Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Who Needs Teaching?

My friend Emily, who is also a teacher, and I decided that we don't need to be teachers anymore. We are going to perfect the art of making and decorating cupcakes and open up a little bakery. We went to Joanns and bought a sweet cupcake book and made our first two last night. Emily made the Orange and Almond Cupcakes while I attempted the Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes. We didn't realize until we had already begun mixing that we had both chosen recipes from the "Cupcakes for Special Diets" they didn't turn out as rich and desserty as we were hoping for....but they were gluten free and low in fat and oil! They tasted pretty good, but were more of a healthy, eat for a brunch or something type of cupcake. I was a little disappointed but there is always Saturday - our next scheduled "try out cupcakes for our bakery so we don't have to be teachers" night.

The Orange and Almond Cupcakes:Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes (for healthy people!) Don't judge the appearance. Or really you can, because I did. They do NOT look pretty at all but tasted better than they look. I'll have to work on the presentation!

We even had some taste testers come over to try out the baked goods. They even brought score sheets with them, which they are using for bibs in this picture. The tasters approved.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

So you are making cupcakes instead of snowshoeing - not a bad tradeoff. Good luck with your talk.