Saturday, January 30, 2010


On our first return to the kitchen from the Scotcharoo/Stitches incident, we decided to make Hummingbird Swirl Cupcakes. What is that, you may wonder? Well,

Hummingbird cake is a banana, pecan and pineapple cake that has a cream cheese frosting. This cupcake version adds the fruit and nuts to a yellow cupcake batter and covers the top of the cupcake with thick swirls of cream cheese frosting.

We were slightly skeptical about the combination of pineapple, cinnamon, banana, and pecan. But we were pleasantly surprised with the turnout. The pineapple and banana made for a moist cake and the cinnamon and pecan balanced it out quite nicely.

Our favorite part? The cream cheese frosting. No questions.

The cupcakes are shaped a little funny, thanks to our cheap Ikea cupcake pan. Apparently in Europe they like their cupcakes tall and skinny. Next time we promise our cupcakes will be a little more regularly shaped. We'll work on our presentation. Until next time...

Love Love Love,
Aim and J.

P.S. No wounds this time :)


Hello world, our names are Aim and J. We have been best friends for many many moons and embarked upon many adventures starting with facing the treacherous days of Jr. High school together, and most recently traveling to lands such as London and New York City.

Our love for baking tasty treats started when were just young lasses and we baked numerous goodies for our high school football team. Now that we are older and have kitchens of our own, we have continued to bake tasty treats together.

Some of these treats have not come without peril. Aim whipped up some Scotcharoos (a rather tasty mix of Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Dark Chocolate and Rice Krispies). After removing them from the freezer, J began to cut them with a large knife when she stabbed herself. She had to pull the knife out of her hand and we spent our Friday night last night in the Emergency Room where Jessica received 5 stitches.

We have high hopes for this blog, and see it as a stitch in our adventures together. We have committed to baking all of the recipes from Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans. This blog will document our struggles and victories (and hopefully, no more stitches...) as we bake many many cupcakes.

Love Love Love,
Aim and J.