|Melting delicious butter for the cupcakes|
So, I have once again been very lazy about posting my latest baking adventures. It's finally spring break, not that graduate students get a spring break, but this should be my chance to finally catch up on posting and perhaps get some more baking done :). Just don't tell my advisor, I should be catching up on my research.
So this post is for the February (yes February) house meeting. In addition to subjecting the house council members to my random rants during the meeting, I also subject them to my baking escapades after the meeting. For the February house meeting, I decide to bake the Chocolate Cupcakes with Crispy Magic Frosting on page 186 and the Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies on page 103.
|Chocolate cupcakes cooling on the stove|
The cookies and the cupcakes were no exception. I was surprised when I was baking how fast everything actually was coming together, until I started icing with the crispy magic frosting. Yes, that's right, magic frosting. I set up my pastry bag and star tip with the goal of making a cupcake that looks as good as the ones in the cookbook. They make it look so easy, surely I could do it to, right.
|Cookies fresh from the oven|
I boxed up the cookies and cupcakes and took them down to the meeting. The cookies and cupcakes all magically disappeared, even the cupcakes with the questionable frosting. Gotta love graduate students. I unfortunately didn't get a chance to sample the cupcakes, but the cookies were fantastic. My favorite cookbook item so far!
|The final cupcakes - some were more elegantly iced than others|