After a stressful work week, there's nothing quite like going to a farmers market Saturday morning, picking up fresh produce, nibbling on delectable samples, and soaking up the sunshine that few places outside of California offer in the middle of February. Well, all that or sleeping in. I'd personally choose the latter option (being imaginary and having no need for sleep, the concept fascinates me). but my assistant -- ever the morning person -- chose the former, strolling leisurely from stand to stand before meeting up with her friend Max for a lazy afternoon of baking.
The pineapple cupcakes that Max requested turned out nicely -- fluffy vanilla rum cake studded with crushed pineapple, cream cheese frosting infused with rum and fresh pineapple puree, and a juicy pineapple slice for garnish -- what better way to chase away stress and simply ease into the weekend?
Thanks for hosting, Max! I hope you and your coworkers enjoyed the cupcakes.