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!


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

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


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

  4. OH! What beautiful cupcake pictures!

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

  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

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


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