Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sock It To Me!

I volunteered to make cupcakes for a friend at work.  His son recently turned 1, and they were doing this really snazzy sock monkey theme that his wife first saw on this blog.  That doesn't really play into the cupcake bit, but I thought it was cute.

So on Friday evening before the long weekend, I broke out my trusty cookbooks (Magnolia, Buttercup Bake Shop, Martha) and a recipe or two from this awesome blog called Smitten Kitchen.  I had already set out my butter and eggs before I left for work that morning, mind you.

I made three flavors of cake (yellow, devil's food, and red velvet) and three different frostings (vanilla buttercream, cream cheese, and chocolate buttercream). 

I had to drive the cupcakes a few towns over on Saturday, so I didn't frost them until I got to the party destination.  Multiple colors and flavors plus I-40 plus scorching hot heat did not paint a pretty travel picture. 

Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera along.  Here is a little peek at some of the finished yellow cupcakes.  (Some were destined for sock-monkey-mouth-red tinted frosting.)


  1. Go Tom!

    We need to have a baking party sometime soon. I am dying to try out some of the recipes in that Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey book.

  2. I'll join the baking party - I getting quite good at the ol' Blueberry Muffins now!

  3. Those look awesome! I need to buy baking stuff already so I can get my bake on (now that my oven actually works...).

  4. Those look to die have inspired me to bust out my baking gear!

  5. Tommy. These look delicious!! Look at you, you little baker :) Red velvet is my fave. Nom!

  6. Thanks, everybody! Welcome to David.

    And Holly, you're on! The next time I'm in town.

  7. That was one epic cupcake baking event.

    I want in on the baking party. There, I just invited myself.