I might have said I was done raving about Flour by Joanne Chang. Oops. These cupcakes from her book are awesome. You might have to back-order the book if you want a copy now, but it’s worth it. Now for two pet peeves I have about desserts. First, what’s up with those shows about crazy cake decorating? They spend days working on those cakes. Is the cake fresh anymore? Would you really want to eat a cake that someone had been designing for 2 or 3 days? Hmmm… Next, people sometimes ask me what my favorite cupcake places are in New York City. My answer is usually “none.” Maybe that makes me a snob, but if you bake cupcakes (or regular cakes), you know what I mean. What beats a really fresh cupcake? Nothing. I don’t see how a store-bought cupcake could ever compare to homemade. By the way, I know I have no decorating skills whatsoever. These cupcakes were all about the taste, and the taste rocks. Just look at that frosting. It was almost ridiculous.