As much as I love to cook, I love to bake more. I love crafting dishes with the freshest ingredients, but I love creaming softened butter and sugar more. If you asked me what my favorite smell is, the answer is Basil, but there is nothing at. all. like the smell of butter and vanilla.
I am Cupcake Crazy…
But then again, who isn’t? What’s not to love about the novelty of being able to sink your teeth into a two bite masterpiece, and multiple times if you so choose. You might fear judgement if you ask for a second piece of cake, or shall I say the, “oh can I just have a little sliver more”. You don’t want a sliver, you want a whole piece! Who ya fooling?
But cupcakes, they are like the judgement free zone of the baking world. No one is going to make a peep if you have your hand at two or three… and the best part is, unlike a cake, you can delve into a variety of flavors (if they are available) without feeling over indulgent! Tasting 3 cakes sounds crazy, taking two bites into 3 cupcakes and having but a crumb left on the plate, that’s normal.
This past weekend I proved that point:
200+ mini cupcakes, 8 ways, for 30 people…
Tiramisu with Mascarpone Frosting.
Signature Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Buttercream.
Chai Tea with a Condensed Milk Glaze.
Yellow Cake with Nutella Buttercream.
StrawBlueBerry Cakes with a Lemon Creme Glaze.
Cinnamon Walnut Carrot Cake with a dollop of Cream Cheese Frosting.
Devil’s Food Cake with Marshmallow Frosting and Chocolate Ribbon.
PB&J. Grape and Raspberry Jam filling with Peanut Butter infused Frosting.
…. and when the night was over there were only 8 little guys left on the display.
8! Yes… Just think about what that Pringles guy always says.
(Once you pop….)
I do what I do with my reward being the enjoyment of others. Sending them two bites to heaven? Nothing better.