Friday, September 30, 2011

Calories You’ll Be Burning Off (for the rest of your life)

Dude, you know that longing you sometimes get for a sweet treat or a dessert that kills your innocence? I’ve always gotten that. And like a normal, craving girl, I eat a dessert.
Being an athlete, when I have a treat it tastes like gold. Which is weirdly disappointing. So today, after swimming at the least 1000 yards, I devoured a chocolate cupcake. It was pretty relieving. And I had Déjà vu. I remembered tasting another chocolate cupcake, that was almost too chocolaty to handle (and I am the chocolate QUEEN here).

This summer, I did it. I made Amanda’s creation. The Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. And savored every last bit of them. Just kidding. Most of them went to the stomachs of relatives. They were truly, a chocolate overdose cupcake. I had printed this recipe several decades ago (as if!) and had been waiting for the right moment to bake these babies up. Too bad they took up almost all of my day.
This might just be the loveliest picture of my life.
It’s chocolate, sandwiched by chocolate, sandwiched by more chocolate. This may just put someone in a chocolate coma. If you are prone to these, be aware!
But they were greatly appreciated and adored, and I think it was a well job done.
So kudos to chocolate, and Amanda for her baking skills. This was a fun time. I highly recommend making these, but I also recommend bringing them to a party. This is way too much sugar for one chick to handle.

Bye, bye!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Most Pinkish-Lemony-Cupcakes In the World! (I promise you)

I was never a huge fan of lemonade. If I was to choose between Pepsi or lemonade, I would have definitely chosen the lemonade, partly because I have no interest in fizzy drinks that are called POP. However, if I had to choose between water and lemonade, I would choose the water. I am simple with the drinks I like, and water or milk is always the way to go for me. But not chocolate milk. No sir. Just plain milk. Pop is a big no-no for me, but lemonade isn’t. I’m just, not a big fan. Like, I can have it once and a while, if there’s a lemonade stand in the neighborhood, or if I’m exhausted on a hot summer day. Same with pink lemonade. And this brings me to this post. I originally meant to post this earlier. Like most of my posts. And by earlier, I mean JUNE. That’s right. I can be a procrastinator sometimes.
So my mom was having a potluck for her friend. And since I am usually only allowed to bake big desserts for certain occasions, I saw my chance. I had been wanting to try this recipe for ages, not because I wanted to taste it, but because these cupcakes are so darn cute!
Erica Sweet Tooth is one of the coolest and cutest sites I have ventured upon, and I plan to venture upon it as much as I can. If that means missing swim practice, so be it. (That was a total joke, BELIEVE ME!)
Question: Did I use the word venture correctly?
Answer: Probably not.
Erica’s are obviously much fancier and cuter than mine, but I did create some unique cupcake toppers to go along. Come see!

Since I wanted everything to match, I also found some cute pink and yellow cupcake wrappers somewhere in the back of the pantry. Happy dance!
And can you see those lemonade labels sticking out from the toothpicks I connected them too? Aren’t those capital S-W-E-E-T?
I loved these things. The taste was a little too lemony for me, but someone who loves lemonade will probably love these.

Bye bye!