Charity Bake Sale: Cupcakes Against Breast Cancer

Last week Studio Bionic participated in NCCER’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity bake sale. We baked, designed, and packaged, two dozen gluten-free Pink Velvet and Creamsicle cupcakes.

The following is a tale of what happens when designers love to bake…

Pink Velvet gluten free cupcakes for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity bake sale

Thanks to ClearBags’ extra tall, super clear cupcake bags (with plenty of frosting clearance!) and Sweets & Treats colorful, no-fade cupcake liners, our gluten free cupcakes looked amazing!

We used printable round kraft labels to close up the bags and give the presentation a “Rustic Modern” look. At least I call it Rustic Modern… regardless of terminology, it’s the inspiration behind Studio Bionic’s branding identity.

Creamsicle gluten free cupcakes for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity bake sale

The hot pink and white cupcake liners were absolutely gorgeous on their own. We set it up so each flavor had a unique liner design – the Creamsicles got baked in quatrefoil liners and the Pink Velvets wore a damask print. If you’ve ever baked cupcakes, you’re aware how much colored liners fade after baking.
They turn transparent.
Grr.
Well… the frustration is over!
Sweets & Treats cupcake liners keep their color. Even the white stays WHITE! Yeehaw!

Pink Velvet gluten free cupcakes for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity bake sale

We wanted the two dozen to have a cohesive look even though they had different flavors, colors, and frostings. So I made little sprinkles shaped like the “Breast Cancer Awareness” ribbon. Then we took paper doilies: cut them up & glued them into wrappers; then slipped one over each cupcake’s liner. I really loved the end result of the wrappers since they let the liner underneath peek through.

Make your own lace cupcake wrappers using paper doilies!

The best part of the whole shindig was NCCER raised over $500 for their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team!

Stay delicious y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

From Carnage to Chocolate Cherry Cream Brownies – A Photo Story

Tuesday. 22nd of July. 2014.
11:00AM ~ Publix has a sale on gorgeous Washington black cherries. $1.99 a pound! I buy 2.5 pounds.

Cusp of Wednesday. 23rd of July. 2014.
Midnight ~ *That Guy* and I de-pit and slice cherries.

#TastyCherryMidnightCarnage

1:00AM ~ Sticky, gory hands. Lather, rinse, repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

1:20AM ~ My brain dream’s up a 100% gluten-free recipe to use the tasty cherries.

Before baking - Chocolate Cherry Cream gluten free brownie batter

1:30AM through 2:33AM ~ Mix, beat, stir, layer, and bake ingredients into what *That Guy* is calling the best brownies. Ever.

After baking - Gluten free chocolate cherry cream brownies

2:47AM ~ Demolish one of the two pans of brownies. Lick crumbs from fingers.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Cream Brownie by Bionic Style

Hugs, with a cherry on top,
Jami, author of the Bionic Style blog

P.S. Click the photographs to view larger versions.
P.P.S. Yes, they are gluten free. Yes, they taste better than any gluteny brownies I’ve ever experienced.

You Won’t Believe Its Gluten-Free Coffee Cake

Gluten free eating options have improved greatly in the past few years, but one thing that is lacking is coffee cake. They’re either not available, extremely dry, or terribly gummy and flat.

Over Easter weekend, with two Celiac family members in the house, I decided on a whim to try my hand at a Cinnamon-walnut-raisin coffee cake with orange glaze….
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And what do ya know? It came out beautifully. If anyone would like the recipe please get on touch through the comments below (or email or twitter me!).

Wishing you many tasty cookies n’ cakes,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

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