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Day 7: Is It a Sundae Cupcake?
This cupcake was fun to make.
It reminds me of a circus.
I made marbled cupcakes, but mine are special. I made the golden cupcake with banana. After filling the cups, I dropped a glob of ganache on each, took a chopstick and swirled them 2 or 3 times each.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups. *drop a glob of chocolate ganache on top of each and swirl it in gently.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
I then frosted them with buttercream frosting, squeezed the last drops of ganache to look like syrup (yes, yes, I made a lot! I know), sprinkled with walnuts, sprinkles and a cherry on top for good measure.
Maeve said these were the most fun so far. :)
I had to say it.
Anyone that knows me, knows I LOVE all things Bravo. But nothing beats the Real Housewives series. I’ve blogged about it all before, but I have a special place in my heart for ATL.
When I watched season one last year I thought, what the flip is Kim Zolciak doing there? And I don’t mean that because she’s white. Kim wasn’t a “wife”, she wasn’t a successful business woman, she had this secret creepy relationship off camera (but constantly discussed ON camera) to a married man….but if anything Kim had one thing going for her, she’s entertaining.
Everyone that watches has their favorite wife on the series. DeShawn is gone, and they’re just starting to really get to the core of Kandi’s story. She’s peppy, cute, and clearly successful in her own right so I think she was a great choice for the show.
But there’s one character I simply cannot stand. She makes my skin crawl, and I don’t think I’ve seen anyone so villianous, jealous, elitist, egotistical, or as loathsome as Sheree Whitfield. She’s so vile to me, that I fast forward through the scenes that only have to do with “her”.
There have been two episodes so far this season, and I don’t know if that foul cow just wants more airtime or what, but crazy acts anything but ladylike. I remember thinking through season one that Sheree was coaxing Kim (with booze) to talk poorly about all of the the other wives. She is 40 going on 14 in the maturity department when it comes to being a gossip. And it’s right there on the television, how Sheree backstabbed and talked shit about the other girls!
So far on season 2, Sheree tried to get in a fist-fight with party planner Anthony Shorter (to CLEARLY, publicly, bring this guy down, douche that he is) It’s obvious she has serious anger issues
and last night Sheree attacked Kim for telling the truth about her at the “intervention” with NeNe. If you don’t believe Kim on last night’s episode, go rewatch season 1. Kim had no reason to lie about things Sheree said, and Sheree looks like a psycho. The only reason she wanted to beat Kim’s ass was because she was called OUT.
OMG this is FUNNY, videos of the wives addressing bloggers
NeNe, cracking me up! I <3 height="344" width="425">
Addressing the bloggers- and to Sheree, honey, I don’t WANT to know you.