Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cupcakes & {Wild} Animals

Yesterday included both for moi.
Conor & I went out to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo's Wildlife Safari to drive through the "wilds" of Nebraska.

{this bird almost succumbed under the Camry}
It was a great time & pretty hilarious as well. I highly suggest seeing if your part of the country has something similar. You drive around in a Jurassic Park-esque setting looking at animals from the relative safety of your vehicle.
There were hiking paths to black bears & timberwolves.

{they were kinda scary}
I also made cupcakes. Malted cupcakes...but I have to say that they didn't turn out too malty. Basically, they're a good, rich yellow cake with yummy chocolate icing.
Can't complain about that.

Here they are, sitting patiently in their cupcake carrier waiting to be eaten.
The recipe is Here! Next time I will try something with more malt powder perhaps. Or I'll just stick to eating Malted Milk balls...whatever.

23 comments:

pocket full of pink said...

Oh my gosh those cupcakes look amazing!! And that cake on your sidebar is making me soooo hungry. AH, but I'm trying to be healthy!

Gabby said...

Ooh, I'm gonna save that recipe. Thanks lady!

The Pink Chick said...

What a fun outing! I love animals! By the way, those cupcakes look incredible! I wish I had one right now with a cold glass of milk!

Lacey said...

Those cupcakes look soooo good...I am definitely making these soon! A day filled with animals and cupcakes sounds absolutely perfect to me.

PinkSass said...

Yum! I really need to cook/bake more. Although I would eat all of those cupcakes and then I would be in trouble.

Freck said...

Those look so delicious!!

Megs said...

wow! those look AMAZING!!!!!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Ooh, I would love to go on a safari like that one! Those cupcakes look delish!

Aartee said...

Love the safari pics...those cupcakes look delish!

Pink Maple said...

Those cupcakes look mouthwatering!!

Callie Grayson said...

mmm cupcakes!

what a fun drive seeing the animals. when you saw the wolf were you in a car?? or walking the path to the bear and timberwolves?? cuz the image looks like your walking.... green all around and that wolf seems to be drooling, where you carrying the cupcakes on the trail??

Summer Wind said...

omg those cupcakes look absolutely amazing!

Courtney said...

Those cupcakes looks so delicious! And the Safari adventure sounds like fun, although I think seeing wolves that close might be a little scary.

Marissa said...

I am drooling over that icing!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Ooh I definitely want to try making these! Malt is my favorite - can you buy it at the grocery store or do you need to special-order it from a bakery?

The Cottage Cheese said...

Darn it, now I want a cupcake. And I'm trying to be so good right now because I ate everything in sight during my wedding week/vacation.

The safari park looks so cool! There is a huge park like this just a few miles from where my parents' live in Texas. It is so beautiful. I even hand-fed a giraffe!

Life Abroad said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I would be SO scared if I saw a wolf up close like that! I've only heard them in the forests before...which is also scary to hear their howling!

Mmmm those cupcakes look delicious too!

Have a lovely weekend :)

Cassandra said...

AH! I went there with my Cali cousin last summer. We boozed cruised through the park and stopped to smell the wild pot plants. It is hysterical. Especially if you had been in your Honda. A buffalot could have taken you out.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those cupcakes look so amazing! So jealous :)

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Holy cow those cupcakes look wonderful!!! :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

This is awesome! And your cupcakes look YUMMY!

Andie said...

we have a place here called the Global Wildlife Center (it's right up the road from my IL's new house) and you can feed the animals from a covered wagon!

Scott & I went a few years ago and had a blast.

Glennis said...

Your cup cakes look great, send one over. . Please!