How would feel if you got to meet your your hero, mentor, or favorite rock star? I got to meet "Stef" the author of the famous, blog, The Cupcake Project. in St. Louis, when I went to see my granddaughter last week, and I was so excited. Even before I started blogging, I began to read her blog, and fell in love with cupcakes. Her blog continues to inspire me and makes we want to be better blogger. I had tried to meet Stef before on previous trips, but it never worked out until last week. We met at a little restaurant in the St. Louis Area, and had a very nice lunch. Stef is a very busy woman, juggling a photography business with her husband, having a very popular food blog, and a Mom of a 16 month. old son. I marvel at all of you women out there juggling so many things.
|Me & Stef|
For all of you "cupcakers" out there you will recognize her from her blog.and her many awards and accomplishments. To name a few, she has been in People magazine, writes cupcake recipes for Paula Deen, On Fox 2 News, mentioned in the NY times, and many others, to numerous to mention. Her blog is totally cupcakes or cupcake related items 24/7, and the amazing cupcake combinations that she creates. Go on over and check out here blog and the amazing cupcakes that she makes, if you haven't already done so.
In honor of Stef, I made her Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting with a few modifications I didn't have any cardamon, so I just added another 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. I also didn't have a coconut to desicate, or coconut oil. I just used regular coconut in a bag and vegetable oil for the coconut oil., and added raisins. Otherwise they are just like Stef's:) You may wonder why I'm making Carrot Cake Cupcakes in the dead of winter. Well, I got a new food processor for Christmas, so I grated the carrots with the processor, so easy, These cupcakes are so moist and flavorful with the coconut, carrots, raisins, and cinnamon. Enjoy!