All posts tagged: cupcakes

Brandi’s Derby Hat

I am back in Ohio not even a month when my best friend Brandi give’s me work to do.  I wasn’t really concerned because if Brandi is up to something it is going to be pure tomfoolery and lot’s of laughter, plus if the job get’s done…  well, that’s a celebration in itself because usually when we are together, not a damn thing gets accomplished.

Duncan Hines vanilla frosting panna cotta with Duncan Hines yellow sponge cupcakes

Remember when I made the Duncan Hines vanilla frosting ice cream cake?  Well, I had some left over frosting mix and was debating what to do with it.  I usually have leftovers because I can’t throw anything away, thanks mom and dad, but it also forces me to be creative, thanks mom and dad.  I have worked in so many kitchens that just simply throw product away.  Drives me nuts, that’s throwing away money and says you’re not good at managing things.  Plus, so many positive and successful things have come from making mistakes and making it work.  That’s why my parents have been married for over 40 years and raised three wonderful guys.  It’s beautiful!!