Some days, everyone you see asks “And how are you doing?” in a concerned voice. Some days, you manage to clog your kitchen sink and your toilet in the space of an hour. Some days the wind blows right through your bones and the sky turns dark at 4pm.
In other words, some days call for cupcakes.
I used the same basic recipe as for the Pudsey’s American Cousin Cupcakes from a couple of weeks ago. Running low on butter (gasp!) I substituted oil, knowing the flavor would change but — how can anything that starts like this be less than yum?
The rest of the recipe went along as usual, and produced these happy little flowers:
Why do I take such close up photos of baked goods? Because I want to walk on the surface of a cupcake, like Neil Armstrong on the moon.
Today, being the kind of day it was, called for some extra boom-boom-pow in the decoration department. That meant chocolate icing:
But my kids have their own favorites as well, and I aim to please:
That’s right, sprinkles! And yes, those are purple and clear sugar crystals on chocolate swirls on vanilla cakes — you got a problem with that? Of course not. It’s for the children.
The kids fell asleep to the scent of vanilla and chocolate and I’ll let them have cupcakes for breakfast. And how are you doing today? Delicious.