It was the annual visit to Hawaii and nothing's too good for my friends from SF. We all enjoyed the scenery (bowling), the food, and the service at the Alley. Toby raved about the Loco Moco, Scott devoured his burger, and Pauline enjoyed her oxtail soup. Jon and I ate lightly (furikake ahi) in anticipation for their famous desserts.
My fascination with cupcakes began on a visit to New York's Magnolia Bakery. Anna and I stood in awe as bakers prepared rows of perfectly shaped cupcakes frosted with a huge mound of pastel shade frosting. What a pretty sight! I am a 39 year old wife and mother from Hawaii. I have been a teacher for 17 years and turn to baking for stress relief. I adore Martha Stewart and have found all her baked goods to be excellent. I have never witnessed a frown on someone who had just received a cupcake . They are the perfect size of goodness!