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That good, huh?!?

I have never - and I do mean never - had such gushing compliments about cupcakes before. I watched Pia stuff half of the cupcake in her mouth and moan, literally moan, which brought Brian over to steal a bite. My mom, who devoured hers right when she got back from the gym, called to say that that was the best cupcake she's ever had in her entire life; my dad, who waited till after lunch, called and said he didn't understand what my mom was going on about until he tasted it. Their friends tried one and sent a thank you email. All of the guys at Jacob's work think I should open a bakery. But the best response was from our friends to whom I have given a mini-cake for her birthday. Paxton wrote: "Marne lovessssss the cake. I have not tried it yet...waiting for her to not be guarding it."

Really?!? I guess I should have tried one of these cupcakes before I gave them all away.

I posted the cupcake recipe earlier.

Here's the filling...8 oz bittersweet chocolate, 2/3 C heavy cream, 2 T butter, 2 t Bailey's, 4 oz marscarpone cream. Bring the cream to a simmer, remove from heat, add the chocolate, butter, and Bailey's. Let sit for 3 minutes. Whisk till the chocolate is completely melted. Then whisk in the marscarpone. Cool.

And the frosting...8 T butter, 4 C confectioners' sugar, 8 T Jameson's whiskey.

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