Friday, 11 December 2009

Marshmallow Cupcakes

Well it's happened again.
I'm sick.


The Cough has returned.

This time last year I got a cough. Which was weird because I never get coughs. And it got worse and worse and I ended up with antibiotics for a chest infection.

The thing is. It's never really gone away. It's got better and I've been ok in myself but if I've cleared my throat it sounds as if I'm a 60 a day smoker with less than a month to live. And occasionally, every time I get a little cold it pops its ugly, mucusy, phlegmy head up again.

So he's arrived back again, out of the blue with not a word of warning which is rather rude in my books.

And I'm sick of him. Him and his horrid ways.

And I sound like a man.

I have antibiotics and Mr Doctor Man has got me booked in for chest x-ray next week to see if we can figure out where he's hiding.

It's left me feeling rather miserable with myself. I'm supposed to be going out tomorrow with the girls for our Christmas night out and at the moment my appearance is looking doubtful and there's nothing like the prospect of missing a night out to put me in a FOUL mood.


To make myself feel better I got my kitchen groove on and made some rather hideously girly cupcakes with marshmallows and pink glitter on them. That's right. Pink. Glitter.
These babies are from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and they are marvellous although fiddly to the max. Remember me saying how I hate mess in the kitchen when I'm baking? I probably should have figured it out, I mean I had to melt marshmallows, hollow out the middle of the muffins and spoon it in. What was I thinking?!

There was marshmallow all over the spoon. There was marshmallow on the hob. There was marshmallow on the tea towel. There was marshmallow on my fingers. When the boyfriend came home he pointed out the marshmallow in my hair.

But MAN they taste good!

I would recommend this book to everyone. The recipes are mega easy (marshmallow meltiness aside) and they just take a little bit more effort than your bog standard cupcake and they look amazing. I mean hello? Marshmallows? Pink glitter? Can you go wrong?


7 comments: said...

Firstly, I hope you are ok, and your cough gets sorted out! Secondly, I love marshmallows (love toasting them on the fire!) and I always end up making a huge mess in the kitchen when I am baking, and I don't normally notice until I have finished and always must look astonished. Who made that mess? Was there someone else in this kitchen besides me?!!! Have a lovely weekend! suzie. xxx

Petit Filoux said...

Hello! Love the fact that you refer to your illness as a man! Haha!!! So sorry to hear you're feeling so ill though, can't be much fun... Hope you feel better for xmas.
One of my colleagues brought in some cookies she'd made from that cookbook and they were LUSH!!! You so absolutely have to try the peanut butter cookies, they are absolutely delicious!

Trish said...

Oh you are too funny! I sure hope you get better! Thanks for the recommendation on the shelves are toooooo full of cookbooks right now but I am thinking about recycling some of them and getting new ones...grin! Happy Saturday did you get out with the gals? Or what day am I on.....are you going to get out?

The Curious Cat said...

Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon! Those cakes sound lush!!!! I love marshmallows. xxx

Lenny said...
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Lenny said...

Whups! How the heck did I accidently deleat my own comment!
Anyways, like I said before I messed up, sounds like you'll be finding marshmallow for weeks and I hope you feel well soon.

Florence and Mary said...


Victoria xx