Monday, January 25, 2010

Yes, my life really does revolve around law school, cupcakes!

As so many of my readers know, I am working on the team that's putting together Widener Law Review's 2010 symposium, Health Law and the Elderly: Managing Risk at the End of Life, with my all time favorite professor, Thaddeus Pope (remember him--law school sympathy cupcakes).  Tomorrow we have a committee meeting, and the Law Review secretary (mastermind behind this entire operation) asked me to make cupcakes.

You also probably know that I don't really like to try new recipes.  I get scared and REALLY disappointed if they don't turn out.  Today, though, I decided to live life on the wild side and try something new.  So, I browsed through about a dozen cupcake books before coming to Martha Stewart's banana pecan cupcakes with caramel swiss meringue buttercream.

Let me tell you, this frosting was a royal pain--but it was worth it!!!!  First, I made homemade caramel, which, just by itself takes forever!  Then, I made meringue (hello--process!) and added whipped butter (whipped by me, of course).  Then I added the caramel.  After about 2 hours, this delectable buttercream was complete!  Wow, it is incredible.  It's much lighter than the traditional buttercream and the caramel makes it sweet (but not too sweet) and silky.  I just might have to make them another time (but only for a special occasion).

I drizzled the homemade caramel and sprinkled pecans over the top.  Enjoy!


KMK said...

You are wonderfully out of freakin' control!

Mike said...

Binder will love em!

Jaclyn Wolfe said...

Dude the SMBC is a real pain. I tried it as a solution to my melting vanilla buttercream problem but it was even meltier. Yours looks awesome though!

Anonymous said...

LIndsey come over. Meg will cook!! (Don't forget to bring these along with you, please.)

- Lena

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