Sunday, April 25, 2010

cuppity cuppity cup cupcakes

It's a rainy Sunday morning here at the Mouse House.  Countrymouse has zipped to the market to pick up some milk and scrapple.  Yummmm..... scrapple.  (This can and will be a post on it's own.  If you don't live in the Mid-Atlantic, you've probably never heard of it and all I can say is, sorry about your luck!) I've been scrolling through my blog roll and reading all these wonderful foodie blogs that have made me ravenous.  Like this one with a recipe for a just kill me now chocolate cake (she calls it the "weapon of ass destruction") and this one that gives a recipe for Pimento Cheese. (I am totally going to make this. The only Pimento Cheese I've ever eaten had Kraft stamped on the label and I thought that was pretty good, so I am sure this will be divine. Besides, her post title is so cute... Pimento Cheese: The Glue that Holds the South Together.)


The one item food that I haven't been able to get out of my head lately is cupcakes.  Cupcakes are so in right now and are just so haute chic.  I remember my mom making cupcakes for school parties and such.  Nothing over the top... a Betty Crocker mix and chocolate frosting.  We were thrilled.  Who knew they'd take on a life of their own?  There are cupcake bakeries and shops opening up all over the place, like this one in DC. (A little bit of a drive for me just for cupcakes, but definitely worth stopping for next time I'm there.) Speaking of Betty Crocker... even they are getting in on the cupcake movement.  I recently got an e-mail from them with this recipe for Pink Champagne Cupcakes.  You all know about my love for champagne, so of course this intrigued me.... only I can't see me pouring 12 ounces of champagne into a mixing bowl instead of a flute.


Hands down, the best cupcake website is Ming Makes Cupcakes.  I want to run away and live in Ming's kitchen.  I suppose the responsible, adult thing to do is just pull out my cupcake tins.  Damn adulthood!







7 comments:

  1. You've just inspired me to make cupcakes for my students. Thanks! (From them too!)

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  2. YUMMY! That first cupcake picture.... amazing!

    Enjoy!

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  3. pretty sure I would kill for the banana pudding cupcake.

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  4. OH! What beautiful cupcake pictures!

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  5. They all look so good. My favorite is Banana pudding...yummy.

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  6. Oooooh these cup cakes loook sooo good, I want to eat them all!!!
    Anyway just dropping in from SITS, very cool and interesting blog :)

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  7. oh YUM. You know I love the cupcakes. I am going to check out that link.

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