Frosting is a family-owned business that prides itself on its cupcakes made from scratch on a daily basis. If you take a look at the shop's Facebook page, you'll see that some even believe it -- gasp -- "rivals" Georgetown Cupcake. Could it be?
The Holidays are a perfect time to start thinking about new traditions; things that you want to do differently. So often we're caught up in sticking with our traditions from years past that we don't allow ourselves to try anything new, whether it's what we eat, who we see, or how we decorate.
Making this recipe is a broader sensory experience than most others. Plums with brandy and cinnamon glisten as you sauté them on the stove top. Not long after your start baking the cake, the vibrant notes of saffron permeate the kitchen.
With fall settling in for a stay, there's no shortage of good, local, fresh ingredients for creative baking, but I can't stop thinking of peanut butter, specifically Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Pudding and now Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake.
The creamy mild essence of these coconut cookies is reinforced with a coconut frosting. As one bites into the cookie, the hidden passion fruit curd in the center bursts forth with a vivid contrasting tartness.
Which is better? Taking my favorite dessert, distilling it down to the very essence of its being and serving it in a shot glass, or a mass-produced fast food snack that gets children psyched about eating fruit?