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Really easy but supper dope!
- Icing Bag
- Star Tip
- Food color
Smudge two diff colors (or more or just one one) on each side drop white in the middle and bam!
Really easy but supper stick! Heres what you need:
- Ring pops(Duh) if you leave next to a DEALS hey got a bag for a buck i think its 4-6 in it.
- Honey for glue
- Rock Candy (broken off sticks)
- Tooth picks
- Ice tray
the rest need no explanation you, take ur tooth pick get some honey and put the rock candy on the brim. You have to hold it for a while not to long, and you cant use cheap honey. Put them on the ice tray then freeze for about 20-30 mins and bam! ur done. add the to cupcakes or just give them out at a party the options and limitless. So get to making them and when u do post it on ig and use the hastage #IGOTITFROMKAAK
Pineapple CarrotKA'AK +Pineapple Infused cream cheese icing
KA'AK Mix Dry:
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
KA'AK Mix Wet:
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 extra large eggs
KA'AK Carrot Mix:
- 4 raw finely ground carrots
- 2 cups fresh or can pineapple chunks
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Butter Milk
- 2 cups of melted white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
KA'AK Icing Needs:
- 1 box of powdered sugar
- sticks of room temperature butter
- bars of room temperature cream cheese
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Lets get to baking!
In a Small pot on low melt 2 stick of butter with 1 cup of pineapple chunks. Stir often and remove milk fat with a spoon as it forms. Milk fat is the like soapy looking stuff on top, just skim it off with a spoon and toss it. Let it cook on low for about 5 mins. Strain butter into a bowl leaving out the pineapples. I like to smash the pineapples in the strainer with a spoon to get all the goodness into my butter. Let it cool for about about two mins then place in the refrigerator until solid.
Step # 2
In a large mixing bowl mix together the Carrot mix, toss it around good like its a salad! Add 1/2 cup of butter milk and mix well. I like to see a nice thin layer of milk mixed in, I tend to add two or 3 extra splashes of milk cause I'm fancy! just don't add too much milk no more then and extra 1/4 cup. cover and let sit, do not refrigerate.
In a Mixing bowl shift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl mix sugar and eggs until nice and fluffy, about 2 mins on medium speed add vanilla and Oil and mix well about 1 min . Add Dry Mix a little at a time to wet mix and blend well.
Step OMG IM not done yet?
Fold in carrot Mix with spoon and mix in well. Distribute batter evenly into two cupcake pans, about 2 tablespoons each. Bake for about 15-20 mins until you can press the tops and they pop up or do the tooth pick thing, it should come out clean or with lil crumbs, you shouldn't see any wetness.
Take the butter out the fridge!
In another damn bowl (hopefully one you used and washed and not a new one cause step clean up is gonna be a bitch! if your not cleaning as u go or got kids to make do them.) Shit out a box of powder sugar. In a separate bowl combine the pineapple butter, two stick of butter at room temperature, and 2 bars of cream cheese at room temperature and vanilla mix until smooth. If its not at room temperature or softer your icing will be full of lumps. Mix in powdered sugar a lil at a time and mix well. In a small blow melt 2 cups of white chocolate chips. set the timer for 1 min taking it out at 30 and stir it then back for 30 and stir till smooth. If you need to add more time do it in 15's mixing well each time till fully melted. Mix white chocolate into icing with mixer a lil at a time.
Let cupcake cool and ice them add ur on style to them and eat up! Let me know how they work out for you and send me pics! I cant wait to see them!
Save your money! The damn jones on IG don't know your budget! I keep things cheap and fun and full of my character. Fine China can kiss my fine ass! and $5.99 for one plate mat can suck it! With all the money I saved i was able to buy myself a fly gift! Here's the KA'AK MIX
A = 4 wine glasses made in Italy but found in TJ MAX for $20
B = 4 clear glass plates from Deals for $5
C = Glitter scrapbook sheets from Michael's $0.50
D = 4 Doggie plates from Marshals on clearance $4.00
E = Pop-up Christmas Tree from Deals $19.00
F = Candle Lantern from Marshals on clearance $26.00
Total = $74.50
*all the money i didn't spend on a tree and ornaments went to my watch! bam! lol
Best part is if you take away the tree its perfect for winter. I also used a leather skin I had as a runner. so go outhtere and set ya tables! lol
I love a challenge! I had a hour and a half to pull these guys off and it was fun! On my way home I sent a text "take out the butter, and take them out the box (they get to room temperature faster that way) and turn on the oven pls. I got In from the city and went straight into the kitchen. 15 mins latter we had cupKA'AKs in the oven. While the cupcakes baked I got to work on the icing and 17 mins latter we had cupcakes and icing. Now the cool down I gave them a good 20 mins and that was all we needed! 10 mins after that we had cupKA'AKs packed and ready to go out the door!
Need a order the same day just hit me up If i can say yes ill never say no!
"Fork Ur diet eat KA'AK"
It's my fav time of year! Giving time! Not just iPads and shit or oh how I love you gifts to family and friends. Im talking about the extra acts of kindness, Like when you buy a homeless person Starbucks or you give the kids dancing on the train a 10 dollar bill and don't want any change back. Im always looking for ways to do more and give more of myself to make a difference in everything do, yet I'm only one step away from eating dinner at a soup kitchen or church myself.
With all of that said I really would love for you guys to help me #KA'AKitforward. so here's the deal if you buy two dozen cupcakes I donate 1 dozen to both a Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner for those who need a lil happiness the most. If you donate to any org and ill give you 30% off any order. If you make a donation to Love Heals the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education ill give you 50% off idc if you donate 5 dollars ill get 50% off. And if you love KA'AK and want to oder for a holiday party you'll get 25% off all orders over 100 bucks!
So lets do this people! "Fork ur diet eat KA'AK"
When you come home one day and you comment on a pic and you get invited to chill backstage at the Wendy Williams show and get to sit in the show your day ends well. When That person is the founder of Glam 4 Good and Style Guru Mary Alice Stephenson your day is blown away.
Of course there is more to the story then that, you see maybe 3-4 years ago Mary Alice was Honored at the Love Heals Gala at the Four Seasons where we met and even after partied together and connected. To me she is everything I want to be but in male form, and she's so real and stays connected to the lil people like me.
So I get there and my name is on the door! like me! Kareem Youngblood! IDC IDC IDC my name was on the door! lol and the rest is history but one of the best times of my life and y'all know KA"AK was in the building! It was Grand!
As always "Being fly is never hard if its in your blood" so "fork your diet eat KA'AK" lol!
All you need to know is it taste good and will get you where you want to be! I like to use shorting to extract the THC I feel it helps with taste and the finish product isn't oily.
What do we say? Fork your Diet eat KA'AK!
There are a few events In people lives in which cake is really important. Weddings, milestone birthdays, baby showers and the 100th episode of a TV show lol.
Thinking back through my event styling career my biggest events have been Baby showers. One can still been viewed today on Cake Boss season 4 "textiles and toilets". My Biggest goal is to take their breath away, to make their dreams come true.
I was asked to create celestial themed cupKA'AKS with crescent moons and star toppers for my friends sister baby shower. My first step in any creative process is research; so I hoped on google and looked for some ideas. I saw this photoshoped pic of a cupcake and was hit with inspiration.
Then I head to the cake supply store with and idea but an open mind, and let it all come to me. What if I hand paint the night sky on some flat topsI thought soon as I saw the dust. The question was can you do that? can you paint on a cupcake? After dropping about $125 on stuff I get home and hop back on google. Can you paint on cupcakes? most pics was of flowers painted on fondant but thats not what I wanted.
After that i normally say Fuck it and take my ass int he kitchen and bake a 1/2 batch and just try it! this is what I came up with.
Now One of these takes 15-20 mins to do. I didn't think about that until it was 6am the day of the baby shower and i was on 12 of 18. I finished those at about 7:30am and then had 18 biggest left to do and 3 dozen minis, but theses were easy I was done that by 8:30am
Then to get to the shower and set up! it was dope! and worth the lack of sleep! after that i had to go to work lol! My life aint been no crystal stair!
Yes we did that! I didn't know what to expect, i just asked a bunch of my friends and partners to come out and chill with me while we give out free KA'AK samples at union square park. It was amazing to get so much feed back and I think the world is going to Love KA'AK. If you missed it don't worry there will be more! KA'AK takes the city is the theme of Aug. Follow us on twitter to see where we will be with free treats!
The most amazing feelings was interacting with the Kidos! My nephews helping out and the way to cute kids who give me life! It also didn't matter if you would be able to afford KA'AK I just wanted everyone to have some and as much as they wanted.
I dont remember his name but he didn't hold back. "I like what your doing, and the treats are really good but that banana candy on top gotta go. Its good though I had four." I loved him told him I don't eat the runt myself its just to make it cute. We talked for awhile and I asked him if we could get a pic. IDK his situation and it might be some drink in that cup, however I wish I was able to like help him out somehow and maybe I did.
Thats it! for more pics check out our IG and Facebook Pages!
Fork Ur Diet Eat KA'AK- K. Youngblood
Life on the come up isn't easy! Today We had a order to drop off in the Bronx, something so simple like taking The L train to the 6 went mad when a The L train stopped running 3 stops from Manhattan. Theres no turning back, when the KA'AK is on its way its on its way. So We hopped off the L train walked two stations to the G train. Took the G to 21st street in Queens 3 stops away got off walked on block to the 7 took that 3 stops to Grand Central, hope on the 5 to 125 and then the 6 to Parkchester. So We hit up every borough but Staten Island.
We need a KA'AR! lol
Yes its a sale!
Join Us at union Square for free treats!