#3: Black & White Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

This is the second batch of cupcakes that was made for my mom's birthday: Black & White Cupcakes. According to the book, these are a familiar dessert to native New Yorkers (anyone?), but are usually in cookie form, and not cupcakes.

These cupcakes proved to be very tedious. You make two batters and place a spoonful of each into every cupcake paper.

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And after they are baked and cooled, you make two batches of icing, one chocolate and one vanilla and decorate each one using reversed-out icing. Whew. Just thinking about all the work it takes makes me tired! :)

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Plus, the little dots proved to be tricky to do without a piping bag (which probably wouldn't have worked well anyway, considering how runny the icing was). Even so, the final product looked pretty neat.

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