|the cupcake tower with ribbons and pins|
When my youngest daughter got engaged, she received a ring from Tiffany's. She didn't ask for a ring from Tiffany's, but she did want a diamond that was ethically mined. At first, she wanted to 'recycle' a diamond and she looked at many rings from estate sales, etc. Her husband-to-be, however, wondered about the authenticity of the diamonds and doing some research found that Tiffany's did only choose ethically mined diamonds.
That's NOT the point....the color of the box became the main color theme of the wedding, along with chocolate brown. My daughter seemed to fall in love with the color combination and so I set out to make that dream come true. On a trip to New York City, she visited the Magnolia Bakery. The Magnolia Bakery became famous because of Sex and the City because the girls in the show frequented the little shop for its sinful delights! The most famous of those delights, however, is the "vanilla vanilla" cupcake. The vanilla vanilla is pretty much as it states--a lusciously moist vanilla cupcake with creamy buttercream vanilla frosting. Buying the cookbook was NOT enough--at higher altitudes, the recipe had to be adjusted, modified, baked, and of course, sampled....many times!!
|350 degrees for 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 minutes....|
|a yellow lab, a collie, and I DO|