Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pinterest Attempt: Nutella Cupcakes

Oh Pinterest, you challenge ladies (and gentlemen) to DIY weddings, crafts and more. Hell you can find a link to make just about anything yourself. Become a domestic goddess and discover I've had several sister dates with my sister Bonnie to concoct cork balls, teeshirt scarves, buffalo dip and more with great success.

Pinterest ignites trends of culinary and design and often brings awareness to some well loved in particular....NUTELLA. mmmm, hazelnut chocolatey goodness. Perfect alone but add it to baked goods is a no brainer!!!

I followed a recipe last week for "Self Frosting" cupcakes and I have mixed results and a word of advice.

Here's the link to the recipe:

mmm swirly goodness

Now, as I've established, Nutella is amazing. It's delicious and a compelling flavor unmatched by anything comparable as far as "sandwich spreads" go.

Sadly this particular recipe results in a very dry cake. While the self frosting prowess of Nutella topped cupcakes was spot on, the cake sans the spread was bland, dry and almost biscuit like.

Bottom line...try this at home...using a different white/pound cake recipe.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


No deep and thoughful words today. Not oohing or aahing over a culinary adventure.


This is how I feel today about everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is not directed at any one person. Just all of those that are breathing. So I apologize if I come across as pissy. I'm cranky. Whether I am thinking about work/project to dos or personal issues my sunny disposition is busted right now.