But first, I must tell you about my cupcake disaster. I’m still in shock. I am headed to a cabin in Tahoe this weekend with a bunch of folks, and naturally thought “I’ll bring cupcakes”. So this morning I went about whipping up some of the beautiful strawberry cupcakes. First, I overfilled the muffin cups so the cupcakes didn’t make a nice little dome but instead spread out on the top so much so that it was going to require some minor surgery to separate one from another. I was feeling a little disappointed at this point, but set up my wire rack in preparation for the siamese cupcakes.
Quick tangent before finishing my cupcake disaster… I live in a small apartment. My kitchen has limited counter space so I try to utilize the “breakfast bar” as additional counter space. On the other side of said bar is the living/dining area (basically it’s just my living room with a little space where a table would go).
So… I set up the wire rack on the upper counter / breakfast bar. It’s one of the stackable wire racks that folds up. Anyway… I took the cupcakes out of the oven and placed them on the rack to cool. Without any time to comprehend or react, the entire rack and muffin pan proceeded to slide off of the counter in the direction of the living room landing… where? That’s right, on the carpet. Up. Side. Down. Pink cupcake guts everywhere. I just stood there in shock while D. cleaned it up and Raven ate the crumbs.
I’ve decided today is not a cupcake day after all. I think I’ll just make brownies.
On to the roundup…
– First up, Bakerella’s Dining out dessert: A walnut blondie with maple butter sauce. I love maple sauces and glazes. I usually reach for the maple glazed doughnuts first… yummy.
– Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Green Cupcakes! Cathy at Noble Pig brings us key lime cupcakes. I’ve been looking for ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. I think I will either make these green cupcakes or the Irish car bomb cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen.
– Marshmallow crunch brownie bars from Eat me, delicious. Chocolate, marshmallow, with the crunch from rice krispies… these are a few of my favorite things.