Monday, September 7, 2009

Cupcakes and a little bit of WOW

Dear Mom,
I have a new favorite cookbook. Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. I have baked several cupcake recipes so far and LOVE every bit and morsel of cupcake I eat --- er, um bake, I mean!!
Upon special request from a neighbor, this weekend I baked the Jumbo Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes. These cupcakes are WOW!

I whisked my dry ingredients and fell in love with the beautiful chocolate color. mmmmm

I mixed and beat my dry ingredients with my wet ingredients. And yes, I beat with a rubber spatula instead of a mixer. I just like the feeling . . . . crazy, I know. More love.

Bake for 25 minutes. Let it cool on the rack for 5 minutes. Baking chocolate smells love.

Turn cupcakes out onto the wire rack and let them cool completely. Almost can't stand it love.

Okay, Mom, ready for the WOW factor?!?! I cut the bottoms out of the cupcake and filled them with a heavenly, divine marshmallow cream filling!! After filling, I replaced the bottoms and . . . .

decorated the tops. WOW!!

The cupcakes were fun to bake. The recipe may seem labor intenstive, but not really. And in today's world, it feels so nice to share a little WOW with friends and family!

I think the only thing left to really say is . . . . . . mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm WOW!