I said adamantly for the third time. Inspired by a recent obsession with cupcake blogs and the little cakes made at http://www.cakemonkey.com/, I decided to make Tracy's birthday dessert my damn self.
I had been dying to try silicon baking pans. They are supposedly easy to clean and foolproof with regard to depanning your baking. I bought these online at http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/product.asp?pn=BP1037.
The recipes that inspired these cakes were found at http://cupcakeblog.com/index.php and altered according to my whim and circumstance. I wanted to make starkly contrasting flavors so I chose ancho-chili chocolate and grapefruit-pomegranite.
The chocolate cakes were iced with ancho-chili chocolate ganache and topped with shavings of Scharffenberger chocolate.
When shopping for ingredients, my local yup-mart was *gasp* out of pomegranite seeds. So to give a little extra kick I trebled the amount of grapefruit zest in the recipe. Amd because buttercream frosting should be banished from existence (nods to Karla) I frosted these with cream cheese frosting. Teh nom!
CJ's lamb. This guy can cook!
Before and after:
My all time favorite lewd gesture.
The more or less unused cocktail table.