Uncle Beefy, as well as being one of the best bloggers on the Interwebulator, also makes the most incredible cupcakes I’ve ever tasted anywhere.
His cakes are perfection in a mouthful – not remotely dry and with a satisfying crumb that is neither too stodgy nor disappointingly ethereal. Each is topped with the precisely the right amount of not-too-sweet frosting, exploding with fresh authentic flavours. I truly have never had a better cupcake, my own sadly included.
And they are oh so pretty. On Sunday he gave me one box of lemon cupcakes with fresh strawberry frosting and another box of chocolate chip cakes with a creamy caramel frosting, which was brushed with golden lustre dust, and the same champagne colour as extremely expensive satin underwear.
Unless we can persuade Monsieur LeBoeuf to open a worldwide mail order business, you may never get to taste these beauties, but I though you might at least want to look and drool.
The beautiful linen tablemat is from Soraam on Etsy. I met its creator Soojin Yum at a recent Seattle foodie event. Her gorgeous linens are all handprinted using water-based inks on natural materials and come in lots of beautiful designs. Well worth checking out.