So, besides knitting, one of the hobbies I have been sucked into is cupcake making. I fell in love with the Hello, Cupcake book after seeing all the irresistibly cute cupcakes inside. I have made a few so far, including these bad boys:
They were the first decorated cupcakes I ever made, so they are a little shaky, and I should have taken pictures of them on something other than my horrible cookie sheet (I will next time, promise!). I discovered that canned frosting is very hit-or-miss; I didn't like this chocolate frosting at all (however, I love rainbow chip canned frosting enough to eat it plain with a spoon). Next cupcakes I make will be using frosting made from scratch.
Today I went to Barnes and Noble and bought Cupcakes: From the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrne, as well as Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans and Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella. I've already found a ton of recipes I want to try, but this weekend I've picked out two. I am going to make chocolate cupcakes baked in ice cream cones with chocolate buttercream frosting, as well as cherry cheesecake cupcakes. I was just going to make the ice cream cone ones, until my dad saw the cherry ones, and wanted those. So it will be a cupcake weekend! I'll have pictures then, as well as pictures of my Clapotis, which is all blocked and ready to go.