Last week, I spent a lovely Wednesday afternoon in my friend Tarika(of The Baker's Apprentice)'s kitchen, concocting deliciously adorable cookie monster cupcakes. I have been on a bit of a cupcake binge this summer, drooling over Ming's 33 incredible recipes and attempting the red velvets for Canada Day festivities. Boringly, I've stuck to star-tip swirls for décor - though Tarika sent me a picture of these cookie monster wonders and I've been trying to figure out how to make it work ever since.
So after an afternoon of birre, dog-wuvvin', panic-attacks on my behalf and effortless baking nonchalance on T's, these were our accomplishments. (Cupcakes were recipe #30).
(I really love this picture of us staring into the oven like impatient little kids.)
I think I'm going to try and bake my way through Ming's list. Watch this space.