Like the title suggests, I have made the executive decision to make a different awesome cupcake every day for the next week. YES I AM IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE!
And before you ask, there is absolutely no concrete reason behind this – there is no method to my madness!! This was one of those ideas concocted by too much boredom, and probably too much work to do. I tend to do this thing when I am studying for an important text the next day where I come up with random ideas that take a lot of work but would be really exciting, and then get so excited about the idea that I immediately open a new tab in EditPad (like Notepad, but better) and start typing my ideas. Studying? Completely forgotten – thrown out the window, never to be thought of again until the startling realization that I just blew off two hours of hardcore studying to make a list of 15 cupcake concepts. But… it’s cupcakes!
Let me just say upfront that while I love baking, I am in no way a professional. I would LOVE to open a bakery/coffee shop/bar (this is actually something Tiffany and I discuss at great length) but that is a dream for later, when I have the time and money to kick around and fund my inner desire to be super awesome and make everyone super happy. I also don’t like pastries. I don’t like frosting, I don’t like things that are super sweet – they make me sick. BUT, I love design, and the PDI major in me is always screaming for me to let it out and DECORATE SOMETHING! So why not cupcakes? Mini masterpieces, they are!
Here is a preliminary menu and schedule for the week – it is very much a draft and is definitely subject to change:
MONDAY: Reese’s-inspired peanut butter cup(cakes)
TUESDAY: Mojito cupcakes with a lime-rum frosting
WEDNESDAY: “This cupcake sounds like froyo!” cupcake
THURSDAY: Mango cupcakes
FRIDAY: Dark chocolate with blackberry and strawberry compote
SATURDAY: Apple crisp
SUNDAY: Olive oil clementine cupcakes with a balsamic vinegar whipped cream
They might also have names eventually. I haven’t really decided yet.
If all goes well, there will be pictures and recipes coming up soon!
Love and a slew of cupcakes,
EDIT: Tito took me to the store!!!! And… I cannot believe I just spent about $100 on cupcake supplies. It’s the fruit that killed it – strawberries and mangoes here in upstate where nothing grows cost you your firstborn =( The upside is that a good fraction of that went into reusable supplies – a muffin/cupcake tray, a zester, a pastry bag w/ decorating tips, and food coloring. I guess I will be eating potatoes, noodles, and salad for the rest of the month! Then again… I love potatoes, noodles, and salad so I guess there really isn’t much of an issue. Oh and I should probably eat some cupcakes for like.. energy.