What is this? A baking post? Huh, imagine that! I know I have been lax on the baking lately, mostly because I can't eat what I bake. But today I made cupcakes for my hubby's second to last day at work. this will be the first time since we started dating that we will not work together everyday. I am kinda sad, but also very excited that he is starting this new career that he is hopeful of. So I decided to celebrate his last week day at work by making Cupcakes!
His new job is at a casino, so I made casino themed cupcakes. The flavors were Cheesecake Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Cupcakes. The Cheesecake ones were divine. I was really rushed with the PB ones, and they turned out pretty dry. Both the recipes came from Martha Stewart's Cupcake Cookbook. I have been really hit and miss with Martha's cupcakes. I love one recipe, and really not very impressed with the next recipe I try.
So here are the resulting cupcakes: The decorations were made with gum paste and were by far the most labor intensive part of the whole thing. I sat there for hours this morning painting the poker chips while watching 'My So Called Life' on Hulu. Not a bad way to spend the morning actually. I am really happy with how they turned out, and I may actually make them again for G's first day of officially working at the Casino.