Monday, June 9, 2008

Almost there

Are you there cake blog?  It's me, Kyrie.

I am freaking out right now!  I am soooooooo close to graduating I can taste it - and it tastes stale.  Graduation is definitely long overdue.  Not that I'm not thankful for the experience college has given me...I have learned more about myself in the last four years than I feel I will ever, I have made some amazing friends and baked some KICK@$$ cupcakes!  I'm just ready to start my life!  I want to be able to experiment with recipes and work on my business plan and scout locations for the bakery and bake a million wedding cakes and - well, school gets in the way.  I LOVE learning, but learning and schooling are two completely different things.  I will put a disclaimer on this term however; I have had the best professors this spring than I have the last four years.  It's a shame it took me so long to find them!  They have instilled a new found hope that classes don't have to be all about the long as you take something valuable away from the class, you've learned.  

ANYWAYS, enough about that jazz - I have two finals on Wednesday and I'm done!  Woohoo!  Then I have two days to graduate, pack up my apartment, go out to dinner with the family, and fly to southern California for my summer job!  I can't wait!  

Here are a few things I've done recently:

Here are some mini chocolate chai cupcakes with vanilla frosting I made for my religions of India potluck.  They tasted like gingerbread, but were still yummy!  I've also been experimenting with flowers as you can see...

These were a bit of an experiment.  I got this recipe from this blog and was a little skeptical - but they turned out great!  These are dark chocolate cupcakes filled with caramelized banana rum buttercream and topped with Nutella frosting!  I didn't like the banana rum filling at first because I HATE the taste of rum, but once it went in the cupcake it was magic!  Yum yum.

Also, I have something to share with you my bakery, we've started substituting other things in the pain au chocolat for the chocolate due to a shortage...

Can you guess what it is???  Yes, it's poo - JUST KIDDING!  It's a chocolate mixture, but doesn't it look disgusting???  My last day at Metropol I had to take a picture.  Yuck.

So, I'm also famous now.  Check me out here!  Next stop: Food Network Challenge!  lol haha


Suzy Q-zy said...

banana..rum...AND Nutella...I'm in love! Those look (and sound!) amazing!

Gigi said...

Gorgeous cuppies! The banana and rum sounds like a great combo! Congrats on graduating!