Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cupcake Happy Dance

Hey everyone! So, yesterday I got promoted at work, and there was a big ceremony for me and three of my colleagues who also were getting promoted. I wanted to make something sweet and different from the usual coffee & donuts that are usually present at these sorts of functions. I went with my first instinct, and perused the many blogs of the Daring Bakers (handy blogroll to the left) to find just what I was craving.

Seeing as how it's summer, and my favorite cocktail is a Mojito, I went with Ivonne's Mojito Cupcakes she made for SHF#33 from her blog "Cream Puffs In Venice". I wanted to add a personal touch, so I put some shredded white chocolate in both the batter AND the frosting of these bad boys, and it added such a sweet buttery-ness that was almost unnoticeable at first bite, but really came through in the aftertaste. They went over well, and as I mentioned on Ivonne's blog, I went home empty-handed, which is a GOOD sign. One of the office secretaries even asked me for the recipe, so I e-mailed her the URL to Ivonne's blog. So, kudos Ivonne for providing such an awesome recipe! Here's the link to the recipe, in case you want to make them, too:

Side note: this was my first (albeit, semi-successful) attempt at piping frosting from a bag. Usually, when I use a frosting bag, I end up giving up and just using a spatula to slap the frosting on. I think they turned out pretty nice!! I was doing it pretty late at night, though, so I had a two trays of very different cupcakes: the pretty ones, like the ones above, were frosted pre-10:30pm. The second tray had the aforementioned spatula treatment and were post-10:30pm. Oh, well, at least I made the effort!

I decided to include the above picture from the ceremony. That's me, second from the right! These cupcakes were the PERFECT addition to my special day, I was so happy that they not only went over really well with everyone, but the flavors to me were cupcakegasm-worthy. Yum yum!!



Minko said...

Congratualtions on the promotion!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your promotion! And your cupcakes look delicious, what a great way to celebrate. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! And your cupcakes look sinfully delicious!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Congratulations on the promotion and kudos on the beautiful cupcakes!

Deborah said...

I have been wanting to make these cupcakes as well.

Congrats on the promotion!

Deborah Dowd said...

Congratulations... on the promotion and the cupcakes! Both are an accomplishments to be proud of.

Mehgan said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words!

ayseyaman said...

Your ceremony picture and cupcake look very nice!

suris said...

you are the second from right? Very nice and capable cook. I think you can cook very well for complete Us army!



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