You can’t cheat with vanilla cupcake. Yes, you can try to disguise a dry, flavorless cupcake with color, filling, or frosting. But why not learn how to make a good one? Since National Vanilla Cupcake is November 10, we’re going to chat about vanilla cupcakes and the best tips and recipes for baking them. Also,we will talk about vanilla itself- Tahitian, Madagascar, Mexican. If you are experienced baker or new to the game, you may join this hour-long conversation about vanilla cupcake. The Twitter Chat will be Friday November 11 at 2PM EST. Follow @cupcakeblog on Twitter as well as follow the hashtag #cupcakechat.
In her very funny new book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), The Office actress and writer Mindy Kaling (who you can also follow @mindykaling on Twitter) has a chapter entitled “The Day I Stopped Eating Cupcakes” (proving my oft-stated contention that cupcakes are everywhere - I didn’t pick up the book thinking there’d be anything about cupcakes). Here’s a little bit of that chapter, which I encourage you to check out in full; she also muses on her childhood, Hollywood, The Office, Matt and Ben, dating and more. Sections include “I Like New York and It Likes Me Okay” and “Hollywood: My Good Friend Who Is Also a Little Embarrassing.” Mindy, if you’re reading this, we’d love to buy you a cupcake (not a bribe!) and/or hear about your favorites when you used to eat them.