We were suppose to fly out to Chicago for a quick vacation, but the city was in a state of emergency from all the rain they got and our flight was canceled! We are gonna try again today. Hopefully I will be drinking milkshakes at the Chicago Diner in T-minus 6 hours. Until then, I will let you know about a few things I have done in the last few weeks.
I have been organizing an event at Roots Market for Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale this year. I am always super excited to participate in this awesome event. So if you are local to the area, you should head out next weekend and support Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary! I also started creating a Cupcake of the Week, to make my daily work routine a little more interesting. I've had the chance to make a few fun flavors, above are Almond Joy and Banana Split. I am sure there are tons more to come. If you have any suggestions, I am all ears. I have a spreadsheet I have been keeping track of all the potential flavors for each season in.
In the craziness that has been the last month, I kept forgetting to eat breakfast and had a bunch of overripe bananas. Though I would normally make banana bread, I decided to switch it up. I tried a baked banana cake donut with a PB2 peanut butter glaze. They were good, but I definitely need to make a few more batches to tweak the recipe before I share it.
After I wrote the blog post on the white chocolate eggs I found, Charm School Chocolates sent me the peanut butter eggs I missed out on! What amazing people! They even sent me samples of some of their other chocolates, which were both to die for!
Hopefully by the time we return from our vacation the internet will be restored and I can work on more fun kitchen things! I need to tweak those donuts and still haven't made the baklava I was so set on last month. There is just never enough time in the day! If there is a place in Chicago, I need to visit this weekend, let me know! I know about the obvious like the Chicago Diner, Pick Me Up, Handlebar, etc. But are there are any places that I can't miss out on?!