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Snow White and the Cupcake

Published December 20, 2013 by The Feminist

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Once upon a time, in a land for away from here, a beautiful princess sat beside her window, watching how little snowflakes were falling from the sky. As she was working on her paper for American History, she sometimes looked outside at the falling snow. How pretty the dazzling white looked! While admiring this winter wonderland, Snow White said to herself: “If only I had a dear little cupcake as white as the snow, as fragrant as the scent of Douglas fir and with a frosting as sweet as a Christmas song that would help me forget this dreadful research paper.”

As soon as Snow White stepped away from her laptop and entered the great palace that was the kitchen, one beautiful cupcake appeared. Once Snow White realized her wish had come true and that a nutmeg cupcake with eggnog frosting had magically been handed to her on a silver platter, she could not move out of utter joy.

Oh how lovely the taste of rum, singing in the back of your throat! Oh how wonderful the warmth of nutmeg on a cold winter’s day!

When the time came that she had to return to her laptop and continue writing her paper, she felt a combination of sadness and bliss. Sad, for she had already eaten the entire cupcake. Blissful, for the cupcake would always stay on her mind with its impeccable taste and comforting texture.

And so Snow White lived happily ever after. (With the occasional unpleasant interruption of having to write a research paper)

Notes from the author:

1)      I am not a beautiful princess, just a girl stressing over her finals.

2)      I don’t live in a land for away from here. I live in Belgium.

3)      It –unfortunately- isn’t snowing.

4)      The cupcake didn’t magically appear, I had to bake it myself.

5)      The only truth in this story is the fact that I am writing a research paper (and hate  that I have to).

6)      The cupcakes were indeed wonderful!

 

Nutmeg cupcakes with eggnog frosting

Ingredients: (makes 6)

  • 1 egg
  • 125ml milk
  • 40gr butter
  • 120gr plain flour
  • 140gr caster sugar
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

For the frosting

  • 50gr butter
  • 100gr icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • Extra nutmeg

Method:

1)      Preheat the oven to 170°C. Mix together the dry ingredients until you get a sandy consistency.

2)      Mix the egg and the milk together in a jug and slowly pour it into the dry mixture. Mix well.

3)      Pour the batter into the cupcake tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

4)      Make the frosting by mixing the ingredients together. Generously spread the frosting onto the cupcakes once  they are cool and sprinkle some nutmeg over the top.

Prince Charming sucks

Published November 14, 2012 by The Feminist

Prince Charming sucks

Although every woman will try to deny it, we all still believe in the boy-meets-girl fairy tale story.

Why wouldn’t we? A handsome prince. Love at first sight. Happily-Ever-After… Every woman secretly hopes she will be treated as a princess, with a knight in shining armor as good-looking as Ryan Gosling and a jewelry box as large as a walk-in closet. (Although that last part might just be me ^^)

Our fairy tale dreams are often tempered by the harsh reality that life has to offer. Men simply don’t climb up ivory towers (Because they don’t know where to find one?) or travel across the country to return your shoe. (Because they think we would simply buy another pair?) I hate to bring it to you, but life is not a romantic comedy.

Life is much more than that! Life is complicated. Beauty, love and hope walk hand in hand with pain, hate and disappointment. At times life can even seem more like a nightmare than a fairy tale.

But don’t ever let this bother you, fellow princesses! If you want your version of a fairy tale, CREATE IT! Don’t ever stop dreaming. Never lose hope. Everything is possible, as long as you’re willing to work for it.

So cherish your dreams! Cherish your hopes! Just remember: Even if you can’t find prince charming, that doesn’t mean you should feel less of a princess.

(and besides, who needs prince charming when you can have Ryan Gosling in your DVD player? 😉 )

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