One woman's foray into cooking for herself, for her family, and for her friends. It's not always picture-perfect, sometimes a little messy, but it's always delicious. Join me in exploring new recipes, savoring the "résultats" and learning from the "erreurs".
After admiring the photos of so many of my blogger friends' beautiful cupcakes, I've been wanting to try my own hand at making them for awhile now, and today was the perfect day to give it a shot. The kids were gone all day visiting with friends and attending a couples baby shower this evening for another one of their friends. So, I did a little internet research to decide which recipe to make and came across a delicious-looking recipe at a wonderful blog called Sugar Plum Musings. The recipe was for Almond Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling. I loved the idea of them having a filling. My little cakes sank a bit in the middle - my guess is that my baking powder was probably not as fresh as it should be. I'll definitely get new b.p. for my next baking session. I'm happy with the way they turned out, and I'm ready to try some more! I'd like to try my hand at covering them with fondant... but for now, I'm revelling in these pretty little things!