The first step was making a batch of home-brew vanilla extract.
The second step was putting my oven into action by making a crap-ton (yes, you read that correctly, a crap-ton) of mini cupcakes. I will admit that these cupcakes were not from scratch...the main reason being that it will be about another 75 days until my vanilla extract is ready. Also, I was not able to find powered sugar for making frosting until just yesterday, but I digress... Excuses aside, I think that I still made a wicked "from the box" cupcake.
can you smell them baking?? mmm.
Do you hear what they are saying? "Eat me, I'm yummy, and not fattening at all. I swear!"Haha, yeah right. These bad boys had an entire stick of butter in them, not to mention the icing. They definitely are not the dieter's cupcake, even though they were bite-sized.
One of my friends told me my cupcakes were better than the ones he had at Magnolia's Bakery... he 1. obviously has not had a cupcake in quite awhile (we are seriously deprived over here) and 2. he must not have had the chocolate with dark chocolate icing, gave me a cupcake-gasm, one that I had when I was at Magnolia's in Dubai.
Anyway, so now I got this practice run of cupcakes out of the way... I am almost ready to let the cupcake factory production line begin. I am having visions of myself at the end of some sort of belt shoving mini cupcakes into my mouth "I Love Lucy" style. Awesome.