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08 March 2011

Beefcakes & Doilies


Uncle Beefy, as well as being one of the best bloggers on the Interwebulator, also makes the most incredible  cupcakes I’ve ever tasted anywhere. 




His cakes are perfection in a mouthful – not remotely dry and with a satisfying crumb that is neither too stodgy nor disappointingly ethereal.  Each is topped with the precisely the right amount of not-too-sweet frosting, exploding with fresh authentic flavours.  I truly have never had a better cupcake, my own sadly included.


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And they are oh so pretty. On Sunday he gave me one box of lemon cupcakes with fresh strawberry frosting and another box of chocolate chip cakes with a creamy caramel frosting, which was brushed with golden lustre dust, and the same champagne colour as extremely expensive satin underwear.




Unless we can persuade Monsieur LeBoeuf  to open a worldwide mail order business, you may never get to taste these beauties, but I though you might at least want to look and drool.

The beautiful linen tablemat is from Soraam on Etsy.  I met its creator Soojin Yum at a recent Seattle foodie event. Her gorgeous linens are all handprinted using water-based inks on natural materials and come in lots of beautiful designs. Well worth checking out.



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You are too much, Paola! But, thanks for the cupcaking shout out. [insert blush here] Your photos are fantastic! :) Can't wait for next time!

Your photos are amazing!

Seriously - glad to see the courses have paid off - great styling and great photography. And I'm currently all about the woopie pie - a Christmas present recipe book - with all the frosting on the inside. Easier to make - more difficult to make look pretty though!!

Paola, these photos are SO pretty. I really want one of those cupcakes with a cuppa right now.

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