Today in cupcake-related news...
I read an online review of these today and now I'm on an URGENT mission to find some in my area! I lurrrve ice cream cakes but due to the cost and the fact that there's never any room in my freezer, they have bene relegated to an occasional birthday treat. Since there are only three of us to have birthdays, the opportunities are few and far between, much too sparse for this ice-cream-cake-loving person. These little ice cream cupcakes are the perfect solution--I'm sure I can find room for them in the freezer and perhaps more importantly, I'm not tempted to eat a whole ice cream cake by myself! The nutrional info for the cupcakes isn't all that bad, either. Now I just have to find them!
And speaking of cupcakes, the other night a sweet friend had us over for dinner to celebrate my birthday and made the most delicious Boston Cream Pie cupcakes for dessert! The recipe came from this magazine, which I then had to run to Barnes & Noble to buy. Now, I need a Paula Deen chocolate recipe book like I need a hole in the head (seriously, I might as well just tape half the magazine to each thigh and try and put my pants on over the top) but the recipes in this magazine are uniformly drool-inducing. (Here's a link to a blog with the cupcake recipe in case you don't want to risk serious thigh-enlargement and buy the whole book.)
And now for a cupcake without any calories, look at this super-cute cupcake play food set I bought for Maren. It all comes in a darling satiny-and-sequiny cupcake tote and I think it would make a darling birthday present for a little girl. I say that I bought it for Maren, but who are we kidding--that sucker's for me!