Monday, September 13, 2010

Fun Fact - I am obsessed with cupcakes

Strawberry banana nomnomnom

One of our fun "getting to know the team ice breakers" at the first few team challenge practices is saying your name and a fun fact about yourself. So of course I have to confess my obsession with cupcakes. Baking decorating and eating.
And of course it relates back to running - I run to eat.

When did I start baking like Betty? In college, whenever it was rainy or gloomy or cold, all I wanted to do was bake. Usually cookies, sometimes brownies, and on occasion cupcakes. I loved mixing and tasting and then sharing a batch of freshly baked goodies with all my classmates. After all we spend so many hours a day together sewing masterpieces we became more like family.
After college money got tight and I took a baking hiatus. It just didn't make sense to spend so much money on so many calories, or food I was giving away to everyone else. I managed to buckle down, pay off a lot of debt, and get myself in a better place. And then I decided to make cupcakes for Boyfriend's birthday in July. His favorite being red velvet. At first I was scared at such a serious recipe, the first time I made cupcakes from scratch they turned out dense and the frosting was overly sweet. I carefully measured, sifted, whipped, stirred and frosted. And they were AMAZING. Every day I had one cupcake for lunch and it literally was the highlight of my entire day. They were THAT good.

Chocolate peanut butter - amazingly rich and delicious

Pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting and trying my hand out at some rosettes.

And now I am just obsessed. So far I am just floating in the realm of looking up and trying different recopies online. Combining different cake and icing flavors so suit my different cravings. I watch Cupcake Wars on the Food Network to get inspired for fun new creations (and of course Boyfriend teases me because I cannot stand the host of the show but I watch anyways). Really i cannot think of two things that go better together than running and baking. Burn calories, replace calories. Pretty perfect if you ask me.

Are you hungry yet?

xx Sara


Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Wow. This post made my mouth salivate. Did you seriously make those? The rosettes look fantastic. Great job! I wish I could make things that pretty.

Sara Elizabeth said...

yes with lots and lots and lots of practice (and some YouTube videos)!

That Pink Girl said...

Delish! Your cupcakes are gorgeous! (and sound just as tasty as they are attractive)
I'm also a cupcake-a-holic. Oooh, so pretty and just the right amount of cake.

Rachel said...

i'm obsessed with cupcakes, too, but i am no baker! those rosettes look amazing!

CLAMCO said...

How wonderful!