Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WIAW CUPCAKES! and a Weigh-In

I'm continuing to make progress on the weight loss.  
Not a ton, but overall I'm a little over 10 pounds down now.

Down another 1.4 this week.  I can see changes in some pictures but other days (like today) I still just feel fat.  Clearly I have a long way to go still.

Now for that WIAW tidbit.  
I took a chance and attempted to make paleo Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes yesterday.

The cupcake part turned out really good but my attempt at a meringue frosting was a flop.  If you try to make these, I'd recommend lessening the honey called for in the frosting because these were really too honey-overpowered.  I also used crushed strawberries instead of preserves. My meringue was more meringue-like before I added the strawberries, so maybe the water content was too high.  You can find the recipe here.  One other tip - these really need to be consumed pretty much immediately.  The meringue got worse in the fridge overnight and the cupcakes ended up really wet, probably from the frosting soaking in.

Any tips on making meringue?  I probably shouldn't have even tried a paleo version since I can't even make the real thing.

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