I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a very busy-but-good weekend. We had a family lunch together yesterday afternoon and it was my duty to bring the salmon, rolls, some meat for myself, and the dessert. I had wanted to try the fancy Croquembouche recipe from a Better Homes & Gardens Creative Homes magazine my aunt sent me in 2004… but when I read, “This can be prepared up to six hours in advance!” and saw the ten steps to the complex recipe, I said NO THANKS. I only had Saturday afternoon to make the dessert, so I searched my favorite recipe website (All Recipes) and found a fun cupcake recipe with sour cream frosting.
I went to four grocery stores and after putting on my favorite apron, I turned this…
It was a lot of fun to make these cupcakes and decorate all 20 of them. I’m sure a box mix would have worked out just fine, but I really wanted to taste this recipe, so I followed the instructions and made them from scratch. I’m a cooker – not a baker. I’m known for my appetizers and savory main or side dishes, so my family was amazed I actually baked something. Hmm, I think they’re forgetting I make really good cheesecakes but that’s OK – all it takes is following the recipe.
I didn’t tell my family this, but each cupcake has a surprise inside: a milk chocolate Dove egg!
I prefer eating candy instead of baked desserts, so I actually haven’t tried a decorated cupcake yet. The family each had one; I gave some away to a friend; and I’ll probably try one tonight, but I think I’ll take all the rest of them to my office.