Friday, July 22, 2011

Cupcakes and Book Club

Every event/occasion gives me an excuse to bake cupcakes.  Book Club is one of those excuses.  Every month someone (ie, Joanna) asks me, "What kind of cupcakes are you bringing this time?"  So I tried another new flavor this week: churro cupcakes.  Cinnamon/vanilla cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, topped with tortilla buñuelos (not churros, I know, but much easier).  I was skeptical about the cinnamon cream cheese frosting, but it was divine.  So much more complex and complimentary than the vanilla buttercream (I made a couple that way for my kids' less sophisticated palates).
These are so simple to make.  Just add 1-1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon to your vanilla cake batter, then add a teaspoon of cinnamon to your cream cheese frosting (or to taste).  The tortilla buñuelos are just tiny strips of flour tortilla, deep fried, then tossed in cinnamon-sugar.  Delicious.
Our list of completed books continues to grow.  Along, perhaps, with our waistlines.  Have I mentioned yet how much I love Book Club?  I get to spend time with ladies with whom I might not ordinarily hang out with, and I've really been enjoying it.

And no, our book this month had nothing to do with cupcakes, churros, or anything Spanish-related for that matter.  We discussed Leadership and Self-Deception, and all vowed to apply the advice in this book in our lives.  We all learned more about each other, shared some pretty personal experiences, and tears were shed all around.  Wonderful and therapeutic stuff.  So, cupcakes and therapy?  Hand in hand, baby.


elise said...

so jealous! that all looks amazing! i miss you guys! and i miss having a book club-the last one i was in was 6 years ago... no one here wants to have one enough to actually read a book and meet together :(

your whole cupcake business looks like it's really taking off in amazing ways too :) congratulations! have you tried making cheesecake bites yet? or is that too far off the cupcake theme? i've had them a couple times here and i always think of you and joanna :)

The Wallace Family said...

Megan everything you make looks and I'm sure tastes incredible! I love reading about it, but everytime I do my mouth waters :) Great books! What did you think about Goose girl? I've been thinking of reading it.


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