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.
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! :)
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.