Thursday, April 26, 2007

ETC: Hey There, Cupcake

I don't seem to have much in the way of words this week. Thank god for pictures. Glorious, thousand-word-equalling pictures.

I'm making cupcakes this weekend, so I looked around the web for inspiration. Can someone remind me again: what did we do before the internet?

Hmm... I'm leaning toward making those little sea-anemone-looking buddies up there. You may be spiky, but you don't scare me, cupcakes. Maybe something in a devil's food cake with cream cheese frosting? Too rich? Not rich enough? I'm such a poor judge of these things, probably because I eat sticks of butter for breakfast.

These are all from a Flickr user called
chotda. Check out the other 38 images in his/her/its cupcake photostream.

"Cupcake photostream." There's a phrase I bet you couldn't have predicted ten years ago. These are, indeed, magnificent times in which we live.


Anonymous said...

Go for red velvet.

Just because it's red. But also pretty damn good.

And it could also look like someone impaled themselves on the frosting spikes.

BabelBabe said...

Oh my god. Now I want a cupcake.

Unfortunately, mine tend to be rather slapdash affairs in which I just spread the frosting on top of the cupcake with a spatula. So sad.

altho i too dig the sea-anemone ones.

Doppelsis said...

Beware of food colouring - it stains clothes. Let the kids decorate their own damn cupcakes. Give them frosting, popsicle sticks and a few marshmellows and jellybeans. It will be messy, but they will have fun.

Steph said...

The spikey ones are really terrific looking, but I have to go with doppelsis - kids love nothing more than sticking candy in icing.

Anonymous said...

You should visit the great cupcake bakery here in Berkeley. Here's the menu, if this helps to further inspire your baking:

Sassmaster said...

These are not helping my dieting plans. Oh frosting, why must you haunt me?

Tammy said...

Er, Doppelsis? You realize these are two-year-olds? Give them access to frosting? Inside my house? Never have your insidious plans to make my life more difficult been so transparent. Perhaps I will give each child an individual marshmallow to hold. For five minutes. That'll be fun, right?

Anonymous, that looks like an awesome bakery. We have a similar one here in Vancouver, which I was tempted to order from rather than make my own, except that theirs are a buck apiece just for the minis. They're delicious and all, but I can eat a dozen mini cupcakes by myself, so I can't justify the budget.

lightbulb oven said...

also so good:

s'mores cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

My vote is for the Totoro... Where do we send our S.A.S.E.?

Diane Dehler said...

The Moosewood Dessert Book has the best cake recipes yet. I especially recommend the lemon chiffon cake and I only make cupcakes. They can be freezed in quart sized snap baggies. If you just sit the plate with the little cakes in the freeze for 5 five minutes than they don't get crushed in the bag. Haven't made any in a few years. All my friends are more and more nonsugar so my cakes get smaller and smaller.