Almond Green Tea Cupcakes

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I decided to invest in my future the other day. I spent a whole ten hard earned dollars on scratch off tickets. Why? Because I had a $10 bill hanging out in my pocket for three weeks for the car wash that I hadn’t taken my car to and because a client of mine had just won 4 grand with scratch offs.

What you should note is that this is really out of character for me. I voluntarily threw away ten dollars. I am way to stingy to be wasting money scratching off lottery tickets. We all know the odds. In case you’re curious, I won two dollars. Lost eight. Not exactly the kind of investment you write home to your mother about. But at a certain point in life you start to dream a little bigger, and if wasting a buck on a scratch off every now and again allows me a few moments of happy day dreams, I can’t say I won’t do it again.

What does this have to do with cupcakes? Not a damned thing. Nor does it have anything to do with Chinese New Year, Sunday, but maybe I can loosely tie them together saying I was hoping that they would help with a fresh start and some luck. ;D
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Comments

  1. I’ll confess to buying scratch tickets once in a blue moon too. One time I did win $50! I love the almond cupcake base for this recipe, I need to put it on my to-do list and make it happen sooner rather than later :)

  2. I am not big on the scratch tickets either. Not my thing, the chances of me winning are so small, not even worth playing in my mind haha.

    These are incredible Kita. No joke.

  3. My ex used to enter the big lottery where you pick numbers once in awhile. It was fun for me cause I didn’t have to spend the money on it but he’d let me pick the numbers sometimes. Nothing ever came of it though. As for these cupcakes, I love the chocolate dipped fortune cookies as toppers!

  4. These are beyond adorable!!

  5. I totally thought these were for the Chinese new year! They are even green for the year of the snake :) Well, whatever they are for, they look good!

  6. Yay for winning $2 dollars (I’m clearly looking at the glass half full haha). I’m so stingy too – Jason and I are spending the night at a casino hotel and we haven’t gambled a single dollar!

    Oh and these cupcakes – goodness they’re gorgeous! Love that fortune cookie garnish too!

  7. I feel the same way about lottery tickets/scratch off tickets. It’s kinda fun but not a very wise investment, wll unitl you win a million :-)

    good luck in the Chinese New Year!

  8. Your photos are freaking brilliant! If I knew you in RL I would probably find ways to bribe you into baking a ton of stuff for me. Like these green tea cupcakes. Or even just the frosting. I wouldn’t mind. Cheers!!

  9. These are adorable!! Every once in a while, I’ll be having a streak of (usually bad) luck, so I go buy a lotto ticket. I figure, hey…I’m not expecting anything, so it would just be a nice surprise to win $1…or millions ;)

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