Monday, February 4, 2008
Cupcakes Round 2
E and I have been baking a lot lately. The shorter daylight hours combined with the weather leaves little else in the afternoons between naptime and dinner. Today I was decided everything was to be done from scratch. We approved a recipe from the cookbook (people if you don't already have this on your shelf, stop what you are doing right now and go purchase it. It will change your kitchen life) then we set to work. They turned out great (like all their recipe's do) and the frosting is like nothing I've ever made (7-minute Frosting). I was thinking of Tania as I spread a thick layer over the tiny cakes, it reminded me of cross between *marshmallow fluff and meringue.
*It should be explained here that marshmallow fluff is not used on the West Coast like it apparently is on the East. When my dear friend Tania moved out here she brought along with her the most ginormous tub of the stuff. Not really knowing what else (besides fudge) one would use it for my inquisitions were answered upon watching her make lunch one day for her children: fluff=jam. Peanut Butter & Fluff is as common as PB&J much to my surprise. I've never tried the combination, but her children naturally finished every bite.