A few people have emailed me about posting the recipes for the cupcakes I've baked so far in my 52-week quest.
But the idea for this blog...for me...is not really about the cupcake recipes.
From the beginning it has been about a personal challenge I set for myself of making 52 kinds of cupcakes--one cupcake a week for 52 weeks. Each week...so far for 10 weeks...I make my cupcakes on Sunday and share them with my family and take the rest of the cupcakes into my office at the University of Maryland, where they are eagerly consumed by my colleagues.
I was inspired to the challenge after participating in a UCDA Design Summit in Victoria, BC, in April, where photographer Erik Stenbakken spoke about creative people needing a "personal project" other than their work.
I am not a baker (or a cook)...in fact, I'm famous in my family for not cooking! Everyone who knows me thinks this is pretty strange...me making cupcakes. In fact my boss, looked at me the first time I brought in cupcakes and said..."who are you and what have you done with Linda!"
These are the books that have inspired the cupcakes I've made:
How to be a Domestic Goddess, Nigella Lawson
cupcakes!, Elinor Klivans
125 Best Cupcake Recipes, Julie Hasson
cupcakes, Joanna Farrow
Cupcakes! From the CakeDoctor, Anne Byrn
Little Cafe Cakes, Julie Le Clerc
cupcakes Year Round, Sara Neumeier
I will go back and post the book that each recipe came from and the page number in the book. If you'd like a hard copy of any (or all) of the recipies, please email me your address and I'll send them to you. I'll even pay the postage!
Posted by Cupcake Queen at Wednesday, July 06, 2005