After reading Fluke by Christopher Moore a few years ago, I’ve been really curious about seeing Humpback whales in Maui. I’m looking forward to staying near Lahaina where the whales presumably stay during the winter too! [According to www.whalewatchmaui.com, the Humpbacks come to Maui because of the warmer water temperatures, the more shallow and protected waters, and the lack of predators. These are ideal conditions to have calves in.]
The adorable and delicious looking blog, “Love and Olive Oil“, was introduced to me through “Cupcakes Take the Cake“. There is currently an amazing recipe for Cherry-Filled Almond Cupcakes showcased with cute photos that I just HAD to share!
Lindsay and Taylor of “Love and Olive Oil” write on their blog: “Close your eyes. Picture a cupcake. The cutest cupcake you can think of. What does it look like? Slightly domed on top, with a huge swirl of buttercream frosting. And a cherry on top. Right? It’s like a cupcake cliche, or something… with a cherry on top. Because when do you ever see a REAL cupcake with a cherry on top? Like, never? I secretly think someone got confused between a cupcake and an ice cream sundae. Because those have cherries.”
Please check out their blog for more delicious photos and the recipe! There are also several other great cupcake recipes like the Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Spice Buttercream and the to-die-for-looking Dark Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cupcakes!
I’m also very curious about the Tequila Sunrise cupcakes! I wish Love and Olive Oil had a bakery in Seattle!!
Have a wonderful Saturday night!