I just spent 30 minutes typing a “pity party” post and then trashed it.
I’m just not in the mood to whine about work, or how hard last night was, or how unhappy my couch time was when I finally arrived home.
It’s much more fun to talk cupcakes.
I had some leftover icing from my Nutter Butter Giraffe Cupcakes and my Oreo Penguin Cupcakes, so I decided to bake again.
This time I chose a chocolate cake base for both icings. I borrowed the cake recipe from my friend at The Coffee Shop. I think chocolate cakes are probably the most difficult to bake as they can be very dry, but this recipe proved to be a hit!
For the Tagalong Cupcakes, I filled the cake with a chocolate peanut butter ganache, then spread some of the ganache on top and iced it with my leftover peanut butter icing.
The Oreo Cupcakes are just the chocolate cake with my leftover Oreo Cream Cheese Icing on top. I thought about “spicing” the cake up, but sometimes simple is all you need.
After the night I had last night, it was so nice to put on Pandora, grab my mixer and bake. With only one day off before another round of work, I wanted at least part of it to be enjoyable.
I did manage to clean one bathroom, vacuum the floor and do a load…. *crap – I gotta go put the wash in the dryer…..
For those of you who are about ready to start a “real” weekend, hope it’s a great one! I’m going to be doing my best to ensure my guests have a great weekend with us, and I’ll relax when they go back to work. 🙂