Saturday, April 25, 2009

Case Study 15: "The S&C Dream"

The Philadelphia heat is rising. All I could dream of doing is passing the day in the park with a cold drink, excellent people watching, and the farmers' market on the square. Picking up some strawberries, on the walk home I'd see the kids running home, where their mothers wait on stoops with open doors and the promise of that night's dinner beckoning them in. As the sunset air starts to whirl around, I'd run off to grab a drink at a restaurant with its bay windows open to the city on a warm night.

"The S&C Dream" is spring whimsy in a fluffy strawberry cupcake. Sugar crystals and nonpareils (what dreams are made of, of course) float atop a whipped strawberry buttercream. Light, sweet, and oh so fanciful.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Case Study 14: "The Salty Sweetie"

Another cupcake hiatus comes to a close as Easter has come and gone and the Cupcaketologist is allowed to indulge in some decadent confections again (and her friends can benefit once more!).

"The Salty Sweetie" is a light vanilla cupcake filled with salted caramel and topped with either chocolate ganache or vanilla buttercream. Atop is a crumble of cashews and pretzels, giving each bite a bit of moist cake, gooey caramel goodness, and a good crunch to end it all.

The grill is lit, the windowboxes are fresh with lillies and pansies, and the oven is on once again. Spring has sprung for the Cupcaketologist.