Wednesday, June 9, 2010

busy

We have an unbelievable number of things going on every single day between now and the end of school next Friday. I don't understand why the Spanish play at school needs to be today - why couldn't it have been in April? Both of my boys have August birthdays, and so both of them are celebrating birthdays at school this week. (Cal's favorite color is pink, so his birthday cupcakes are pink.) I was particularly tense driving the boys to Abbott's baseball playoff game yesterday evening. Cal: "Mom?" Me: "Yes?" "I love you." He has a way of doing that when I'm upset.

A question for you bakers out there - do you use the convection setting on your oven when you bake cookies if the recipe doesn't specify?

Wishing you well this Wednesday, whether your day be busy or unhurried.

12 comments:

Elisabelle said...

These cupcakes look so good.
I never had a cupcake. It might seem odd but these are not traditional desserts in France. In some trendy caf├ęs, they start to add this to their menus. I have to try one!

Sammi said...

The cupcakes look delicious... and your boys are so sweet.

Francesca said...

Unsolicited declarations of love are the best! Hope you have the time to enjoy a pink cupcake too!

and flowers pick themselves said...

these look so sweet + lovely. hope the stress settles down soon :)

xo Alison

Barbara said...

Lovely cupcakes, Lecia!
What a sweet boy Cal is...he knows when his mother needs a hug.

Convection ovens usually cook faster, at least mine does. So I do all my baking with regular settings, not convection.

Ina in Alaska said...

Busy up here too!! Too much so!

Can I have 2 cupcakes please? Gorgeous!

Take a deep breath, one thing at a time..... I have no clue about convection ovens, have only had a "regular" oven, and am lucky to have two! One upper, one lower..xoxox

miriam said...

I do not use the convection feature for cookies as I find that it causes too much spread.
I do, however, use it when baking cupcakes, cakes, and other batter based treats. Mt general rule is that if the mix can be poured, I use convection, if scooped or formed I go regular bake.

susie said...

Lecia, I use the convection setting (adjusting temperature and time) when I have multiple racks of cookies to bake at once. I haven't noticed the spread issue that Miriam mentions, but I haven't looked for it, either. Generally, I think the cookies come out crispier on the outside and more delicate on the inside when I use the convection setting.

Deep breaths, my friend.

Emily Young said...

Yum! You take such great pictures of food.

Anna said...

oh, cal is so sweet! i'm hoping you get some peace during this hectic time.

FashionFoodFatale said...

These look delicious and are set to be Saturday afternoon tea. Thank you!

KPiep said...

Our last week of school was incredibly busy. It was a rough week!

Those look scrumptious.