Good Friday was so good. I'm home in Massachusetts right now and I woke up kinda late and made some eggs, got some coffee at Dunkin Donuts, came home, did some work, Skyped with a pop star, then went out thrift-store-shopping with my brother and sister. First we went to Savers, and I got the three books shown in this picture:
And then we went to Salvation Army and I bought some shirts and stuff, and then we went to Dunkin Donuts and I got an Irish creme iced coffee which was a dream. On the way there we drove past a man who was jogging while holding a water bottle in one hand and a McDonald's Shamrock Shake in the other: totally my hero (not really though)! A little while later my sister and her friend from Argentina and I went to the best Italian restaurant in my life and I had spaghetti with artichokes and garlic and tomatoes and chicken, plus red wine. We listened to the new Devendra Banhart record on the drive there. I love the new Devendra record and will review it for you later this week.
Anyway back at home my sister, Carly, made these Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes that are the best cupcakes in the world. Like five years ago or something Laura Jane Faulds taught me the word dank and these cupcakes are absolutely the dankest thing I've ever experienced. They weigh like five pounds each and just the frosting and cake alone are so ooey-gooey and heaven and then you get to the Creme Egg baked into the center and it's all too much. Carly made them from scratch, using this recipe, but I bet you could use a cake mix and store-bought frosting and get kinda-similar results. Here are some pix of the cupcake-making process:
1. the unwrapping of the Creme Eggs:
2. the part where you cream the butter for the frosting and then take a picture and Instagram-filter the hell out of it till it looks like clouds or the ocean:
3. the slicing-open of the glorious finished cupcake:
I don't have any pictures of the best part, which was eating my cupcake while lying on the couch and reading the wonderful book Carry the One by Carol Anshaw, with "I'll Be You" by the Replacements stuck in my head. "I'll Be You" is my favorite Replacements song lately; it's sweet as a Creme Egg cupcake but romantic in a slightly-rotten-hearted way and, I don't know: I just really appreciate that.