No birthday is complete without cake, right? But why should that mean you have to settle for the same store bought sugar coma cake everybody else has? Not that there's anything wrong with that. I know I've eaten plenty of it in my lifetime. But on your birthday, you deserve something special.
These chocolate cupcakes are topped with a generous dollop of minty sweet frosting. It's cool and summery and delightful. And that minty cloud rests atop a unique chocolate cupcake studded with ground almonds. It gives them a wonderful chewy texture that's pleasantly surprising. And they stay light and moist for days.
We had a great time working, once again, with the fantastic Monica Szczupider on the photography for this post. Building relationships with talented artists is one of the best parts of my job. After eating dessert, of course.
And speaking of work, we received our business cards in the mail this weekend. I was positively giddy when I saw them perched in the mailbox. I'm not sure what got me so excited. Maybe it made it all seem just a little bit more legit. I can't wait to say, "Here's my card." I'm such a dork.
Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't create your own sunshine. Try a fresh and delicious mint chocolate cupcake. You deserve it.
All photos by Monica Szczupider