I turn 28 today (on the 28th! that has always excited me for some reason) so E and I made these cupcakes out of the Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook (amazon affiliate link) by Cybele Pascal (pages 92-93). My sister-in-law actually gave me this book for my birthday last year after I kept renewing it at the library. We discovered all of E’s allergies in early January of last year so this book was a life saver. Cybele Pascal has an awesome website, and interacts with fans on facebook and twitter. She’s even answered a question I posted to her blog and done a recipe based on a challenge I submitted! She’s just so kind and has done wonderful things for the food allergy community. I have to go back and count how many of her recipes I have made and do a proper review post for her book because it is just that good. Her chocolate cupcakes are divine but I haven’t had chocolate in months because I don’t eat it while nursing (darn traces of caffeine, they make me always double guess whether what I’ve eaten has caused R to be fussy).
I finally opened my decorating tips and bags I got ages ago and we are going to try decorating these, Eleanor can’t wait for them to cool so in the meantime, here are some in progress photos! (I won’t be posting a recipe of course since it is not mine to share.)
Updated: I started to try to make swirls but my decorating skills need work and I stepped away and let E play awhile to find that she’d used the other decorating tips as decorations. She also took a nibble out of one of them. So cute!