Foodie Finds- Gigi’s Cupcakes

Whelp, my “spring break” is over. It’s not like I had off from work, or went anywhere, but I figured you all might be sick of seeing pink and red valentine’s day treats, so I took the week “off” from blogging too heavily to enjoy the time with my boyfriend. That’s not to say I didn’t spend hours in the kitchen preparing for the rest of the month! I have so many exciting things to share, I can’t wait! I mean seriously, I missed you guys.

I am continuing my Foodie Finds with a visit to Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver. I was recently in downtown Denver for work (my first time to downtown!) and did a little research on bakeries in the area. I saw on Yelp that there was a Gigi’s Cupcake location only a mile away!

Gigi's Cupcakes Denver

On my last day in Denver I drove down to the shop to pick up some cupcakes for “research”. I first came across Gigi’s Cupcakes on the internet, and was drooling over their sky high frosting and wide variety of flavors. Check out their website, they have a very impressive list of flavors!

Gigi's Cupcakes Denver

I always try to take as many photos as I can without seeming like a totally weirdo. It’s easier when other people are not in the store! Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver also has a cupcake kiosk somewhere on the 16th Street Mall and they have a mobile cupcake truck! I asked a few question about where to find it, but we were headed for the mountain, so not such luck on that one! Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hi everyone! Just checking in to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

This guy is my Valentine; I am a very lucky lady. I also realized that I have very few photos since Thanksgiving of the two of us where we aren’t wearing goggles, riding powder or looking ridiculous. I guess it’s been a great season to far!

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Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t stop asking myself how amazing are these cookies? How have I gone so long without making them? And lastly, how long can I resist the urge to make them again; I know that I will eat the entire batch.

Not only is the chocolate chip cookies base absolutely out of this world, but stuff an Oreo in the middle and it gets ten times better. Now and days, there are Oreos stuffed in all kinds of cookies and bars, but Jenny from Picky Palate developed the original recipe. Thanks for sharing your amazing creation Jenny! Head over to Jenny’ website for the Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Use a large cookie scoop, make two large scoops of dough. Place an Oreo in between them and use your hands to smash the dough around the Oreo, closing the sides of the dough around the Oreo. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Roundup

Well folks, the week is upon us. SPRING BREAK! While some schools are on vacation this week, and some school next week, I am declaring this week spring break for Beyond Frosting. I will return next week with all new sugary treats to tease your taste buds.

In the meantime, I’ve got all you need here for desserts and sweet treats to surprise your Valentine. First lets start with the most popular post this month!

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes 

Valentine's day cupcake

If Chocolate isn’t your thing we’ve got: Poppable Cake Batter Bites

I hope you didn’t miss the Man-Cakes (Chocolate Guinness Stout Cupcakes)

If you need a decoration idea, check out the Airhead Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake toppers

How about some sweet Rice Krispies Snack Mix?

Do you like chocolate dipped strawberries? Me to!

How about chocolate dipped pretzels?

I hope you guys have a great week weather it’s your spring break or not!

Rice Krispies Snack Mix

Rice Krispies treats

Warning, this is super addicting stuff right here!  On one of my recent road trips, I saw a Rice Krispies “Crunch Mix” in a gas station. “Duh, I can totally make this,” I thought. It’s so easy!

The best thing about this Rice Krispies snack mix is that you can add whatever you want! I think this is an easy-to-do gift or snack for any party. What are your favorite snack mixes?

Start by making a batch of Rice Krispies treats. I followed the original recipe from Rice Krispies. I added some sprinkles to my batter, which ended up making them a little pink in color; I loved it!

Rice Krispies treats

Let the Rice Krispies cool and set; then cut them into squares. I let mine sit for about 30 minutes. I took the squares and cut them into even smaller pieces and rolled them into tiny bite-sized balls. Continue reading