When I Grow Up...

On Monday Dorothy, our Executive Pastry Chef and I had a great opportunity to do a demonstration at a local preschool.  There were 24 four and five year olds that couldn't have been better students.  With Spring upon us and Easter just a few days away we thought it would be nice to demonstrate "Bunny Grass Patch Cupcakes."  It was a simple project that helped utilize the fine motor skills these little minds are learning to master in their early education. 

Here is what you will need...

  • Cupcake mix
  • Whipped Icing (white or brown)
  • green food coloring
  • coconut
  • Nestle egg shaped chocolates
  • Black decorating gel
  • Sprinkles (not sugar sprinkles as you will need to use one of these for each eye)
  • Mini tootsie rolls
  • Large spoon
  • Small knife or cutting utensil
  • Jelly beans


  • Bake & cool your favorite cupcake (we made confetti cupcakes)
  • Frost with whipped icing


  • In a small bag mix in a few drops of green food coloring with coconut.  Shake until the coconut is green throughout.
  • Sprinkle to coconut on the frosting leaving a bare spot in center of the cupcake for the bunny!
  • Unwrap one Nestle egg shaped chocolate (this will be the body of the bunny)
  • Use the decorating gel to make the nose and mouth of the bunny on the pointy end of the chocolate
  • Place a small dot of icing where the eyes should be placed and attach a small round sprinkle for each eye
  • Place chocolate bunny on center of the cupcake with nose pointing up
  • Take 2 tootsie rolls and flatten using a large spoon
  • Ask an adult to help you cut out an ear shape
  • Attach ears to back of bunny
  • Place jelly beans on the grass
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If interested in securing a demonstration event, please contact Jenny Minino with Upstream Catering and Bakery for more details.  402.301.4022 or jminino@upstreambrewing.com


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Extreme Cakes!

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Pumpkin Thumbprint's

'Tis the season for delicious holiday treats!  Whether you're making tasty sweets for a holiday party or need a unique recipe for you're annual cookie exchange, this recipe is sure to be a hit!

Pumpkin Thumbprint's

 1 c.                 all-purpose flour

½ t.                 baking powder

½ t.                 baking soda

½ t.                 cinnamon, plus more for dusting

¼ t.                 allspice

¼ t.                 salt

½ c.                packed light brown sugar

½ c.                pumpkin puree

1/3 t.               vegetable oil

1 large            egg

1 t.                  vanilla

4 ounces        cream cheese

2 T.                unsalted butter

½ c.                powdered sugar

½ t.                 lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375.  Line two baking sheets with parchment, spray lightly with cooking spray.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt in a medium bowl.  In a large bowl whisk the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, egg and ½ teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl.  Add the flour mixture and gently stir with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.

Drop tablespoonful’s of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake 6 minutes, and then remove from oven and make and indentation in the center with the back of a teaspoon. Return to the oven, and bake until set, 4 to 6 more minutes.  Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Make the filling:  beat the cream cheese and butter in a bowl with a mixer on medium high, until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar, lemon juice and ½ t. vanilla; beat until incorporated. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip; pipe into the indentations of the cookies.  Dust with cinnamon.

Recipe and Photo Provided By:  Dorothy Thompson, Executive Pastry Chef at Upstream Catering & Bakery

Pumpkin Thumbprints

Pumpkin Thumbprints

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