Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cupcake Saturday!

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone had a nice, shortened week, and are enjoying their weekend so far. I know it's still early. Looks like we'll be having some rain this morning, but it's supposed to clear up for the rest of the day and tomorrow. I'll take 65degrees and a little rain, over 75 degrees, 96% humidity any day!!
Back to the important things! Since it was our parents' birthdays this past week, and we weren't able to make them a cake, we based Cupcake Saturday choice to "honor" our Mom (Sorry Dad!) She was born in Germany and came here when she was a young tike. So the two choices were German Chocolate or Black Forest, and the more-tastier of the two would be the Black Forest. (I also recall her saying she was born in the Black Forest region, but I can't remember for sure.) So, here are today's cupcakes:
 Like the traditional German desert, the cupcakes are chocolate and filled with cherries. They are topped with whipped cream, and finished off with some chocolate shavings and a cherry on top! they are very moist (as you can probably tell in the first cupcake), so they don't cut quite as nice.
Technically, these are more "American", since they do not contain alcohol. A "true" German Black Forest contains Kirschwasser (a cherry liquor known here as Kirsch). This is a liquor from the Black Forest region of Germany, hence the name. But they're still delicious!!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!!

Today's Party Trivia:
- In 1692, the first accused "witch" in the Salem Witch Trials went on trial. Apparently she may have been confused with someone else. In the end, she was found guilty anyway.
- P.T. Barnum started his first circus tour today in 1835.
- The radio was patented in 1896.

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