March 17, 2011

Guinness Cupcakes

guiness cupcake 2
This is not going to be a long post, with me waxing poetic about how cool Guinness cupcakes are.
Because I spent the day here.

The doctor’s office, to be exact. Yesterday afternoon, I started getting chills, nausea, fever, and all that good stuff. Within the past twenty-four hours, I have done the following:
  • Plopped on the comfy chair in the living room.
  • Enjoyed a 102 degree fever.
  • Watched (read: slept) my way through the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice.
    • Which I dubbed “The Real Housewives of Merryton.”
  • Drank twenty gazillion gallons of lemonade and Sprite.
  • Watched QVC’s St. Patrick’s Day special for the better part of the evening, causing somewhat hallucinatory dreams involving Connemara marble and chunky knits.
guinness cap
  • Went to the doctor.
  • Peed in a cup.
  • Got a flu test.
    • Those things are awful, aren’t they? It’s pretty much like you’re being stabbed in the nose. While the nurse smiles and chats with you.
  • Joked with my doctor about not having an appetite because I’ve been eating Guinness cupcakes nonstop for the past two days.
    • She didn’t laugh.
    • I believe she thinks I’m an alcoholic now.
cucpake closeup
  • Read an AARP magazine.
  • Found out that I might have some sort of stomach virus.
    • My doctor was kinda just like, “Heyyy, let’s send you home and see if your fever spikes, mkay? Call us if that happens.”
  • Went back home and huddled under a three blankies while my sister made me some warm soda bread.
    • She’s rawther nice.
cupcake holders
  • Napped.
  • Napped some more.
  • Wrote a blog post.
guinness cupcakes 1
Basically, I just wanted to let you know that it will probably be a little while before I post something new, since the whole “nausea + cooking” fandango really doesn’t work that well. In meantime, if you’re interested in some St. Patrick’s Day yummyness, grab the recipe for these cupcakes here at My Baking Addiction. If you like your cupcakes to taste uber Guinness-y, eat them right away. If you enjoy a cupcake with a milder, chocolate-caramel flavor, wait 24 hours. Either way, they’re pretty darn tasty.
Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day, full of green things, Irishy-ness, and lotsa good craic!


  1. I love the idea of guinness cupcakes! Sounds pretty amazing!

    So sorry you've been feeling sick! What a bummer! Although I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one in my age bracket that watches QVC, although I do it even when I'm not sick.

  2. guinness in anything is pretty much awesome, but in cupcakes.....major awesomeness!!! hope u feel better soon bella!!

  3. Hey Koci, hope you feel better soon! Your cupcakes look perfect--great shots with the new camera! I love that you took it to the doc's office too haha. I think that beer and chocolate is a great combo, and with that swirly frosting I would find these very hard to resist!

  4. Aww I'm sorry you aren't feeling well! Get well soon so you can enjoy some more of these yummy looking cupcakes!

  5. That's a spiffy photo of the cupcake!

    I'm a little bit sad that your post isn't written entirely in spaghattah nahdle. ;) Feel better!

  6. Koci's SisterMarch 18, 2011

    Aww Koci! Feel better soon. I am happy to help in soda bread anytime!

  7. I hope you are feeling better soon! Eat more cupcakes...I'm sure they have healing powers!

  8. "lets wait and see if your fever spikes"??? WTF. I went to the doctor one time because I had random bruises all over my body. I thought it was because of a medicine I was taking. The Dr. says, "well, I'm gonna give you a new medicine, w/the same ingredients in it. So if you get more bruises, then come back and we'll know that's what it is." WTF??? You tryin' to kill me. Definitely didn't use him again.

    Great looking cupcakes!!!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. Girlll, you are hilarious. And those cupcakes- divine. Your pics keep getting better and better. Kudos to ya!!

  10. Hi! This may be a second comment, as I don't know if the first one took, but wanted to say that your post is hilarious! Glad you are OK. And your pics of those cupcakes are ahhhhmazing!! Kudos girlie. :)

  11. Oh no! I do hope you are feeling better now. The Guiness cupcakes are a favourite over here and yours look fabulous! Have another to help you feel better.

  12. I hope you're feeling better soon! I will say that your post cracked me up and definitely made me want one of those cupcakes :) They look awesome!

  13. The cupcakes looks so good!!! I've never tried anything like that before but I'd love to!

    I sure hope you're feeling better by now, and you sure do have a wonderful sister by the way! :)

  14. Oh no..I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope you get to feeling better soon!
    Those cupcakes do look quite delicious!

  15. So sorry you've been sick! I'm actually sick with a fever now too! But on the bright side, these photos are fantastic, and this recipe looks amazing! We just got back from Dublin for Spring Break, and Guinness really does taste better in Ireland!

  16. Hello! I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award and am passing it on to you! I love the look of your blog and you have beautiful pictures, thanks for the fun reads!


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