I've mentioned that He Who Must Be Obeyed (HWMBO) is a gifted cook in general, but it's been a while since I've shared his undeniable baking chops. This is a batch of Super-duper Double Dark Chocolate Cup Cakes he made for Valentines Day.
What made these extra special was the "experimental" rolled fondant he made to decorate them with. I'll let you in on a poorly kept secret - I'm not a fan of sweet things as a rule. You see, I can smell the sugar in them and just smelling them makes me all achy in the brainpan.
Imagine my surprise when my sugar sensor didn't go off on the rolled fondant. Even better, eating them the dark chocolate was on that knife edge balance of bitter and sweet which meant I could enjoy them without a subsequent decline in higher brain function followed by what might be politely called "low productivity".
And how cool are the checkerboard cup-cakes? I ended up smuggling my Valentines Day treat into work to avoid the food moochers. With the cup cakes long gone, now it's finally safe to share.