What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate? It’s an incomplete Valentine; that’s what I say. Add strawberries and cheesecake and do you know what you have?
If you have read any of my past posts, you know that I am always on the quest to make and photograph cute cupcakes. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you. You see these adorable cupcakes on the web or in a magazine or cookbook and you say to yourself, “I am going to make those cupcakes because they are just so adorable.” Well, at least I say that to myself and, really, anyone else who will listen.
I had another opportunity to make cupcakes because it was my oldest son’s birthday and the family celebrated it on Sunday.
The above photo was taken a few years ago. But here’s another more recent one.
I’ve mentioned on other posts that Yes!Chef! does not like to bake. He doesn’t even like to make desserts, even if it does not involve baking. Many years ago, when he was just learning to cook, he had a very bad experience with a dessert that involved gelatin and he has not liked to make desserts ever since that time. He told me that making desserts takes away his creativity because one must follow the directions exactly. I have a tendency to agree with him. But, I went ahead with my cute cupcake quest anyway.
I would love to be able to say that I made cupcakes yesterday and they turned out adorably. I would love to post some photos that would make you swoon. Alas, this is not exactly what happened. It all started out innocently enough but something went wrong about the time that I added the flour while the mixer was in motion and flour flew everywhere. All I needed was a long, long trailer and you could call me “Lucy” as in Lucille Ball in the movie, The Long, Long Trailer. If you haven’t seen the movie, which came out in 1953 (I saw it much later), you really should. It’s a laugh out loud funny movie. Lucille Ball had perfect timing for comedy.