the cupcakes i decided on to work on my recipes: mint filled brownie cupcakes. this recipe came from martha's cupcake book. the mint filling may sound hard to accomplish, but really the recipe just called for a york peppermint patty. the cupcakes are delicious, but i was unhappy with the final product when they came out of the oven...the mint was a little "explody" out of the top of the cupcake. i just put some powdered sugar on top for good measure, and they looked a little more polished.
this was a good way to spend my sunday early to mid afternoon. i am happy with the results, but i'm still going to keep figuring out new recipes and working on my decorating. i want things to be perfect.....and while today i feel that the execution today was a B- (the handwriting was actually pretty decent, so i can give myself higher marks there), but if you know me at all, i'm always aiming for an A.