I'm a "joy of cooking" kind of girl. I can pretty much whip up a killer quiche, make a mean meatloaf, or serve up a soup to feed the soul. But I can't bake. I don't bake. Don't ask me to bake. Not unless it comes out of a box. So when I was invited by Staci Edwards of Staci Edwards Design to join her Blog-n-Bake challenge, my first reaction was: Bake cupcakes from scratch? Not in this lifetime. The Challenge: pick a cupcake to make from a list of heavenly treats from Ming Makes Cupcakes. Now Ming obviously knows her thing and her thing is amazing mouth watering confections that delight the senses. How could I dare even dream of doing this. But I did. OK Staci, you're on!
Picking from Ming's list of eye candy I went with
Banana Cupcakes with Maple Brown Butter Frosting
Assembled my arsenal of ingredients.
Rounded up my Michigan maple syrup & found these eco-friendly baking cups.
Since I've heard baking is a science I measured out everything precisely.
Was happy to discover a little cooking was involved.
Put the little lovelies in their place.
Isn't it pretty? I'm so proud I may just have it bronzed!
I was pleasantly suprised to find baking from scratch is an absolutely joy! Now I get it and I'm a believer. There may be no stopping me now! The best part: they were luscious. A big bouquet of thanks to Staci and Ming for bringing out the baker in me!