221B Baking Street

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes!
So I made some strawberry pies this weekend for a potluck and then had a ton of leftover strawberries and decided (of course) to turn them in to cupcakes, just in case the pies didn’t go far enough. Because I was making about 4 things at once I wanted them simple as possible, so I used a cake mix. 
Essentially, I just pureed strawberries and a tablespoon or two of water (just to make the blending easier) and then added the puree to a white cake mix instead of water. (For the mix I used it was 1 1/3 cups) It turns the cake a lovely pink color and he lightness of the white cake lets the strawberry flavor really come through. It turned out incredibly well, and I think I’m going to use it with other fruits in the future. 
For the frosting I used the stabilized strawberry whipped cream from here, which made for a very light refreshing cake. 

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes!

So I made some strawberry pies this weekend for a potluck and then had a ton of leftover strawberries and decided (of course) to turn them in to cupcakes, just in case the pies didn’t go far enough. Because I was making about 4 things at once I wanted them simple as possible, so I used a cake mix. 

Essentially, I just pureed strawberries and a tablespoon or two of water (just to make the blending easier) and then added the puree to a white cake mix instead of water. (For the mix I used it was 1 1/3 cups) It turns the cake a lovely pink color and he lightness of the white cake lets the strawberry flavor really come through. It turned out incredibly well, and I think I’m going to use it with other fruits in the future. 

For the frosting I used the stabilized strawberry whipped cream from here, which made for a very light refreshing cake. 

221B Baking Street turned 2 today!
I had no idea! Thanks Tumblr! It seems very appropriate that there’s a cupcake. I’ve got new cupcake pictures/recipes to post today. 

221B Baking Street turned 2 today!

I had no idea! Thanks Tumblr! It seems very appropriate that there’s a cupcake. I’ve got new cupcake pictures/recipes to post today. 

High tea at Butter in Vancouver.
So much food! Five different sandwiches, a quiche, two scones, and six desserts. I’m never eating again. It was so good and the tea was buttercream frosting flavored!

teabeforewar:

namara-ashina:

whatever happened to teabeforewar anyways?

Health issues.  Long story short, getting iron infusions now, and getting my colon out next month.  Going to try to be around more now since I feel like an actual human being again. :)

Tea, I’m really sorry to hear about your health issues, but I’m so happy to hear from you. I think about you all the time! Do what you need to recover, but don’t be a stranger. We love you!

justaholmesboy:

commission for 221b-bakingstreet / bakingstreetsarah ;u;
i hope this is the kinda thing you’re going for, just let me know if you want anything changing!

Martin is going right in my kitchen! I love him so much!

justaholmesboy:

commission for 221b-bakingstreet / bakingstreetsarah ;u;

i hope this is the kinda thing you’re going for, just let me know if you want anything changing!

Martin is going right in my kitchen! I love him so much!

My first Lootcrate finally arrived! 

The bad: My post-person felt the need to leave it on the doorstep of my apartment because it didn’t fit in my mailbox and ANYONE could have stolen it. I mean the box says ‘LootCrate’ right on the top of it, it might as well just say, “Please steal me, there is cool stuff inside.” 

The eh: The women’s shirts actually run large! I am used to having to order shirts well larger than I actually wear with a girl-fit shirt, but the size I ordered was very big. Fortunately, I can shrink it and I’ve gone down a size for next time. 

The good: DEADPOOL SOCKS.

I’ll probably share my loot around— I’m not the biggest DC fan, so the Joker and Harley posters will probably go to a friend. But I’m stoked about Vader and I’m really interested to watch the DC villain documentary. I hope it’s interesting and vaguely academic/historical and not just “Here are all the DC villains”. 

Even though I’m not stoked for everything, I think it’s a good value for money, it’s a great treat at the end of the month, and it will make my friends in other fandoms happy as I share my loot around. :)

Next month’s theme is Heroes! *Crosses fingers for X-Men, Avengers, or Star Wars*

Java Jackets— re-usable fabric alternatives to those cardboard sleeves for your coffee cups, in Star Wars, Sherlock, Star Trek and Marvel varieties. Available in my storenvy!

tattooedfeminist replied to your photoset “I FINALLY made an oven mitt. It’s been requested in the past and I…”

Basically i want to buy everything in your store

Thanks! It means a lot to me that people like what I’m making. :)

I FINALLY made an oven mitt. It’s been requested in the past and I just never got around to it! But it turned out super cute!

Available here