All based around a purple color scheme. We had a purple heart with an R+T on it, a purple flower with a edible pearl center and two wedding bands (one with diamond). All toppers were then dusted with edible sparkle.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Cupcakes for Arielle

One of the agents at my office Avital gave me the opportunity to create custom cupcakes for her daughter Arielle's special day. The main colors were red and orange. The cake topper was two stacked books with "Arielle 9.30.12" on top. There were 4 different cupcake designs, the Harry Potter HP logo, a cross country running sneaker, a field hockey jersey and crossed field hockey sticks.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vegan/Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These came out AMAZING!!! I am so happy with the turnout of these cookies, it took 3 weeks to perfect the recipe but it was worth it!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Few Changes

I am working on making a few changes at Sweetpea's Sugar Rush. I have been making a lot of changes in my personal life and would like to tie those changes in with my baking. I am currently working on creating new vegan and gluten free recipes. It will take some time to get all the new recipes up to my standards. I will post pictures and blogs about my adventures in vegan and gluten free baking.

I am still making toppers and still able to make you any cupcakes or desserts you may want.

You can trust that any dessert that makes it to my final recipes is worth a try. All desserts are first tested by Dan (my fiance) who does not hold back when telling me if the sweets and treats are a GO or a NO.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cereal for St. Patrick’s Day

This year for St. Patrick’s we used cereal in our baking. We made two different desserts for the family, green Rice Crispy treats and Lucky Charm cupcakes. For the green Rice Crispy treats we just added some green food coloring. The Lucky Charm cupcakes are a vanilla cupcake tinted green with whipped cream frosting, topped with Lucky Charms.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

A friend that I haven't seen in awhile placed an order for some St. Patrick's Day cupcakes. She wanted to bring them to work to get everyone in the holiday spirit. We made a few different types of toppers, some shamrocks with luster dust, leprechauns, pots of gold with glitter and "kiss me I'm Irish" decorations. The cupcakes were chocolate cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

We finally came up with our Irish Soda Bread recipe. It took a few tries but we are very happy with this one and can't wait to make it for the family this weekend. If you are interested in giving it a try, here is the recipe:


5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
4 cups raisins
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter iron skillet. Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Add butter; using fingers rub in butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in raisins. In separate bowl whisk buttermilk and egg to blend. Add mixture to dough; using a wooden spoon stir until well incorporated.

Transfer dough to prepared skillet; smooth top, mounding in the center. Using a knife cut a 1 inch deep X in the top center of the dough. In a small bowl mix an egg and some buttermilk, use this to brush over the top of the bread. Bake until bread is cooked through, insert a knife into the center and make sure it comes out clean. About an 1 and 15 minutes. Cool bread in skillet.

Serve and enjoy!