March 21, 2012

Trial runs = success!

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 was so excited when I went home last night that I decided to do a trial run for the first time. I cleaned the kitchen and got dinner ready. I was so surprised to find myself energized for an evening of baking. The ingredients were easy to mix and the instructions easy to follow. The only tricky part was to make sure the marshmallows stayed on the cupcakes when I put them back in the oven to broil the tops. Once I got that figured out it was a cinch! The cupcakes turned out beautifully.

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.

Happy Baking!


  1. Those look yummy! Man I wish I was there to try them! Earlier in my pregnancy I was actually craving s'mores so it's funny that you should make these now.

    Good call on the blue frosting by the way. I'm sure they would have made for good pictures though. :p

  2. That's funny. These are so easy to make. You should try them before Natalie arrives! Or after. :-)

    I think I want to try a mini version, too, and cut the marshmallows in half. They'd be just the right size for the top. Makes me want to get a kitchen torch, too. So much fun!