I don't always have the time to do trial runs. I often find myself either just experimenting for fun whenever I have an open schedule or rushing to complete something in time for wherever I'm going (like when I didn't have time to complete the lemon bars before a bridal shower. See my adventure here.).
Well, this Saturday I get to celebrate the coming of a special baby boy and his beautiful mother. I was honored with the request to make a dessert. I researched online for various recipes and spent several lunch breaks absorbed in cupcake and baby shower websites. I had thought of doing something with blue frosting but the idea of everyone walking around with blue mouths wasn't very appetizing. I finally decided on toasted marshmallow cupcakes from Martha Stewart. What boy doesn't love s'mores! (Ok, even though he's not here yet I figured we could honor his "boyness" by having these s'mores cupcakes) I had everything but the marshmallows in my pantry so I figured it would be an easy recipe to try!
I brought the cupcakes to work for a taste test and they got rave reviews. I think I have some adjustments to make for Saturday but all in all I am very happy with the results. I can't wait to experiment more with this recipe and have something special like this in my repertoire.