Things have been insanely busy these days - in the midst of adjustment to a new job, graduation (again), weddings and an entire slew of events. Amidst these things there was baking to be done.
This is a simple old-fashioned chocolate cake with a hidden surprise - I put pop rocks in the Valrhona Jivara Lactee ganache. :)
If baking is to be done then only the best ingredients are to be used. Always.
These cupcakes were done at a crazy time - the weekend of a friend's wedding and amidst intense rehearsals for a production I was involved with.
Chocolate cupcakes being slathered lavishly with Valrhona Jivara Lactee
Finally the pirates awaiting to head one by one onto the plank. Wedding day. Finished these at 4:30am. Marzipan faces, Fruit roll bandana and licourice cut into eye patches and kawaii anime eyes.