To continue last post's tale - The Mad Hatter has returned from his wee journey - to find that I had absconded with his magical hat. Oh, the tales I have to tell, goodness me!
But you see, I was prepared with the most perfect vanilla buttermilk cupcakes, just in case he was cross...
Pagan Poetry was playing on the old record player, and as the sun set, I caught sight of The Mad Hatter. I had earlier, tucked his hat back into the garden, so he could find it.
I saw him pick it up and place it on his head. He was acting madder than ever, spinning and twirling with the glimmer of the setting sun bouncing off the top of his hat.
Then he spun around looking me directly in the eye and asked, are you the little girl who stole my hat?
I curtsied and said, I didn't exactly steal it sir, I found it in the garden. Then I held out the giant cupcake for him to accept as a sort of peace offering, of the sweetest variety ;)
About the Cupcake:
I used this Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcake recipe right here. Two important notes are that, I increased the buttermilk to 1 scant cup (instead of 2/3 cup) after reading the reviews about dryness - And I only cooked mine for 16 minutes. Perfection!
My frosting invention is rather fluffy cheesecake like, but much more mild -
I took one stick of room temperature softened salted butter, 1 cup of sour cream, and 1/4 Tsp. of Vanilla and mixed them together with my hand mixer. I had 1 cup of powdered sugar waiting, that I added little by little to the already mixed sour-cream, butter and vanilla mixture.
I didn't use all the sugar for my mixture. But, you should add it little by little, tasting it until the frosting is to your likeness. I don't like mine very sweet. Note also that this cupcake recipe is very sweet on its own.
I used extra tall cupcake liners for some of the cupcakes (as seen in photos), and those cooked up in 16 minutes as well. Of course, all ovens are calibrated differently, so just peek in at yours often.
Have you noticed that homemade cupcakes are nothing like the texture of store bought mix cupcakes? Who knew? Yuuummmmms!
Anyhow, so I hand the cupcake over to the Mad Man, and he takes a bite that covers his mustache like snow. As he takes a second bite, I decide to make a run for it -
But, he captures me in one fell swoop!
Taking me on an adventure unlike I have ever experienced, filled with music and dance and surprises (for you too!). There is so much more to tell, which I promise to share very soon...
Because for now, I must scurry off and make some of my shamrock brooches to pop in the mail for St. Patrick's day.
Feel free to share them, and make as many as your heart desires. I was thinking of making some with fabric this year...
Oh and, you will also find free printable St. Patrick's Day Cards if you click on the link ~ Give the PDF at least a minute to open ;)
Soooo with that, off I skedaddle!
Have a super lovely day!!