It's Caitlin here. Sorry we have been absent for so long. I have definitely missed the blogsphere.
Just as an update - all of the Peas are now Seniors in College. We have the great fortune of living together in an apartment - which means we pretty much cook and bake all the time. However, we are all extraordinarily busy with schoolwork, jobs, internships, you name it, so our time on here may not be as plentiful as last year. We have made some new friends in the cooking world (shout out to all our friends from Tasty Kitchen!) and as always, our mothers are reading this (if no one else - we can always count on the Mother Peas). Our apron collection has grown by leaps and bounds, and our budgets have decreased to mere figments of imagination. So, when presented with the opportunity to bake cupcakes on someone else's dime - I naturally jumped.
Today the College of Arts and Sciences at LU had a showcase to promote the various majors, departments, and friendly competition between the engineers and the English Majors. (Trust me, Poe would have been proud of us). Well, the English Department commissioned this baker to provide some tasty morsels to bribe unsuspecting freshman to our table while we coerced them with pithy quotes and shiny rhetoric to join our ranks. So, I embarked on a journey of cupcakedom.
I decided on a pumpkin cupcake with cinnamon buttercream icing. It is beginning to be fall here in Tennessee, so I tried to encourage the changing season as much as I could. I think the cupcakes were a hit - and I was asked on multiple occasions for the recipe. So for all you inquiring ones - I give you the keys to the repository. Use them well and remember to pass on the love.
I actually began with a Martha Stewart Recipe as a base, but I am heavy handed with spices - so here is her recipe with my alterations. (You can find hers on her website Pumpkin Cupcakes - Martha Stewart Recipes). I also doubled the recipe - but a word of caution. Her website says it makes 18 cupcakes. I doubled - it and made upwards of 50 cupcakes. YES - 50. I just filled the liners half full - and still had 50. So...you have been warned.