Thursday, June 7, 2007

Swoop De Doop

Since the weather has taken a turn for the wetter (Boo!), I've been baking up a storm in my mothers gourmet kitchen. Nothing quite like staying in on a rainy day, the scent of oven-baked goods wafting thru the air.

The greatest joy--for me--is not in the making or the baking, but in the taking. While flitting about the kitchen, I make a mental list of people who need a little sugary sweetness in their lives. This week, I attempted the most manly cupcakes I could muster. One plate for my bestest cousin who graduated from HS, one for my in-laws, and one for dear friends mourning a loss.

I think they turned out quite nicely. I've been practicing my oh so professional cupcake swoop. After making BFF with my local cupcakery's long-running employee of the month, I think I'm finally getting it. He shares his swooping secrets with me, and I adore him for it.


alyson. said...

you are so cute with your cupcakes!! and so inspiring. I've been dying to purchase a cupcake tin lately.

whit said...

Those look so good!! I'm going to the store and buying myself a cupcake now.

Lorilee said...

I want to know the secrets!
Next time we are both in SLC and it's raining all day (which might be never) I want to bake cupcakes with you.

emily said...

so.. what aRE the swooping secrets?!

Jessica said...

this picture is just so gooey and yummy looking. I want it!