Cupcake Monday! Sweet Paul's Autumn Issue
The Autumn issue of Sweet Paul magazine is a very special one, dedicated to Paul's mother who passed away in August after fighting cancer for over a year. In his editor's note, he recounts a vivid childhood memory of one day in Norway when they played together in the snow and then had hot cocoa with whipped cream when they came in from the cold. What a lovely memory. It made me realise how many of my childhood memories are of simple, seemingly insignificant events where food and family were involved.
So here's to making more memories! There's a recipe for Caramel Apples with Walnuts, they are such an indulgent treat and certainly a sticky one. I don't even try to fool myself into believing it's ok because there's an apple involved. I thought I was buying toffee apples on Saturday - because the sign said 'toffee apples' - but they were actually candy apples. They're not the same! It turns out it ripped out Baby Swelle's tooth, her first one to lose, and she unwittingly ate it. Heavy sobbing ensued, she thought she got robbed of her first Tooth Fairy visit!
Anyway, now I can make my own caramel apples, but I will be checking for loose teeth before serving them.
And there's a whole section for Mexican! One of my favourites for its limey, spicy tastiness.
There's always a new cupcake to try and this Chocolate and Mascarpone version sounds really tempting (I've just realised I've been saying 'marscapone' - good thing it doesn't come up in conversation often).
Ideas for creating cheerful interiors are plentiful and I like the mid-century modern flair of some of these pieces.
Here's Paul's To Do list before the next issue. His sounds like a lot more fun than mine. Can we trade?
See the entire yummy issue online at www.sweetpaulmag-digital.com