I always try to eat healthy so I almost never make baked goods anymore. When someone asked me to make something for a local bake sale, I happily accepted and immediately started to look for ideas on the Internet. In the end, I decided to make alfajores, a traditional Spanish/Latin American cookie. Why? Because I had no clue what it was until the moment I stumbled upon it on the web, and I love trying new things...especially if it is exotic!
I kid you not, that was literally all I made...two measly cookies (that tasted more like bread) that couldn't even keep their circular shape.
Beebs was making Betty Crocker cherry chip cupcakes in parallel, and I couldn't bear to end the day with a failure, so I helped her decorate some cupcakes.
We had a good laugh over them, and called them our "80's cupcakes". All the cupcakes out there look so professional nowadays, and I'm not sure if people even use heart- and butterfly-shaped sprinkles anymore (at least not grown adults anyway). The last time I remember using them was in the 80's...hence, my 80's cupcakes.
I will try to make alfajores again, but only when I have a whole day to spare.