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cupcakes, complete and covered in rum syrup.

I have an enormous bottle of rum.  I guess it’s really not that enormous, but rum isn’t something I drink with any great frequency.  Thus, the only use this rum has seen has been in cupcakes.  Upon deciding (I really have been hitting the 19th century literature hard the last few weeks) I was well enough to bake again, I decided on rum cupcakes.  With ginger.  Some preliminary research on the subject brought me to the idea of a Dark and Stormy, which fits very well into my theory that cocktails make fine inspiration for baked goods.

(Note to the purists:  I did not buy Goslings.  I have a budget for my cupcake and drinking forays, I already have rum, and it’s a pain to get to the liquor store.)

Anyways.

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Out of Commission

I, Gibbs, have been slightly out of commission.  I had a gnarly sinus infection, and am currently recovering from a minor but deeply annoying staph infection in my eyelid (which is about as weird as it sounds; it is only the eyelid, not my actual eye).  Anyways, that’s just to explain my current dearth of posting; I haven’t had enough energy to really bake in the last couple of weeks.

But.

I WILL BE BACK AND I WILL BE BACK WITH FANCY BAKING CUPS.  THEY ARE EXTREMELY FANCY.

That was meant to convey shouting, for all you caps-lock haters.  They are *very* fancy baking cups.

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I seem to have a love for translating delicious alcoholic beverages into cupcakes.  For this cupcake/cocktail – the margarita – the work was already done for me!  Using Gibbs’ handy Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, I adapted a recipe to be non-vegan, and it was delightful!

Also, I apologize completely for the total lack of quality in the pictures!  I couldn’t find my camera and had to use my cell phone :-\

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The cupcakes are so pretty.

I may or may not have a sinus infection.  However, I appear to be getting better (that is, don’t constantly feel like I’m going to fall over and/or vomit).  Hooray!  I have joined the legions complaining about minor (mine is) illness on the internet.  Anyways: cupcakes.

After a fascinating glimpse in the grinding and ill-oiled bureaucratic machinery of a college, a friend of mine has officially graduated.  She likes rum.  She likes coconut.  She likes coffee.  All of these things?  All of them?  They go together REALLY well.

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