Today is my last night in the original cupcake suite. It is bittersweet- I am looking forward to this summer and next year very much, but I am also sad to see how fast this year has gone by. It was without a doubt a very special year, filled with very special people. It was the first time that I have cooked for myself (and my wonderful suitemates). We all cooked; we gathered around a tiny little table at dinnertime and enjoyed family meals together. We made lots of desserts too- chocolate mousse, baklava, scones, cookies, loaves, pies, and cupcakes. After all, it was the cupcake suite, of course we had cupcakes. For our last few days in the suite I made a couple batches of cupcakes (chocolate strawberry and raspberry lemon). We finished them up just in time to pack up all the dish ware and the kitchen-aid mixer.