Last Tuesday was C's birthday. We are pretty much the same age. I'm three months older and sometimes those months can really drag. For example, the three months I was 30 and he was still 29. He naturally enjoys rubbing it in during that time.
This year he finally joins me in becoming a perfect square. [For all you non-math people perfect squares are 4, 9, 16, 25... we're the next one] We were invited to Emily and Pete's for dinner so I was off the cooking and baking hook! Woo hoo Go Emily! Then school called Em and said Elliott was sick. [I know, I should ask to see a picture of said sick child for proof right.]
Back on the hook. Drat. Luckily, Orangette to the rescue! She's a Seattle food blogger. She and her hubby have opened a super-amazing pizza joint, Delancey, in Seattle. Yep, they are pretty much our idols!
She posted a recipe for chocolate malt frosting on chocolate cupcakes and I HAD to try them! 1) C loves anything chocolate and 2) my Grandpa was a big chocolate malt fan so I have a major soft spot there.
Verdict? Wicked good! The frosting is so yummy I wanted to grab a spoon and eat it like soup. mmmm. Make these, it's someone's birthday somewhere.
Must admit, I followed this recipe for Chocolate Malt Cupcakes to the letter since I am NOT a baker and would not change a thing. Thanks Molly and C, welcome to the back half of our thirties!