Standing out….

I will admit that if I were to start my food blog today, I would not have started it. Five years ago (well, almost 5) when I set out to do my blog there was hardly anyone blogging about food, especially baking. People gave me weird looks when I told them that I ran a food blog, which followed with me having to explain what the heck it was. Now a days when I tell someone I run a food blog I usually get the “oh my mothers brothers second cousin has one of those”…and so does the mother and the brother and so on. They are out there. Lots of them. And it’s great. It’s just so oversaturated that you have to do your best to stick out.

So I do my best to stick out. Kind of like how I do in life. :) I’m a little loud, a little out there, kind of sweet (depends on who you ask ;) ) with a whole lot of sarcasm on the side. Which I think is how it comes across in the blog as well.

My friend A sent me a link about these Cadbury Crème Egg Cupcakes that she had seen on a website. The cupcake shop is in Ireland, and so I wont be getting around to picking them up anytime soon. And so I took it as a challenge to make them myself. “Devil’s Food cake with lightly flavoured vanilla Cadbury’s Creme Egg buttercream and topped with cracked chocolate shell” is how it was described on the website. I could make that I thought. So I did. But I added a Chocolate Shell Ganache to the middle to make it even more disgustingly sweet and bad for you. It’s my job to make baked goods worse for you. :D Apparently that’s my thing and that’s how I stick out. I’m the Paula Deen of the food blogging world.

Let my start off by saying these are not cost effective. To buy 20 Cadbury Crème Eggs will cost you quite a bit. Even buying the big packs of them at Target like I did. Then there is the annoying (read swearing inducing) part where you actually have to break them in half. The swearing comes in while trying to get them to break evenly. Which some chose not to do. I have to respect their right for individuality, but f-off creme eggs. Then you get to scoop out the middle of them and collect it in a little bowl.

As a semi funny side note, I am after years of begging, getting a house cleaner twice a month. Being allergic to molds, dust mites, and most cleaning products makes cleaning things less than awesome. And well, husband is not the best house keeper (nor am I even if I wasn’t allergic). So the poor woman came today. Mid-cupcake baking. With me in my pea pod apron. And my uber-sexy purple bandanna on. Covered in flour, chocolate and the oozy part of the creme egg. With all of that on the floor and counters as well. Throw in a spackle or two of buttercream frosting and I thought she was going to have a small heart attack. She said “my what a big kitchen you have, and you seem to use it a lot”. I do. I do. Though that is the cleanest place in the whole house. I’m sure she left there thinking, what have I gotten myself into. I would just like to remind her though…she will get treats to go home with each time she cleans. :)

So back to the cupcakes. Yeah, they are a little sweet. How could they not be. The devil’s food is what cuts it and keeps it not too sweet. I ended up making 12 regular sized cupcakes and 20 mini. When I make them again, I am going all mini. They really are just the right bite and they don’t make it overpowering in the sweet department. As someone who is not super crazy about creme eggs I didn’t expect much of these. But I got to say, darn it, these are good….and they most definitely stand out.



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  1. I have been reading your blog for almost 4 years now but this is my first time commenting. First of all i am so happy you started your blog 5 years ago and not today because i have saved A TON of recipes of yours, more than any other food blog.

    These look absolutely amazing and i will be making them for Easter. Yow will soon be one of my husbands favorite people :-)

  2. I noticed that you had mentioned:

    “Stir half of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, the add the coffee and milk.”

    But when I looked at the ingredients, there was no coffee. I just didn’t know if there was supposed to be coffee or not. I can’t have coffee and so if coffee is meant to be in this recipe, would it turn out fine without it?

  3. Yeah, the original used coffee but I used just water. Forgot to switch that, thanks.

  4. these make my heart go pitter-pat. I thought I was alone in my cadbury creme egg love, but now I see that I’m not!

  5. This is my favourite candy ever. And I only get it once a year. Too bad Justin & I aren’t up there this week!!

  6. Cadbury Crème Eggs = one of the ONLY things I miss not being able to eat :-D

  7. I completely understand what you mean about the high number of food blogs out there. I started just last year and never thought I would make it as far as I have. I like having documentation of the different foods I like, and I’ve grown to really love photography and collecting new dishes and recipes.

    Your cupcakes look amazing. What a great idea. I must make these for Easter!!

  8. Wow, they are so over the top and look amazing!

  9. love it!! I can imagine how sticky and messy it would get cracking all of those eggs. I may have to try this as a cake for Easter. I’m glad you blog, I love reading y our posts and recipes.

    On a side note, I noticed that you didn’t leave the compost cookie/bar recipe up long. Making sure your indivduality stays front and center? :)

  10. Holy CRAP! Those sound amazing. Cadbury Creme Eggs are one of my favorite holiday candys (I love chocolate covered cherries, too)!!!!

    Now I wish I was your cleaning lady if I got to bring these home!

  11. Wow! There are almost no words. I am dying to try these, hard core to say the least. Way to bring it!

  12. Seriously, Peabody, you’re killing me. Cadbury creme eggs are my #1 favorite seasonal treat. Sadly I have no motivation/patience to make these right now, so I think I will need to pay someone to make them for me. :)

  13. OMG! They’re beautiful. Just like all your stuff, I gained weight just by looking at them. Keep the goodies coming.

  14. Wow, this is pretty special!

  15. wow…these are my very favorite easter treats…if only they weren’t so expensive! i may have to try them anyway

  16. When I was young, and then not as young, my very favorite dessert in the world was a Cadbury cream egg. I would bite into it, scoop out all the filling with my finger, then eat the chocolate shell. Good memories. I am so impressed that you took on this challenge and there is no way I could get anywhere near those without inhaling them. There are many of us out here that are thankful you started (and continue to keep) this blog! Food blogging wouldn’t be the same without you!

  17. “Making it” in the blogger world is definitely no easy feat. I spend a fair amount of time thinking about what works and what doesn’t and I have to say that I think you’re infinitely better than the Paula Deen of the blogger world.

    These cupcakes are awesome. A truly unique idea.

  18. Love Cadbury eggs, how great these cupcakes look.

    I started blogging a little over a year ago. Late by current blogging standards but I did it for ME. The fact that I am gaining a small following just makes it that much better.

  19. You definitely stand out! I love your blog and share links with my friends (often with an “OMG!” subject) all the time.

  20. OMG! Those are evil!! I am literally drooling reading this post. Those cupcakes look AMAZING! Off to buy Cadbury’s right now. Seriously. Not joking.

  21. Yes, you are the Paula Dean of the food blog world. More butter!

    These cupcakes are darling! My boy would hoover right up, then be on a sugar high, swinging from the ceiling fan like a monkey.

  22. Oh boy – these look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Definitely keeping this recipe – Cadbury Eggs are my favorite!!!!!

  23. I could feel my blood sugar level raising just reading this post! They look delicious.

  24. These super cuppys are jus what would be lovely for this months CUPCAKE HERO…yeah and if u do participate …my votes for u for sure :-)))))

  25. Wow, these look amazing! I love your blog and I’ve been following you for a long time but I just never posted until now. You definitely post diet breaking recipes but they are always so delicious! Looking forward to more bad for you but taste so good treats! =)

  26. These are just adorable! I’m not a fan of creme eggs usually but I love the sound of these, so much easter themed decadence. I’m sure your cleaner will soon learn how lucky she is if you pay her in baked treats like this!

  27. Lol, I love that. What do you have to cut the sweetness? Devil’s food cake… Ha ha ha. But please don’t ever compare yourself to Paula Deen!! :P

  28. That is just ridiculous, and I mean that in the best way possible! Man, if creme eggs were vegan, my waistline would be in serious trouble right about now.

  29. As ridiculous as this may sound, I have NEVER had a Cadbury Creme Egg…I guess the Easter Bunny never saw me as worthy…. :( These look super yummy, I’d try them if I wasn’t scared of trying to break all those eggs in half!!

  30. you’re a girl after my own heart. i could polish off all of these in one sitting. they look beautiful!

  31. Holy cow, these look amazing! Cadbury eggs are one of my favorite candies and these cupcakes look perfect!

  32. These are the perfect special treat for Easter. I thought I had been doing well by blogging for 3 years….

  33. certainly worth all the effort by the looks of it :)

  34. Hello!

    Just found your blog and am LOVING IT!! :)

    I reposted your recipe for Cadbury Egg Cupcakes too!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!



  35. These look great…but I’m not about to crack open 20 Cadbury eggs!

  36. I think you do a great job at standing out. Yours is always one of the first food blogs I check out. I also will send links to your recipes to my dieting coworkers. Is that wrong?

  37. Wow! You always have the most creative, delicious-looking recipes. I’m a Cadbury Creme addict, so these would be dangerous for me. I’d be “accidentally” breaking all the eggs! These are so beautiful :)

  38. Just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog – I like that you talk about the good and bad parts of life, and admit it’s not always some sugar-coated fantasy land :) I especially admire the sarcasm!
    I’ll go to some effort for baking, but I think I’ll draw the line at cracking open Cadbury creme eggs!
    Enjoy the house cleaner!

  39. Kate Thompson says:

    I love the fact that there are so many food blogs, gone are my unorganized recipes torn, smudged with food and scattered everywhere.

    I have an entire bookmark filled with blogs that I visit all ordered in how often I visit and how much I enjoy their stories and recipes.

    You, Peabody…are at the very top. I visit your blog every Saturday to enjoy my morning coffee with you. Thank you for starting your blog.

  40. Peabody, truly amazing and decadent treats. Must also be time consuming to make….you’re great.

  41. Mmmmm, looks delish!

  42. How cute are these? Love it that you made the buttercream yolk colored. You will always be a standout!

  43. Those are intense. I want to try one! :D

  44. Do you know how many people read our blogs but do not comment? I read someplace is was around 90%. So a lot of people read and move on. Commenting takes time.

    Anyway….is that the way Cadbury wraps its Easter candy? Is that ever cute! It was all the color you needed next to your heavenly cupcake!

  45. Cadbury Creme eggs are my favorite treat in the whole entire universe!!! These look amazing Peabody!!

  46. Lady, you definitely stand out in such a good way! I love everything you do! Good for you for getting a house keeper to help out. Allergies are rough, especially when you have to clean! Your treats look delicious!

  47. omigod. I am in culinary heaven. The cadbury creme egg is one of my favorite foods…thank you so much for this post.

  48. I think I may have gone to diabetic shock just reading this post. ;-) But oh, do I love me some Cadburry Eggs.

  49. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I am practically screaming and jumping up and down!!!!!!!!!!! Cream Eggs are my most favorite thing ever…and you just made my life. :D :D

  50. These are freaking insane. In the best possible way.


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