Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WOYWW 151 *Updated with Cupcake Photo

So, this isn't my usual workspace, but for today, this is it. I have to bake turtle cupcakes for my daughter's work and I need to get an early start since I have a doctor's appointment at 10:00. Besides, the cakes have to cool so that I can fill them with caramel when I get home.



It is a dark chocolate cupcake filled with homemade caramel sauce. It is then topped with chocolate ganache, a caramel buttercream, toasted pecans, and just a drizzle of caramel for more decadence. Like it needed it, because this thing is really rich.

And if you remember the jar that was on my desk last week, this is it. I turned it into a simple vase for my kitchen. The tag can be changed, but since I like love coffee, this is it for now. I can't wait for the tulips to fall over in a day or two.



Thanks for visiting!

Happy WOYWW! Hop on over to the Stamping Ground to see what this is all about.

Dani

45 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love your vase for the flowers!! love the color yellow- so bright and cheery

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Sounds yummy! And your kitchen looks so nice and clean :)

Your jar is just beautiful!
And you have my favorite flowers in it :)

Heidi said...

Love how your jar turned out. That yellow is so cheery.

Jingle said...

Ooooh! Send some cupcakes my way! :-) Your vase looks seriously fabulous!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

mmmmm.....turtle cupcakes! The jar made a perfect vase for your tulips!

Happy WOYWW!
Nadia 117

Redanne said...

A very yummy workspace this week then, glad you did not show any cake, it would have set me off. Love that vase, brilliant idea. Happy WOYWW from Anne #61

JoZart said...

The flowers look perfect in there and the cake cases look just like the white tulips too! Those eggs are so white... our eggs are always brown, free range ones especially. Looks a totally different way of baking to mine but bet the results are good!
JoZarty x

france charles said...

i shouldn't have read your post... i'm craving for cupcakes now! ;)
good luck on getting them done!
have a happy week,
france
#148
xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Hmmm... sounds good baking cup cakes. I never bake them only eat them :-) Love the way you change the jar in a vase. These tulips looks much sunnier in it. Thanks for visiting me and have a crafty week. Bye, Franka #9

Queen Of Toys said...

Now I am worried, to much work in the kitchen and not enough play in the craft area. Love the jar of tulips and I agree when it come to coffee. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Eliza #26

kay said...

yummy cakes
have a crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #98

Carmen said...

I think I just drooled straight into my keyboard. nom!

Carmen #105

p.s just spotted the adorable baby feet below and have now just melted! x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Dani...and I'm trying so hard on my diet and now you've shown me caramel cupcakes. I love caramel of any sort..sob. I can almost taste them from here. Hope the kids enjoyed them!!
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Lisa-Jane said...

My tulips fell over today! Goodness those cupcakes look VERY rich, but good for the diet because you can only eat one ;-) #36

Clare with paint in her hair said...

so err where do i get my cupcake?

trisha too said...

The tulips are pretty and all, but the cupcake is mesmerizing . . .

:)trisha
#167

May said...

Beautiful flowers, O my word!!! the cupcake looks gorgeous... Hugs May x x x No10

Linda said...

The cupcakes look delicious! It is so nice that you are making them for your daughter's work. I also like the jar, it's so cheerful on the counter. #145 Linda

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You just made me sooo hankering after your beautiful cupcake! Looks too beautiful to eat and I'm sure it tastes divine! Thanks for sharing Dani! It's always good to drool now and then! Patsy from
HeARTworks

okienurse said...

OMG girl it is dangerous visiting your blog! I love the looks of that cupcake and I am sure my hips would too! Have a great week and thanks for commenting on my blog! Vickie #41

Amy E said...

OH WOW!!! I am so glad I don't live closer to you or you would have just helped me to obliterate my diet with those cupcakes!!!! Turtle anything is my favorite, and those sound like they would be just about the best cupcakes EVER!!!!!!!!

Glad you found the WOYWW badge on my desk this week!! About half the commenters are having trouble with it, so I'm glad you were able to see it!!!

Thanks for the peek!

Amy E. #24
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

soapHOUSEmama said...

ooooh, now I am hungry!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! Those are decadent cupcakes indeed! At first I thought you meant you were going to decorate them with a turtle on top (or frost them green or something turtle-y, not TURTLE like TURTLE, like YUMMY!). Yum.

Sue Althouse said...

Such lovely photos, but all I can think about is how delicious that cupcake looks!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh they look so yummy - love your vase too. Thanks for visiting me.

Annie said...

Oooer those cup cakes sound really yummy.
Hugs,
A x #38
ps thanks for calling in on me x

VonnyK said...

Love your vase but can't get my eyes off of that cupcake, yummmm!!
Have a great week.
Von #65

Ann B said...

I like floppy tulips as well, so much more natural and a bit blowsy.

Your cupcakes look delicious, and home-made caramel as well, wow!

Thanks for visiting yesterday. I'm doing a bit of catching up this morning as it is a very rainy day.

Ann B
#37

Amanda said...

Oh my that cupcake looks good, I am sat here wondering if I lick the screen will it taste like caramel lol. Hugs, Amanda #133

CraftygasheadZo said...

Yummy! That cupcake looks dreamy. Take care, am still working my way through the list, doing so in stints and making sure I have snacks to munch! Zo xx 77

StampinCarol said...

Looking at your cupcake has gotten me drooling! And I love your jar vase! So cool that you can change to tag to fit your mood, season, whatever!
And thanks for visiting my workdesk!
Carol #147

Jingle said...

I know I already commented, but WOW do those look good! You added the picture and I drooled! HA!

Teka Cochonneau said...

The description of your cupcakes literally made my mouth water. yum. I love all things caramel and if you throw in some chocolate I swoon. Cute jar too! :D

Sherry Edwards said...

It's lovely to see a different workspace in your home Dani and it all looks very organised.

I bet those cupcakes tasted as good as they look and sounded .... wonder why they're called 'turtle' though?

Your yellow jar/vase looks so pretty with the tulips in.

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week x
WoYwW # 28

Cottage Remnant said...

Yummy Workspace....and I love the painted jar idea....FAB!!!

blessings,
Cindy♥

sandee said...

YUM...I'll trade all the margaritas for one cup cake, wow, those look decandent!! I love your jar too, by any chance did you get the idea from Pinterest? Would love to have someoen crafty like yourself link up with my Project Pinterest! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina :)

fairy thoughts said...

WOW those cup cakes look really yummy
thanks for sharing
janet #29

Tracy said...

Ohhh these are seriously the yummiest looking cupcakes ever.
I think your vase is adorable.

debby4000 said...

Oh what yummy cupcake, if only I wasn't on a diet.
luv
Debby

Angie said...

Yum that's a great way to start my day, chocolate! Your vase is lovely and your tulips are beautiful! I never get to see those, the deer eat them here!
Angie #154

Whimcees said...

Hello!

That cupcake looks so good - I am sure that they are super delicious! I love your vase - great project. I tried bringing some lilacs inside yesterday - I love their fragrance - and they only last one day! So sad! Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Neet said...

Fab makeover of the jar but the cupcake ... oh WOW! Do you do thee professionally - it sounds so complicated. What a star you are.
Sorry I am so late - you will see why in my next WOYWW posting. Thanks for visiting and for sharing. Hugs, Neet #3 xx
ps last call for my blog candy - closes tomorrow

Tertia said...

That jar of tulips are fantastic! I am drooling over the cupcakes.
Happy very belated WOYWW

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Mmmm, cupcakes. Why you tease me so?!

Morti said...

Madame.... wiz zis cupcake you are tempting us, no?

LOL

But why is it called a TURTLE cupcake?

Love the jar!

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