Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tri for cupcakes

I took a road trip to Tahoe over the weekend, so cupcakes were in order! I made banana cupcakes filled with salted caramel, topped with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut.

Banana caramel cupcake
Cupcakes for the road

I thought it was a nice combination of flavors, and they were well-received. Here is a just-frosted cupcake in the morning light...

Banana caramel cupcake
Solo shot, ready to eat

And a peek at the caramel inside...

Inside the cupcake
Gooey filling

Also, earlier this month I participated in my second triathlon event, Tri Girl Tri...and I finished! I was rather nervous about doing it, since I haven't been working out consistently since school started (swam once and just a short bike ride). Here I am crossing the bridge near the end of the bike course...

Wannabe triathlete
Wannabe triathlete

3 comments:

jen said...

holy crap carol!! a triathalon! amazing! CONGRATS on finishing. I would have doed probably somewhere on the bike ride. I can do swim and run but biking i'm like ..tired..so very very tired after 10 min. haha

African Kelli said...

Wowie! That is so awesome Carol. Good for you!!

snoopyjoanne said...

you ARE a triathlete, not a wannabe!!! mmm...those tri cupcakes look delicious, i wish i could have one! :)