1/20/2007

cupcake porn.


Since November I've wanted to make cupcakes. This is funny, because I cook maybe once every two months and I bake maybe twice a year. I did get some good cooking genes from my mother's Italian ancestors. I swear, anything my mom makes is amazing, I still remember the days of veal piccata and chicken parmigiana before I become a veggie in high school. I'm eating meat again now, but I'm a little afraid to actually cook it, so on those rare occasions when I do cook I stick with my veggie alternatives, tempeh, tofu, seitan.

I have no shame admitting that I'm influenced by trends (although I stand by the fact that I really did get into birds before they become the hipster icon a few years back) and I won't deny that the current cupcake trend has really gotten to me. They are just so fucking cute. I mean can you really look at a cupcake and not get sort of happy? I can't. When I wanted something light and fluffy on the internets I used to be a frequent visitor of cute overload, there's no way to look at that website and not squeak at the cuteness of it all. But lately I've been more a fan of cupcakes take the cake, which I think I talked about here before. It's pure cupcake porn, and to be honest I get sort of annoyed when they have interviews with cupcake storeowners or when they show uncute cupcake products, like rain boots with cupcakes on them. I want big fluffy frosting, devils food cake, sprinkles and pretty colors. And I want close up shots of them all, at every angle.

Now that I finally have some time (although not for long since I have another craft fair coming up in february) I'm going to buy some muffin tins and actually bake a batch or two of cupcakes. Back in december I had a grand plan to buy this new vegan cupcake book and make Jennifer and my vegan roommate a batch each of vegan cupcakes. Needless to say I never got around to it. And even though I don't doubt that book has some great recipes, I am not vegan, and we are past the season of giving, so I am going to make big fluffy un-vegan cupcakes on my day off on Monday. I can't wait. Those vegan cupcake girls have a blog of their own, which I have just discovered and have already bookmarked and will add to my list of cupcake porn.

3 comments:

jj said...

please please please make the red velvet ones!!!!! mmmmmm, i'm drooling just thinking about them...

LishDDorset said...

I think this has to be the best title for a post!

Jean said...

I make mean cupcakes, you should come over my house to bake sometime.