Well, I wouldn't say that I hate it so much as I don't enjoy it as much as I enjoy baking. I love baking. I adore baking. If my pants were stretchy enough, I'd probably bake every day.
I try to keep myself in check by only baking when we have a specific party or person in mind. That way the extras don't end up sitting around at my house. Hmm. That's just the thing. The left overs don't end up sitting around for long. And I end up with a sugar-induced stomach ache.
I have no self control.
I could have jumped for joy with my friend, Adrienne, asked if I would bring some treats to her Halloween bash. I made my usual homemade oreos, but also got into the spirit of the season with these gravestone cupcakes. I like to call them "Death by Chocolate:" devil's food cake, dark chocolate milano cookies, chocolate cream cheese frosting, dark chocolate lettering, and oreo crumble on top.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have The America's Test Kitchen Baking Cookbook to lust over and holiday baking to plan. I love this time of year.