A Cupcake to Describe Me?

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Yummy- A Cupcake Challenge? OH ABSOLUTELY!

I'm all about the kitchen right now, and so when I found out Amy was hosting this Homemaker's Challenge- in the kitchen- cooking- and I get a yummy treat out of it- I am SO THERE!

I went through a personal debate about what exactly should I do? A traditional cupcake with my own personal flair? A super fancy show-off type cupcake? Or should I abandon the idea of an edible cupcake all around?

Well... you know me- I couldn't pass up the chance to drag out my favorite muffin tin- so here's what I came up with!

OK. It's not 100% original. I got the idea from Martha Stewart, the ultimate homemaker who ironically makes her living teaching others to be just like her. (We will leave out the whole 'her kids hate her and she's divorced' part. It's much better to just focus on what she does best!)

But this cupcake was truly me. At it's core, it's a very simple buttermilk cupcake- 1 bowl, and less than 5 minutes in the mixing. But when you take a closer look, there's something really awesome about it's simplicity. It's surrounded by so much flavor and so much color that you just can't help but appreciate the mix of the classic and the bold.

The frosting is really just plain cream cheese- in my opinion the very, very best cheese discovery EVER! I add it to everything I can. It's rich and creamy, just enough to really make it's presence known, but at the same time, melts in your mouth without too much sweetness or tartness. (Yeah... that's my delectable description of cream cheese- not of me! I'm sure it relates some how, though!)

Add in the chance to drag out the crystal tea cups and I think I've made a new favorite! It's SO GOOD!

And the purple goo at the bottom? Homemade blackberry jam. Need I say more?


Jami Balmet said...

Oh this is just too cute! And the perfect thing for a cold Fall day with a cup of tea! Great entry!

Jami @Intentionally Living...

Anonymous said...

Very creative and cute! :) Nice work!!
There's nothing new under the sun, so don't worry about using Martha Stewart's idea - it was someone else's before it was hers, LOL.

And what makes yours original was putting your own twist on it by using a teacup. I at first thought you made "ice cream cup cakes"!

my home sanctuary said...

Oh so smart. I am so glad I am not the judge. I love the idea of the cup. Thanks for sharing your 'learned' creativity! I love Martha Stewart too!
I have loved this challenge. Mine is partly up. Problems loading photo's today. Come see me when you can.
Have a Blessed Weekend,

Virginia said...

That is just cute!

Virginia @http://myfullcup.wordpress.com

Misty aka Elvisgirl said...

Oh! That looks yummy. I like cream cheese, too. I think you are inspiring some cream cheese ideas here. It's fun meeting people through cupcakes. :)

Amico Dio said...

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