Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Treat

At the library we have a tradition that if it's your birthday, it's your treat.  That date has come and gone but everyone indulges so much during Thanksgiving that I've waited a bit to dole out more sugar.

I was up just after 5 am to warm up the oven and get out the mixing bowls.  My Primrose Bakery recipe book arrived yesterday and I chose the Chocolate and Banana Cupcakes to bake for my colleagues.  They are frosted with a chocolate buttercream icing and the whole package is really just too divinely rich.  The icing was used sparingly as I envisioned the staff dragging their heels once the sugar buzz had passed.  Hope everyone likes them!


  1. Oh, I wish I had known that it was your birthday! Those cakes look lovely and plenty of icing for me!! I shall have to have a go at those since I have the book too :)

    *Happy happy birthday* x x x x

  2. 5 am baking? Darlene, you are my hero.

    Happy belated birthday!

  3. May happy returns

    The cakes look yummy!

  4. Verity, The icing is delicious! And thanks for your birthday wishes. I've been that busy I almost forgot about it.

    thecaptivereader, The plan was to get stuck in before Deacon was up to full power. A silly thought.

    Jo, Thank you so much!

  5. Happy birthday! And hmmm...we have that 'you bring the treats' tradition in my family, too, but somehow, it only seems to apply to me! :)

  6. Audrey, Oh no! This sounds like a topic for discussion at the next family gathering!

  7. Happy Birthday a few days late! Your cupcakes look scrumptious--how could anyone not like them!