I've been feeling a bit blue this past week. Fighting a cold, and feeling a little down, a persistent cough has kept up for most nights as well, leaving me incredibly tired, grumpy and irritable. Realizing just how incredibly cranky I've been, I thought it was time to do something about it. So after class yesterday, I went out, bought myself Emilie-Claire Barlow's latest album, and went home for a therapy baking session.
Next week is also the last week of classes, and with assignments wrapping up, I knew that today would probably be one of the last chances we'd all be at school as a full class. I've been lucky to be in class with so many incredibly talented and all-around great people this year, and I've had fun baking for them. With the new spring season in the air, I wanted to make some cute spring cupcakes, which I thought would also help bring me out of my funk.
I made some simple and easy yellow cupcakes from a recipe out of Cupcakes!. I first had these cupcakes three years ago when a friend of mine made a batch for Singles' Awareness Day (a.k.a. Valentine's Day). I loved how light and moist the cupcakes were, and it wasn't until yesterday that I remembered about them again.
To balance the sweetness of the cupcakes, I topped the cupcakes with my favourite chocolate fudge frosting, and dipped them in toasted shredded coconut. I had picked up some Peeps and Mini Eggs while I was out getting my CD yesterday, so I topped the cupcakes with them to add a final spring touch to the cupcakes. Don't they look all happy and spring-like to you? With Barlow's soothing voice blaring through the speakers, and being greeted with these cute nest cupcakes, my mood has certainly improved!