cakes on cakes on cakes!!!!
that's the coolest part about cups of cake, isn't it?
there's a LOT of them,
which really means you get to eat MORE of them.
and that's the thing we like the best, right?
too much is the right amount.
and that's exxxactly how much we want.
nate likes lemon sh!t a whole bunch.
and, i think he's into coconut stuff, too.
i'm all about coconut, and i don't hate lemon,
so combining them was a no-brainer.
why? does it matter what nate likes?
well, for starters, because we spend all damned day together,
but, more specifically, in regards to this instance-
it was his berfday on sunday,
so i made him special berfday cakes.
...you get treats on your borniversary day, duders.
rules is rules after all.
check the celebratory cups-and-cakes-type teleport:
well, OBviously he got a special one.
c'mon, what do you think i am?
some kind of an A*-hole?
don't be dumb.
lemon coconut fluffers,
with lemon-coconut frosting,
and those seasonally appropriate welcome-back-to-new-england-style sprankles.
if you ain't on my level, you'd best get out of the way of my grind.
the sprankle game? tight.
the lofty crumb game? tight.
the fancy paper cake wrappers? yup. that's right: tight.
expert is as expert does, bro.
and when it's time to berf out,
you know i berf out hard AF.
you want the recipe?
you can HAVE it-
LEMON COCONUT CUPCAKES!!
preheat your oven to 350℉.
in your superior stand mixer, cream up:
1 cup sugar;
1 stick (8T) earth balance non-dairy butters;
1/2 tsp salt;
2 tsp vanilla;
1 tsp lemon extract;
1/2 tsp coconut extract.
3/4 cup non-dairy plain coconut yogurt.
add 3/4 cup non-dairy milk;
1/4 cup lemon juice;
2 T lemon zest;
1 cup medium flake unsweetened coconut.
then, whisk in:
2 1/4 cups flour;
2 tsp baking powder;
1 tsp baking soda;
get that aerated and battered up,
and spoon it into lined muffin pans.
halfway up each is the way to go.
bake them for 25 minutes or so,
and let 'em cool off on a wire rack.
y'gotta make that frosting-
1 stick of vegan butts;
3 cups of powdered sugar;
1 tsp vanilla;
1/2 tsp each coconut and lemon extracts;
1 T microplaned lemon zest;
2 T pulverized powdered unsweetened unsulphured coconut.
i think you've got it from there.
just be sure not to chump out and get cheap with the spranks.
the vibe off of a good assortment of sparkle magic on top is unrivaled.
don't take my word for it though-
try it out, and you'll see for yourself.
the studio is open,
it's not finished.
i mean, you know me, kids.
it'll likely keep being added onto until it's jam-packed with interesting nooks,
and creative crannies,
and amazing alcoves,
until all the space is occupied with expertism.
i have a style, i guess.
it's a had style, at that.
however, when you're out to establish the newest new new hottness,
y'can't just allow for the ordinary to be nearly enough.
and the thing of it is-
it's NOT enough.
i really can't overstate the intensity of my attitude towards this place.
i mean it.
from the multicolored walls,
to the two-tiered trim,
to the round rug in the bathroom,
there's a VIBE, y'all.
and i'm so very grateful, no matter what, to work in a space of my own choosing-
all the desiring, devising, designing, and directing that's gone on so far is just the tip.
there's a whole lot more coming through after that widens the gap.
this is What Is,
and it's all really happening.
that's great news for people who like good times and better tattoos;
never quiet, never soft.....