Cover of Post Punk Cupcakes: 100 Eye-Popping, Mouth-Watering Recipes that Reinvent the Cupcake by Michelle Garcia and Valentin Garcia (co-owners of Chicago's The Bleeding Heart Bakery). We have to wait until February 2010 for Ulysses Press to publish it, but in the meantime, we can ogle The Bleeding Heart Bakery's Flickr account, which is frequently updated and always stunning.
They've just posted on Flickr their August 2009 cupcake flavors and wow oh wow are they amazing. Like, I might have to make that trip to Chicago in August just to try them amazing.
I'm having trouble grabbing the code to post, so do check them out because they make me salivate.
Organic Vanilla cupcake w/ bluberries from Growing Power and Basil from Nichols Farm.
Here's what they are:
August 2009 Cupcake Menu
Plain Jane $2.75 :
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate and Vanilla Slash (v)
Chocolate Peanut Butter (v)
Chocolate Raspberry (v)
Fancy Schmancy $3.25 :
Candied White Bean with Grapefruit- Candied White Bean with Grapefruit Grape Fruit Cake with Candied white beans sprinkled inside, Grapefruit curd and frosting
Rosewater with Champagne Ganache- vanilla bean cake with rosewater and fresh rosepetals, Champagne ganache frosting
Lemon Rosemary- lemon cupcake with rosemary from Smits Farms
Blueberry Basil- vanilla cupcake with blueberries from Growing Power, Basil from Nichols Farm
Caramel Mocha- coffee flavor cupcake, caramel inside, chocolate frosting
The Endangered Species- using the endangered species chocolate to make a ganache filling and frosting