Tuesday, March 27, 2012

hunger games inspired

I saw The Hunger Games on Saturday with my mom and I really enjoyed it! I just finished the books while on vacation last week and was surprised at how I much I really liked them. I still don't understand all the hype, but the books and film were excellent.

I wanted to bake a Hunger Games inspired cupcake before seeing it in theaters but unfortunately didn't have time on Friday night. Since I spent most of Sunday starting the grieving process due to Syracuse's loss on Saturday night, I thought it would be a perfect time to bake some up.

I baked a chocolate spice cake with a brown sugar buttercream. They turned out great in my opinion! The cake had the right amount of spice and heat and the buttercream was not overly sweet.

{This picture is horrible. I'm sorry!}

{This one is better.}

The brown sugar buttercream is seriously delicious. It has landed itself on my list of favorite frostings. Sweet and not too thick, it would be a great pair with lots of different flavored cakes.

Did you see the film? What did you think of it?


{second image via instagram}

2 comments:

  1. I haven't seen the movie yet since we thought it'd be better to wait til the hype died down a bit. You know, less crowds & kids talking throughout it haha.

    Your cupcakes came out great! My mouth is totally watering just looking at the photo.

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  2. I've just read the first two books, currently reading the third and saw the first movie yesterday, there were 10 of us in the cinema! I'm glad I waited a few days!
    I think the movie definitely did justice to the books!
    Your cupcakes looks awesome!

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