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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Vicarious sugar rush

My class wants to have a Valentine's Day party next week, and since we have a frivolous influence on our Policy teacher (a breath of fresh air compared to other classes, apparently), we will. One of my classmates requested my White Russian cupcakes, then I started daydreaming about other options.

Thinking about what I'm going to cook is almost the best part. I've decided on also making Samoas and Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes. I only found drink recipes online, so I guess I'm going to just wing it, using the old-fashioned chocolate cupcake recipe from Cupcake Bakeshop as a base (with darrrrk chocolate, of course!).

I was toying with the idea of using that cupcake recipe to create my own: raspberry curd filling with a milk chocolate cream cheese frosting, but Tim made a throw-up face at that, so I'm not trying it now. (Anyone think raspberry curd would be a good complement to a chocolate cream cheese frosting? I think so-ish. I am not certain.) I don't think I'll actually partake in these cupcakes, so I want to make ones that others will enjoy.

Getting to feed people and make them happy really is the best part. I think I'm actually not so much a chocolate (or sugar) junkie as I am a cooking junkie. Throughout this new eating-healthy business, I haven't really missed sweets much.



Blogger Sarah said...

I think it sounds good. I am a fan of the cream cheese frosting and making it chocolate would be sooooo good. I like raspberry so I think that would be a good combo

4:50 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Dude! I totally have a Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcake recipe!

1:34 PM  
Blogger LE said...

Give it!

So the Samoas turned out a little dry (I baked the cupcakes a few days early and left them in a tin outside to freeze), but I think fresh would be amazing. Chocolate ganache frosting is now my newest favorite. Holy crap. It really IS like a melted truffle on top. I need another event/excuse to make these.

6:33 AM  

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