The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It


The Tiramisu Cupcake for the Cupcake
September 12, 2012, 11:09 pm
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Miss Helper was born wearing a pink tiara and a glittery apron. Or, at least that’s the way it seems sometimes. From the moment she was born, she has been wrapped in pink.  So much pink, as  a matter of fact, her aunt nicknamed her “Cupcake.”

Miss Helper is a girly girl who loves to “help” me in the kitchen-as long as she is not busy trying on clothes and shoes or looking at catalogs of clothes and shoes.

A while back, someone gave her a cookbook of cupcake recipes. She studied that cookbook like it was full of clothes and shoes.

For the longest time, Miss Helper had one recipe picked out. She looked at it so much that the book has a dent in its spine at that page. It is a simple enough recipe for a tiramisu cupcake. Like mother like daughter-I love tiramisu. However, it took a while for me to finally get all the ingredients for this cupcake idea together, but when I did, she was ready to “help” me make this fancy cupcake.

The tiramisu cupcake recipe seemed simple enough. We were to make the cupcake, the coffee, the marscapone cheese filling, and then the whipped cream topping. The recipe called for a Texas muffin pan to make six cupcakes. I had no idea what that was, and so I just used a standard square muffin pan, and I made eight square cupcakes.

My eight cupcakes were so flat. Except for one, they were all about an inch tall.

Problem. I was supposed to slice and divide the cupcakes for the layers of filling, and they were flat as fritters except for one.

Solution-I made one cupcake out of the one good cupcake for Miss Cupcake.

She was happy. It was very pretty and was close enough to the picture that she had been studying so hard.

The rest of us? We enjoyed a “casserole” of cupcake. I just layered what was left the best I could and enjoyed the tiramisu that way.

The casserole really wasn’t that bad, but I don’t want to try fancy cupcakes again anytime soon.  Even though it was fun, and she was happy, I hope Miss Helper dosn’t pick out a new cupcake recipe for just a little while.

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December 12, 2011
December 15, 2011, 10:56 pm
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Happy National Cupcake Day!

Some of my favorite foods are cupcakes. I ate a mini cupcake today just for this special occasion.

Cupcakes rock!



Go Me! It Was My Birthday!

My sister and niece made these carmel apple cupcakes for my birthday. The recipe came from Pinterest, which I have not joined yet.

I am not a crafty person, and I already have a stockpile of recipes a mile long. From what I have heard, if I did Pinterest too, I would not have time to sleep or eat.

Now, we can’t have that, can we?

I am glad they are on it, though, and that they thought enough of me to take the time to make these delicious cupcakes!




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