I’ve had a couple coworkers get on my case about the fact that I haven’t brought treats into work in awhile…Which is true. It has been awhile since I’ve made anything to bring in. The last thing I took to work was the Graham Cracker Torte, and that was for a committee meeting. So this afternoon, I decided to get to work on some cupcakes. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Icing. I used a different brand of cupcake liner than my usual Reynolds cupcake liners.
Cake Mate. I don’t know why, but I wanted a single color for this batch. However, when I started lining my muffin pans, I immediately had a red flag pop up:
But then the sides bunched. I wasn’t happy about that, but there are worse problems to have when baking, so I carried on. My next annoyance came once I took the cupcakes out of the oven. Now, granted, I didn’t remove them from the muffin tin right away–They sat for a few minutes longer than I wanted. I didn’t expect this though:
That would be the lining peeling away from the cupcake, without any help from me. I wish I hadn’t bought 2 packages of Cake Mate liners, but there’s apparently a reason they were only 99¢/each. I’ll pay the $1.89 or whatever for Reynolds next time. Still, cupcakes are cupcakes, and they tasted fine. Even more so when I frosted them:
In between making the cupcakes and the frosting, we decided to grill. The house got a little warm from my firing up the oven so I thought using the toaster oven and grill would be better. Tonight was pork chop night.
Sweet Potato Tots. The bambino & Jay had sweet potato fries instead, but I was in the mood for tots.
And on that note, I’m off to have another cupcake and try out an idea Katie gave me–I’m going to make an attempt at a Frappuccino tomorrow morning, so I’m going to brew my java tonight, then pop it in the fridge till morning. I’ll get out the blender and see what I can come up with!