So, I guess I'm on a peppermint kick now. Tonight, my friend Marie (remember her...she LOVES peppermint) came to NJ for dinner. I made a delicious (if I do say so myself) shrimp and lobster scampi, and my mom, Marie, and myself had a little girls night. Tomorrow is New Years Eve. We are going to a party at my college roommate, Megan's, house. She too, LOVES peppermint. When we were in college, I used to buy her industrial size boxes of york peppermint patties, and the entire box would be gone in a week. So, the perfect thing to make for dessert for Marie's dinner and to bring to Megan's for New Years was chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream frosting. I made these last Christmas...but today I did something slightly different. I added heavy cream to the icing instead of milk. It resulted in a much creamier buttercream. I also used a different piping technique. My mom insisted that I stage the photos to show some residual Christmas cheer. Enjoy!
I'm a young lawyer and self-proclaimed domestic goddess.
I believe in real butter and making everything from scratch.
I bake as a hobby. I find it to be an incredible way to unwind in a world of never-ending work. If you have a question, just ask! ENJOY!
Please feel free to e-mail me: LAnderson2@gmail.com