Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Showers bring…..more baked deliciousness

The month of April was a busy one for me, but I made sure to get my fill of sugary confections. I also managed to gain back some of that lovely weight I had lost in March, go figure. Here in San Antonio we have a little festival in April we call Fiesta, which means plenty of alcohol and any kind of food on a stick you can think of. It’s a city wide party and it’s full of food, drinks, and events. 

A little history… 

Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event and has evolved today into one of this nation’s premier festivals with more than 100 events and an economic impact of almost $284 million for the city. Fiesta is “The Party with a Purpose.” Each event is produced by a nonprofit organization selected by the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission. The funds they raise provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year. 

If you are in the area in April and want to attend Fiesta or just want to read up on it here is the Official Fiesta Website

In honor of Fiesta I decided to bake something appropriate so I chose Cupcake Project’s Margarita Cupcakes. With tequila in the cake and the frosting this was a perfect fit.

While attending an event, the King Williams Fair, I managed to find the gourmet food trucks. One of the ones I have wanted to try out for a while was Saweet Cupcakes, and I’m so glad I did!  I tried the Belgian chocolate cupcake with the vanilla bean buttercream and it was amazing! Deep rich chocolate complemented by the creamy, smooth buttercream. Yum!

Before I fell off the wagon though, I did do a little healthy baking. I made whole wheat cranberry orange muffins, which I seemed to have misplaced the recipe, but will update you if I find it. The sweetness of the citrus and tartness of the cranberry compliment each other perfectly. If you are not trying to be healthy there are tons of great recipes out there for you to try. The next one I want to try is Ina Garten’s Cranberry Orange Scones.

April was great. Hope there is another sweet month ahead of me. :)


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