Holy balls… that’s all I can really muster at the moment. Life has been insane, hence my lack of blogging. But LOTS has happened – last weekend was filled with plenty of excitement and fun, and even a batch of chocolate cupcakes. It’s quite seldom I make chocolate cupcakes, which is somewhat odd considering I’m a chocoholic. Anyways… I made a pretty tasty chocolate frosting – I didn’t have any milk, which I usually add to help my icing reach it’s desired consistency, so I used some vanilla yogurt instead and the end result was rather lovely! And since it’s summer and strawberries are easily accessible, I even whipped up a quite batch of chocolate covered berries and grapes. You wouldn’t believe how delicious a milk chocolate covered grape is… and also dangerous. On the contrary though, it is a fruit after all… easily justified, right?
But the another week has come and gone, and I’ve been anticipating this particular weekend for a long while!! I’m throwing my dearest boyfriend a birthday party with lots of fun surprises AND delicious desserts. And since tomorrow is my boss’ last day for maternity leave, I had to make her favourite cupcakes! Vanilla cake filled with lemon curd, topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries! SO delicious and perfect for summer! There will be plenty of juicy life details/baking stories in the next few days worth sharing – so stay tuned!
Things have been hectic as per usual, and I can honestly say that June will be even crazier. There are plenty of exciting parties, BBQ’s and other fun things to do this month, so I’ve got my fingers crossed for plenty ‘o sunshine. I am currently recovering from a mild sunburn, as a result of my most recent trip up north (aka home) We had a lovely long weekend of kayaking, swimming, boating, BBQing, fish frying and of course, celebrating my mama’s 50th birthday. For obvious reasons I wanted to spoil the woman and make her a decedent and sinfully rich chocolate cake, so that’s just what I did. A double layer devil’s food cake covered with whipped ganache and then drenched in the remainder of the chocolate and heavy cream mixture. I topped this cake off with some beautiful Ontario grown strawberries, it was amazing… ‘cause how else can you describe a cake with over 2 pounds of chocolate in it!? The sweets were quite honestly the least of my excitement – we had an amazing sirloin roast with plenty of fresh salads, rolls and apps. And then there was the fresh battered pickerel we had, which was absolutely perfect. Let’s just say I arrived back in the city well fed and rested! Another exciting bit of news… I got a sewing machine, FOR FREE! (Thanks Holly!) So here comes a whole new ballgame of ideas and crafting… I have a Darkthrone T-shirt at home waiting to be altered, so that’s on my list of this evening’s to-do’s… tomorrow I get to prepare some tasty coconut cupcakes, so check back soon for yummy pics and details!