Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Still Life With Cupcakes
Time in the kitchen is time to be savored.
Few things are more satisfying than baking winter white cupcakes on a cold morning.
I pulled out my 20-year old Kitchen Aid...
...and began to play. First, the dainty liners
...it's always fun to dance a little while pouring the batter.
I chose a simple white cake recipe, spiffed up with pearl dragees, Royal icing, and filigreed paper wrappers.
I love the textures--the hard edges of paper with the slick, round dragees
the soft, curvy icing...
Really, baking is so much more than mixing ingredients.
Just one sniff for Mister...
One cupcake for me....
...and one for you.
The cupcake wraps are made by Paper Orchid
The colors and styles are out of this world!
I bought mine here:
Information about the dragees and cupcake liners can be found here: