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Baking with Julie October 25, 2010

Filed under: Baking and Cooking,Doll Fun,Julie,Real Recipes — Madeline@AGDC @ 2:40 PM

Hello! Welcome to baking class! I am your host, Julie Albright!

Julies_Cooking_Class_2 Today I will show you how to make vanilla cupcakes using a real recipe so that you can make them at home, too! Before you begin, preheat the oven to 350ΒΊ and line cupcake pans with liners.

Combine 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup 2% milk, and 1/12 teaspoons vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.

Mix at low speed for two minutes and scrape bowl. Β Then add 4 egg whites and mix at high speed for approximately 2 minutes and until fluffy and smooth.

Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 of batter. Be careful not to overfill.

Bake cupcakes 20 to 25 minutes in the oven or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

When the cupcakes are done baking, let them cool for 10 minutes in pans. Then remove from the pans and place on wire rack to cool completely.

Now it’s time to decorate! Frost cupcakes with an icing bag.

You can also add sprinkles if wanted.

Ta-da! All done! Thanks for baking with me! πŸ™‚

 

It’s My Birthday Today! October 17, 2010

Filed under: Baking and Cooking,Cool!,Message from Madeline — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:03 AM

Hey everyone! Today is my birthday!!!!! Thank you for all the pre-birthday wishes!!!!!!!!! You guys are awesome and such great online friends! I’m so lucky to have met all of you online! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

In speech of birthdays, here are some pretty cool AG-themed cakes I found online. No copyright intended!!!!

Here is a Jess cake. Jess was the 2006 doll of the year!

This one is really cute! It’s an AG store bag with Grace (Kit’s dog) popping her head out of the top!

Here’s a JLY cake that shows a doll and Coconut.

Here’s a very nice one- a pretty pink stacked cake with an American Girl Doll cut-out on the top.

Whoever made this one has awesome decorating skills! This is Kit’s Tree House!!!!

Here’s another cute cake based on JLY dolls!!!!!

Which one was your favorite???

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND GOD BLESS,
12-year-old Maddi πŸ™‚