52 Sundays of Dessert: Week 5
For this weekend, I chose a simple cupcake recipe to fit the colorful palette that most people associate with Easter and the beginning of spring.
It's nice to take a break from the babkas and upside-down desserts of the world and fall back on a basic cupcake that even I couldn't mess up. These still took a while, but mainly because I decided to have fun with the frosting and a little bit of food coloring.
For the first Sunday in a few weeks, we finally had sunshine. It felt rather fitting for an Easter afternoon and it also made it nice to work on my new Alice in Wonderland puzzle on the table by the window.
If you ever want to be challenged putting a puzzle together, all you need is any old puzzle and Jasper. Apparently it's a riot for her to lie down on the puzzle in progress and start rolling around. It must be like a kid jumping into a bunch of colorful plastic balls at a fast food joint the way she seems to relish destroying my hours of hard work.
Thankfully, most of it was salvaged this morning.
Anyway, despite the fact that these cupcakes have butter, sour cream AND cream cheese in them, Adam seemed to do all right milk/lactose-wise.
Before I run into the next recipe that requires frosting anything though, I am definitely in the market for a good pastry bag. I just can't get the icing techniques I want out of scissors and a sandwich baggie. Still, I think these turned out adorable.
Though straightforward, these cupcakes were a big hit. There were five of us and yet somehow nine cupcakes went missing. I think it was mostly due to the fact that Thomas was seeing how the yellow one tasted different from the green one, and so on. Because they do, you know.
And now, how to eat a cupcake: