Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Childhood favorites

Whew...the past few weeks have been crazy! Work, illness, life...it's time for a break!  What better way to unwind than to have a baking challenge?  It works for me!  Several of my friends at work enjoy baking as much as I do. We thought it would be fun to set up a challenge every few weeks to encourage everyone to try new things and think creatively.  For the girl who tends to stick with the tried and true this is a great idea. 

This weeks challenge?  Childhood favorites.  It can be anything and in any format.  I know one person is doing PB&J, another is doing cookie dough, and the third is taking on Fluffer nutter.  I'm still deciding on what I should do...

What's your favorite food from your childhood?  I obviously tend to think of candy! Here are some of my inspirations. 

Crybaby Kool-Aid Cupcakes
I mean, who doesn't think of Ecto Cooler Hi-C and Kool-Aid if you were a child of the 80's?  To top it off with a crybaby is just like a cherry on top!

From Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Pixie Stick Cupcakes
Pure sugar.....mmm...I remember those giant versions that would give you a sugar high for days!

From Something Swanky

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
I tried to find a Reese's Pieces one since it makes me think of ET and Drew Barrymore but a Reese Peanut Butter Cup cupcake is a pretty close alternative.

From Hoosier Homemade
Skittles Cupcake
Can you taste the rainbow?

From The Girl Who Ate Everything
 Sour Patch Kid Cupcakes
One second it's sour, the next it's sweet. My brother and I still LOVE sour patch kids. I'm very intrigued about making a cupcake sour.
From Cookies and Cups
Twinkie Cupcakes
My favorite snack to have in my lunch as a kid. A twinkie! I think a homemade version sounds delicious and a whole lot better than the packaged kind with a shelf life of 30+ years!
From Domestic Rebel
Twix Cupcake
A Twix bar is still one of my favorite candy bars. How can you go wrong with chocolate, caramel and a short bread cookie?

From Bailey's Irish Duck

Which one do you think I should try to make? Are there any that I hadn't thought of that should make the list? Let me know!

Happy baking!

1 comment:

  1. PLEASE make the sour patch cupcakes. Then send one to me. It looks amazing.