So now that it's summer, I have some more time (not a lot, admittedly) to dedicate to cooking and baking. Tonight, I made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, a recipe by Ina Garten found here.
I've always loved cupcakes, and there's something childishly charming about them. They are so heavily associated in my memory with my elementary school days when I would bake lots of cupcakes and bring them to class on my birthday. Plus, they are just so quaint and adorable, and it's always comical how emasculating eating a cupcake can seem, especially with adults. Maybe I am just immature or have a petty sense of humor, but I think it's funny. Even the word cupcake itself sounds childish. I love it.
Anyway, I baked some cupcakes, and of course, I took photographs while I was baking. Because...well, because.
scoopin' some batter
(Choosy moms choose Jif or something right? Am I the only one who finds this slogan mildly sexist? Are women the only ones who are meant to buy peanut butter? Hey I bought this jar all by myself, and I'm not a mother.)
peanut butter frosting, mmmmm
me being annoyingly, intrusively up-close while the cupcakes cooled
I only ended up eating just one, because I ate so much batter and frosting, but whatever, it was worth it~