Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TWD: Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes for Cupskates


I don't even know where to begin with this post. I guess I'll come right out with it. I didn't make Dorie's cupcakes. I only made the glaze for the cupcakes. If this month's TWD challenges don't reflect what a crazy couple of months I've had, I'm not sure what else would. To make a long-story short I resigned from my job today to go back into the world of professional ice-skating. It was a vvvv stressful decision, but now that it's officially made I feel great about it!

So with going back to performing, first things first. I had to break in the new ice skates I bought over a year ago. But before I could even do that I had to get them decorated! My friend K, who's pretty much gotten me ever professional gig I've done including this upcoming one, has a lot of random talents. One in which he paints your ice skates! What did I get on mine??




Cupcakes! So now I have cup-skates! And they don't have any calories! Yes, there is in even a rhinestone on the cherry on the top of the cupcake. I decided to pay K in cupcakes in return. I was going to make Dorie's, but didn't have all the ingredients so I whipped up Martha's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes I saw over at How to Eat a Cupcake. These really were easy and made for a delicious, rich, and quick cupcake. (But, of course, I bet Dorie's are better!)


But I couldn't leave my cupcakes naked! So I also whipped up the chocolate glaze from Dorie's Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcake recipe and topped them off. It was so rich and made for a grown-up chocolatey treat. I packed them in a shoe box and brought them to the rink the next morning. Cupcakes for cupcake skates.

Check out the other TWD-ers and their creative cupcakes here and our host's Clara's adorable Halloween cupcakes here. I especially like the one with the witch-ice cream cone hat. Now that my life has settled down- at least for this week- I'm looking forward to some serious TWD baking this weekend!

8 comments:

CB said...

I love the cupcake on your ice skates! How fun! Bummer you weren't able to bake the cupcakes but glad you liked the glaze. GL with your pro ice skating! Thanks for baking with me this week.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Danielle said...

I dont think you missed out much with Dories cupcakes mine were dry, as well as others have posted in their blogs to. Yours probably came out perfect!

Pamela said...

Wow! Congratulations to you on making such a difficult decision. When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a skater. I'm sure it's amazingly tough to do, but as long as you love it and you're happy, that's all that matters. Lots of luck to you!! Oh, and nice cupcakes, even if they weren't Dorie's. ;o)

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, I bet that was a scary decision, so kudos on jumping in! Nice cupskates :)

n.o.e said...

Love the way your cupcakes look - I'd take one for each hand, please. Good luck with the skating - love your custom paint job.
Nancy

Beth said...

Wow, what a tough decision to make! I think it's awesome that you're getting back into skating. Just let us know when we can watch you twirl and jump on TV :-)

Teanna said...

LOVE Those ice skates! So cute! And the cupcakes you made were probably better than these anyways!

Candy said...

Good luck with your new adventures! The ganache was the best part anyway.