Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Caky frosted goodness


Has anyone else noticed the recent surge in cupcake purveyors?  it seems every corner now has a cupcake shop; the fragrance of warm cake and sugar tempts the nose at every turn.  Well, after taking Erin on an outing with Monsieur Henry to get cupcakes at one local haunt, I thought, "this can't be that difficult".   So here you have it. Peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting.  Not professional looking, but excellent with a glass of cold milk or cup of strong coffee, your choice. 

Baking is not Ms. A's strong suit: the precision demanded in measuring is too reminiscent of work.  And this proved to be no exception.  A near disaster was averted when the melted chocolate for the frosting seized.  But it pulled through with delicious results.  Now for that coffee....

6 comments:

christie said...

Yum! The cool thing is it turns out cupcakes are great for breakfast as well. Who knew? I'll have mine with some caffeine-free tea, please.

J&C said...

Please send one dozen. Yum!!

Caroline said...

Ashleigh's assertion that baking is not her strong suit is a damn lie.

John Judy said...

You had me at peanut butter.

Amber said...

I just had to comment on this because we are major cupcake converts here. Just wait until you start hosting birthday parties with 20+ fidgety preschoolers...cupcakes are the way to go! No ice cream, just cupcakes. That way you don't need a knife, forks... or even plates. And they sell really cute cupcake display holders so the presentation can be even better than a decorated cake. In my humble opinion. :)

And I believe Caroline that you're fibbing about your baking abilities... those cupcakes look delicious!

Amy said...

A friend of mine made these adorable bug cupcakes for a 3rd bday recently. I'm not a fan of martha but sometimes she does know a good thing or two:
http://tinyurl.com/yv2wpg