Monday, September 29, 2008

Whimsical Bakehouse: Cupcakes

"Why are you so negative about this cake book?" Isabel asked me earlier. I felt her tone was a little pissy.

"I'm not," I said.

"Yes, you are." Definitely pissy.

She's right. I'm negative about this cake book. Not sure why, but I have some theories that I'm still working out and will share in the fullness of time.

So, I made Whimsical Bakehouse vanilla cupcakes for Owen's class birthday party. He wanted them glazed in chocolate and decorated with these adorable homemade chocolate bumblebees, as they appear in the book.

I actually purchased the special chocolate and candy dye to make the bees, but discovered I lacked the will to execute the project. I foresaw hours of finicky work, much frustration, and eventual failure. Valuable time I could spend compulsively monitoring the election.

Instead, I slapped on some buttercream and sent the cupcakes off to school. Isabel and her cousin Edie ate the leftovers.


  1. Hey, who's that other girl in the photo? If she's a guest, shouldn't she get to choose the cookbook for the week? If she's not a guest, where did she come from?

  2. Is that crazy swirls I see in the background, under a cake cover? :)

    Enjoying this interlude!

    Amy in Berkeley

  3. excuse me! you are so asking for it!

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