Okay so I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, so I’ll keep this short. Ready?
YAY, I GOT MY NEW CAR, I’M SUPER EXCITED! IT’S MY DREAM CAR!!
Alright, done. See? That wasn’t so bad. Now, on to the good stuff. Remember last week I told you I fulfilled my first official paid baking order? Well, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to post some pictures of the cupcakes on here because I won’t be posting the recipe. Why, you ask? Because the recipe wasn’t mine and I didn’t adapt it in any way. I would feel silly simply copying and pasting another blogger’s creation onto my site. I really wanted to show you all how the vanilla cupcakes turned out though, so I’ll just tell you that I used Cupcake Project’s Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake recipe and boy did it deliver. Oh.my.gosh. They really are the ultimate cupcakes.
The buttercream was just a simple vanilla buttercream, but I added some vanilla beans to it that I had left over from the cupcake batter. I also tinted it a pretty purple color. In case you’re wondering, I used a Wilton 2D tip to pipe the buttercream and the brown liners are from Country Kitchen SweetArt. Anyways, I was pretty darn proud of how they came out!
Now on to this week’s recipe. Holy cow bells. This was just something I quickly whipped up yesterday and honestly, I didn’t have high expectations for it taste-wise. I really just wasn’t sure how well all the ingredients would work together. Now you know how much I love desserts and I consistently burn my mouth by not letting things cool when they’ve come straight out of the oven. Will I ever learn? The answer is no. But guess what? You won’t believe this. Not only did I not taste this fresh out of the oven, but I also let it sit ALL NIGHT AND DAY without tasting it. I got home from work this evening and decided I should take some photos of it before I cut into it to taste it. So I drizzled some maple glaze all over it and snapped a few pics. I finally took a bite and ohmygoodness. KICK, KICK, KICK. That’s me kicking myself! How could I have let this glorious masterpiece of sweet potatoes and carrots sit all by its lonesome for 24 hours?? Such a sad story. I’m ashamed of myself. I think, however, if you try this for yourself you will be able to forgive my food negligence.