I have to work tonight. (Wednesday.) So, we celebrated last night. She and Paul recently discovered Rodriguez Tortilliaria (had to be good because of the name, right?). They ordered to go and brought it over to Mom and Dad's. It was awesome! They asked if they had guac and they didn't but they made some special just for us and it was spectacular. The chips were awesome too! (Diego was literally giggling over them.) They're located at Harry and Hydraulic, but apparently there's one by us, too. (Here all this time I thought they just sold tortillas and so I've never been.) The one close to us is at Waco and 18th. Going there soon to see if it's just as good. Silly me, I didn't get photos. (I will get better about taking photos, I will get better about taking photos...)
Anyway, I offered to make cupcakes. It really isn't much of a sacrifice because I seem to always be looking for a way to use this book that I got from my cousins, Jason and Wendy, for my birthday.
It's pretty incredible and the recipes are very unique... I'll be using it again this weekend for Eliana's birthday. Anyway, I decided to make salted caramel chocolate cupcakes. And it went pretty well except for the fact that I failed to realize that I don't own a candy thermometer until it was too late and ended up using a digital meat thermometer. I thought I'd be OK, but the caramel was a little too chewy and not creamy... until we nuked them and then we were good to go. But the frosting was awesome! And I guess it should have been since it required a pound and a half of bitter-sweet chocolate and four and a half sticks of butter. Seriously ridiculous, but ridiculously yummy!
If I were really with it, I would have also bought brown cupcake wrappers online a couple of weeks in advanced so they would have matched the cakes better.
Look at the kids faces... they were very ready for the cupcakes!