First Nights

So I moved yesterday!

(Yay! Oh god! Holy crap! Agh!)

Thanks to a band wonderful friends and family, it went really smoothly, and I’m now in the process of unpacking and settling in; figuring out where me and my things fit into this nice house with these nice new people.

The word “cupcakes” left my mouth while I was breaking from unpacking last night, and then I was looking up what I wanted to make, and hitting the store for the things I didn’t have.

At first, I tried to find a new recipe (brown sugar cupcakes sound so amazing. I’m thinking about a bourbon glaze on those), but I was so tired (and the grocery store didn’t have buttermilk, curse you Safeway!) that I quickly switched gears to an old standby.

Sally’s Baking Addiction has the bestest, most simple and delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe ever. It never seems to disappoint.

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I didn’t use the frosting recipe. I’m sure it’s good, but…man, that is a whole lot of frosting. Even halving the recipe on that thing looked like too much.

So I wound up winging it:

1 stick unsalted butter
8oz Cream Cheese
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
splash of milk

And I still had leftover frosting. I mean, not that leftover frosting is a terrible thing.

I’m still getting used to the oven in this new place; I think it runs much hotter than the one at the last place, so where the recipe suggest baking for 19-21 min. 19 was pretty much perfect.

New place. delicious cupcakes. Lots of boxes. Onward and upwards.

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I shall call him Bob.



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