Monday, July 30, 2012

A Good Book and Opening my Etsy Shop

Hi everyone, hope this finds you all well! I have been busy starting my Etsy shop and am very excited to say it is open...I am working on new projects to list very soon. You can link to my shop on the right column and check it out. I also have been busy reading a Hobby Farms book about Sheep.
This one is super sweet and full of information about a small-scale operation in raising sheep. I would like to get a few of these cuties and learn all I can about raising them. Hope to hear from you all soon and keep enjoying your summer!!   Smiles :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

White Wedding Cupcakes

I found this on Pinterest and thought they were just lovely!! They also make a wonderful addition to a Bridal or Baby Shower.

white wedding cake cupcakes

Yield: 36 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 18 min
I'm not usually one to use a boxed cake mix and doctor it up. I'm more accustomed to using entirely homemade recipes, but this one caught my eye and looked good. These turn out delicious, moist and fluffy cupcakes- perfect for holding buttercream frosting.


1 (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water
2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
4 large egg whites


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (you'll need approx. 36).
2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended.
3. Use ice cream scoop to fill prepared cupcake tins- fill about 3/4 full. Bake about 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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