So these days, I've just been baking up a storm! We're talking cakes, cupcakes, in all shapes, sizes and flavors -- I just love it! Initially, Jake was my official tester, but yesterday, I ran out of bowls and plates, so I had to branch out and share the love (and cake) with others.
While I love the weather in Annapolis pretty much all year round; there's no better place to capture the feeling of fall than good 'ol upstate NY. I am craving apple pie, apple cider,apple doughnuts and then I remember our annual trips of my childhood to Focastle Farms. For a while, I am homesick and nostalgic... My most recent creation -- a cinnamon apple cake seemed to capture the essence of the new season that is upon us and my longing for NY, not to mention -- it is delicious. It is so moist (I hate that word) it almost has the consistency of a bread pudding. Unfortunately, I have no good photos to share, so you'll have to use your imagination for this one.
My charming sister sent me a gift card a la Target last week for my 31st birthday. Today, I put it to good use and bought myself a lovely new hand mixer. I tested it for the first time this evening and made these charming red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.