Chocolate & Vanilla Birthdays
You know, sometimes the best things are the simplest. These are chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream (my favorite flavor combination… I know, boring, right?) from Kate and Jennifer for Kate. There’s just something about the swirl on these guys that I find particularly pleasing.
The last few weeks have been, well, busy. There was a whole ton of spicy chocolate cupcakes and lime cupcakes for the benefit for the hardship fund supporting the Castlewood workers who have been locked out of their jobs for over six months because of a dispute with management. It’s really a terrible situation and I admire their dedication.
Upcoming will be tiramisu flavored cupcakes and my first attempt at creme brulee – someone gave me a kitchen torch, I gotta use it! I’m hoping to use it for some meringue or marshmellow-topped cupcakes one day soon, too. Suggestions welcome!
In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying the Smitten Kitchen blog – Deb has great photos, they’re really an inspiration!