Email This Post January 19th, 2007 nicky
I’ve officially decided that my favorite dessert is the cupcake. I mean it’s not too big, not too little, not too rich and not too bland- it’s simply perfect baked goodness! Yes, there are times when I feel like an ooey gooey rich chocolate torte or something small and light like a cookie. But I’ve realized the one thing I will never turn down is a small freshly made cupcake! Especially the yellow cake with chocolate frosting kind. I mean, whoever came up with yellow cake is a genius! I imagine that Betty Crocker was in her kitchen cooking when her annoying ex, Duncan Hines called and taunted her saying, “My white cake is better than yours!” And Betty said, “You’re white cake is crap, I’ll show you!” As she entered into a baking frenzy, she suddenly remembered her dear Aunt Jemina (or maybe it was Mrs. Butterworth?) reminding her as a child, “Betty, everything is better with butter.” So she threw some butter into that boring white cake mix and voila! A cake masterpiece was created! And of course after Duncan tasted that cake, he begged for Betty back, they made up and lived happily ever after (and then had a son together and called him The Pillsbury Dough Boy)….wow, sometimes my creativity impresses me and sometimes it scares me. That was one of those scary times! Anyway, I had a baking drought recently and until I made cupcakes last weekend, I forgot how therapeutic baking is. It makes me feel relaxed and domestic in a good way, I love it! I want to do it more so I’m thinking of a few items that will spruce up my kitchen time a little, like this adorable apron from Anthropologie and these Silicups from Williams Sonoma that I’ve always wanted to try. I’ll eventually get around to purchasing the grand-daddy of them all, a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, just looking at them makes me drool in the same way a fabulous pair of shoes does… sick, huh? Now my last task is to find the ultimate make-it-from-scratch cake recipe, I’ll let you know when I find it!