Thursday, March 04, 2010

the way to the heart

A few weeks ago, I did a little baking for Mr. NK as I would be missing Valentine's day with him.

Little did I know that cupcakes would be following me throughout that weekend! No complaints here!

The cupcakes were inspired by the mint patty recipe I saw in Food Network magazine.

I mostly used the chocolate cupcake recipe from Ina Garten,

but doctored it up with a

peppermint buttercream layer...

...topped with a chocolate ganache.

Gibson approved!

On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it.


Cornflower said...

Oh, yummy!

Lorajean Kelley said...

yes please, those look delicious!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I've been fighting it for over a week now and I think your post finally tipped the scales - I must go to the local cupcakery!

Magnolia Handspun said...

Oh wow...this looks delish, and you shared with kitty so sweeet.I think I need to bake some...yes I do!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Oh my Gibson!! So sweet! I bet those treats were delish!!

Happy almost Friday G!

Sam said...

That's one of my favorite recipes! Thanks for the idea of doctoring them with another layer. Yum!

Linda said...

Your cupcakes look heavenly, and I love the quote!

cupcakefaerie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'm still trying to catch up and of course I had to comment on your cupcake post first. :)

It's nice to see your sweet Gibson again.