There are *many* things I am not good at: algebra, giving directions, eating vegetables. I tell you this so that you won't think I'm being all braggy when I say that one of the things I AM good at is baking, cupcakes in particular. Someone around here has a birthday coming right up and these are the cupcakes the office will be celebrating with - Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and a few dark chocolate shavings - recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman. Remember him, his show on Food Network? Wonder whatever happened to him? Ah well, I digress. I used the Left Handed Brewing Company's Milk Stout, because that's what we had in the fridge and even though the batter was extremely runny they seemed to bake up just fine. I haven't tasted one yet so the true test will come tomorrow. Oh and that adorable cupcake stand? Vessels and Wares on etsy - local ceramic artist Jeanette Zeis, whose work I love. If you're local and you ask her nicely, she'll even let you come by the studio and pick things up to save on the shipping costs - how great is that?
Life has been pretty busy around here lately and doesn't look to slow down until the beginning of April (come on April, and yes, I know it's only the very beginning of March). I'm trying to get things done in little pockets here and there but honestly it doesn't feel like I'm getting much done at all these days - too many things in progress if you know what I mean. Thank goodness for cupcakes, usually a project that can be started and savored the same day!