It was inevitable. Cupcakes are hot. Cupcake blogs abound. Cupcakes are the perfect individual size and, in the best cases, boast obscene amounts of frosting, and sometimes filling, too. So it was inevitable.
OF COURSE Dessert Club was going to do a cupcake night. Plus they make such pretty pictures!
One of the things I love about our Dessert Club is the range of palates. People have such different tastes, so we inspire each other to try new things, and are amazed at what others achieve. Cupcake night was no exception. Behold:
White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
French Toast & Bacon Cupcakes (my personal favorite of the evening!)
Black-and-White Cupcakes with Truffle Topping (mine - I was a little disappointed)
Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes - gorgeous!
Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes
French Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange-Infused Creme Fraiche (gluten-free! Unbelievable. She made the creme fraiche from scratch, a several-day process. AND she came straight from work so she brought all her components in a cooler and plated them at my house. I am taking presentation lessons from her.)
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Orange Chocolate Cupcakes (vegan!)
And I am embarrassed and disappointed to tell that the evening's winner does not have a photo! She must have come after I'd done the pictures, or I got distracted and forgot! But they are on the glass pedestal in the center of the picture, and center of the group photo at top: Chocolate Souffle Cupcakes with Whipped Caramel Ganache Frosting. Phenomenal.