November 25th, 2010
I don’t like sweet things, but I loved the look of the snow drop cupcake. I had to buy it in order to photograph it! I was pleasantly surprised when the top was creamy, as opposed to a solid lump of hard sugar.
Addendum: A friend sent me an email asking about mushroom picking, since mushrooms do grow in winter. She mentioned that she’d seen fly agaric growing on Hampstead Heath. With the current cold weather and talk of snow, the mention of fly agaric reminded me of an interesting, anthropological theory about the origin of Father Christmas coming from fly agaric and reindeer. I found it quite interesting, you can read about it here. Which does lead me to wonder if I was subliminally reminded of fly agaric by the cupcake?