Friday, August 31, 2007

End of summer

Even though the official start of fall is still weeks away, summer vacation is over...the children returned to school this week, and I am exhausted. I did manage a final cupcake bake before the kiddies arrived though, mocha caramel cupcakes, for a fellow teacher's birthday.

Holes were made in the vanilla cupcakes with an apple corer, then filled them with rich caramel filling.

Filling caramel
Blurred cupcakes filled with caramel

Swirls of mocha buttercream finished the cupcakes...I think the espresso powder in the frosting and hint of salt in the caramel provided a nice foil to the sweetness of the cupcake.

Mocha caramel cupcakes
Cupcakes ready to go

A delicious end-of-summer cupcake....and like summer, they're all gone too...

1 comment:

jen said...

Damn you and yer baking carol!
i mean that int he best most loving way possible!

i have a package to send to you when i get back from vegas, int he meantime i may look for trinkets and baubles while there. Altho they won't come CLOSE tot he awesomeness from taiwan.
:/

love and smooches to arrow
hi and waves to dan
how's beatrice ( i know i'm spelling that wrong) poor poor saggy beatrice i think of her every now and again and wonder if she's gotten her quilty pad yet!