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February 5th, 2007
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Cupcake Bowl XLI


Forest Hills, Queens, February 4, 2007 - Cupcakes take longer to make than they should. Or maybe I haven't made them enough to have become efficient. In fact, I can't recall that I've ever baked anything in my life ever, aside from those refrigerated cookie tubes that one just slices and puts on a baking tray.

Well, the cupcakes came out deliciously, if I do say so myself. I made the cupcakes and susanofacadia made the icing - all entirely from scratch. Decorated with appropriately-colored sprinkles and topped with the appropriate mascot (Bears or Colts), they were the perfect food to bring to a Super Bowl XLI party (with sbtorpey, oddthink, and fuzzio, among other friends who don't have LiveJournal aliases yet...)

Even though the cupcakes were handmade, it was the sprinkles that took the biggest chunk of effort. We didn't have time to find separately colored ones, so we bought red, white, and blue rainbow sprinkles, and hand-separated them. Which is as much of a pain in the ass as it sounds.

The toppers and cupcake papers were bought at Pattycakes, a fantastic (and cramped) cake and candy supply store in Corona, Queens. They have everything one needs to make cakes except for the actual food ingredients. Unfortunately, the teddy bears for Chicago and the race cars for Indianapolis are practically invisible against the chocolate cake.

But the cupcakes were greatly appreciated anyway. I have six left, if anybody wants any (but act now, because they're going quickly...)

(More cupcake pictures here)

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From:karinebou
Date:February 17th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)

Can I be nasty?

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The cupcakes look amazing !!! You guys are incredible....But I hope they tasted better than usual cupcakes: I have to admit that I have an aversion for cupcakes. I tasted the Magnolia ones, the ones that people stand in line for (whereas I stand in line only for the cheesecakes), and I don't get the crazyness about it. It's like Derek not understanding the fuss about Crepes I guess. But I really hate cupcakes (I guess he really hates crepes too). I think that cupcakes are what is wrong with America: JUST NOT ENOUGH BUTTER. You guys make amazing cookies: why ? Because that's where you understand that desserts needs butter. But Cupcakes and other similar too-much-flour things, is where America is slightly disappointing.....But hey, I can't be too nasty about America now. Living in France, I miss it too much ! I miss New York and I miss you guys! So, here's to you and your wonderful cupcakes!
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:February 18th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Can I be nasty?

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Hey, the twenty-four cupcakes had two sticks of butter - and the icing had two-and-a-half *more* sticks of butter. Is that not enough butter for you? Or are you going to tell me that good cupcakes need at least a stick of butter each? Well, I got the recipe from Cooks Illustrated; I can send it to you for you to try and see if it meets with your approval.

Me, I'm not crazy about crepes either, but I do like croissants. Especially those chocolate-filled ones in Morzine. Mmmmmm.... We're so looking forward to going back to France, even if it is only for a week. And for more than just the pastries; we certainly do miss you too!
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