The Cupcake concordat

February 15, 2010

pretty cupcakesLaydeeez and gencleplums, may I present Divorce Tower’s entry in the delightful English Mum’s Cupcake Concordat?

As you will see, they are as pink and fluffy and Valentiney as anyone could ever wish:

pretty cupcakes

Delish, n’est-ce pas? I can say that without seeming (too) disgustingly boastful as it was actually Child One, my secret weapon, who made the little artworks with her own fair hand. Here she is in the act of decoration:

cupcake action

And look at the detail on this one:

cupckae close

Of course, I don’t know where she gets this culinary talent from.

No, seriously, I don’t. Because here are my efforts, truffles concocted as a Valentine’s gift for TL. As you can see, they look like an intriguing amalgam between roadkill and turds:



No, seriously, they are. And their rather, shall we say, disreputable appearance, is just my way of keeping small hands off them. Well, that’s my story, anyway.

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  • English Mum February 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Oh lovely girl, you crack me up! I expect the turds taste nicer than they look, and the cupcakes are divine! A day too late, but divine all the same :o) xxxx

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 11:58 am

      Luckily, they do taste nicer than they look – or did, I should say. Looking forward to the next contest, ahem, concordat xxx

  • Tara February 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Show off. That’s all I’m saying. I bet you waited until we’d all posted so you could have the whole day to yourself . . . pft

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

      Yep, you’ve got me there, Tara, it was all a very carefully planned exercise in prevarication executed with masterly panache *cough* actually I forgot ….

  • Rosie Scribble February 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Did English Mum just use the word turd? Shocker!

    Your cupcakes are gorgeous if a little late. If I had had an extra day mine would have won first place rather than third.


    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      Personally I am utterly shocked by English Mum, where does she get this language from? Not from English Grandma, that’s for sure ….Yes, I’m certain that if you’d had an extra day you could have iced another batch of cupcakes reading ‘….or else’ xx

  • Linda February 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I want me some turds that look like that.

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      Happy to send you over the recipe dearest, but it does take special skill to make them look that ropey xx

  • Heather February 16, 2010 at 3:08 am

    ahh, cunningly disguised treats to keep the ids at bay. i like your thinking!

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      Ohhhh yes, it’s all about cunning at Divorce Towers 🙂

  • Mummy Bear February 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I actually quite fancy the look of the turdy truffles…I am not big into icing but ten out of ten for the love hearts! I feel inspired to bake, I won’t, but I feel inspired none the less!

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Oh go on, Mummy Bear, you’ve got to bake now, go on, you know you want to 😉

  • angelsandurchinsblog February 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Love it – make the good stuff look a little (whisper, sorry not trying to be rude) *rap, and you get to eat it all yourself. Clever cupcake maker, you’ll never have to do a school bakesale ever again!

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      I tend to delegate the bakesales to the kids for obvious reasons ….last time Child Two triumphed with Flat Brownies (we forgot to put in the eggs!!)

  • Alcoholic Daze (Addy) February 17, 2010 at 5:30 am

    The Cupcakes and truffles look great. It’s what they taste like that counts!!!!

    • Dulwich Divorcee February 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you, Rosiero, they were actually delicious if you shut your eyes xx

  • Chic Mama February 18, 2010 at 6:29 am

    All these cupcake posts are making me feel inadequate!! I want to make some but ALONE…no children allowed.Ever since Met Mum published her delicious sounding custard icing I’ve had a craving to try. I may just have a go later! ;0)
    yours all look scrummy by the way. x

  • Sue February 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    great post!!i love your blog!!its so…..marvellous!!there are no words to describe how good it is!!

  • exmoorjane February 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Cupcakes are beyond fab but – ahem – the truffles look like small dog turds… 😉