Thursday, January 28, 2010

Going to the Chapel...

I'm getting married!  (Okay, so that's kind of old news, it's been just over two months now... but I'm a slow blogger)

More importantly, I'm going cake tasting this weekend!  (Okay, just kidding about the "more importantly."  I do indeed believe getting married is the more important of the two!)

In all seriousness, I'm very excited to go taste cake.  Woohoo!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cookies Turned Cake

Snickerdoodles are probably among my favorite type of cookies.  They're light, fluffy in the middle with crisp edges, sweet with a slight tang, and cinammony goodness.  It's no wonder they're among the cookies I find myself making most often.  I crave them more often than I do chocolate chip, and that's saying something.  I'm probably a cookie person just as much as I am a cupcake person, so it was a happy day in my heart when I came across the Snickerdoodle cupcake recipe.  Hello merging of two things I love.

These cupcakes don't have the same bite that a snickerdoodle cookie does (I wonder if it's because the chemical reaction of cream and tartar and baking powder would cause my cake to not rise?), but it does have that same delicious cinnamon sugar light cookie flavor.  I baked these for Kim's birthday but sadly she missed our gathering.  Hopefully the ones I sent her way got there and she enjoyed them!

 It's sad.  I always forget to take pictures of half of the process.  Either I take pictures while making the cake and forget to take pictures of the finished product or I forget to take pictures of the process and only have pictures of the finished product.  Either way, go make these scrumptious little cupcakes as a new year's treat :D

Oh well... I topped these bad boys with a little bit of whipped cream.  Frosting just seemed too heavy for their light cinnamon flavor.

Make these.  You'll love them.