June 22, 2010

Casual Tuesdays

My morning routine doesn't include a lot of primping.  At 4am, I'm lucky to put on a matching pair of shoes much less makeup.  Outfit selection is based on a) comfort as I will be wearing it for the next 12-16 hours and b) weather conditions.  If it's a hot summer day it will be a balmy 65 on the sound stage unless you're standing under the lights and who knows what being on location will bring- sun, wind, rain, rain towers?  My closet looks like a cross between 14 year old tomboy and outward bound counselor.  At this point if I decided to go corporate I'd be lost.  Heels and pantyhose?  I'd feel less constricted in a straight jacket.
My kitchen is the one place I do feel comfortable getting fancy and this week's TWD, Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake, provided the perfect opportunity.  Luckily, the only thing high maintenance about this cake is the name because it was so simple to put together.  I opted for downsized glamour by making half the recipe into cupcakes, then I classed them up with piped frosting and candy pearls.


Even us low maintenance gals need a little bling from time to time.
For the recipe, click here.

10 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i know what you mean...ever since i quit my office job several years ago, i've become a total slob. :)

luckily we haven't forgotten how to dress up a cake-- your cuppies look lovely!

AmyRuth said...

Beryl, I love love love your dressed up presentation. I totally had that image in my noggin, even though I didn't follow through with it. Love it! Great cupcake presentation. Thanks for baking along with me this week.
AmyRuth

Flourchild said...

That is one dressy cupcake! I love your fancy presentation!

Sweet and Savory said...

Gorgeous cuppcake. You have to take it some place stylish.

Nichi said...

Beautiful photos!

Spike said...

dear god- 4am! yikes. Love your dressed up cupcake, just gorgeous

The Mortensens said...

I love how you dressed up your cake. So cute.

Tia said...

fabulous - love the pearls DAH-ling :)
I like this so much I made 2: Bundt & Loaf cakes

Mary said...

I was a bit worried by the dressy part too, but yours looks fabulous!

Mary said...

Glad the graham crackers worked out for you. I took to calling them graham crack because I couldn't keep out of them!