In my blog-hopping yesterday I found a site with power, and might - the power to envelop me in its vanilla scented clutches and add mightily to my waistline. With whispers of exotic lands and at the heart of it all, the true life source of Carie - cake.
For lo, I have discovered:
The CupCake Bake Shop
Formerly a blog, but now an index of wonderful cake recipes. I spent yesterday lunchtime drooling over them and then detoured home for some ingredients.
First up - the ones I thought H would like best - chocolate cupcakes stuffed with strawberry chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate glaze and buttercream - they are goooooooood and (used to) look a little bit like this:
I would love to show you pictures of the inside but mysteriously they keep disappearing before I have a chance to find a camera - clearly the work of cake elves.
And then my choice (somewhat dictated by the ingredients available at Tescos in Brum) - Honeydew Cupcakes topped with White Chocolate-Cardamom Butter Cream :
These are delicate, soft fluffy cupcakes with melon chunks and puree in the batter, then a reduced melon filling and white chocolate frosting.
I have managed to acquire photos of the insides:
See how I prostrate myself for my art - indubitably I would not have eaten the cakes were it not for the need for photos - oh look, here's another one:
Mmmmm cakes = yummy
Disclaimer: Mrs CarieMay and Mr H warn you that clicking on the link marked "Cup Cake Bake" may result in altered sense of time passing, several days missing from your life, a prevalence of crumbs and several inches on your waistline. They do however assure you that it is totally worth it.