Monday, June 14, 2010

Fabulous Find!

I have been without inspiration for the last few days and I was scared that, should I dare blog, it would be about soccer. I am surrounded by a sea of yellow Bafana Bafana supporter's gear and the overpowering sound of the vuvuzela's. Even though it's a breathtaking vibe we've got going here in South Africa, I'd like to escape the whole soccer madness for a bit. And today will be the day.

In an attempt to distract myself, I searched Google for useful things encouragement to get over my writer's block. I somehow came across cupcakes and, after a persuasive craving and a long drool, decided that this will be my Fabulous Find! I've always been very fond of cupcakes, not only for its delicious taste, but for its versatility. There is so much you can do with this beautiful piece of fodder and the variety of recipes is endless. I've baked coconut, choc-chip, strawberry, vanilla, blueberry and fudge cupcakes in the past, but the best part is how you can play around with the decorations. Sugar paste isn't everyone's friend - hell, I don't always have the patience for tiny detail - but if you can master it, you can make some darn good cupcakes! I've seen ones that are too good to eat. Ones that you want to frame instead!

I don't know how the baker did it, but this is the most delectable and lip-smacking picture of a cupcake I've seen in a long time. And I've seen 'em all!

This cupcake-talking is really putting me in some strange baking mood. Wait. The dishes and cleaning that comes with gastronomy had just put me off. Sigh.


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