{Bake-n-Blog Day}

Well, today is the big day!  All of the bloggers participating in the Bake-n-Blog will post their results today on their blogs, so please join me and all the other bloggers for some virtual tasting!  {Click HERE for a list of all of the lovely participants, along with links to their blogs} And now I will share my baking experience with you...

I signed up to bake Cupcake #25 - Sour Cream Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! Yum!

I am a major organizational freak, so before I start baking I like to measure out and prep my ingredients to insure smooth sailing for the baking process.  

Here is everything mixed together just before I mixed in the raspberries, don't they look good?  I do little tastes as I go, and I must say it's amazing how good butter, sugar and sour cream taste mixed together... A new snack idea perhaps?  Ha Ha!

They're all set to head into the oven, don't they look fun?  I love the bits of colour the raspberries add.  Originally I was thinking this was going to be the longest 20 minutes of my life waiting for those delicious cupcakes to bake as they taunt me with their aroma... Then I remembered I still need to make the frosting - that will distract me and help the time fly by!

Luckily I had the ingredients for the frosting all ready to go, so it was easy to whip it all together before the cupcakes were done...

Which left time for me to enjoy the best part of baking - licking the beaters!  Oh joy!

I pulled the cupcakes out of the oven {after 25 mins, not 20 as the recipe says} and they looked perfect.  I let them cool, topped them with frosting and a raspberry, and voila!  Don't they look amazing?

The first bite was wonderful...

And so was the last!  

I had such a great time doing this, I enjoyed meeting bloggers from near and far and of course I loved baking and eating these yummy cupcakes from Ming Makes Cupcakes!  I will be checking in on everyone's experiences throughout the day, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  Perhaps I'll make it an annual event, what do you think?

PS - I have entered a MckLinky Tool below so that it's easy to access everyone's postings for the day.  To sign up just click on "Click Here To Enter" below!  Thanks!


  1. Yum! That batter DOES look delicious! And the final product? so cute!!

    This was a great idea, thanks for letting me play!

    Cupcake 28: http://marblesrolling.blogspot.com/2010/08/bake-n-blog-cupcake-28.html

  2. so much fun! love your cute cupcakes! thanks for doing this. i enjoyed it as well. to all the participants, i included a MckLinky so be sure to leave a link to your blog post on spearmintbaby.com today so all my readers can check out your cakes :) shari

  3. Really enjoyed the Bake-N-Blog... Hope you'll include us next time!

  4. Your raspberry cupcakes look really good, and that was a lot of fun!

  5. Yours look absolutely delicious. I had so much fun with this, as did my Mum and Aunty. We all baked and skyped together! It should definitely be a regular event!

  6. Your cupcakes turned out SOOOOO pretty!! I'm excited to try that recipe.

    This has been such fun. I'm excited to check out all the other bloggers' experiences.

    I DEFINITELY vote for an annual bake-n-blog event!

  7. What a great idea! I need to get cracking on some of those amazing recipes. Great blog!

  8. Forget annual, this should be a monthly event!! :-)

    Your raspberry cupcakes look DEE-LISH!! Can't go wrong with raspberries and cream cheese icing :-)

    Thanks for the great Bake-n-Blog idea. I've been wanting to try out some Ming Makes Cupcakes recipes for a while, so this is the perfect way to "sample" them all without gaining 50 pounds!! ;-)

    Kelly (cupcake #32)

  9. No way! Your little cupcakes are perfect looking! You have a thing for raspberries eh...Thanks again for putting on this fun event. I am definitely in when you plan another one!

  10. I have a weakness for cream cheese frosting. Those would not last long at my house!

    This was a great idea, thanks for hosting!

  11. I wish I would have known about this challenge..I'm all about cupcakes you know :-)
    Looking forward to checking out the entries!

  12. What a great idea this is! @ The Hip Hostess is on my Twitter list and tweeted Bake-n-Blog Day this morning. The chocolate Guinness with cream cheese frosting. Oh boy. Oh boy. Oh boy.

    What fun!

  13. You need to do this every year! I'm already drooling at the site of what you baked and can't wait to see the rest. Had such a fun time!

  14. Staci, Thanks for putting this together...you rock lady!!!
    Christine aka GlamaMama

  15. So fun! Your cupcakes look super delicious. I sure had fun making and eating mine!

  16. Staci, your cupcakes turned out beautifully! Thanks again for hosting such a fun series.

    (cupcake #8)

  17. I can already imagine all of the hours of my life that will now be spent on the elliptical trying to recover from this. ;) Thanks so much for hosting. I can't wait to check out all of the reviews, and try a bunch of new goodies. Yours looks DELISH!!

  18. Yours turned out great Staci. I may make these ones this weekend. Great idea too!

  19. I absolutely love this idea! Annual? I want to do it next week, haha.

    Your cupcakes look divine. So happy to find you, I'm loving your blog!
    :) Christine

  20. YUM!!! Those look delicious!!! Thanks for hosting, this was so much fun. I just wish I could have tasted each of the cupcakes that were made....mmmmm


  21. Your cupcakes look great!
    Thanks for the fun idea, I enjoyed participating.

  22. Staci, Thank you so much for starting this Bake-N-Blog, it was so much fun! I had a blast and I am loving reading about everyones experiences. I agree with Kelly at DesignTies, this is be a monthly thing.

    Your cupcakes look so good, I am planning on making them this weekend.

    Thanks again and it was very nice to "meet" you too!

  23. Thanks so much for hosting this! I love the idea of doing a bake along all in one day. I didn't have great success with my recipe, but it was still a lot of fun!

  24. those look amazing!! I want some right now :)


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