Neh neh neh! Insert obligatory horse impression.
It's the one and only Melbourne cup.
For all you non Aussies the Melbourne cup is more commonly known as the race that stops the nation. Or more colloquially known as a 'work' day of little productivity, a lot of food, a lot of booze and a bunch of talk about horses; as we all pretend to be the experts on tipping.
So this year let us celebrate the race in the best way I know how - BAKING!
Here are my ode to the cup cupcakes. I'm evolving my baking skills through working with fondant. A first is always a first and I think it ain't a bad one.
They were hazelnut chocolate cupcakes with a little nutella surprise inside.
And I waited for the race to be over before I posted this and low and behold - this baby only bets once a year for this one important race and..... drum roll....
I yet again did not back the winning horse.
Here's to the next year.