I THINK I REALLY started to love to bake when two completely separate things made their way into my life: 1. Pinterest and 2. A Kitchenaid Mixer (a graduation gift from my awesome brother). These two things combined make for maximum-kitchen-shenanigans and subsequently a new creative outlet I’ve since set out to master.
I must confess though, I tend to spend a lot more time pinning things to bake than actually getting my hands dirty. This is generally because I’m trying to spare myself from the activity that typically takes place once the baking is done and is usually filled with 100 000 extra calories that I really don’t need.
Enter: Office Bake Sale. The perfect excuse to get my bake on with the promise of not eating all.the.cupcakes.myself (which I’m quite certain I could do, by the way).
In the spirit of Fall I decided to make cupcakes alla one of my favourite seasonal flavours, chai. You can get the recipe for Vanilla Chai Cupcakes here. Even better (if you work with me) you can sample the recipe [insert shameless plug] all day tomorrow at reception, by making a donation to a great cause!
I had to sacrifice one cupcake to ensure my little baking mishap* didn’t completely ruin my effort. I can whole-heartily say they are every bit delicious as they look. Phew!
*You can almost always count on at least 1 baking mishap when I’m in the kitchen. I don’t know why but I always mix things up. In this case it was 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder instead of the baking soda the recipe called for. Whoops!
Also – I’ve made a deal with coworker to go 10-days hardcore Paleo (starting tomorrow) so that should be interesting…