I got a call earlier from my best girl friend about her upcoming birthday party. She wants me to do the baking, and I'm more than happy to!
The thing is, she's been on a carb-free diet for a while, so she's craving all sorts of cakey things. She asked me to "surprise" her with the flavor, since she can't choose just one.
I asked how she felt about maybe doing cupcakes, or even mini cupcakes, in multiple flavors so she can have one of each and she squealed with excitement. So mini cupcakes it is.
I'm thinking anywhere from 3-5 different flavors. I know she'd love anything from a simple fluffy white cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles to something more complex like a sponge cake layered with pastry cream or espresso tinged mousse and ganache.
I'm not concerned with how tedious mini cupcake layering might be. She's an awesome friend and I'll spend days working on these if I have to. Mostly I'd just like your help coming up with 4 distinctly different flavors that will satisfy her carb cravings for the near future.