i am really becoming a pro at this whole baking thing. it's become to the point that there is always some sort of experiment going on in the kitchen (on a daily basis) and it looks as if the area has been bombed with flour and chocolate, and there should be yellow caution tape from corner to corner.i haven't adapted the whole "clean-as-you-go" method yet, but could be there soon. unfortunately this means that - 1. alen is banned from the kitchen during construction hours, 2. unexpected spur-of-the-moment regular trips to the market for flour, sugar, eggs, butter , etc. , & 3. there is always something sugary and delectable tempting us and calling our name, sitting on the stove, nice and warm straight out of the oven. so, to keep the treats at arm's distance, i shuffle and pile the freshly baked sweets high up on plates and send them straight to alen's office. anyway, these cupcakes are so tempting, you taste just one morsel and you'll want to greedily grab and run off with the whole plate- there are no words for how good these are!