Saturday, December 31, 2011

A (Tasty) Year In Review: 2011

2011 was memorable, I'm sure. A lot happened, anyways. I think. To be honest, after a long Christmas vacation, the last 12 months are kinda blurry to me right now. I had to set aside some time, sit down, and take a long look at the treats we've baked over the year. Some I looked back with fondness, others I shook my head for a while and thought "Why oh why did I think that was a good idea?"

Here's a run down of some of C&C's most distinctive desserts of 2011:

January - Nutella Crème Brûlée
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Before this post, creme brulee was something utterly frightening and unattainable. Five star restaurants make it, not someone who puts bacon and sauerkraut into cupcakes. Finally, I swallowed my somewhat awkward pride and went head first into zee creme. And boy did I ever. 

February - Cthulhu Cupcakes
Things we learned while reading this post: I'm a nerd. I'm a bit insane. The dark lord Cthulhu will come and end us all.

This was one of Mr. C's favourite cupcakes ever. And for good reason too: It tasted like ice cream.

The Sex Bob-omb is a whole lot of work. I actually don't think I'd attempt a batch again. Last time I'm pretty sure I ODed on vegan pastry cream.

This post just goes to show you that I can be delicate and refined. What you don't see is I'm picking my nose. Right now.

I just wanted to repost this one so I could tell Luongo to eat a D once again. Hey, Luongo! Eat a D.

So patriotic. Brings a maple syrup flavoured tear to my eye.

Our Hogwarts Cookies were all beloved - but this was our most requested. Maybe it's because it was filled with every type of candy bar you could imagine. Or maybe it's because IT'S THE SIZE OF YOUR FACE.

I will stand by this recipe forever. This is the best brownie - vegan or no - I've ever made. The ice cream was melt-your-face-off amazing as well.

October - Bloody Beet Cupcakes
I don't think cupcakes that taste like vegetables will catch on. I hope I can convince a few of you with this recipe, though.

In which we found out that Prince Charming is sort of a loser.

Our most popular vegan treat this year - and no wonder. These things will have you "Ho Ho Hoing" until next year.

And there you have it, folks! C&C 2011 in a nut shell! Let's hope that 2012 brings more memorable treats (you know it will). Mr. C and I wish you a very champagne-filled New Years! If you have your own 2011 year in review for your own blog, make sure you link it up here -We love to read and reminisce about cookies/cupcakes of yore. 

7 comments:

Kimberley said...

all wonderful treats!

Galexi Cupcakes said...

I think these look all great to eat and sample. I'm loving the Captain Kirk cupcakes as my fav and the Nutella creme bruele as my fav dessert. Happy New Year Courtney! Jackie..xo

S.V. said...

Your year in review is Tasty!!! I could eat one of everything. Enjoy your New Years!

Julia said...

Your baking looks incredible. Can you somehow squish something in an envelope and mail it to me??? I'm sure it would retain the same flavors...

Lora said...

This great roundup show off your amazing creativity and humor. Love it!

Nutella Crème Brûlée. O.M.G.

Ali B said...

These all look so delicious! Looking forward to new recipes in 2012!

Gitte said...

Wow, your year in review looks amazing. Your Boston Cream Pies got my full attention (I'm a sucker for anything Boston Cream Pie).

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