Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cupcake Masters

Since I'm still housebound, there was no real "getting dressed" today, but James did come by for a visit (finally he didn't have to work ALL DAY!) and we made some master cupcakes for his family  mine. We had originally planned on baking a pie, but obviously you can't split a pie in two (at least not easily) so I made the executive decision to bake cupcakes from scratch - icing and all! We found some awesome cupcake papers with glow-in-the-dark ghosts on them (ideal for finding them in the dark when sneaking into the kitchen for a late-night snack) but for some reason couldn't find Halloween sprinkles ANYWHERE! Maybe because Halloween's only a couple days away...

We used the recipe for white cake from the Joy of Cooking (my favorite go-to cookbook - the copy I have in my apartment is such a mess, full of spills & post-it notes from previous experiments) and the recipe for cream cheese frosting. Yum! They were PERFECT!
















Finally, I can't believe I've never read Catcher in the Rye. I started reading it this afternoon, and I can't put it down. It's supposed to rain the next few days, so I'm glad I've found an amazing book to occupy myself...






5 comments:

  1. Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorite books. Your cupcakes look so damn good. I wish I could have one of them. I haven't had a cupcake in a long time! Yummy =)
    xoxo

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  2. Yummie cupcakes!!
    X, fashion-nerdic.

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  3. My favorite color is Orange. Strange I know, But perfect for your cupcakes! They look wonderful! I also have never read Catcher in the Rye, but due to the associations of orange and cupcakes and the cover being gorgeous and orange, I suddenly feel compelled to. Thanks. You never know were blog traveling will take you.

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  4. the cupcakes look great! I cant believe you made them from scratch, congrats!

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  5. Yummy.. I'm craving cupcakes for breakfast now!

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