I sometimes (infrequently) have these dreams of becoming a fabulously famous and influential baker. Food Network hasn’t helped with this; they keep pumping out new shows that encourage me to try new things like broccoli rabe and experimental sugar sculptures.
Usually this does not end well.
However, once in a while I hit on something I like, as I did a few weeks ago when I made some cuppy-cakes for my friend Bot’s baby shower. Here are some pictures. (I like to document things when they are going well.)
This is a photo of the luscious batter, which I pirated from Tasty Kitchen.
Hershey’s also has a recipe for chocolate cake on the back of cocoa containers. THAT cake is amazing, as well.
COLORS! This is Marshmallow Fondant (recipe from Peggy Weaver’s baking corner). It tastes good (unlike regular fondant) and once I figured out how to work with it (the key is gloves and a bit of veg oil) I was golden.
The classy ladies who put on the classy shower provided quite a (classy) spread.
And I was happy with my contribution. They looked like a lot of fun, and I think they tasted pretty decent.
That is all. (You should try the recipes.)