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Life, love, and the pursuit of chocolate.
But first, I must tell you about my cupcake disaster. I'm still in shock. I am headed to a cabin in Tahoe this weekend with a bunch of folks, and naturally thought "I'll bring cupcakes". So this morning I went about whipping up some of the beautiful strawberry cupcakes. First, I overfilled the muffin cups so the cupcakes didn't make a nice little dome but instead spread out on the top so much so that it was going to require some minor surgery to separate one from another. I was feeling a little disappointed at this point, but set up my wire rack in preparation for the siamese cupcakes.
Sometimes I am inspired to bake: I walk into the kitchen and without any real thought, I have something coming out of the oven, be it cupcakes, brownies or bread. Other times though, I need to bake but have no direction. I don't mean that I need a sweet treat to eat. I mean, I need to bake something... work with flour, butter, sugar to create something. Do you have days like that?
Sunday morning, I awoke to a gentle drippity-drop rain outside my window. I love the rain. Though I like a lot of things about California (including the weather), I miss thunderstorms. I grew up (mostly) in Savannah, Georgia where in the middle of summer we'd see the big dark clouds roll in and the sky would just open up... raindrops the size of half dollars, thunder, lightning... and it would be over in an hour or two. Warm, summer rain smells so good. But since it doesn't rain that much here in California, I will take what I can get; even if that is a light, chilly rain that lasts for days.
Don't forget to check out all of the pretty cupcakes entered in the February Iron Cupcake challege. All of the entries are posted over at No One Puts Cupcake in a Corner along with the voting form. A huge thanks to the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen for hosting this monthly event!
Labels: iron cupcake
I have never made lemon curd before, I always just buy it. But with 3 Meyer lemons awaiting their destiny, I thought WWBCD(What would Barefoot Contessa do)? I want to be Barefoot Contessa when I grow up.