Friday, October 1, 2010

A la Julie & Julia

I have been wanting to do this for a while, and with baby asleep I finally have some time to set this up and see where it takes me! This is my hope: that I will be able to update once a week, and that I will not gain 200 pounds eating the products of my baking fetish!

As you may, or may not, be aware, I am significantly in love with cupcakes. I adore cupcakes. Especially the mini ones. They are sooo cute. And you can pop the whole thing in your mouth at once. Not to mention that the cake to frosting ratio is superb - unlike what you can even hope to imagine with a regular sized cupcake. I am hoping to post about my new creations on here, rather than on Facebook, because it really isn't conducive to my rather long winded tales that involve the cupcake baking.

Take today for example. Right now I have a batch of "Fastest Cinnamon Rolls" in the oven. To get to that point I had to clean up a bag of sugar that my adorable child decided to empty all over the floor (and lick up) and then somehow she managed to twist the cap off of the syrup and drizzle all over said floor after I had cleaned up the sugar fiasco. Facebook won't let me fit that in my CupcakeCraze status, so alas, here we are. The name of the rolls are a bit diseiving (sp.?) becuase I kind of hoped that somehow they would be able to knead and roll themselves out. But they didn't. My kitchen is still a disaster as I write this, and hubby will be home any minute to witness the destruction, but I cannot bring myself to turn around and tackle it. I just checked on them in the oven and it appears that I did not melt the brown sugar with the butter for the "sauce" and my rolls seem to be swimming in a butter/heart attack glaze right now with clumps of brown sugar floating around. Super! I'll let you know how they turn out. I may need to save them by straining out the butter, pasta style, and smothering them in cream cheese icing. Which is okay with me.


  1. Nicole. You are my hero. :) This is Niki, by the way :)

  2. Aww thanks Niki! You will have to come over and enjoy the splendor!